Sir Brian Heap HonFISSR CBE ScD FRSC FRSB FRAg HonFZS FRS
Centre for Development Studies, University of Cambridge
Sir Brian Heap CBE ScD FRS is a biological scientist and research associate at the Faraday Institute, St Edmund's College, Cambridge, and at the Centre for Development Studies, University of Cambridge, and Chief Scientific Adviser and Director of Food Security at the Cambridge Malaysian Education and Development Trust. He has doctorates from Nottingham and Cambridge, publishes in endocrine physiology, biotechnology, sustainable consumption and production, food security, and science advice for policy makers. He was President of the European Academies Science Advisory Council, Halle, Germany, Honorary Professor at the University of Nottingham, and Principal Scientific Adviser at ZyGEM Co Ltd New Zealand.
Formerly, he was Master of St Edmund's College, Vice-President and Foreign Secretary of the Royal Society, Director of Research at the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, President of the Institute of Biology, and UK Representative on the European Science Foundation and the NATO Science Committee. He is a member of Christians in Science and was on the Advisory Board of the Templeton Foundation and a Templeton Prize judge, the Nuffield Council on Bioethics, the Department of Health's Expert Group on Cloning, and worked with the World Health Organisation in China and major pharmaceutical companies in the USA.
Religion, Philosophy & History Interests
Christianity-Protestantism, Ethics, Theology
Science & Technology Interests
Agriculture, Biology, Biotechnology, Evolution, Genetics