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Anna Koltunow

Dr Koltunow led the Asexual Seed Formation team at CSIRO Agriculture and Food. She also led an international humanitarian project, Capturing Heterosis, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which aimed 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 served 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.

Anna was a member of the Advisory Board from 2017 to 2020