University of Queensland St Lucia (Brisbane, Australia)
Peter Gresshoff obtained a BSc in Biochemistry and Genetics from the University of Alberta (1970), a PhD in Plant Somatic Cell Genetics from the Australian National University (1973), and a DSc for Nodulation Genetics from ANU (1989). He was appointed as endowed Racheff Chair of Excellence for Plant Molecular Genetics in 1988 at the University of Tennessee Knoxville, then (1999) Head of Botany, The University of Queensland, then Head of School of Life Sciences. Since 2003, he is Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence of Integrative Legume Research (CILR) at UQ, which in 2013 became just the Centre of Integrative Legume Research in SAFS. Gresshoff is a plant developmental geneticist, using molecular and genetic tools to understand complexities of gene networks during the control of nodule formation in legumes.
Recently he also engaged translational biology focusing on sustainable production of biofuel from the legume tree Pongamia. He is a Fellow of AAAS, Indian NAAS, Russian AAS, and was nominated for the Australian Academy of Science. He was twice awarded the German Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship and the Chinese Academy Professorial Fellowship. Professor Gresshoff has published over 400 peer-reviewed papers, edited 10 books, and holds 12 patents. His h-index is 64, with over 20,000 citations. He now holds the Emeritus Professor position at UQ, Brisbane.