Staff profile

Professor Paul Lynch

Head of Department of Natural Sciences


College of Science and Engineering

Research centre

University Professorial Council


Kedleston Road, Derby Campus



Head of the Department of Natural Sciences

Chair of the University of Derby Professoriate

Head of the Environmental Sustainability Research Centre

Teaching responsibilities

My teaching focuses on  plant biology and conservation


Professional interests

Plant biology; plant biotechnology; plant conservation; and cryopreservation.


Research interests

I am plant biotechnologist with a long-standing interest in the culture and manipulation of plant cells and tissue under in vitro conditions. My current research is focused on the use of biotechnology for plant conservation, particularly cryopreservation and the use of plant biotechnology in environmental science.


Membership of professional bodies


Undergraduate qualifications

Research qualifications

Teaching qualifications

Recent conferences

Experience in industry

Research posts

Additional interests and activities

Membership of journal editorial boards:

Research Student Supervisions

Completed supervisions:

In the media

Numerous stories about cryopreservation and plant biotechnology and more recently flouride in tea


Recent publications