Jana bound for Food & Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations

June 21, 2016
Filed under: News — Tags: — Stav Manafis @ 2:41 pm

  Our very own Jana L. Phan PhD Candidate has been granted a prestigious internship position at the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations working on the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (IT-PGRFA).  She will represent Australia starting this coming July 2016. “The aims of the IT-PGRFA (recognise […]

Sleepy Gene in Barley Identified

May 31, 2016
Filed under: Media,New Publications,News — Tags: , , — Stav Manafis @ 5:18 pm

Two members of the Australian Research Council’s Centre of Excellence in Plant Cell Walls at the Waite Campus of the University of Adelaide have teamed up with Japanese colleagues to identify a dormancy gene in barley.  Professor Geoff Fincher and PhD student Julian Schwerdt are co-authors on a paper published by the group in Nature […]

Biofuel Production from the Stem of Wild Sorghum

Filed under: Media,New Publications,News — Tags: , — Stav Manafis @ 4:33 pm

  Scientists from the ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Cell Walls at the University of Adelaide have discovered that a variety of sorghum growing wild in Australia, Arun, has the potential to yield over 10,000 litres of bioethanol per hectare per year. Researchers such as Dr Caitlin Byrt Postdoctoral Fellow in the University’s School […]

Former Centre Director elected as a Fellow of Australian Academy of Science

May 23, 2016
Filed under: Media,News — Tags: , — Stav Manafis @ 10:35 am

The Centre congratulates former Centre Director Emeritus Professor Geoff Fincher on his induction today as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Sciences. This is a worthy recognition for Geoff’s long distinguished contribution to cereal chemistry, and his research into plant cell walls that culminated with the establishment of the ARC Centre of Excellence in […]

New paper: Regulation of Meristem Morphogenesis by Cell Wall Synthases in Arabidopsis

May 20, 2016
Filed under: Media,New Publications,News — Tags: , , , — Stav Manafis @ 1:06 pm

ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Cell Walls‘ scientists have mapped changes in composition of plant cell walls over space and time, providing new insights into the development and growth of all plants. A paper titled Regulation of Meristem Morphogenesis by Cell Wall Synthases in Arabidopsis which is published in the journal Current Biology, characterises […]

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