Professor Nick Paul is a marine scientist at the University of the Sunshine Coast. He leads applied R&D on seaweed for new product development, based upon a platform of sustainable production. He is also project leader on international research for development projects funded by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research, focussed on domesticating new strains, creating new culture techniques and developing bioproducts for farmed seaweed, working with government partners across the Indo-Pacific. His interests in Australia revolve around high-value products, including functional food and nutraceuticals for human health as well as bioactives for fish, livestock and agriculture more broadly. Nick’s role combines research expertise with a strong focus on industry partnerships, innovation, intellectual property development and commercialisation.