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 success in recent ARC Linkage round

May 11, 2016

Prof. Vincent Bulone, Prof. Mike Gidley and A/Prof. Jason Stokes have recently been awarded Linkage Grants for 2016. The three independent projects, worth $1.71 million over 3 years, build on work produced in the CoE. Prof. Bulone’s project continues an existing collaboration with Carlsberg Breweries, and brings in new partners Coopers Brewery and La Trobe […]

Special Feature – Biofuels in SA

December 7, 2015

SA’s biggest newspaper, The Advertiser, recorded and produced a special feature on biofuels in SA. The video and article stars SA node leader Associate Professor Rachel Burton, with help in the lab from PhD student Kendall Corbin. In the article, Associate Professor Burton discusses the use of Agave and grape marc in biofuels and how […]

A better source for biofuel?

October 7, 2015

Researchers at the Centre have showed that the agave plant, best known for producing tequila in Mexico, could produce up to 15,000 litres per hectare a year of biofuel ̶ and it grows on marginal land under low rainfall conditions. The paper, titled “Prospecting for Energy-Rich Renewable Raw Materials: Agave Leaf Case Study” published in the journal […]

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