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.

Latest News

A New Discovery to Combat Salinity on Plant Growth

October 8, 2018

We congratulate Dr Allison Pearson on achieving the South Australian Grains Industry Trust Fund (SAGIT) grant for her research on phenotypic evaluation of a wheat RIL population for salinity tolerance. This project involves the use of a Mocho de Espiga Branca (Mocho) x Gladius RIL population that was developed on a previously funded SAGIT project.  […] Read More...

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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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