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Owen Atkin at the opening of CEAT. Image Sharyn Wragg

Using satellites to benefit agriculture

Professor Owen Atkin is a Group Leader at RSB Plant Sciences, the Vice Chancellor's Entrepreneurial Professor at ANU, and the Director of the Centre for Entrepreneurial Agri-Technology (CEAT) - a collaboration between ANU and CSIRO, with investment from the ACT Government.

Back to the future: new study could lead to bumper crops

Research led by scientists at The Australian National University (ANU) could lead to major improvements in crop production.
Wheat photo courtest of Keith/Ewing on flickr

Research working to make wheat fungus a thing of the past

Researchers have a new understanding of the genetic makeup of a fungus that causes the disease Wheat Stripe Rust, one of the most destructive wheat diseases globally costing $1 billion annually.

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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