- 2017 Kyoto Prize in Basic Sciences
2017 Kyoto Prize in Basic Sciences
Australian biophysicist, Distinguished Professor at Australian National University. In 2017, Graham Farquhar was awarded the Kyoto Prize in Basic Sciences for “Development of Process-based Models of Photosynthesis and Their Contributions to the Science of Global Environmental Changes”.
Education and Work Experience
1968, BSc, Australian National University
1969, BSc with Honours in Biophysics, University of Queensland
1973, Ph.D., Australian National University
2003-Present, Distinguished Professor, Australian National University
Honors and Awards
2015, Prime Minister’s Prize for Science
2016, Macfarlane Burnet Medal and Lecture
2017, Kyoto Prize in Basic Sciences
2018, Senior Australian of the year
Major Academic Achievements
Distinguished Professor Graham Farquhar AO, FAA, FRS, NAS has undertaken and led research across a broad range of fields and scales, from integration of photosynthesis with nitrogen and water use of plants, stomatal physiology, isotopic composition of plants and global change. He developed the Process-based models of Photosynthesis and made great contributions to the Science of Global Environmental Changes.