Chief Investigators

The University of Western Australia

PROFESSOR HARVEY MILLAR (DIRECTOR)

Harvey is an ARC Future Fellow, Centre Director and was awarded the Charles Albert Shull award by the American Society of Plant Biologists in 2013. His research aims to understand the role respiration plays in the primary carbon and nitrogen metabolism of plants and their response to oxidative stress, and the dynamics of the plant proteome under limiting conditions. Click here to read the Director's View.

Email: harvey.millar@uwa.edu.au

Phone:+61 8 6488 7245

Biography: Click here to read Harvey's Biography

PROFESSOR IAN SMALL

Ian's research interests involve understanding how plants coordinate the expression of nuclear and organellar genes and also building computational models of plant metabolism. He was Centre Director 2006-2013. His research interests involve understanding how plants coordinate the expression of nuclear and organellar genes.

Email: ian.small@uwa.edu.au

Phone:+61 8 6488 1749

Biography: Click here to read Ian's Biography

PROFESSOR RYAN LISTER

Ryan's research interests are on epigenomics of plants and animals, he is an ARC Future Fellow.

Email: ryan.lister@uwa.edu.au

Phone:+61 8 6488 4407

PROFESSOR RANA MUNNS

Rana has focussed on mechanisms by which plants adapt to drought and salinity stress. She holds a joint position with the University of Western Australia, and CSIRO Agriculture in Canberra. She is recognised internationally for her insights into the fundamental principles of crop adaptation to salinity, and for applications of these insights.

Email: rana.munns@csiro.au

Phone:+61 2 6246 5280

Biography: Click here to read Rana's Biography

The Australian National University

PROFESSOR BARRY POGSON (Deputy Director)

Barry is the Australian representative on the Multinational Arabidopsis Steering Committee. Current research in his group is defining novel roles for carotenoids in plant developmental processes. Complementary research into organelle signalling is identifying the mechanisms by which plants perceive and respond to drought and excess light.

Email: barry.pogson@anu.edu.au

Phone:+61 2 6125 5629

Biography: Click here to read Barry's Biography

PROFESSOR JUSTIN BOREVITZ

Justin's research applies cutting edge Genomics and Phenomics approaches to the study of the genetic basis of climate adaptation. He uses model plants and foundation species in controlled and field environments.

Email: justin.borevitz@anu.edu.au

Phone:+61 2 6125 3068

PROFESSOR OWEN ATKIN

Owen Atkin joined the ANU in 2008 and was awarded an ARC Future Fellowship (2009-2013). He is the Environment Section Editor for New Phytologist and is a Member of the Faculty of 1000. A major focus of his research is assessing the impact of environmental gradients on plant physiological processes, particularly respiration.

Email: owen.atkin@anu.edu.au

Phone:+61 2-6125 5046

The University of Adelaide

PROFESSOR STEVE TYERMAN

Steve is the Wine Industry Chair of Viticulture at the University of Adelaide, which has provided opportunities to apply his research to grapevine root physiology. He has received several awards for his plant physiology research and was elected as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science in 2003. He has won a prestigious Australian Research Council Professorial Fellowship to investigate the link between calcium transport and water transport in plants.

Email: steve.tyerman@adelaide.edu.au

Phone: +61 8 8313 6663

Biography: Click here to read Steve's Biography

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR MATTHEW GILLIHAM

Matt's research focuses on the physiological role of solute transport proteins in plant nutrition and in conferring tolerance to various stresses such as salinity, drought and aluminium. In 2013, he was awarded an ARC Future Fellowship to investigate the pathways for chloride transport in plants and their regulation.

Email: matthew.gilliham@adelaide.edu.au

Phone: +61 8 8313 8145

Biography: Click here to read Matt's Biography

La Trobe University

PROFESSOR JIM WHELAN

Jim's research combines morphological, biochemical, genetic and 'omic' approaches to understand organelle function and biogenesis in plants.

Email: j.whelan@latrobe.edu.au

Phone:+61 8 6488 1749

Biography: Click here to read Jim's Biography

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