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2019
Chief executive
Maldi-Id
CATEGORY WINNER - Woodside STEM Excellence Award. After an academic career researching bacteria in legumes, Sofie De Meyer founded Maldi-Id, a business which aims to provide a faster, cheaper way for farmers to identify and ensure that they have the ideal kind of nitrogen-fixing bacteria on their legume roots, reducing the need for fertilisers. After an academic career researching identification of bacteria in legumes, Sofie De Meyer founded Maldi-Id, a business which aims to provide a faster, cheaper way for farmers to identify and ensure that they have the ideal kind of nitrogen-fixing bacteria on their legume roots, reducing the need for fertilisers. Dr De Meyer also makes community contributions through her work in the Dixon Park Friends and as treasurer for the Hamilton Hill Community Group.