Dr Jayakumar Bose
Dr Jayakumar Bose is a recipient of Australian Research Council - Discovery Early Career Research Award (DECRA 2017). His major discoveries have been in the field of plant stress physiology. He advanced how ion transport mechanisms govern plant adaptive responses to salt and aluminium stresses, by combining state-of-the-art biophysical, molecular, intracellular ion, and reactive oxygen species (ROS) imaging techniques. He is an expert in electrophysiology; specifically on Micro-electrode Ion Flux Estimation (MIFE®) technique.
- Ion signalling and transport mechanisms across plasma membrane, chloroplasts and stomata under abiotic stresses such as soil acidity, salinity, drought and water logging
- Physiological adaptations in extremophiles
- Pre-breeding screening for abiotic stresses
- Nutrient acquisition and long-distance transport in plants
Media Attention Related to My Research
 News coverage about my ARC-Discovery Early Career Research Fellow (DECRA) project.
Australian Research Council (2016). Finding the genes for salt-tolerant crops
 News coverage related to the research described in Ramesh et al (2015), Nature Communications
- Discovery news (2015). Plants release animal-like substance when stressed.
- Australian Broadcasting Corporation (2015). Scientists' discovery that plants respond to stress with similar chemical signals to animals could lead to yield-boosting research in the future.
- American Scientist (2015). Plant stress signals like animals’
- Serious Science (2015). Animal nerve signal is an innate plant stress signal.
- Sci-news.com (2015). Stressed Plants Use Animal-Like Signals, New Study Shows
 News coverage related to the research published in Shabala et al (2014), Trends in Plant Science
- Nature World News (2014). Salt-loving super plants: saviors of the planet?
- Cell Press: ScienceDaily (2014). Salt-loving plants may be key to global efforts for sustainable food production.
- Science Newsline – Nature and Earth (2014). Salt-loving plants may be key to global efforts for sustainable food production.
- ECOS Science for Sustainability (2014). Salt-tolerant plants may hold key to more sustainable food production.
- Business Insider Australia (2014). Gene modifying salt-loving plants may be the key to sustainable food production.
- EurekAlert! American Association for the Advancement of Science (2014). Salt-loving plants may be key to global efforts for sustainable food production.
- Crop Biotech Update (2014). Salt loving plants to help sustainable global food production
- The Global Plant Council (GPC) (2014). Learning from nature to create sustainable food production.
- Food Navigator (2014). Could salt-tolerant crops be solution to sustainable food production?
|2015||ARC Research Associate, ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology||The University of Adelaide|
|2010 - 2015||Post-Doctoral Research Fellow||University of Tasmania|
|2010 - 2010||Research Assistant||University of Western Australia|
|2005 - 2006||Senior Research Fellow||Tamil Nadu Agricultural University|
|2004 - 2004||Senior Research Fellow||Tamil Nadu Agricultural University|
|2017 - 2020||ARC - Discovery Early Career Research Award (DECRA)||The University of Adelaide|
