Tony Trewavas first degrees were a BSc and PhD gained at University College London. Thereafter, six years at the University of East Anglia were followed by 34 years at the University of Edinburgh.
He is an Emeritus Professor and has published 250 papers and three books. He is also a frequent Visiting Professor at universities in the USA, South America, Mexico, Germany, and Italy. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society (London), a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, and a member of Academia Europea.
In addition, he is a Corresponding Member of the American Society of Plant Biologists (election limited to two foreign scientists per year and is now a fellow of the ASPB) and an original member of ISI?s most highly cited researchers.