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2019
Chief executive
Maldi-Id
Sofie De Meyer was one of two winners of the Woodside STEM Excellence award in the 2019 Business News 40under40. After an academic career researching bacteria in legumes, Dr 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.