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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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Steffi wins the Edith Dornwell ECR medal

December 4, 2015

Dr. Stefanie Wege, our recent ARC DECRA fellow awardee, was in the prizes again last night. She was awarded the University of Adelaide Faculty of Sciences Edith Dornwell medal for 2015 for her achievements as an ECR. Since coming to our lab last year she has had two Plant Physiology papers accepted, a Nature Communications […] Read More...

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Lab on the telly!

December 3, 2015

Channel Ten’s SCOPE program – a kid’s science program came to the lab to film a short feature on our discovery of GABA signalling in plants. See the episode here (http://tenplay.com.au/channel-eleven/scope/season-3/episode-84)   Matt with the SCOPE team.   Read More...

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Hisyam completes his honours

December 2, 2015

Hisyam Sohami, has completed his honours project on HKT activity in barley. Hisyam did a fabulous job and we enjoyed him being in the lab. Hopefully next year he comes back to do his PhD!!!! Have a good break Hisyam – you did a great job.     Read More...

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