Bethany Nichols

Business Development and Impact Manager
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Bethany Nichols



Bee has a PhD in Computational Plant Science from Royal Holloway, University of London, and over 10 years of experience in a range of plant research areas, including ecology, agriculture, computational methods, and artificial intelligence (AI).

Before joining the Earlham Institute, Bee worked as a Registrations Manager for Synergy Agroscience, being actively involved in all aspects of the innovation pipeline. In her role, Bee project managed the registration of several novel plant protection products, adjuvants and fertilisers globally.

Prior to this, Bee worked as a Turing Fellow at the John Innes Centre, developing automated AI-based pipelines for phenotyping and genotyping. Bee was involved in four successful grant bids, including her own networking grant.

Bee joins the BD&I team with a wealth of knowledge on project management, international collaboration, funding procurement and innovation, and is passionate about research-driven innovation for the benefit of people and the planet.