Director of Postgraduate Research and Training

Stephen Bornemann

Steph Bornemann


I lead the training of postgraduates at TSL. I coordinate and help deliver face-to-face and online activities with pre-doctoral interns through to early career researchers. For example, I am the Course Director of a new one-year taught MSc in Global Plant Health. New developments include a massive open online course (MOOC) in Global Challenges in Plant Pathology. I also contribute to The Sainsbury Laboratory’s communication and public engagement activities.

Job history

  • 2020 -

    Director of Postgraduate Research and Training

    The Sainsbury Laboratory, Norwich, UK
  • 2017 - 2020

    Postgraduate Research Director

    John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK
  • 1996 - 2017

    Group Leader

    John Innes Centre, Norwich, UK
  • 1992 - 1995


    Nitrogen Fixation Laboratory, Sussex University, UK
  • 1989 - 1992

    PhD Chemistry

    Warwick University, UK
  • 1987 - 1989

    Research Scientist

    Tate & Lyle Research & Technology, Reading University, UK
  • 1986 - 1987

    MSc Biotechnology

    University College London, UK
  • 1983 - 1986

    BSc Biochemistry

    King’s College London, UK