Professor Tony Bacic appointed to the Royal Botanic Gardens Board

February 14 / 128

Professor Tony Bacic, Bio 21 Institute Director
Professor Tony Bacic, Bio 21 Institute Director

Professor Tony Bacic, Director of the Bio21 Institute, has been appointed a member of the Board of the Royal Botanic Gardens.    

The Royal Botanic Gardens is one of the world's leading botanic gardens and a centre of excellence for horticulture, science and education. 

It ha stwo different gardens, in Melbourne and Cranbourne, and incorporates the National Herbarium of Victoria and the Australian Research Centre for Urban Ecology, which is based at the University.

An internationally-renowned expert and leader in plant biology, Professor Bacic’s lifelong interest and work in plant sciences will enable him contribute his knowledge and passion for the field to the Garden's development.

Professor Bacic said he was honoured to be appointed to the Board. 

 “The Royal Botanic Gardens has a pivotal role to play in educating the public on the importance of plants to a sustainable society.”

“I look forward to contributing to the implementation of the strategic research directions of the gardens and enhancing the links with the research sector,” he said.

Professor Bacic has held positions on a number of key committees and journal editorial boards, including Plant and Cell Physiology, Frontiers in Plant Proteomics, Planta, Glycobiology and Plant Physiology.

Professor Bacic was appointed Director of the Bio21 Molecular Science and Biotechnology Institute in 2009, having previously held the position of interim director since January 2008. 

Professor Bacic’s appointment to the Royal Botanic Gardens Board is until 8 April 2016.




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