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 growth conditions. Phil has been recognised as a Highly-Cited Author by the American Society of Plant Biology. His most significant findings have involved the cellular polarity of PIN auxin transporters, the discovery of strigolactone as the branching hormone, the connections between strigolactones and auxin transport, and uncovering parts of the strigolactone biosynthesis pathway.