Edwina Cornish

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Edwina Cornish is currently Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) at Monash University, "a position she took up on 16 February, 2004.

"Professor Cornish received a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Biochemistry and a PhD in Microbiology from The University of Melbourne. She is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, and has been awarded the Centenary Medal for Service to Australian Society in Biotechnology and University Administration.

"Edwina played a key role in building one of Australia’s first biotechnology companies, Florigene Limited. Under her leadership the company developed and successfully commercialised the world’s first genetically modified flowers. She is currently a member of the Board of the Australian Research Council. She has also served on the Prime Minister’s Science and Engineering Council and the Victorian Government Science and Engineering Technology Taskforce." [1]

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  1. Edwina Cornish, Monash University, accessed May 1, 2008.
  2. Directors, International Water Centre, accessed February 7, 2009.