Staff Members with ACPFG

Gilbert, Michael
PositionActing Co-CEO
Phone+61 8 8313 6740
Research Interests

Interests and expertise in the areas of Intellectual Property, organisational management, business and strategy.

Skype address : mgilb01
Street Address : Plant Genomics Centre, Hartley Grove, Urrbrae SA 5064
Postal address : PMB 1, Glen Osmond South Australia 5064
Ph : 08 8313 6740
Mob: 0414 710540

Director, ABIC Foundation
Street Address : 101 - 111 Research Drive, Saskatoon SK S7N 3R2 CANADA
Ph 306-955-0545


After graduating as a Mechanical Engineer in 1984, Michael joined Sola Optical for 10 years; one of the early international "Medical Devices" companies.

Michael completed an MBA in 1998 and established Adelaide Consulting, with clients including The University of Adelaide. After managing the establishment of the Australian Centre for Plant Functional Genomics at the Waite Precinct in 2002, Michael joined it as General Manager.

Between 2004 and 2010, Michael was a Director of AusBiotech and chaired its Risk and Audit Committee. He was a member of the Advisory Council on Intellectual Property, the organisation that advises IP Australia and the Federal Government on IP matters.

Michael is now a director of the ABIC Foundation, based in Canada.

Michael is also the Company Secretary of ACPFG.


The Case for Gene Patents, Australasian Science, Vol 39, p32 2011

Biotechnology in Agriculture, Climate Change and Crop Production (Book Chapter) Ed Matthew Reynolds 2009

From Gene Discovery to Paddock Reality., online http://www regional org au/au/asa/2008/plenary/biotechnology/5944_langridgep htm 2008

Developing a new business model for enabling research - the case of the ACPFG in Australia, International Journal of Technology Intelligence and Planning, 2006; 2 (2):117?"128. 2006


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