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

Caitlin Byrt awarded Future Fellowship and ASPS Goldacre Award

November 8, 2018

We congratulate Dr Caitlin Byrt on being awarded The Australian Society of Plant Scientists (ASPS) prestigious 2018 Peter Goldacre Award. Caitlin is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the University of Adelaide’s School of Agriculture, Food and Wine and the ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology at the Waite Research Precinct. Her research focuses […] Read More...

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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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