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Carlo Leifert
Professor Carlo Leifert
PhD
Current Appointment: Adjunct Professor
Organisational Unit: Southern Cross Plant Science

Telephone: +61-(0)2-66-203-443
Email: carlo.leifert@scu.edu.au
Location: Lismore campus, T-block, room 405
Campus: Lismore


EDUCATION
PhD (Microbiology) Nottingham University, UK
BSc/MSc Georg-August Universitat Gottingen, Germany

RESEARCH INTERESTS
- Soil management (organic matter recycling and composting technology)
- Crop protection (integrated, biological and agronomic disease, pest and weed control)
- Crop breeding for low input systems (including molecular marker assisted selection)
- `Low Input? and Organic agricultural systems development
- Nutritional quality of organic and low input dairy production systems
- Food quality and safety assurance (HACCP systems development)
- Food processing technology (e.g. alternative sanitation strategies to chlorine)
- Nutritional control of gastrointestinal diseases in monogastric farm animals (pigs/poultry)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE - INDUSTRY
Technical Director Howgarden Ltd., UK (Vegetable Production and Processing)
Scientific Director Stockbridge Technology Centre Ltd. (Horticultural Training and Applied R&D)
R&D Manager Neo Plants Ltd. (Micropropagation/plant breeding/biotechnology)
Consultant TESCO plc (Food Quality and Safety, Organic farming)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE - ACADEMIA
Professor in Ecological Agriculture Newcastle University, UK

VISITING PROFESSORSHIPS
Chinese Academy of Agricultural Science (CAAS), PR China
Oslo University, Norway

SCIENTIFIC BOARD MEMBERSHIPS
Thuenen Institute, Germany
BENAKI Phytopathological Institute, Greece

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