Posts by Robert Kerton
CSIRO Chairman’s Medal 2017 – Cereal rust disease prevention
Awarded to our agriculture and food rust researchers for contributing to global food security by protecting cereal crops against rust […]
Robots to ResQu our rainforests (2014)
Australia’s rare and precious rainforests, like the iconic Daintree, could have an unexpected aerial ally in the battle against weeds – autonomous helicopters.
Insect collections going 3D (2014)
The insect life cycle: egg, larva, pupa, adult and now digital. Find out how we are helping one of the […]
Our lab in Darwin (2014)
For more than 40 years our lab in Darwin has been carrying out environmental and agricultural research in the Top […]
Marine incident response: What we do in an oil spill (2014)
We provide science-based advice and technology for mitigating, managing and monitoring oil spills.
CSIRO Chairman’s Medal 2013 – The Hendra Virus Research Team
Dr Deborah Middleton and the Hendra Virus research team from the Division of Animal, Food and Health Sciences. For their pioneering research that has led to the development of the first equine vaccine and a human treatment against the deadly Hendra virus.
Understanding Alzheimer’s disease (2013)
Alzheimer’s disease affects over a quarter of a million Australians. We’re using maths to try to understand how this disease […]
CSIRO Chairman’s Medal 2011 – The Cotton Breeding and Biotechnology Team
Greg Constable and the Cotton Breeding and Biotechnology Team (CSIRO Plant Industry). For the major impact achieved on Australia’s cotton production due to the breeding and deployment of the new cotton variety Sicot 71BRF.
CSIRO Medals 2010 – Chairman’s Medal – The Livestock Genomics Team
Ross Tellam and the Livestock Genomics Team (CSIRO Livestock Industries). For leadership of two international consortia and scientific contributions dedicated to decoding the genomes of cattle and sheep, positioning Australia as a global leader in transforming animal agriculture.