2011 Belfort Lecture

Fine structure of polysaccharides from plant cell walls: from human health to biofuel production

Lecturer: Dr. Geoff Fincher | May 11, 2011

Dr. Fincher received his Ph.D. in biochemistry at the University of Melboure, and is the Professor of Plant Science at the University of Adelaide and the Director of the newly established Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Plant Cell Walls. The CoE has additional nodes at the University of Melbourne and the University of Queensland, together with several overseas partner organizations (http://www.adelaide.edu.au/plant-cell-walls/). Dr. Fincher is also the leader of a new CSIRO Food Futures Flagship Cluster on 'High Fibre Grain". He was Director, Waite Agricultural Research Institute and Deputy CEO, Australian Centre for Plant Functional Genomics (2003-2010); Director, GRDC Program on Functional Genomics in the Growth and End-use Quality of Cereals (2000-2004); Deputy Dean, Faculty of Sciences (2002-2003); Professor of Plant Science, University of Adelaide, Head of Department of Plant Science (1993-2011)

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