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Lab awards and achievements

  • Apr 2015 - Travel grant awarded to Isabel Saur from the Society for Experimental Biology (UK), to participate in the July 2-3 symposium on plant pathogen effector biology during their 2015 Annual Meeting in Prague.

  • Jan 2015 - Dr Diana Garnica, invited speaker in the Workshop “New Approaches for Developing Disease Resistance in Cereals” at the Plant and Animal Genome XXIII Meetings in San Diego, CA, sponsored by the Durable Rust Resistance in Wheat project (Cornell University).

  • Jan 2015 - Dr Diana Garnica, invited to attend the “Female Leaders in Science Workshop” held in San Diego, CA and sponsored by The Durable Rust Resistance in Wheat project (Cornell University) in partnership with the Borlaug Global Rust Initiative.

  • Jan 2015 - PhD student William Jackson visits The Sainsbury Laboratory.

  • Jan 2015 - DAAD (Germany) travelling scholarship awarded to Isabel Saur to visit MPI-Koln.

  • Jan 2015 - Exclusive Angus Nicholson Scholarship awarded to Rebecca Drown for her Honours year, congratulations and well deserved!

  • Dec 2014 - Dr Benjamin Schwessinger wins prestigious ARC DECRA to study wheat stripe rust epigenomics, fantastic news.

  • Nov 2014 - ARC grant 'Identification of immune receptor and signalling proteins from plants' awarded to Rathjen.

  • Oct 2014 - Rathjen appointed to Scientific Advisory Board of CEPLAS (Germany).

  • Oct 2014 - Prestigious Indian Council of Agricultural Research Scholarship awarded to Ramawatar Nagar to study stripe rust effectors in the Rathjen lab, congratulations!

  • Sep 2014 - Madeleine Parker (NZ) awarded an ANU Summer Scholarship to visit the Rathjen lab - welcome Maddy!

  • Aug 2014 - Diana Garnica becomes Dr Diana Garnica :) Super thesis.

  • Jun 2014 - Isabel Saur awarded competitive travel grant to attend IS-MPMI XVI Congress, Rhodes, Greece - well done Isi!

  • Jun 2014 - Isabel Saur awarded ANU Vice-Chancellor's travel grant to attend IS-MPMI XVI Congress, Rhodes, Greece.

  • Mar 2014 - Dr Selena Gimenez, ex-Rathjen lab PhD student, wins highly-sought UNESCO-L'Oreal International Fellowship, superb achievement.

  • Jun 2013 - Rathjen attends The Sainsbury Laboratory 25-year celebration as alumni.

  • Mar 2013 - Isabel Saur awarded EMBO short-term fellowship to visit Prof. Dr. Cyril Zipfel's lab at The Sainsbury Laboratory, UK.

  • Jan 2013 - Diana Garnica, Early Career Scientist 2013, sponsored by the Durable Rust Resistance in Wheat project (Cornell University) to speak at the Workshop “The Genetic Landscape of Wheat Rusts” at the Plant and Animal Genome meeting in San Diego, CA.

  • Oct 2012 - Rathjen talks about Pseudomonas syringae at the Zespri Momentum Kiwifruit Meeting in Mount Maunganui, NZ.

  • Oct 2012 - Ex-postdoc Dr Vardis Ntoukakis is awarded a highly competitive Royal Society (UK) University Research Fellowship, to support his work at the University of Warwick.

  • Sep 2012 - Diana Garnica, Winner, Competitive Graduate Student Symposium at the Borlaug Global Rust Initiative 2012 Technical Workshop. Sponsored by Borlaug Global Rust Initiative to speak at the BGRI meeting 2012 in Beijing-China, September 2012.

  • Sep 2012 - Rathjen gives seminar at the Borlaug Global Rust Initiative 2012 Technical Workshop, Beijing, China.

  • Aug 2012 - Rathjen delivers plenary at the IS-MPMI XV Congress, Kyoto, Japan.

  • Nov 2011 - Isabel Saur awarded Runner-Up for the Hiroto Naora Award at the ANU Research School of Biology Plant Science HDR student conference.

  • Jan 2011 - William Jackson awarded an Australian Post-Graduate Award to support his PhD work on wheat stripe rust.

  • Nov 2010 - Diana Garnica awarded Runner-Up for the Hiroto Naora Award at the ANU Research School of Biology Plant Science HDR student conference.

  • Jan 2010 - ANU Merit PhD Scholarship awarded to Diana Garnica (Colombia), well done Diana!

  • 2010 – ARC grant 'Molecular characterisation of the Prf bacterial recognition complex of tomato' awarded to Rathjen.

  • 2010 – Dodds and Rathjen review published in Nature Reviews Genetics, and Boutrot et al. in PNAS.

  • 2009 – Prestigious ARC Future Fellowship awarded to Rathjen, 'Plant immunity to Fungal and Bacterial Pathogens'.

  • 2009 – Ntoukakis et al. published in Science.

  • 2009 – Gimenez-Ibanez et al. published in Current Biology, and covered by Faculty of 1000.

  • 2008 – John Rathjen invited as a speaker to highly selective Keystone and Banbury (Cold Spring Harbor) meetings.

  • 2007 – We discover the receptor kinase BAK1 as a central regulator of plant immunity (Heese et al., 2007). This paper has been cited over 300 times.

  • 2006 – We show that Pto kinase resides in a constitutive molecular complex with the NB-LRR protein Prf (Mucyn et al., 2006).

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