Prof. Peter Michael Gresshoff
Foreign Fellow, Elected 2009

Born in Berlin, Germany on 26 November 1948. Educated at Schulfarm Insel Scharfenberg, Berlin, Germany, 1960-64; B.Sc. 1970, The University of Alberta, Edmonton; Ph.D. 1973, and D.Sc. 1989, Australian National University, Canberra.

Emeritus Professor and Emeritus Director (CILR), 2016 to date.

Research Fellow in Genetics, RSBS, 1975-79, and Senior Lecturer in Genetics, 1979-88, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia; Professor of Plant Molecular Genetics and holder of Racheff Chair of Excellence, 1988-99, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA; Professor and Chair of Botany, 1999-2016 and Director, ARC Centre of Excellence for Integrative Legume Research, The University of Queensland, St. Lucia, Brisbane, Australia QLD Australia, 2002-2011; Director, Centre for Integrative Legume Research, The University of Queensland, 2012-2016.

Awards/Honours: Phi Kappa Phi National Honors Society Distinguished Scholar Award, 1993; Gamma Sigma Delta Distinguished Scholar Award, 1995; Alexander v. Humboldt Fellowship (Hohenheim, 1973-75) and (Bielefeld, 1985-86); Doctorate of Science, ANU, Canberra, 1989; Member, GTAC, Australian Federal Government, 2007-11; Member, National `Biofuel and Bioenergy Panel', Australia, 2007-present; Member of parliamentary delegation on Biotechnology of Premier Peter Beattie delegation to USA, 2003, 2004 and 2005.

Fellow: Russian Academy of Agricultural Sciences, 1995; The American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1995; Honorary Lifetime Fellow, South African Society of Genetics, 1996

Research Areas: Biotechnology, genetics and molecular genetics of legume (mainly soybean) nodulation; Biotechnology, genetics, genomics and plant biology of sustainable biofuel production using the legume tree Pongamia pinnata

Address: Emeritus Director and Emeritus Professor, Centre for Integrative Legume Research, The University of Queensland, St. Lucia, Brisbane, QLD 4072, Australia; PO Box 4267, St Lucia, QLD 4067, Australia; [Tel: Off. 61-7-3346-8881; Fax: 61-7-3365-3556; Email: p.gresshoff@uq.edu.au]