Professor Birger Møller

Professor Birger Moller

Birger Moller

Elected in 2013

Short citation at year of election

Birger Lindberg Møller is Professor of Plant Biochemistry at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, where he is also director of two world renowned Research Centres of Excellence and of the section for "Plant Pathway Discovery" in the Novo Nordisk Foundation Centre for BioSustainability. He has made seminal contributions to the areas of photosynthesis, bio-active natural products and synthetic biology, for which he has received numerous hounours including Fellowship of all four of the Danish Learned Academies, the pre-eminent Villum Kann Rasmussen Research Prize, and a Knighthood. He is also a ministerial appointee on the European Academies Science Advisory Council. Professor Moller has an extensive engagement with Australian science and has made significant contributions to our research and research administration, including service as Chariman of the Federation Fellowships Selection Committee for the Australian Research Council, hosting numerous Australian researchers, and ongoing research collaborations with four separate Australian institutions under ARC Linkage Projects.

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