Richard Jefferson

Richard Jefferson
  • Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Cambia, Australia

1978, BA, Univ. of California; 1985, PhD in Molecular, Cellular and Dev. Biology, Univ. of Colorado. Over 25 years' experience in molecular enabling tech., global agriculture, science & dev. & intellectual property & innovation systems reform. 1985-88, with Plant Breeding Institute; 1989-91, First Molecular Biologist, UN FAO. Founder & CEO, Cambia; Professor of Science, Tech. & Law, Queensland Univ. of Tech.; Director, Initiative for Open Innovation, Nat'l ICT Australia. Founder, Biological Open Source, Patent Lens. Troubleshooter, Network on Rice Biotechnology, Rockefeller Foundation. Recipient of awards, incl.: World Research Leader in Economic Dev., Scientific American 50 Most Influential Technologists. Interests: music, mandolin, guitars, juggling, evolution and microbiomes, open innovation, intellectual property.