June 8, 2018
CSIRO moonshot on precision health
Google News alert: CSIRO moonshot on precision health
“The 'one health' model means we now understand that the solutions won't come from one single discipline or institution. The challenges are complex, ...
Larry R. Marshall, PhD
Chief Executive of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
Dr. Larry R. Marshall is an Australian entrepreneur and physicist. In January 2015, he became chief executive of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Australia's national science.
“...Dr Marshall suggested that for the country to achieve this target, Australia needed a cross-disciplinary “one health” approach. This means that government, industry, and research institutions must partner up.
“The ‘one health’ model means we now understand that the solutions won’t come from one single discipline or institution. The challenges are complex, and need innovative new approaches. But we know innovation happens at the intersection of people and perspectives,” he said.
Dr. Marshall said the “one health” approach meant taking advantage of the agency’s genetic research that was previously used to solve problems around plants, animals and water.
“Our environment, water, plants, animals and humans – we used to consider all of these elements separately, but our future is the intersection of all of them,” he said. ...”