|2016||The Daniel Walker Medal||The University of Adelaide|
|2007 - 2008||University of Western Australia – Postgraduate Teaching Internship||The University of Western Australia|
|2006 - 2010||Endeavour International Postgraduate Research Scholarship||The University of Western Australia|
|English||Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review|
|Tamil||Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review|
|2006 - 2010||University of Western Australia||Australia||PhD in Agriculture|
|2002 - 2004||Tamil Nadu Agricultural University||India||M.Sc in Soil Science and Agricultural Chemistry|
|1998 - 2002||Tamil Nadu Agricultural University||India||B.Sc in Agriculture|
|2016||Shabala,L, Zhang,J, Pottosin,I, Bose,J, Zhu,M, Fuglsang,A, Velarde-Buendia,A, Massart,A, Hill,C, Roessner,U et al, 2016, Cell-type-specific H+-ATPase activity in root tissues enables K+ retention and mediates acclimation of barley (Hordeum vulgare) to salinity Stress, Plant Physiology, 172, 4, 2445-2458 10.1104/pp.16.01347|
|2016||Byrt,C, Zhao,M, Kourghi,M, Bose,J, Henderson,S, Qiu,J, Gilliham,M, Schultz,C, Schwarz,M, Ramesh,S et al, 2016, Non-selective cation channel activity of aquaporin AtPIP2;1 regulated by Ca2+ and pH, Plant Cell and Environment, 40, 6, - 10.1111/pce.12832|
|2016||Shabala,S, Bose,J, Fuglsang,A, Pottosin,I, 2016, On a quest for stress tolerance genes: Membrane transporters in sensing and adapting to hostile soils, Journal of Experimental Botany, 67, 4, 1015-1031 10.1093/jxb/erv465|
|2016||Percey,W, Shabala,L, Wu,Q, Su,N, Breadmore,M, Guijt,R, Bose,J, Shabala,S, 2016, Potassium retention in leaf mesophyll as an element of salinity tissue tolerance in halophytes, Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, 109, 346-354 10.1016/j.plaphy.2016.10.011|
|2016||Chakraborty,K, Bose,J, Shabala,L, Eyles,A, Shabala,S, 2016, Evaluating relative contribution of osmotolerance and tissue tolerance mechanisms toward salinity stress tolerance in three Brassica species, Physiologia Plantarum, 158, 2, 135-151 10.1111/ppl.12447|
|2016||Percey,W, McMinn,A, Bose,J, Breadmore,M, Guijt,R, Shabala,S, 2016, Salinity effects on chloroplast PSII performance in glycophytes and halophytes1, Functional Plant Biology, 43, 11, 1003-1015 10.1071/FP16135|
|2016||Chakraborty,K, Bose,J, Shabala,L, Shabala,S, 2016, Difference in root K+ retention ability and reduced sensitivity of K+-permeable channels to reactive oxygen species confer differential salt tolerance in three Brassica species, Journal of Experimental Botany, 67, 15, 4611-4625 10.1093/jxb/erw236|
|2015||Jayakannan,M, Bose,J, Babourina,O, Rengel,Z, Shabala,S, 2015, Salicylic acid in plant salinity stress signalling and tolerance, Plant Growth Regulation, 76, 1, 25-40 10.1007/s10725-015-0028-z|
|2015||Shabala,S, Wu,H, Bose,J, 2015, Salt stress sensing and early signalling events in plant roots: Current knowledge and hypothesis, Plant Science, 241, 109-119 10.1016/j.plantsci.2015.10.003|
|2015||Rengel,Z, Bose,J, Chen,Q, Tripathi,BN, 2015, Magnesium alleviates plant toxicity of aluminium and heavy metals, Crop and Pasture Science, 66, 12, 1298-1307 10.1071/CP15284|
