Professor Sakkie Pretorius is Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) at Macquarie University. He is internationally recognised as a pioneer in molecular microbiology and biotechnology and in translating research outcomes to innovative industry applications.
Professor Pretorius joined Macquarie University in 2013. In 2014 his passion for academic excellence and research that creates both value and opportunity for staff, students and the broader community drove the creation of the University’s strategic research framework, World-leading research; World-changing impact. The framework, which will shape Macquarie’s research priorities over the next decade, built on the Our University: A Framing of Futures project.