Professor in Plant Molecular Genetics, The University of Queensland

Professor Ian Godwin has more than 30 years experience in plant biotechnology research, and first started plant genetic engineering at Birmingham University in the UK in the 1980s.

Since 1990, he has held an academic position in plant molecular genetics at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia.

His research involves the use of biotechnological tools for crop improvement, with emphasis on the sustainable production of grain crops. Major focus is on the improvement of crops for food, feed and bio-industrial end-uses, including bio-fuels and bio-materials.

Experience

  • –present
    Professor in Plant Molecular Genetics, The University of Queensland

Education

  • 1987 
    The University of Queensland, PhD (Agriculture)