Dr Sue Blackburn

Honorary Reseach Fellow, Australian National Algae Culture Collection

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Biography

Dr Susan Blackburn is an Honorary Research Fellow with the Australian National Algae Culture Collection - ANACC www.csiro.au/ANACC - one of CSIRO’s National Research Collections Australia, after more than 20 years as Director of ANACC. She is recognised internationally for her microalgal expertise and research over the past three decades including biodiversity, environmental issues including harmful algal blooms, bioproducts and biofuels, algal culturing and life cycles, ecophysiology and population genetics. Susan is Vice-President (Immediate Past President) of the International Society for Applied Phycology and Director of the Network of Asia Oceania Algae Culture Collections. She has been awarded a CSIRO Medal for Research Achievement for the Omega-3 Food Futures Flagship research and is inducted into the Tasmanian Honour Roll of Women for Service to Science.

Current Roles

  • Honorary Research Fellow
    Australian National Algae Culture Collection

Academic Qualifications

  • 1981

    PhD
    UTas

Professional Experiences

  • 2011-2014

    President
    International Society for Applied Phycology

  • 2014-2017

    Vice-President
    International Society for Applied Phycology

  • 2004-2014

    Co-ordinator
    Network of Asia Oceania Algae Culture Collections

  • 2014--

    Director
    Network of Asia Oceania Algae Culture Collections

Achievements and Awards

  • 2011

    Tasmanian Honour Roll of Women for Service to Science
    Tasmanian government

  • 2010

    CSIRO Medal for Research Achievement
    CSIRO