Professor Peter Waterhouse
Faculty of Science
School of Biology & Environmental Science
Peter Waterhouse is Professor of Molecular Genetics at The Queensland University of Technology, a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, a Laureate Fellow, a highly cited researcher for both academic and patent publications, a Program Leader at Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Plant Success in Nature and Agriculture and a winner of the Prime Minister’s Prize for Science.
He has led research teams and made fundamental discoveries, many of which have been translated into intellectual property and commercial applications. He is internationally known for his research on RNA interference (RNAi) and his expertise ranges from viral gene regulation to plant genomics. His >150 peer-reviewed publications have so far received >20,000 citations and give him an h factor of >65. He receives numerous invitations to give keynote and plenary presentations nationally and internationally and, in recognition of the transformative nature of his research, he has been awarded many of the highest scientific honours in Australia, including the Prime Minister’s Prize for Science, CSIRO Chairman’s medal, the Victor Chang Medal, and election to the Australian Academy of Science.more...