ARC Laureate Fellowship


Barry Pogson was awarded a 2019 ARC Laureate Fellowship for use synthetic biology to create 'smart plants' that are higher-yielding and more resilient in both good and bad seasons.

Barry Pogson awarded a 2019 ARC Laureate Fellowship »

Professor Barry Pogson. Image: Lannon Harley, ANU

The Australian National University (ANU) has been awarded two Australian Laureate Fellowships from the Australian Research Council (ARC), including a project using synthetic biology to generate 'smart plants'.

Professor Barry Pogson, from the ANU Research School of Biology, was awarded $2.9 million to create higher-yielding and more resilient 'smart plants' for good and bad seasons.

He said the project could help chart the future of Australian agriculture and food security....