|2015||Ramesh,S, Tyerman,S, Xu,B, Bose,J, Kaur,S, Conn,V, Domingos,P, Ullah,S, Wege,S, Shabala,S et al, 2015, Erratum: GABA signalling modulates plant growth by directly regulating the activity of plant-specific anion transporters (Nature Communications (2015) 6:7879 DOI: 10.1038/ncomms8879), Nature Communications, 6, - 10.1038/ncomms9293|
|2015||Wu,H, Shabala,L, Liu,X, Azzarello,E, Zhou,M, Pandolfi,C, Chen,Z, Bose,J, Mancuso,S, Shabala,S et al, 2015, Linking salinity stress tolerance with tissue-specific Na⁺ sequestration in wheat roots, Frontiers in Plant Science, 6, FEB, 71-1-71-13 10.3389/fpls.2015.00071|
|2015||Jayakannan,M, Bose,J, Babourina,O, Shabala,S, Massart,A, Poschenrieder,C, Rengel,Z, 2015, The NPR1-dependent salicylic acid signalling pathway is pivotal for enhanced salt and oxidative stress tolerance in Arabidopsis, Journal of Experimental Botany, 66, 7, 1865-1875 10.1093/jxb/eru528|
|2015||Ramesh,S, Tyerman,S, Xu,B, Bose,J, Kaur,S, Conn,V, Domingos,P, Ullah,S, Wege,S, Shabala,S et al, 2015, GABA signalling modulates plant growth by directly regulating the activity of plant-specific anion transporters, Nature Communications, 6, 7879-1-7879-9 10.1038/ncomms8879|
|2015||Bose,J, Rodrigo-Moreno,A, Lai,D, Xie,Y, Shen,W, Shabala,S, 2015, Rapid regulation of the plasma membrane H+-ATPase activity is essential to salinity tolerance in two halophyte species, Atriplex lentiformis and Chenopodium quinoa, Annals of Botany, 115, 3, 481-494 10.1093/aob/mcu219|
|2014||Shabala,S, Bose,J, Hedrich,R, 2014, Salt bladders: do they matter?, Trends in Plant Science, 19, 11, 687-691 10.1016/j.tplants.2014.09.001|
|2014||Pottosin,I, Velarde-Buendia,A, Bose,J, Zepeda-Jazo,I, Shabala,S, Dobrovinskaya,O, 2014, Cross-talk between reactive oxygen species and polyamines in regulation of ion transport across the plasma membrane: implications for plant adaptive responses, Journal of Experimental Botany, 65, 5, 1271-1283 10.1093/jxb/ert423|
|2014||Bose,J, Shabala,L, Pottosin,I, Zeng,F, Velarde-Buendía,A, Massart,A, Poschenrieder,C, Hariadi,Y, Shabala,S, 2014, Kinetics of xylem loading, membrane potential maintenance, and sensitivity of K+-permeable channels to reactive oxygen species: Physiological traits that differentiate salinity tolerance between pea and barley, Plant, Cell and Environment, 37, 3, 589-600 10.1111/pce.12180|
|2014||Bose,J, Rodrigo-Moreno,A, Shabala,S, 2014, ROS homeostasis in halophytes in the context of salinity stress tolerance, Journal of Experimental Botany, 65, 5, 1241-1257 10.1093/jxb/ert430|
|2014||Pottosin,I, Velarde-Buendía,AM, Bose,J, Fuglsang,AT, Shabala,S, 2014, Polyamines Depolarize the Membrane and Initiate a Cross-Talk Between Plasma Membrane Ca2+ and H+ Pumps, Biophysical Journal, 106, 2, 586a-586a 10.1016/j.bpj.2013.11.3246|
|2014||Pottosin,I, Velarde-Buendía,A, Bose,J, Fuglsang,A, Shabala,S, 2014, Polyamines cause plasma membrane depolarization, activate Ca-, and modulate H-ATPase pump activity in pea roots, Journal of Experimental Botany, 65, 9, 2463-2472 10.1093/jxb/eru133|
|2014||Percey,W, Shabala,L, Breadmore,M, Guijt,R, Bose,J, Shabala,S, 2014, Ion transport in broad bean leaf mesophyll under saline conditions, Planta, 240, 4, 729-743 10.1007/s00425-014-2117-z|
|2013||Bose,J, Xie,Y, Shen,W, Shabala,S, 2013, Haem oxygenase modifies salinity tolerance in Arabidopsis by controlling K+ retention via regulation of the plasma membrane H +-ATPase and by altering SOS1 transcript levels in roots, Journal of Experimental Botany, 64, 2, 471-481 10.1093/jxb/ers343|
