PROFESSOR HERBERT J. KRONZUCKER

Prof. Kronzucker is a Full Professor and the Head of School of Agriculture and Food in the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences at the University of Melbourne. He also holds a Distinguished Professorship at the University of Toronto and is an Honorary Professor at Shanghai Jiao Tong University and the University of British Columbia. He is the founder and former Director of the Canadian Centre for World Hunger Research and is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Plant Physiology (Elsevier). 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.

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Dean
Cornell University

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Head of School

School of Agriculture and Food University of Melbourne

Honorary Professor

University of British Columbia

2020-
2018-present

Honorary Professor

Shanghai Jiaotong University

Australian Council of Deans of Agriculture (ACDA)

2018-present
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-present
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-present

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