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Associate Professor Chris Collet
Associate Professor
Faculty of Health,
School - Biomedical Sciences
IHBI Membership
Institute of Health Biomedical Innovation (IHBI),
IHBI Health Projects,
IHBI Biomedical Sciences - CDA
Discipline *
Curriculum and Pedagogy, Other Biological Sciences
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PhD (La Trobe University), BSc(Hons) (La Trobe University)

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


Research theme:
Research program:
Research discipline: Cell & Molecular Biosciences
Research area
Entrepreneurship in science education. Entrepreneurship education is traditionally based in business schools. However, these models are inadequate for realisation of innovation potential in highly complex emerging technologies.
Research points to requirements for different skills and training sets and a radicalisation of entrepreneurship education in the science and technology environment to drive commercialisation of high tech innovation.
Other areas of expertise:

  • Gene/genome structure/function relationships
  • Evolution of the eukaryote genome.

Selected research projects:

  • Entrepreneurship in science education
  • Entrepreurial skills and innovation commercialisation
This information has been contributed by Associate Professor Chris Collet.


Teaching discipline: Cell & Molecular Biosciences
Teaching areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Bioentrepreneurship.
This information has been contributed by Associate Professor Chris Collet.


Chris spent over 30 years researching the molecular biology of organisms as divergent as microalgae, bananas, marsupials, birds, fish and fruit fly.  During his years as a research scientist, Chris saw many innovative discoveries progress no further than the laboratory bench.  This prompted Chris to develop an entrepreneurship education program in biotechnology that targeted graduates to the commercialisation and technology transfer sector.  In recognition, Chris has received two University and three national teaching awards including a prestigious Teaching Fellowship from the Australian Teaching and Learning Council.  Aims of the ALTC Fellowship are to examine best practice examples of entrepreneurship education programs in non-business schools and to distil skills requirements in different innovation contexts. 

This information has been contributed by Associate Professor Chris Collet.


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