New Centre Video

August 4, 2015

The Centre has just released a new Centre Overview video that can been seen through our website  or YouTube. Produced with Adelaide firm B-Smarter Pty Ltd, the video is the latest step in a progressive update of our web presence.

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 […]

Runner up in AusSMC image competition

July 29, 2015
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Recently, Australian Science Media Centre (AusSMC),established the Scimex Multimedia Hub of images, graphics, footage and audio to help make sciences stories more intersting. To celebrate the launch of this hub, AusSMC ran an image competition for its supporters. An image of Arabidopsis stigma stained with Direct Yellow by Dr Matthew Tucker from the Adelaide node of […]

Fishy sunscreen

July 28, 2015

Centre Director, Professor Vincent Bulone is leading research into an all new natural sunscreen made from fish slime, algae and crustacean shells, as reported in the American Chemical Society’s Applied Materials & Interfaces Journal. The paper, titled “Exploiting Mycosporines as Natural Molecular Sunscreens for the Fabrication of UV-Absorbing Green Materials”, discusses how the researchers combined the protective […]

New paper:

July 8, 2015

Centre Affiliate, Dr Staffan Persson recently had a paper published in Nature Plants, titled “V-ATPase activity in the TGN/EE is required for exocytosis and recycling in Arabidopsis” Below is a summary of the work discussed in the article: The membrane that surrounds cells, also called the plasma membrane, is a defining feature for life, and […]

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