• James Dale

    Inaugural Director of the Centre for Tropical Crops and Bio-commodities/Queensland University of Technology

  • Distinguished Professor James Dale AO was the inaugural Director of the Centre for Tropical Crops and Bio-commodities at the Queensland University of Technology and founded Australia’s first molecular farming company.

    Queensland’s Senior Australian of the Year in 2019, Professor Dale is well-known for his work in modifying bananas to treat Vitamin A deficiency in developing countries, as well as his efforts to find varieties resistant to key banana diseases such as Panama TR4 and Bunchy Top Virus.

    Professor Dale has been involved in biotechnology research for more than 30 years.