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 Melbourne and Shanghai Jiao Tong University. 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

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Honorary Professor

School of Biosciences, University of Melbourne

2020-present
2020-2022

Visiting Professor

University of British Columbia

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)

2013

Lifetime Achievement Award

Laval University

2013 Spring Convocation Speaker

University of Toronto, Science

2013
2013-2017

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

Advisor

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

2013-present
2012-2013

Principal’s Research Award

University of Toronto Scarborough

Editorial Board

Frontiers in Plant Science

2011-present
2010-2013

Evaluation Group

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

Founder And Inaugural Director
Canadian Centre For World Hunger Research
(CCWHR)

2007-2017
2007

Full Professor

University of Toronto

Editorial Board

Plant, Cell & Environment

2006-2017
2005-2015

Canada Research Chair

Systems Biology of Plant Nutrition & Ion Transport

Associate Professor

University of Toronto

2004
2001

Assistant Professor

University of Toronto

Assistant Professor &
Director, Sherwood Fox Arboretum

University of Western Ontario

1998-2001
1995-1998

Rockefeller “Human Frontier” Fellow

International Rice Research Institute