Jack Heinemann is a professor of genetics
and molecular biology in the School of
Biological Sciences at the University of Canterbury,
was previously a staff fellow at the US National Institutes of Health. He
received his BSc with honors in biochemistry and molecular biology from the University of Wisconsin
– Madison and a PhD in molecular biology from the University of Oregon.
Jack received the ICAAC Young Investigator Award from the American Society for Microbiology in 1993 and was the recipient of the New Zealand Association of Scientists Research Medal in 2002. He was appointed to the UN Roster of Biosafety Experts in 2005. Jack has published broadly in the peer-reviewed scientific literature, authored invited works for the UN FAO and IAASTD, and has advised various government agencies in several countries.