News & Events

Regulating Root Aquaporin Function in Response to Changes in Salinity

September 24, 2018

Soil salinity is one of the biggest stressors on plant growth and can limit the productivity of crops. Globally, this poses a problem as it reduces the yield of our fields which affects the stability of our food system, leading to shortages and wastage. With food crises evident across the globe, salinity is a problem […] Read More...

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Accelerating Biological Discovery Using Artificial Intelligence

September 20, 2018

We congratulate Dr Rakesh David on achieving the Proof of Concept grant from the University of Adelaide on his project regarding the application of artificial intelligence to accelerate biological discovery. To carry out this project, Rakesh and his team have partnered up with researchers and students in the School of Computer Science located at the […] Read More...

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COE Plant Energy Biology Forum

September 19, 2018

The annual COE Plant Energy Biology forum was held in Western Australia on the 11-13th September. All Plantransig lab members attended with the majority presenting their work via talks or posters.  It was a fantastic opportunity to network and establish collaborations with colleagues from other nodes of COE PEB. Not only were there scientific sessions, […] Read More...

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Conversations with Women of Waite

August 27, 2018

The 16th of August marked a monumental event for the female members at the Waite campus, with the launching of the first major Women of Waite event – Conversations with Women of Waite. The event introduced the reality of working as a scientist to the public, with panel members from around the campus each in […] Read More...

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Science Alive! 2018

August 16, 2018

ARC Centre for Excellence in Plant Energy Biology took part in Science Alive!, the largest single interactive science exhibition in Australia. This event draws in more than 25,000 attendees from around South Australia and exposes them to the wonderful world of science. We prepared fun activities like growing Cress seeds in portable containers in either […] Read More...

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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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Charlotte (Na Sai) introductory PhD seminar

February 6, 2018

Charlotte (Na Sai) will be presenting her introductory PhD  seminar in  meeting room 127 of the Plant Genomics Centre (Waite Campus) on Wednesday 7th of Feb at 3.30pm. Her project title is: Investigating GABA regulation of gas exchange in barley. All welcome! Read More...

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Congratulations! 2017 Faculty of Sciences Award Winners!

December 8, 2017

Congratulations to Dr. Stephanie Watts-Williams and Prof. Matthew Gilliham from PEB Adelaide who were awarded prizes at the Faculty of Sciences End of Year Celebration. Research Awards The Edith Dornwell Medal for Early Career Research Excellence (for Females) Order Of Merit Dr Stephanie Watts-Williams – The School of Agriculture, Food & Wine   The 2017 Mid-Career Research […] Read More...

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New Discovery To Accelerate Development Of Salt-Tolerant Grapevines

November 23, 2017

A recent discovery by Australian scientists is likely to improve the sustainability of the Australian wine sector and significantly accelerate the breeding of more robust salt-tolerant grapevines. With funding from Wine Australia, a team of scientists from the ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology at the University of Adelaide and CSIRO Agriculture and […] Read More...

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