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Associate Professor Jason Able

Telephone +61 8 8313 7075
Position Head - Department of Agricultural Science
Fax +61 8 8313 7109
Mobile +61 4 5984 1586
Building Waite Building
Floor/Room GN 10b
Campus Waite
Org Unit School of Agriculture, Food and Wine

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Biography/ Background

For further information regarding Jason's research, teaching and professional activities, please visit the researcher profile.


BSc (Hons I) (USQ); PhD (UQ - St. Lucia); MAICD

Community Engagement

Jason is actively engaged in communicating to, and educating the public on the benefits associated with genetically modified foods (as well as plant breeding and genetics more generally). Between 2011-2017, Jason was a member of the Gene Technology Technical Advisory Committee (GTTAC) within the Commonwealth Government's Department of Health. Annually, he also conducts a number of communication activities that are affiliated with the University of Adelaide. These activities include newsletter and magazine articles, and radio interviews. Jason has been a panel member for many science forums that have been held in rural/regional South Australia since 2002.

Jason has presented invited seminars nationally at several institutions including the University of Adelaide; the University of Queensland; the University of Southern Queensland; and La Trobe University. He has also presented keynote seminars internationally in America, Europe, the United Kingdom and India.

Jason is actively engaged with durum stakeholders across Australia. Key stakeholders include Durum Growers, Southern Australia Durum Growers Association (SADGA), GRDC, SAGIT, San Remo Macaroni Pty Ltd, MAURI anz, Mellco, Glencore and AMPS Agribusiness.

Expertise for Media Contact

CategoriesAgriculture & Farming, Science & Technology
ExpertisePlant genetics; Plant breeding; Genetic engineering; Genetically modified food; Plant biotechnology; Meiosis; Genetics; Wheat; Durum Wheat
NotesThe Peter Goldacre Medal (2008); UQ SLAFS Annual Research Award (2003); The University Medal (1997); The Faculty of Sciences Medal (1997); Member of the Australian Society Plant Scientists; Recipient of numerous travelling awards including a Farrer Memorial Fellowship and GRDC Fellowship.
After hours08 8391 2918

Entry last updated: Thursday, 27 Apr 2017

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