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Anna Koltunow

Dr Koltunow leads the Asexual Seed Formation team at CSIRO Agriculture and Food. She also leads an international humanitarian project, Capturing Heterosis, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which aims to create self-reproducing cowpea and sorghum crops with transformational productivity improvements for smallholder farmers. She has served two terms as Deputy Chief of CSIRO Plant Industry and on the Boards of New Zealand Crown Research Institutes and Cooperative Research Centres. A past-president of the International Plant Reproduction Society, she currently serves as an editor on international plant journals, is an affiliate Professor at Capital Normal University in China, the University of Adelaide and La Trobe University in Australia and is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science.