with Dr Colleen MacMillan (CSIRO Agriculture & Food)
On Wednesday 22 February via Zoom (times to be confirmed)
Our next Women in Action event will shine the spotlight on Dr Colleen MacMillan.
Dr Colleen MacMillan is plant molecular biologist researching cotton. She is fascinated by crop fibres and applies this passion in applications for their uses in biodegradable renewable plant-based industries and commodities.
Colleen is the Cotton Fibre Team Leader in the Cotton Biotechnology Group at CSIRO Agriculture and Food, based at Black Mountain, Canberra, Australia. Biotechnology-based research is her mechanism of choice, to help create solutions for sustainable fibre-based industries. Currently this includes a range of collaborative research areas such as CSIRO’s Future Science Platforms SynBio Novel Fibres Project, and fibre cell wall synthesis and function projects, in CSIRO Agriculture and Food, and with other CSIRO and external collaborators in Australia and internationally.
In addition to science, Colleen has a strong commitment to inclusion of diversity for science and is the inaugural inclusion of diversity executive lead for CSIRO Agriculture and Food.
This event is open to both men and women in the cotton and textile industry.
Registration details coming soon…