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Jim Peacock

Jim Peacock is a Research Fellow of CSIRO Plant Industry in Canberra Australia, one of the world's leading plant research institutes. His laboratory is recognised internationally in the field of plant molecular biology and its applications in agriculture.

He was made a Companion of the Order of Australia, Australia's highest honour, for his contribution to the nation. Dr Peacock is a Fellow of The Royal Society of London, and the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering. In 1990 he was elected as a Foreign Associate of the US National Academy of Sciences and a Foreign Fellow of the Indian National Science Academy. In 2000 he was a co-recipient of the Inaugural Prime Minister's Science Prize.

In February 1988 he was awarded the BHP Bicentennial Prize for the Pursuit of Excellence in Science and Technology. In December 1989 he was awarded a CSIRO Medal for his leadership of CSIRO Plant Industry. He is a Member of the Prime Minister's Science, Engineering and Innovation Council and one of the four appointments to the Australian Innovation Council. In the commercial field he is Chairman of the Gene Shears biotechnology company, Chairman of Ascentia Pty Ltd, and a Scientific Adviser to Peptech Pty Ltd.

Author's website: Jim Peacock's home page

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