AFRAN AUSTRALIAN LOCAL HUBS
Environmentalist and procurement specialist Lea Maguero has spent over a decade working across all aspects of supply chain logistics. But it was her passion for sustainability and the natural environment that led her to become the Environment & Sustainability Manager at BioPak — an Australian company that supplies plant-based compostable packaging to the foodservice industry. Lea specialises in sustainable procurement and is passionate about helping communities and organisations actively reduce their negative environmental impacts.
Dr Yann Quidé is a Research Fellow in the School of Psychiatry, and affiliated scientist at Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA). Yann completed his doctoral studies at the University of Tours, France, where he specialised in the investigation of the early neurobiological alterations involved in the development of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Yann subsequently joined the UNSW Research Unit for Schizophrenia Epidemiology and leads the neurobiological research stream within the Stress-related psychopathology research program at Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA).
Olivier Salvado is the Head of Imaging and Computer Vision at CSIRO Data61 with capability in 3D computer vision, efficient implementation of computer vision methods, hyperspectral Imaging, as well as quantitative imaging, covering multiple domains (precision agriculture, medical imaging...). Dr Salvado has several adjunct positions with Australian universities, he is a regular assessor of scientiﬁc grants, a reviewer of international journals, and is regularly involved in reviewing and organising international conferences.
Professor Peter Revill is a senior medical scientist and laboratory head at VIDRL, Royal Melbourne Hospital at the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity. Professor Revill has a strong national and international reputation in hepatitis B virus (HBV) virology and pathogenesis. In 2016, he co-founded the global HBV cure initiative, the International Coalition to Eliminate Hepatitis B (ICE-HBV), and in 2019 led publication of the first ICE-HBV Global Scientific Strategy for HBV cure, and co-convened the International HBV Molecular Virology conference in Melbourne. In 2021 he was appointed theme leader in Virology by the Australian Society for Microbiology.
Maxime François is a Future Science Platform Postdoctoral Fellow at CSIRO Health & Biosecurity. His current research aims at developing biomarkers of genomic ageing and health in saliva. Maxime is an expert user of a panel of imaging equipment such as laser scanning cytometer, Metasystem Metafer, Nikon A1 confocal microscope and 3D Imaris imaging software.
I am an archaeologist specialised in the Pacific islands, currently working as a postdoctoral research fellow with The Australian National University. My research focuses on two main issues: the historiography of archaeology and the study of past human-environment dynamics. I have been working between France and Australia, in both anglophone and francophone Pacific Islands for more than 15 years, hence my interest in French-Australian collaborations for research in the Pacific.
Mathieu Mongin’s research is focused on BioGeochemical Cycles (BGC) and marine ecosystems in the ocean. He aims to develop original and innovative re- search to understand biogeochemical biological and physical interactions, particularly those which aﬀect marine costal environment, including their productivity, carbon export and the response of these processes to external perturbation, climate variability climate change, ocean acidiﬁcation.
I'm a Senior Research scientist and Team Leader in the Cereal Quality group at CSIRO Agriculture and Food. I received a PhD from the University of Science and Technologies of Lille in genetic and regulation of starch biosynthesis. I joined the CSIRO in 2005 to work on developing new food products to improve health and nutrition. Lately, my research has expanded to investigate impact of cereal starch degradation on flour quality and energy partitioning between starch, non-starch polysaccharide and oil.