Professor Stephen Simpson FRS
Professor of Biology and Academic Director of the Charles Perkins Centre, the University of Sydney.
Steve Simpson is one of the world’s foremost entomologists and nutritional biologists. His seminal work on locust swarming has provided a unifying framework, ranging from chemical events in nervous systems of individual insects to mass migration, using techniques from molecular biology, population genetics, neurophysiology, biochemistry, behaviour, biomathematics, statistical physics, computer science, engineering, robotics, evolutionary theory and landscape ecology. His work on nutrition has spanned slime moulds to humans, and has found significant practical applications in aquaculture, conservation biology, nutritional ecology, gerontology, immunity and human metabolic disease.