GRDC award for Centre affiliate

March 15, 2017
Filed under: Media,News — Tags: , , — Emma Drew @ 9:55 am

Centre affiliate, Dr Caitlin Byrt, has been awarded the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Science Innovation Award for 2017, to study the roots of the wild relatives of barley crops to see what makes them so tolerant to stress. She has already had success in this area with a similar project looking at a […]

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 […]

The Start of Cropping in Grains

July 31, 2015

Our former Centre Director, Emeritus Professor Geoff Fincher, and a team of international researchers have discovered the genes in barley that led to the start of human agriculture, published in the journal Cell today. “Evolution of the seed dispersal system in barley” discusses how the group of researchers, led by Professor Takao Komatsuda of the National Institute of Agrobiological […]

Adelaide staff on local radio

July 6, 2015

Over the past month, some of the Centre staff at the Adelaide node have been interviewed for a local radio segment “The Sound of Science“.      

Powdery mildew resistance in barley

July 24, 2014
Filed under: Media,New Publications — Tags: , , , — Emma Drew @ 12:16 pm

University of Adelaide node researcher Dr Alan Little and PhD student Jamil Chowdhury have generated some media interest with soon to be published work on the underlying mechanisms of powdery mildew resistance in barley. The research has been undertaken in conjunction with Centre Partner Investigator Patrick Schweizer of the Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and […]