Professor David Salt

Director of the Future Food Beacon

Phone: 0115 951 6339


Professor David E Salt is the Director of the University of Nottingham’s multi-million pound Future Food Beacon of Excellence.

He spent more than twenty years as an academic in the US, before returning to the UK to establish and lead the Centre for Genome Enabled Biology at the University of Aberdeen (2011 – 2016). In 2016 he started at the University of Nottingham. He has long term research interests to understand the function of the genes and gene networks that regulate the plant ionome [defined as the elemental composition of an organism, tissue or cell], along with the evolutionary forces that shape this regulation.

Over his career he has obtained 35 competitive research awards totalling £17.8 million (equivalent from US, UK and EU funding), and published 156 peer-reviewed papers in journals such as Nature, Science and PNAS that have been cited ~11,500 times (h-index = 64). 


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