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 […]

Plants have feelings too

April 18, 2017

Dr Kim Johnson from the Centre’s UM node was recently featured in Pursuit – the University content platform – for her work on plant senses. In the article, she describes how plants can sense changes around them and adapt to new conditions. “If a plant is getting constantly hit with strong wind, it will actually […]

Recognition for Former Director Prof Geoff Fincher

November 30, 2016
Filed under: Events,Media,News — Tags: , , — Stav Manafis @ 12:13 pm

  Former director to the Centre, Prof Geoff Fincher was presented the Kaj Linderstrøm-Lang award by the Carlsberg Foundation at the Carlsberg “Science to Business” forum in Copenhagen on Tuesday 29th November 2016. This award is given to prominent scientists for their achievements within biochemistry or physiology and it is an acknowledgement of Prof Fincher’s […]

Genes Identified in Defence Against Powdery Mildew

September 19, 2016
Filed under: Media,New Publications,News — Tags: , — Stav Manafis @ 11:37 am

An international research team has identified two genes which could help protect barley against powdery mildew attack. Led by the University of Adelaide in Australia and the Leibniz-Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK) in Germany, the research will give plant-breeders new targets for developing lines of barley with resistance to powdery mildew. […]

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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