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. […]

Hats off to our graduates!

September 15, 2016
Filed under: Events — Stav Manafis @ 5:21 pm

  On Tuesday 13th September, three of our students graduated from the University of Adelaide for completing their PhDs: Dr Riksfardini Annisa Ermawar Dr Jamil Chowdhury Dr George Dimitroff The Centre and all the staff are extremely proud of our young doctorates who have accomplished this task with their hard work. Congratulations on your achievement. […]

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 […]

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