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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Virtual Plant Cell Showcased by COE Plant Energy Biology

August 24, 2016

Virtual Plant Cell Showcased by COE Plant Energy Biology ARC Centre for Excellence in Plant Energy Biology showcased a Virtual Plant Cell at the University of Adelaide Open Day.  The Virtual Plant Cell was launched by Plant Energy Biology at the Perth Science Festival on 13th August.  The Virtual Plant Cell will be a great […] Read More...

Filed under: News — Julian Qu

Update on Chloride Transport

July 10, 2016

Chloride is unique amongst the plant elements. Although it is widely held that chloride is a micronutrient it can accumulate in plants to macronutrient levels without the plant incurring a penalty. Its been an area of research that has been relatively neglected until recently but research into chloride transport has taken off over the last […] Read More...

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