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 […]

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 […]

Former Centre Director elected as a Fellow of Australian Academy of Science

May 23, 2016
Filed under: Media,News — Tags: , — Stav Manafis @ 10:35 am

The Centre congratulates former Centre Director Emeritus Professor Geoff Fincher on his induction today as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Sciences. This is a worthy recognition for Geoff’s long distinguished contribution to cereal chemistry, and his research into plant cell walls that culminated with the establishment of the ARC Centre of Excellence in […]

Centre Director on Qantas Biofuels Flight

April 13, 2012
Filed under: News — Tags: , , — Karen Chance @ 12:08 pm

Professor Geoff Fincher, the Director of the Centre of Excellence was one of the lucky few invited to be a part of this test flight. Read the Qantas release: http://www.qantas.com.au/travel/airlines/media-releases/apr-2012/5389/global/en

Cheers – a beer to save water

October 20, 2011
Filed under: News — Tags: , — Karen Chance @ 3:15 am

ADELAIDE researchers have developed an improved variety of malting barley sure to please beer lovers. And the improved malting barley could reduce the amount of water involved in brewing beer by up to 40 per cent. The team, led by Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Plant Cell Wall Biology director Professor Geoff Fincher, developed the […]