From Attenborough to Adelaide – the genetics of success

The changing face of Flinders: Vice-Chancellor Professor Colin Stirling in Flinders Laneway.
The changing face of Flinders: Vice-Chancellor Professor Colin Stirling in Flinders Laneway.

Vice-Chancellor, Professor Colin Stirling, reveals in today’s Australian his transformation from stubborn Scottish teenager to internationally acclaimed geneticist, and the key career moments that led him to Australia and Flinders University.

Professor Stirling shares how he worked with a future Nobel Laureate and developed a passion for crafting educational opportunities that enable every student the opportunity to similarly fulfill their potential.

“We have to make it (Flinders University) one in which students endeavour to excel,” he told The Australian. “Their education needs to be relevant and graduates need to be prepared for the world of digital disruption. It needs to be vibrant.”

In the article, Professor Stirling listed Sir David Attenborough as one of his first inspirations.

You can read the full piece here.

Follow Professor Colin Stirling on Twitter @colinstirling

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