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 biology and plant functional genomics, specifically as it relates to plant cell wall biosynthesis, remodelling and degradation and the impact of these biological processes on end-use quality of cereals and biomass.
Amongst other studies, Prof. Burton will be involved in research to understand the energy cost of cellulose synthesis, the transport of precursors to make cellulose and the role of cellulose as a major investment of a plant, influencing its form, function and stress tolerance.
The Centre looks forward to the contributions Prof. Burton and her team will make to Plant Energy Biology’s programs of research.
Further information about Prof. Burton’s research can be found here.
- Karina Price (ARC CoE in Plant Energy Biology, Science Communications Officer) +61 8 6488 4481