Professor Geoff Fincher is Director of the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Plant Cell Walls at the University of Adelaide’s Waite Campus. He is a former winner of the F.B. Guthrie Award, the highest honour of the Royal Australian Chemistry Institute’s Division of Cereal Chemistry.
With a research career spanning more than 37 years, Professor Fincher has made a significant contribution to the University, the Waite Campus and Australian science.
Over the past six years alone he has helped to establish more than $100 million in state-of-the-art research facilities at the campus, such as the Australian Centre for Plant Functional Genomics (ACPFG) and the Australian Plant Phenomics Facility (Plant Accelerator). He is also the leader of a new CSIRO Food Futures Flagship Cluster on High-Fibre Grains .