Dr. Penny Maplestone

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Dr. Penny Maplestone is a Durham Botany Graduate with a PhD from Bristol University on ‘take-all’ disease of wheat. She has worked in plant biology since 1986, first as a researcher, then in technical roles with AFRC/BBSRC and now as Chief Executive of the British Society of Plant Breeders. Penny has broad expertise in intellectual property, regulatory and research issues as they relate to the agricultural plant breeding industry and a strong interest in communications and promoting the benefits and value of plant breeding. Penny is a Fellow of the Society of Biology.