South Australia welcomes new Chief Scientist Dr Leanna Read

Dr Leanna Read has been announced as South Australia’s new Chief Scientist, a biotechnology expert and the first female to hold the position.

Science Minister Gail Gago welcomed Dr Read to the role.

“This renowned biotechnology expert also brings a wealth of executive, board and investment experience in technology-based businesses.


“As the fourth Chief Scientist for South Australia and the first woman to hold the position, Dr Read will help strengthen connections between industry and researchers, commercialise our research and position our State as a leader in STEM education and innovation,” Ms Gago said.

Dr Read welcomed the opportunity to promote and enhance the State’s research capabilities during her three-year term…

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