Professor Maurice Moloney is the new director and chief executive of Rothamsted Research. He has written more than 80 scientific papers and holds more than 300 patents in plant biotechnology worldwide. Professor Moloney is also a leading authority on plant cell biology, especially seed biology and its biotechnological applications in crop improvement. He is the 12th director of Rothamsted since 1843, succeeding Professor Ian Crute CBE, who retired from the institute in 2009.

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