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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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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