The Scott-Moncrieff lecture

In 2017 we introduced the Scott-Moncrieff named lecture, in honour of the the talented biochemist, Rose Scott-Moncrieff.

Rose Scott-Moncrieff worked at the John Innes Horticultural Institution and was credited with founding the science of biochemical genetics after determining the metabolic sequence and genetic basis of pigment biosynthesis in flowers.

Previous Scott-Moncrieff Lecture speakers

2023 – Professor Eva Kondorosi, Biological Research Centre of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences – ‘Serendipity in symbiotic nitrogen fixation’

2021 – Professor Elena Kramer, Harvard University – ‘Exploring the genetic basis of floral novelty in Aquilegia’

2020 – Professor Mariann Bienz, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge – ‘A conserved biochemical paradigm for signalosome assembly in animals and plants’

2017 – Professor Hopi Hoekstra, Harvard University – ‘From the field to the lab: the genetic basis of evolutionary change’

Speaker portraits

During their visit to the John Innes Centre, speakers of the named lectures are given the opportunity to have their portrait done by Professor Enrico Coen.

Hopi Hoekstra - 2017
Hopi Hoekstra – 2017