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Professor, Microbiology, Monash University

Professor Chris Greening leads the One Health Microbiology group at Monash University’s Biomedicine Discovery Institute. Following a first-class degree in Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry at the University of Oxford (2010), he undertook a doctorate at the University of Otago (2013) investigating the physiological roles of the hydrogenases in mycobacteria. He then gained postdoctoral and lecturing experience at the University of Otago, CSIRO, and Australian National University.

In 2016, he was appointed as a group leader in Monash University’s School of Biological Sciences and completed an environmentally-focused ARC DECRA Fellowship. In 2020, he moved to Monash’s Department of Microbiology to take up a medically-focused NHMRC EL2 Fellowship. Trained in the fields of biochemistry and microbiology, Chris also has experience in genetics, microbial ecology, and molecular evolution, and thrives working across disciplines.

He is a CI on three major projects, RISE: Revitalising Informal Settlements and their Environments, the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gases, and SAEF: Securing Antarctica’s Environmental Future. In 2020, Chris joined the Monash Centre to Impact AMR as a founding member and chair of the environmental engineering strategy group, and is currently developing and leading the Centre's AMR R&D Facility. In 2022, he was awarded the Fenner Medal from the Australian Academy of Science.


  • 2016–present
    Professor, Monash University


  • 2014 
    University of Otago, PhD
  • 2010 
    University of Oxford, MBiochem


Fenner Medal