We study transport and signalling processes that underpin improvements in crop nutrition and stress tolerance. Our research scales from genetics, through cell biology and whole plant physiology. Ultimately, the goals of our research is for our fundamental findings to be applied through breeding programs to improve crop performance in the field; examples of our research translation can be found here.

This website houses the research pages of the laboratory groups of Steve Tyerman and Matthew Gilliham, and affiliated independent research fellows. We share custom built plant molecular physiology laboratory facilities and host the Adelaide node of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology and the Membrane Transporter Expression facility. We also have independent funding from the Australian Federal Government for industry linked projects, the SA State Government, the Grains Research and Development Corporation, and the Australian Grape and Wine Authority.

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Plant Science Seminar: Professor Rainer Hedrich

February 8, 2018

The following seminar will take place at 3.30pm on Monday 12th February in the Plant Research Centre Auditorium. Barley stomata and the evolution of guard cell signalling Professor Rainer Hedrich, Institute for Molecular Plant Physiology and Biophysics, University of Wuerzburg, Germany Abstract The latest major group of plants to evolve were the grasses. These became […] Read More...

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Fellowship place available

February 7, 2018

University of Adelaide – Potential Postdoctoral Position: Social Science Perspectives on Synthetic Biology Applications in Transformative Crop Science The CSIRO Synthetic Biology Future Science Fellowships scheme is funded through the CSIRO Synthetic Biology Future Science Platform (SynBio FSP), which aims to attract outstanding national and international early- to mid-career postdoctoral researchers (equivalent to Academic Levels […] Read More...

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