PROFESSOR HERBERT J. KRONZUCKER

Prof. Kronzucker is a Distinguished Professor and the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Plant Physiology (Elsevier). He currently holds Professorships at the University of Toronto, the University of Melbourne, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and the University of British Columbia. He has served as Head of the School of BioSciences and Head of the School of Agriculture and Food at the University of Melbourne and is the founder and inaugural Director of the Canadian Centre for World Hunger Research. Prof. Kronzucker obtained his Ph.D. in Botany from the University of British Columbia, Canada. He has held a Rockefeller ‘Human Frontier’ Fellowship at the International Rice Research Institute in the Philippines and Professorships at the University of Western Ontario and the University of Toronto in Canada. From 2017-2018, he led the School of BioSciences at the University of Melbourne and, in 2018, was appointed to the leadership of the University’s School of Agriculture and Food. Prof. Kronzucker’s research is on plant nutrition and ion transport in the world’s major cereal crops, in particular rice, with a focus on plant nitrogen relations, potassium homeostasis, sodium toxicity, micronutrients, and silicon. His primary work has been published in the premier international venues, including Nature, Nature Plants, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA), and Trends in Plant Science, and has been prolifically featured in the popular media. He has won many prestigious awards, including a Canada Research Chair, a lifetime achievement award from Laval University, and a Bayer Science for a Better Life Award.

Career Highlights

2018-present
 

Head of School

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Visiting Professor

University of British Columbia

2020-present
2020-present
 

Honorary Professor

School of Agriculture and Food University of Melbourne

 

Head of School

School of Agriculture and Food University of Melbourne

2018-2020
2018-present
 

Honorary Professor

Shanghai Jiaotong University

 

Australian Council of Deans of Agriculture (ACDA)

 

2018-2020
2017-2018
 

Head of School

School of BioSciences, University of Melbourne

 

Distinguished Professor

University of Toronto

2015-present
2015-present
 

Consulting Editor

Plant & Soil

 

Editor-in-Chief

Journal of Plant Physiology (Elsevier)

2014-present
2014-present
 

Editorial Board

Frontiers in Chemistry (Agricultural Biological Chemistry)

 

Founder and Inaugural Director

Canadian Centre for World Hunger Research (CCWHR)

2013-present
 

Lifetime Achievement Award

Laval University

2013
2013
 

2013 Spring Convocation Speaker

University of Toronto, Science

 

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) Research Grants Board of the UK

 

2013-2017
2013-present
 

Advisor

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

 

Principal’s Research Award

University of Toronto Scarborough

2012-2013
2011-present
 

Editorial Board

Frontiers in Plant Science

 

Evaluation Group

Biological Systems & Functions, Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)

2010-2013
2006-2017
 

Editorial Board

Plant, Cell & Environment

 

Canada Research Chair

Systems Biology of Plant Nutrition & Ion Transport

2005-2015
2007
 

Full Professor

University of Toronto

 

Associate Professor

University of Toronto

2004
2001
 

Assistant Professor

University of Toronto

 

Assistant Professor

University of Western Ontario

1998-2001
1995-1998
 

Rockefeller “Human Frontier” Fellow

International Rice Research Institute