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Prof

Herbert Kronzucker

Honorary
potassium
sodium
salt stress
principal foci: the cell and whole-organism biology of plant nitrogen
plant nutrient deficiencies and toxicities
drought stress; principal experimental systems: the world’s leading cereal crops.
and silicon relations.
science & technology
life sciences & biomedicine
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Prof

Herbert Kronzucker

 
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Veterinary And Agricultural Sciences
 
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Prof. Kronzucker is a Full Professor and the Head of School of Agriculture and Food in the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences at the University of Melbourne. He also holds a Distinguished Professorship at the University of Toronto and is an Honorary Professor at Shanghai Jiao Tong University and at the University of British Columbia .

He is the founder and former Director of the Canadian Centre for World Hunger Research and is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Plant Physiology (Elsevier). Prof. Kronzucker obtained his Ph.D. in Botany from the University of British Columbia, Canada. He has held a Rockefeller ‘Human Frontier’ Fellowship at the International Rice Research Institute in the Philippines and Professorships at the University of Western Ontario and the University of Toronto in Canada. From 2017-2018, he led the School of BioSciences at the University of Melbourne and, in 2018, was appointed to the leadership of the University’s School of Agriculture and Food. Prof. Kronzucker’s research is on plant nutrition and ion transport in the world’s major cereal crops, in particular rice, with a focus on plant nitrogen relations, potassium homeostasis, sodium toxicity, micronutrients, and silicon. His primary work has been published in the premier international venues, including Nature, Nature Plants, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA), and Trends in Plant Science, and has been prolifically featured in the popular media. He has won many prestigious awards, including a Canada Research Chair, a lifetime achievement award from Laval University, and a Bayer Science for a Better Life Award.

Scholarly Works

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Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2015

Distinguished Professor

University of Toronto

2013

Lifetime Achievement Award

Laval University

2013

Spring Convocation Speaker, Science

University of Toronto

2013

Bayer Science for a Better Life Award

Bayer

2012

Principal's Research Award

University of Toronto, Scarborough

2010

Canada Research Chair

Government of Canada.

2005

Canada Research Chair

Government of Canada

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Awards

Credentials

Positions


Honorary

Agriculture And Food

Consulting Editor

Plant & Soil Journal

Editor-In-Chief

Journal of Plant Physiology (Elsevier)

Editorial Board

Frontiers in Chemistry (Agricultural Biological Chemistry) Journal

Evaluation Group

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) Research Grants Board of the UK

Founder And Inaugural Director

Canadian Centre for World Hunger Research

Advisor

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Editorial Board

Frontiers in Plant Science Journal

Evaluation Group

Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)

Editorial Board

Plant, Soil & Environment Journal

Director

Sherwood Fox Arboretum, University of Western Ontario, Canada.

Education


Doctor of Philosophy

University of British Columbia