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Plant Energy Forum at Thredbo

June 5, 2019

A number of staff and students are currently at Thredbo ski resort, New South Wales for the 2019 Plant Energy Biology Forum, 3rd-6th June.  They are braving/enjoying the snowy and wintry conditions to listen to a number of presentations from members of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology. There are also invited […] Read More...

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Discovery of New Receptor Protein Involved in High Grain Yield

June 4, 2019

Important new discoveries about the unusual receptor for strigolactones have been made by international researchers, including Dr Phil Brewer of the University of Adelaide. Strigolactones are plant hormones involved in reducing plant bushiness and increasing plant performance under sub-optimal growing conditions. A protein, D14, has been discovered as the receptor of strigolactones, but unusually it […] Read More...

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Welcome Dr Phil Brewer, ARC Future Fellow, to the Group

February 26, 2019

Phil Brewer has joined the ARC Centre for Plant Energy Biology at the University of Adelaide Waite Campus as an ARC Future Fellow. He completed his PhD at Monash University and gained postdoctoral experience at Tübingen University and the University of Queensland. Phil’s research interest involves how plant hormones help plants to respond to changed […] Read More...

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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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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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