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Congratulations! 2017 Faculty of Sciences Award Winners!

December 8, 2017

Congratulations to Dr. Stephanie Watts-Williams and Prof. Matthew Gilliham from PEB Adelaide who were awarded prizes at the Faculty of Sciences End of Year Celebration. Research Awards The Edith Dornwell Medal for Early Career Research Excellence (for Females) Order Of Merit Dr Stephanie Watts-Williams – The School of Agriculture, Food & Wine   The 2017 Mid-Career Research […] Read More...

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New Discovery To Accelerate Development Of Salt-Tolerant Grapevines

November 23, 2017

A recent discovery by Australian scientists is likely to improve the sustainability of the Australian wine sector and significantly accelerate the breeding of more robust salt-tolerant grapevines. With funding from Wine Australia, a team of scientists from the ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology at the University of Adelaide and CSIRO Agriculture and […] Read More...

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Some recent news from PEB

A showcase of tools and capacity for future wheat breeding:http://plantenergy.edu.au/news/news.shtml#WheatShowcase Plants release more carbon dioxide than previously thought:http://plantenergy.edu.au/news/news.shtml#CO2 New discovery to accelerate development of salt-tolerant grapevines:http://plantenergy.edu.au/news/news.shtml#Grapevine Read More...

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Winnovation Award For Innovative Scientist Dr Caitlin Byrt

October 12, 2017

Dr Caitlin Byrt has been awarded the 2017 Winnovation Award for Science. The awards aim to showcase South Australia’s best female innovators. Dr Byrt has helped to address the challenge of global food security by identifying genes in wheat that contribute to salinity tolerance. “Improving global food security is a big challenge” she says. “The […] Read More...

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Chief Investigator Professor Rachel Burton Joins Plant Energy Biology

October 11, 2017

The ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology welcomes Professor Rachel Burton as a new Chief Investigator in the Centre. Prof. Burton will commence at Plant Energy Biology’s University of Adelaide node in January 2018, joining Chief Investigators Prof. Steve Tyerman and Prof. Matthew Gilliham. Prof. Burton brings with her expertise in plant molecular […] Read More...

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Samantha McGaughey’s PhD Major Review Seminar

March 14, 2017

Samantha McGaughey’s PhD Major Review Seminar, “The roles of Setariaviridis putative dual water:ion plasma membraneaquaporins in root osmotic stress responses” on Wednesday 15th March at 1pm in the PRC auditorium.   All welcome! Read More...

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PhD scholarships at the University of Adelaide

December 14, 2016

Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Plant Energy Biology and Grains Research and Development Scholarships at the University of Adelaide The ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology (PEB) at The University of Adelaide is seeking PhD project applications from highly qualified and motivated students with a strong background in molecular biology and/or […] Read More...

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Updates on aquaporins, two new publications on Plant, Cell & Environment

September 16, 2016

The idea that aquaporins may only allow permeation of neutral solutes has been challenged. Members of the group led by Caitlin Byrt, Manchun Zhao and Steve Tyerman have reveal that AtPIP2;1 is permeable to both water and Na+ in heterologous systems. The AtPIP2;1 ionic conductance is inhibited by low pH and Ca2+ similar to previous observations for […] Read More...

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Virtual Plant Cell Showcased by COE Plant Energy Biology

August 24, 2016

Virtual Plant Cell Showcased by COE Plant Energy Biology ARC Centre for Excellence in Plant Energy Biology showcased a Virtual Plant Cell at the University of Adelaide Open Day.  The Virtual Plant Cell was launched by Plant Energy Biology at the Perth Science Festival on 13th August.  The Virtual Plant Cell will be a great […] Read More...

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Update on Chloride Transport

July 10, 2016

Chloride is unique amongst the plant elements. Although it is widely held that chloride is a micronutrient it can accumulate in plants to macronutrient levels without the plant incurring a penalty. Its been an area of research that has been relatively neglected until recently but research into chloride transport has taken off over the last […] Read More...

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