Marilyn Anderson

Marilyn Anderson

Marilyn Anderson

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Name Marilyn Anderson
Alma Mater ,University of Melbourne,La Trobe University
Fields Biochemistry,agricultural biotechnology,pharmaceutical sciences
Institution ,La Trobe University(2004–)
,Hexima (2009–)
Doctoral Advisor Bruce Stone

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She is a professor at La Trobe University and co-founded Hexima, an agribiotechnology company, in 1998.


Biography Anderson studied biochemistry at the University of Melbourne, followed by La Trobe University for her doctoral studies, which she completed in 1976.


In 1982, Anderson returned to Australia and worked with Adrienne Clarke to establish molecular biology at the new Plant Cell Biology Research Centre at the University of Melbourne,


In 1995, Anderson moved back to La Trobe University, where she researches defence molecules produced by plants to protect themselves against pests.


In 1998, Anderson and Clarke co-founded a business, Hexima, to develop practical applications of this research.


Anderson is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering (elected 2010), a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (elected 2011) and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.


She was inducted into the Victorian Honour Roll of Women in 2014.Anderson received the Lemberg Medal from the Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in 2014 and the Leach Medal from the Lorne Protein Society in 2017.


She and her research partner David Craik received the Ramachiotti Biomedical Research Award in 2015.In the 2016 Australia Day Honours Anderson was made an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for "distinguished service to science, and to higher education, particularly to biochemistry and molecular biology, as an academic and researcher, and to professional associations".