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PhD scholarships at the University of Adelaide

December 14, 2016

Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Plant Energy Biology and Grains Research and Development Scholarships at the University of Adelaide The ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology (PEB) at The University of Adelaide is seeking PhD project applications from highly qualified and motivated students with a strong background in molecular biology and/or […] Read More...

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Updates on aquaporins, two new publications on Plant, Cell & Environment

September 16, 2016

The idea that aquaporins may only allow permeation of neutral solutes has been challenged. Members of the group led by Caitlin Byrt, Manchun Zhao and Steve Tyerman have reveal that AtPIP2;1 is permeable to both water and Na+ in heterologous systems. The AtPIP2;1 ionic conductance is inhibited by low pH and Ca2+ similar to previous observations for […] Read More...

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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...

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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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Steffi wins the Edith Dornwell ECR medal

December 4, 2015

Dr. Stefanie Wege, our recent ARC DECRA fellow awardee, was in the prizes again last night. She was awarded the University of Adelaide Faculty of Sciences Edith Dornwell medal for 2015 for her achievements as an ECR. Since coming to our lab last year she has had two Plant Physiology papers accepted, a Nature Communications […] Read More...

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Lab on the telly!

December 3, 2015

Channel Ten’s SCOPE program – a kid’s science program came to the lab to film a short feature on our discovery of GABA signalling in plants. See the episode here (http://tenplay.com.au/channel-eleven/scope/season-3/episode-84)   Matt with the SCOPE team.   Read More...

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Hisyam completes his honours

December 2, 2015

Hisyam Sohami, has completed his honours project on HKT activity in barley. Hisyam did a fabulous job and we enjoyed him being in the lab. Hopefully next year he comes back to do his PhD!!!! Have a good break Hisyam – you did a great job.     Read More...

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New DECRA Fellow in the lab

October 31, 2015

Dr Stefanie Wege has been awarded a prestigious ARC DECRA fellowship in the 2016 round. She will continue her groundbreaking work on chloride transport in our lab for the next three years. Well done Steffi!   Steffi joins the growing ranks of DECRA fellows that we host in the lab, Dr Caitlin Byrt was awarded a […] Read More...

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New Postdoctoral Opening

October 22, 2015

We have a position available in the lab to study plant ‘GABA receptor’ biology. http://careers.adelaide.edu.au/cw/en/job/493996/postdoctoral-research-associate-in-plant-gaba-receptor-biology   Read More...

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New Canopy measuring tool

A new app, VitiCanopy, for measuring grapevine canopy size has just been released. The design of this tool has been led by our collaborator Dr Cas Collins at the University of Adelaide. To see more information and download the app see here. Also a video describing how to use the tool can be found below. Read More...

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