Prof. Dave Edwards
University of Western Australia
Professor Edwards gained an Honours degree in agriculture from the University of Nottingham and a PhD from the Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge. He has held positions within academia (Universities of Adelaide and Queensland, Australia; University of Cambridge, UK; and McGill University, Canada), government (Long Ashton Research Centre, UK, Department of Primary Industries, Victoria, Australia) and industry (ICI seeds, UK). In 2007 he moved to The University of Queensland, Australia as an Associate Professor and was promoted to Professor in 2012. In January 2015 he moved his research group to the University of Western Australia as Professor in Plant Genomics. His research interests include the structure and expression of plant genomes, the discovery and application of genome variation and applied bioinformatics, with a focus on crop plants and accelerating crop improvement in the face of climate change.