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Mangroves remember droughts — this could be bad news for our coastlines

The remarkable ability of mangrove forests to remember recent droughts could leave them more vulnerable to the impacts of climate change.

ANU to boost Australia's nuclear and biosecurity expertise

ANU has been awarded a total of almost $10m in funding from the Australian Research Council (ARC) to bolster the nation's capabilities in nuclear and radiation science, and plant biosecurity.

A sweet breakthrough towards tastier and healthier fruit

Professor Yong-Ling Ruan and his colleagues have made a breakthrough that could yield tastier and healthier fruit.


PS Seminar Series - How will plants adapt to a high CO2 world?

12pm 1 Jul 2024
In this talk I will discuss our progress in understanding the impact of eCO2 concentrations on a forest ecosystem using data from the Free-Air Carbon dioxide Enrichment (FACE) site at the Birmingham Institute for Forest Research (BIFoR), and show some recent data of the effects on the nutritional status of seed.

PS Seminar Series: Targets of powdery mildew avirulence effectors in barley

12pm 2 Jul 2024
Blumeria hordei (Bh) causes the powdery mildew disease of barley. In resistant barley lines, the RNase-like Bh AVRA effectors are recognized by immune receptors encoded at the barley Mildew locus a (Mla).

PS Seminar Series - Photosynthesis promotes pre-protein processing of chloroplast SEC and TAT cargoes

3.30pm 12 Jul 2024
Results show that the processing of a specific module of Photosystem-associated proteins and concomitantly progression of chloroplast biogenesis depend on active photosynthesis early in plant development.

PS Seminar Series

12pm 24 Jul 2024
More information to come

Event recordings

14 June 2024

Dr Yekti Asih Purwestri, Center for Biotechnology Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM)

Plant biotechnology has become an essential tool in the effort to enhance global food security. Faced with challenges such as a growing population, climate change, and land...

15 April 2024

Professor Ulrike Mathesius, Head of Division, Division of Plant Sciences

Professor Ulrike Mathesius, Head of Division, Division of Plant Sciences

16 October 2023

Professor Justin Borevitz

Biodiversity rests on a foundation of adaptive and neutral variation within populations and species, that interact in communities or coexist in assemblages, to define ecosystems...

4 November 2022

Tom Schreiber, Post-doctoral Fellow, Leibniz Institute of Plant Biochemistry

Transcription activator-like effectors (TALEs) are Type-III-effector proteins mainly found in phytopathogenic Xanthomonas species.

2 November 2022

Jodi Young, ANU Honorary Senior Lecturer

Oceans cover 70% of the Earth’s surface, play a vital role in global climate and are home to varied and productive ecosystems.

21 October 2022

Ana Laura Furlan, Postdoc, CONCIET and National University of Rio Cuarto (Córdoba, Argentina)

The research line is devoted to the study of the interaction between peanuts and beneficial microorganisms.

12 October 2022

Assoc Professor David Collings, The University of Newcastle

Phi thickenings are peculiar secondary cell wall thickenings that form reinforcing bands around the radial walls of cortical cells in plant roots, a location where only a primary...

7 October 2022

Andres Garcia, PhD candidate, Atkin Group - Plant respiration in a changing world

Global crop yields per hectare have plateaued in recent years while consumption and population continue to grow.

28 September 2022

Mareike Moeller, Postdoc, Oregon State University, USA

The ability to rapidly adapt to changing environments, especially to artificial environments created by industrial agriculture and modern medicine, is crucial for the success of...

21 September 2022

John Passioura, Visiting Fellow, The Australian National University

‘Translational research’ became an increasingly common term when it was realised that much agriculturally inspired basic research failed to contribute to the improvement of crops.