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Professor Andrew Millar

BBSRC Council member

Andrew Millar is an interdisciplinary biologist with a longstanding interest in 24-hour biological rhythms and over 120 peer-reviewed publications. Andrew was elected an EMBO member, FRS and FRSE in 2010-2013 for his research on the biological clock in plants, which integrates experimental genetics and molecular biology, plant physiology, 'omics, mathematical modelling and computer science. Andrew grew up in Luxembourg and studied Genet'cs at Cambridge University, followed by a PhD in Plant Molecular Genetics at The Rockefeller University, New York.

After postdoctoral research at the NSF Center for Biological Timing in Virginia, he joined University of Warwick. Growing interest in Systems and Synthetic Biology contributed to a move to the University of Edinburgh in 2005, where he co-founded and directed the SynthSys research centre (2007-2012).

His past roles include serving as Director of Systems Biology for the Scottish Universities Life Science Alliance (2007-2009), and principal investigator for GARNet (2004-2009), which represents roughly 200 laboratories of the UK's Arabidopsis research community. He currently serves as Director of Research for Biological Sciences at the University of Edinburgh, and his interests include research data management and macro-economic impacts on science. He is also on the Board of Directors for James Hutton Institute.

Term ends: 31 March 2021