Dr. Hugh W. Pritchard
FOREIGN FELLOW, ELECTED 2021
Born in St Asaph, Wales, UK, 10 May 1957. Educated at: Flint High School (1969-1975); Univeristy of Leicester, England, UK (1975-1978); University of East London, England, UK (1978-1981); BSc (Hons), 1978; PhD, 1983.
Senior Research Leader, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK, 2014 to date.
Post-doctoral Scientist, 1982-1989; Senior Scientist, 1990-2000, and Principal Scientist (2000 – ), Senior Science Team (2006 – 2014), Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK.
Awards/Honours: Honorary Professor, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming Institute of Botany (2008 - ), University of Sussex (2009 -); Visiting Professor, Jilin Agricultural University, China (1996 – 1999), University of Bedfordshire, UK (2004-2012), Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (2018 -) // Natural Environment Research Council Peer Review College (2012 - ), United States Department of Agriculture Genebank Science Reviewer (2008-2013), Crop Trust Genebank Reviewer (2013-2020) // Editor, Annals of Botany (1994-2001); Editor, CryoLetters (2000 -) and Executive Editor (2019 - ); Editor, Biology (2019 - ); Review Boards: Seed Science Research (2013 - ), Russian Journal of Plant Physiology (2020 - ); Special Editor, Plant Biology (2018-19) ‘Natural Capital from Native Seeds’ // International Seed Testing Association, Chairman of Seed Storage Committee (2007-2019); International Society for Seed Science, Founding Trustee (1999 -), Treasurer (1999-2002); Society for Low Temperature Biology, Trustee (2014 -), Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer. / Member of the Reform Club (London, 2009 - ), Economics and Current Affairs Group.
Fellow: National Academy of Agricultural Sciences, India (2020); Academy of Science of South Africa (2007), Linnean Society of London (2006), Royal Society of Biology (2004)
Research Areas: Comparative seed biology, seed quality, plant cryobiotechnology, international science policy
Address: Principal Scientific Leader, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Wakehurst Place, Ardingly, West Sussex RH17 6TN, U.K.; 73 Highdown Road, Lewes, East Sussex BN7 1QE, UK; [Tel: Off. (+44) 1444 894140; Res. (+44) 1273 479154; Cell: (+44) 4794 9696485; Fax: (+44) 1444 894110; Email: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org]