University of New South Wales (Australia)
Graham Fleet is an Emeritus Professor at the University of New South Wales ( UNSW), Sydney, Australia. He has BSc ( 1966) and MSc degrees ( 1969) in microbiology/biochemistry from the University of Queensland and completed his PhD at the University of California , Davis ( 1973)- working on yeast cell wall biochemistry. After post- doctoral studies at Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh, he joined UNSW in 1975 where he was responsible for teaching and research programs in food microbiology/ biotechnology until his retirement in 2007. During this time, he has published many research papers and several books on the microbiology/biotechnology of fermented foods and beverages, with specialized interest in the contributions of yeasts. He was Chairperson of the International Commission on Yeasts ( 1996-2000) and served on the Executive Board of the International Union of Microbiological Societies ( IUMS) and as Chairperson of the Mycology Division ( IUMS) during 2002-2008. Since 2010, he has been a member of the Executive Board of the International Committee on Food Microbiology and Hygiene. He has served on the editorial boards of several journals associated with yeasts, wine and foods and has been an editor of the International Journal of Food Microbiology since 2008. His most recent book is Schwan, R and Fleet, G ( eds) Cocoa and Coffee Fermentations CRC Press, 2015.