Peter M Waterhouse Science Protecting Plant Health 2017

Peter M Waterhouse

Peter Waterhouse is an ARC Laureate Fellow, Professor of Molecular Genetics at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and Honorary Professor at the University of Sydney. He has made many fundamental discoveries and developed new molecular technologies that have translated into numerous patents and applications. He is well known for his research in virology, RNA interference (RNAi), gene regulation and plant genomics. With his research teams at CSIRO, University of Sydney and QUT (, Professor Waterhouse uncovered and developed RNAi in plants, making it a highly effective tool for gene discovery, functional genomics and a potent way of conferring protection against viruses and insects. He is a past recipient of an ARC Federation Fellowship, the Victor Chang Medal, the CSIRO Chairman’s Prize, and the Prime Minister’s Science Prize.

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