FSP researcher named Superstar of STEM

December 11th, 2018

A SynBio FSP researcher, Dr Madeline Mitchell, has been named one of the 2019 Superstars of STEM by Science & Technology Australia.

Madeline Mitchell

Dr Madeline Mitchell

Postdoctoral Fellow, Agriculture and Food and the Synthetic Biology FSP

Madeline uses plant molecular physiology and biotechnology to develop novel crops for more sustainable agriculture. Her current project aims to enhance the properties of cotton to create biodegradable and renewable alternatives to artificial fibres, including cotton shirts you won’t have to iron.

Madeline already gives talks to high school students and the media, modelling positivity and promoting women in STEM. She wants to increase this public engagement and outreach in her role as a Superstar. She says that while there has definitely been progress in media representations of scientists over the last few decades, there is still plenty of room for broader and more diverse representations of science.

See Madeline’s full profile on the Superstars of STEM website

Read about the other CSIRO Superstars of STEM