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Biographical entry Fincher, Geoffrey Bruce (1946 - )

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Born
14 May 1946
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Occupation
Cereal chemist

Summary

Geoffrey Fincher is a cereal chemistry renowned for his work on the structure, biosynthesis and digestion of plant cell walls. Among his discoveries were numerous enzymes involved in the synthesis and degradation of cell wall polysaccharides of barley. He is Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Cell Walls, Between 2003 and 2010 he was Director of the Waite Agricultural Research Institute and Deputy CEO of the Australian Centre for Plant Functional Genomics.

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1973 - 1974
Career position - Research Fellow, Brewing Research Foundation, Surrey, United Kingdom
1974 - 1976
Career position - Postdoctoral Fellow, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
1977 - 1981
Career position - Lecturer in Plant Chemistry, La Trobe University
1982 - 1987
Career position - Senior Lecturer in Plant Chemistry, La Trobe University
1987 - 1988
Career position - Member of the Board, Australian Biochemistry Society
1988 - 1992
Career position - Reader in Plant Chemistry, La Trobe University
1990 - 2005
Career position - Member, Editorial Board, Seed science research
1991 - 1993
Career position - Member of the Board, Australian National Genome Information Service
1992 - 1993
Career position - Convenor, South East Australia Malting Barley Improvement Program
1993 - 2002
Career position - Head, Department of Plant Science, University of Adelaide
1993 - 2014
Career position - Professor of Plant Science, University of Adelaide
1994 - 2014
Career position - Member, Editorial Board, Planta
1995 - 1997
Career position - Associate Dean (Research), Faculty of Agriculture and Natural Resource Science, University of Adelaide
1995 - 1997
Career position - Chair, Cereal Chemistry Division, Royal Australian Chemical Institute
1998 - 2001
Career position - Member, Editorial Board, Plant physiology
2000 - 2007
Career position - Director, Program on Functional Genomics in the Growth and End-use of Quality Cereals, Grains Research and Development Corporation
2000 - 2013
Career position - Grant Assessor, Australian Research Council
2001
Award - F. B. Guthrie Medal, Royal Australian Chemical Institute
2001 - 2009
Career position - Editor, Journal of cereal science
2002 - 2003
Career position - Deputy Dean, Faculty of Sciences, University of Adelaide
2002 - 2004
Career position - Member of the Board, International Society for Plant Molecular Biology
2003 - 2010
Career position - Director, Waite Agricultural Research Institute
2003 - 2010
Career position - Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Australian Centre for Plant Functional Genomics
2005 - 2014
Career position - Board Member, A. W. Howard Trust
2007 - 2010
Career position - Editor, Bioenergy research
2007 - 2012
Career position - Chair, Scientific Advisory Committee, Biomime, Stockholm Technical University (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden
2010 -
Career position - Corresponding Member, American Society of Plant Biology
2010
Career position - Member, Review Panel, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Nigeria
2011
Award - South Australian Industry Leader Award
2011 - 2014
Career position - Director, ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Cell Wall Biology
2011 - 2014
Career position - Cluster Leader, Food Futures Flagship Research Cluster on 'High Fibre Grains', CSIRO
2013
Award - Thomas Burr Osborne Medal and Fellow, American Association of Cereal Chemists International
2014 -
Award - Fellow, Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering
2014
Award - B. A. Stone Award, Megazyme International
2014 - 2017
Career position - Member, Australian Research Council College of Experts
2014 - 2017
Career position - Member, South Australian Science Council
2015 -
Career position - Emeritus Professor, University of Adelaide
2015 - 2017
Career position - Senior Scientific Consultant, Carlsberg Breweries A/S, Denmark
2016 -
Award - Fellow, Australian Academy of Science
2016
Award - Kaj Lindestrom-Lang Prize, Carlsberg Laboratory, Denmark
2017
Award - Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) or distinguished service to science and education, in the area of plant genomics, as an academic, researcher and administrator, through scientific advisory roles, and to international professional societies

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  • Robson, Alexandra K., Production Manager and Editor, Who's who in Australia 2019 (Southbank, Vic.: AAP Directories, 2018), 1788 pp. Details

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