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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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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