AFRAN AUSTRALIAN LOCAL HUBS - BIOGRAPHIES
Andrew is manager of the Global Health Initiatives at the University of Sydney where his role is focussed on creating international research connections with individuals, institutions and funding bodies to support high-quality research. Hi career has been built on higher education with a specific focus on international relations and industry engagement. He has also previously managed a large education-focussed membership organisation and he understands the importance of engagement and communication in a network such as AFRAN. As New South Wales Hub leader, he believes it is important to connect with all stakeholders and engage members in the network’s activities, and he would be happy to launch and support new initiatives in the network.
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.
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.