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Professor Roger Leigh

Telephone +61 8 8313 7136
Position Professor
Fax +61 8 8313 7109
Mobile +61 4 0638 3578
Building Plant Research Centre
Floor/Room 2 26
Campus Waite
Org Unit School of Agriculture, Food and Wine

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Biography/ Background

Professor Roger Leigh is the Director of the Waite Research Institute at the University of Adelaide. Professor Leigh joined the University in October 2006 and was Head of the School of Agriculture, Food and Wine until early 2010 when he stepped down to concentrate on his current role. Prior to moving to Adelaide he was Professor of Botany at the University of Cambridge and Professorial Fellow at Girton College, Cambridge. Before Cambridge, Professor Leigh worked at Rothamsted Experimental Station in the UK, rising to the post of Deputy Director.

Professor Leigh’s research interests lie in the area of nutrient transport in plants. He has published widely and is a well-known expert in this area. He is immediate Past President of the Australian Council of Deans of Agriculture and has been Vice-President and President of the Society for Experimental Biology in the UK.

Entry last updated: Saturday, 1 Mar 2014

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