Laureate Professor Adrienne Clarke AC

Laureate Professor Adrienne Clarke AC

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Professor Adrienne Clarke is a world-renowned botanist, the former chair of CSIRO and former lieutenant-general of Victoria. Clarke is described as a scientist of firsts. Her team was the first to clone the gene which regulates self-compatibility in plants and the first to clone the cDNA of protein found in the connective tissues of plants. Clarke was also the first female appointed Laureate Professor at the University of Melbourne. Clarke is the former Chancellor of La Trobe University and remains on at the University of Melbourne in an honorary position. She continues to work on many government and private committees and is heavily involved with many national and international scientific bodies. Until 2010, Clarke was a founding Director of Hexima Limited, a company that focuses on agricultural biotechnology.

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