|2013||Jayakannan,M, Bose,J, Babourina,O, Rengel,Z, Shabala,S, 2013, Salicylic acid improves salinity tolerance in Arabidopsis by restoring membrane potential and preventing salt-induced K⁺ loss via a GORK channel, Journal of Experimental Botany, 64, 8, 2255-2268 10.1093/jxb/ert085|
|2013||Bose,J, Babourina,O, Shabala,S, Rengel,Z, 2013, Low-pH and aluminum resistance in Arabidopsis correlates with high cytosolic magnesium content and increased magnesium uptake by plant roots, Plant and Cell Physiology, 54, 7, 1093-1104 10.1093/pcp/pct064|
|2011||Bose,J, Babourina,O, Rengel,Z, 2011, Role of magnesium in alleviation of aluminium toxicity in plants, Journal of Experimental Botany, 62, 7, 2251-2264 10.1093/jxb/erq456|
|2011||Cuin,T, Bose,J, Stefano,G, Jha,D, Tester,M, Mancuso,S, Shabala,S, 2011, Assessing the role of root plasma membrane and tonoplast Na+/H+ exchangers in salinity tolerance in wheat: In planta quantification methods, Plant, Cell and Environment, 34, 6, 947-961 10.1111/j.1365-3040.2011.02296.x|
|2011||Zepeda-Jazo,I, Velarde-Buendía,A, Enríquez-Figueroa,R, Bose,J, Shabala,S, Muñiz-Murguía,J, Pottosin,I, 2011, Polyamines interact with hydroxyl radicals in activating Ca2+ and k+ transport across the root epidermal plasma membranes, Plant Physiology, 157, 4, 2167-2180 10.1104/pp.111.179671|
|2011||Bose,J, Pottosin,I, Shabala,S, Palmgren,M, Shabala,S, 2011, Calcium efflux systems in stress signaling and adaptation in plants, Frontiers in Plant Science, 2, DEC, 85-85 10.3389/fpls.2011.00085|
|2010||Bose,J, Babourina,O, Shabala,S, Rengel,Z, 2010, Aluminum-dependent dynamics of ion transport in Arabidopsis: Specificity of low pH and aluminum responses, Physiologia Plantarum, 139, 4, 401-412 10.1111/j.1399-3054.2010.01377.x|
|2010||Bose,J, Babourina,O, Shabala,S, Rengel,Z, 2010, Aluminium-induced ion transport in Arabidopsis: the relationship between Al tolerance and root ion flux., Journal of experimental botany, 61, 11, 3163-3175 10.1093/jxb/erq143|
|2009||Bose,J, Rengel,Z, 2009, A model formative assessment strategy to promote student-centered self-regulated learning in higher education, US-China Education Review, 6, 12, 29-35 10.17265/2161-623X/2009.12A.004|
|2008||Maheswari,J, Bose,J, Sangeetha,S, Sanjutha,S, Sathya Priya,R, 2008, Irrigation Regimes and N Levels Influence Chlorophyll, Leaf Area Index, Proline and Soluble Protein Content of Aerobic Rice (Oryza sativa L.), International Journal of Agricultural Research, 3, 4, 307-316 10.3923/ijar.2008.307.316|
|2007||Nachimuthu,G, Velu,V, Malarvizhi,P, Ramasamy,S, Bose,J, 2007, Relationship between index leaf nitrogen and leaf colour chart (LCC) values in direct wet seeded rice (Oryza sativa L.), Asian Journal of Plant Sciences, 6, 3, 477-483 10.3923/ajps.2007.477.483|
|2005||.,BJ, .,CS, .,VV, .,SR, 2005, Effect of Integrated Crop Management Practices on Rice (Oryza sativa L.) Root Volume and Rhizosphere Redox Potential, Journal of Agronomy, 4, 4, 311-314 10.3923/ja.2005.311.314|
|2015||Adem,GD, Bose,J, Zhou,M, Shabala,S, 2015, Targeting Vacuolar Sodium Sequestration in Plant Breeding for Salinity Tolerance, CRC Press, Boca Raton, pp. 35-50|
