RN Robertson Lecture

RN Robertson Lecture

Sir Rutherford N (Bob) Robertson was our second President in 1958. In recognition of his formative influence on plant science in Australia, the society began the biennial ‘Robertson Lectures’ in 1994 when Bob turned 81. These alternate with the JG Wood memorial lectures. Bob, together with his wife Mary, continued to be a regular participant at the annual conference until 1997. He was an inspiration to Australian plant scientists both young and old. A biographical memoir of Bob Robertson is available at here.

Past Robertson lectures are listed below:

1994 Professor Barry Osmond
1996 Professor Jan Anderson
1998 Professor Alan Walker
2000 Dr Thomas Vogelmann
2002 Professor Joe Wiskich
2004 Professor Sally Smith
2006 Dr TJ Higgins
2008 Professor Hans Lambers
2010 Professor  John Evans
2012 Emeritus Professor John Patrick
2014 Professor Marilyn Ball
2016 Professor RT Furbank