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 […]

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 […]

Inaugural Centre Director named in Queen’s Birthday Honours

June 19, 2017
Filed under: News — Emma Drew @ 3:49 pm

Inaugural Centre Director and Emeritus Professor Geoff Fincher, has been named Officer of the Order of Australia in the General Division (AO). Professor Fincher was recognised for distinguished service to science, and to education, in the area of plant genomics, as an academic, researcher and administrator, through scientific advisory roles, and to international professional societies. […]

UQ student success

May 22, 2017
Filed under: News — Tags: , , , — Emma Drew @ 11:21 am

Centre PhD student Ghanendra Gartaula, from the UQ node, is one of six finalists in the 2017 9th Annual Best Student Research Paper Competition of the American Association of Cereal Chemists International (AACCI). The finalists were chosen from several student applicants based on their initial presentation slides and abstract. The first, second and third places at […]

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