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Professor Jim Whelan Professor, Plant Science (AgriBio), Animal Plant & Soil Sciences

Heading a lab based at the internationally recognised AgriBio, Centre for Agricultural Bioscience facility within La Trobe's Melbourne Campus, Professor Jim Whelan's extensive career highlights include more than seven thousand citations for his hundreds of published articles, which have focused on his research on plant energy metabolism.

His accomplishments throughout his successful career have resulted in international awards such as the Alexander Von Humboldt Fellowship, recognised as one of the most highly cited and influential authors by the American Society of Plant Biology.

Prof Whelan played an important role in establishing the Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology, as well as holding the position of Co-Director, AgriBio. Along with his role as Professor, Department of Plant and Animal Sciences, School of Life Sciences, Prof Whelan also holds the role of Director, Research Focus Area, Securing Food, Water and the Environment.

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