Annual Meeting — OPEN TO ATSE FELLOWS ONLY
PRESENTATION — OPEN TO ALL
Wednesday 30 September 2020
> Welcome and Apologies
> Chair’s Report on 2019/2020 activities and Financial Report
> Update of ATSE Governance Review
> Move of ATSE Secretariat to Canberra
> Confirmation of Division Committee for 2020/21
> Any other business
Biotechnology for food security in Africa
Dr TJ Higgins
His major research focus is the application of gene technology for plant improvement. He is particularly interested in protecting food legumes from insect pests and enhancing the nutritional quality of plant products for feed and food uses. Most of his current work is aimed at increasing food security in Africa and South Asia.
See Cowpea Project
Originally from Ireland, Higgins’ first degrees were in agricultural science from the National University of Ireland. He gained a PhD from the University of California, Davis and moved to Australia as a Post-doctoral Fellow at the Australian National University. Shortly after, he joined CSIRO Plant Industry, from which he retired as a Chief Research Scientist and Deputy Chief.