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"My Life with ‘Hope’": Bob McIntosh

Friday, May 4, 2018 at 2:00pm

Plant Science Building, 404

Bob McIntosh
University of Sydney, Australia

Biographical details

Robert McIntosh was until 2000, Director of Rust Research within the Plant Breeding Institute. He holds the degrees of BScAgr, MScAgr and PhD (1968) from the University of Sydney. A study leave/post-doctoral fellowship was held at the University of Missouri in 1969-70, and sabbaticals were made at the Plant Breeding Institute, Cambridge, in 1977 and Kansas state University in 1994. Following retirement in 2002 McIntosh was appointed as Visiting Professor at Kyoto University, Japan, for 10 months. He continued to work as an Honorary Professor at the Plant Breeding Institute and in 2013 was appointed as an Emeritus Professor. McIntosh is a member of the External Program Advisory Committee of the Durable Rust Resistance in Wheat project led by Cornell University and has been the editor of the Annual Proceedings of the Borlaug Global Rust Initiative Workshop since 2009. He has been the lead curator of the Catalogue of Gene Symbols in Wheat project since 1968.

Research interests

Wheat genetics and improvement, with specific interests in disease resistance, especially the rusts.

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University of Sydney

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