School seminar series: Plant cell walls
9 August 2013
Biosynthesis and role as cell surface sensors during development
Professor Tony Bacic graduated his BSc Hons from James Cook University of Nth Queensland in 1975. He moved to Melbourne to attend LaTrobe University where he was awarded his PhD in 1980 under the supervision of the late Prof Bruce A Stone.
Professor Bacic currently holds a Personal Chair in the School of Botany at the University of Melbourne and is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Sciences (FAA). Professor Tony Bacic is Director of the Bio21 Molecular Science and Biotechnology Institute, The University of Melbourne. Appointed in October 2009 to December 2014, Professor Bacic previously held the position of Interim Director since January 2008.
He leads the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Plant Cell Walls team at the University of Melbourne and is Deputy Director of that Centre. He is Director of the Plant Cell Biology Research Centre at the School of Botany, is Platform Convenor of the NCRIS-funded, Metabolomics Australia, and he is on the Management Committee of Bioplatforms Australia Ltd.
Internationally recognized as an Australian leader in plant biotechnology his research is focused on the structure, function and biosynthesis of plant cell walls and their biotechnological application as well as the application of functional genomics tools in biological systems.
Location: DT Anderson Lecture Theatre, A08