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Director, Southern Cross Plant Science, Southern Cross University

Graham King is Director of Plant Science at Southern Cross University, an Honorary Professor at the University of Nottingham, a Chutian Professor Chair in Wuhan, China and a Research Associate of Crops For the Future in Malaysia. Gaining his Ph.D from the University of London in 1986, he then established an international profile in crop plant genetics and genomics, including positions at the University of Warwick and Rothamsted Research. He has worked alongside plant breeders and led major national and international research consortia, generating fundamental knowledge applied to the genetic improvement of arable and horticultural crops.

Fundamental research interests are currently focused on understanding how epigenetic marks superimposed on plant genomes mediate genotype x environment interactions, and in particular the interactions between mineral nutrition and crop development. He leads several efforts aimed at conserving and characterising genetic diversity within crop and related species, and is extending the utility of data curation pipelines to integrate information from trait to genome.


  • –present
    Director, Southern Cross Plant Science, Southern Cross University


  • 1986 
    University of London, PhD