BSc. Botany and Zoology from Univ. Dundee. PhD on Striga seed germination from University College London. Postdocs on plant cell physiology, biochemistry, molecular biology and cell biology. Started research on plant mitochondria in 1996-98 before brief time managing and commissioning research portfolio for UK Ministry of Agriculture. Returned to academic research in 2000 working on plant mitochondrial dynamics. Professor in Canada from 2008-12 and from 2012 in Angers, France.