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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Events Occured in Scienctist Life

1998

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

1976

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

1982

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,

1995

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

1998

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

2010

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.

2014

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.

2015

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".