Recognizing Plant Direct authors: Geraint Parry

Geraint Parry, first author of Current Status of the Multinational Arabidopsis Community

Current Position: GARNet Coordinator, Secretary Multinational Arabidopsis Steering Community, Director Arabidopsis Events UK

Education: PhD Plant Science, University of Nottingham

Non-scientific Interests: sports, specifically cycle racing (road, cyclocross, track), football (Norwich City FC) and Rugby (Wales!). Effective strategies to successfully bring up two children under 3!

Brief bio: I conducted research in plant cell and molecular biology in Nottingham (PhD), Bloomington, Indiana (PDRA) and Liverpool (PI) before transitioning to be the Coordinator of the BBSRC-funded GARNet research network. I have roles within international community-focused organisations including as Science Communication officer of the Cost Action INDEPTH (, as Coordinator of the Multinational Arabidopsis Steering Committee (MASC) and as Chairperson of the UK Plant Science Federation (UKPSF)

I am founder of the events and project management company Arabidopsis Events UK (