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Professor Emeritus Abigail Elizur FTSE


  • Bio/Profile
  • Abigail Elizur has been involved in the application of molecular biology and biotechnology to aquaculture since 1990, when she joined the National Centre for Mariculture in Eilat, Israel, where she led the work on fish reproductive endocrinology. In 1999, Professor Elizur returned to Australia, and joined the Bribie Island Aquaculture Research Centre, where she initiated the aquaculture biotechnology group that links with other aquaculture disciplines.  Since joining USC in 2004, she has built an internationally recognised research group with a major focus on the development and implementation of novel tools in the field of reproductive technologies in aquaculture species.  She founded and to this day is Director of the Genecology Research Centre, which is the primary source of the University’s research flagship in Agriculture, Aquaculture and Forestry. She has won more than $10 million in competitive research grants from a variety of competitive research funders like ACIAR and the FRDC including both direct industry and levered industry contracts (e.g., CRCs). She has supervised many Honours, Masters, Doctoral and Post-doctoral scholars at USC, actually a major chunk of all of USC’s graduate students in the life sciences.  It should be noted that she has provided national research leadership in her field serving on the ARC ERA Research Evaluation Committee (three occasions), ARC College of Experts (two occasions) and was elected as USC’s very first Fellow of ATSE in 2016.