Distinguished Professor Graham Farquhar AO, FAA, FRS, NAS is one of Australia's most distinguished plant scientists. His work has helped produce more water-efficient crops which have improved global food security. He leads the Farquhar Lab at ANU, and specialises in plant biophysics and photosynthesis.
Professor Farquhar is a fellow of the Australian Academy of Science and of the Royal Society and a Foreign Associate of the National Academy of Sciences. He has over 300 research publications and is a leading Australian Citation Laureate.
Professor Farquhar won the Prime Minister's Prize for Science in 2015, Britain's 2014 Rank Prize, and is the first Australian to win a Kyoto Prize (2017).
In January 2018, Professor Farquhar was named the 2018 Senior Australian of the Year.