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Dr Gene Wijffels

Principal Research Scientist


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Current Roles

  • project leader
    Heat stress and inflammation

Academic Qualifications

  • 1981

    Bachelor of Applied Science (Medical Technology)
    West Australian Institute of Technology

  • 1989

    Doctor of Philosophy
    University of Melbourne

  • 2007

    Masters of Business Administration
    University of Queensland

Professional Experiences

  • 2007-2014

    Research Program Leader
    CSIRO Livestock Industries

  • 2005-2007

    Stream Leader (Parasitology)
    CSIRO Livestock Industries

  • 2004-2005

    Executive Officer to the Office of the Chief Executive
    CSIRO Corporate

  • 1997-2005

    Senior Research Scientist
    CSIRO Livestock Industries

  • 1992-1999

    Research Scientist
    CSIRO Tropical Agriculture

  • 1989-1992

    Scientific Officer
    Victorian Institute of Animal Science

  • 1984-1985

    Graduate Research Assistant (Murine Immunogenetics)
    University of Melbourne

  • 1982-1984

    Technical Officer
    Australian Monoclonal Development Pty Ltd. (Sydney)

Achievements and Awards

  • 1979-1981

    Biomedical Postgraduate Scholarship
    National Health and Medical Research Council

  • 1991-1991

    A.G. Whitlam Scholarship
    University of Melbourne

  • 2013-2013

    CSIRO medal for Health and Safety Achievement


  • 2003-2004

    NHMRC Development Grant ID 252972 Development of new drugs for bacterial infections

  • 2003-2005

    ARC Linkage Postdoctoral Fellowship LC0348576: Subunit Contacts in a Replicative DNA Polymerase: A New Paradigm for

  • 2007-2007

    BIM.0019 Assessment of the economic value of bovine amniotic fluid and placental material.

  • 2009-2010

    EU Twinning Grant. Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research. Funding Agreement number EF080007

  • 2010-2011

    BioPlatforms Australia/CSIRO grant. Metabolic correlates of inflammation

  • 2012-2012

    B.FLT.0353. Heat stress nutrition: A comprehensive review and R&D program.

  • 2013-2019

    B.FLT.0157 Heat stress nutrition program

Community and Corporate Citizenship

  • 2007-2013

    Chemical Safety Officer