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Biographical entry Llewellyn, Danny

Molecular biologist


Dr Llewellyn is a molecular biologist who specialises in creating genetically modified plants with increased insect, disease and herbicide tolerance, with a particular focus on cotton.

In 1981, he created Australia's first experimental genetically modified plant and his research now focuses on the discovery of new genes for use in plant biotechnology. He is also a pioneer in field evaluation of the transgenic cotton species he is involved in developing.

In 2006 he was made the Sub-Program Leader of the Genetic Improvement of Australian Cotton through Biotech program within the CSIRO's Division of Plant Industry.



Award - Australian Cotton Grower's Research Association Researcher of the Year
Award - Centenary Medal for services to biotechnology with Greg Constable
Award - CSIRO Chairman's Medal with Greg Constable
Award - ATSE Clunies Ross Award with Greg Constable and Gary Fitt

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