Podcast: Making friends with fronds

November 7, 2017

Victorian node researcher, Dr Kim Johnson, features in Episode 18 of “Eaves Drop on Experts” by the University of Melbourne’s publication, Pursuit. In the podcast, titled, “Making friends with fronds: understanding plants’ feelings“, Kim discusses how plants have contributed to scientific understanding of processes like RNA silencing and how the mechanisms that give plants their […]

TV series SCOPE features Centre work

August 21, 2017

In the story, Centre Research Fellow Dr Kim Johnson from the University of Melbourne presents elements of her work on characterising cell wall-sensing pathways that monitor the status of the cell walls during growth.  They have identified a cell wall sensor that regulates the outer wall of the epidermis, or skin, of the plant.  By […]

Pint of Science with Centre CI

August 9, 2017

On the 17th of May, Professor Rachel Burton and Dr Heather Bray, participated in the National Event “Pint of Science“. They presented a discussion titled ,”Hint of mutant with a CRISPR finish: a look at DNA change in agriculture” which is available to view on YouTube  

Centre CI named as a Supertar in STEM

July 3, 2017
Filed under: Events,Media,News — Emma Drew @ 2:47 pm

Professor Rachel Burton, Adelaide Node Leader, has been named as one of the first 30 Superstars of STEM. Along with the other female scientists and technologists, Rachel will receive training and development to use social media, TV, radio and public speaking opportunities to carve out a more diverse face for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)  and […]

Back to back papers for Centre staff

June 29, 2017
Filed under: New Publications — Emma Drew @ 3:40 pm

Researchers at the Victorian node of the Centre, and Dr Carolyn Schultz (who just completed a 1 year sabbatical with the Adelaide node) have recently published back to back papers in the Plant Physiology Journal. The first paper, titled “Pipeline to Identify Hydroxyproline-Rich Glycoproteins“, is an innovative bioinformatics pipeline to identify and classify a plant-specific […]

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