|2015||Sidana,S, Bose,J, Shabala,L, Shabala,S, 2015, Nitric oxide in drought stress signaling and tolerance in plants, Springer, Switzerland, pp. 95-114 10.1007/978-3-319-17804-2_6|
|2015||Fan,Y, Bose,J, Zhou,M, Shabala,S, 2015, ROS Production, Scavenging, and Signaling under Salinity Stress, CRC Press, Boca Raton, pp. 187-205 10.1201/b19246-11|
|2015||Bose,J, Babourina,O, Ma,Y, Zhou,M, Shabala,S, 2015, Specificity of Ion Uptake and Homeostasis Maintenance During Acid and Aluminium Stresses, Springer, Switzerland, pp. 229-251 10.1007/978-3-319-19968-9_12|
|2013||Sergey Shabala, Lana Shabala, Jayakumar Bose, Tracey Cuin, Ian Newman,, 2013, Ion Flux Measurements Using the MIFE Technique, Humana Press, pp. 171-183 10.1007/978-1-62703-152-3_11|
|2012||Shabala,S, Bose,J, 2012, Application of non-invasive microelectrode flux measurements in plant Stress physiology, Springer Science & Business Media, pp. 91-126 10.1007/978-3-642-29119-7_4|
|2009||Bose,J, Babourina,O, Rengel,Z, 2009, Aluminium-sensitive Arabidopsis thaliana mutants als3 and als5 differ in response to acidic stress, 7th International Symposium on Plant-Soil Interactions at low pH: a nutriomic approach, Guangzhou, China|
|2006||Palanisami,K, Raviraj,A, Bose,J, Gurunathan,S, Arivalagan,T, Thirumurthi,S, 2006, Technical effectiveness of artificial recharge structures in hard rock area - A case study in Coimbatore District, India, 5th International Symposium on Management of Aquifer Recharge: Recharge systems for protecting and enhancing groundwater resources (ISMAR5), Berlin, Germany|
|2016||Bose,J, Percey,W, Tyerman,S, Shabala,S, 2016, Potassium homeostasis regulation inside the chloroplasts confers salt tolerance in plants, 17th International Workshop on Plant Membrane Biology (IWPMB 2016), Annapolis, Maryland, USA|
|2016||Byrt,CS, Zhao,M, Kourghi,M, Bose,J, Henderson,SW, Qui,J, Gilliham,M, Ramesh,S, Yool,A, Tyerman,S et al, 2016, Charging up water transport with plant aquaporins permeable to ions, Combio2016, Brisbane, Australia|
|2016||Al Nayef,M, Bose,J, Wh,L, Xu,G, Shabala,S, 2016, Rice high-affinity potassium transporters oshak1 and oshak5 are critical for salt tolerance in potassium deficient soils, Combio2016, Brisbane, Australia|
|2015||Wu,H, Shabala,L, Bose,J, Zhou,M, Shabala,S, 2015, Sensing and signalling salt stress in plant roots, 2nd International Conference on “Physiological, biochemical, and molecular arguments for salt tolerance”, Doha, Qatar|
|2014||Shabala,S, Bose,J, Shabala,L, Zeng,F, Wu,H, Zhu,M, Adem,G, Panta,S, Percey,W, Zhou,M et al, 2014, Abiotic stress tolerance and crop yield: a physiologist’s perspective, ComBio2014 Conference, Canberra, ACT|
|2013||Rodrigo-Moreno,A, Bose,J, Shabala,S, 2013, Oxidative stress signalling in halophytes: implications for salt
tolerance, Society for experimental biology plant symposium, Florence, Italy
|2013||Shabala,S, Bose,J, Shabala,L, 2013, Linking oxidative and salinity stress tolerance in plants, Society for experimental biology plant symposium, Florence, Italy|
|2011||Shabala,S, Moreno,AR, Hariadi,Y, Mackay,A, Tian,Y, Bose,J, Jacobsen,S, 2011, Halophytes: what makes them special? Revealing ionic mechanisms of salinity tolerance, XVIII International botanical congress, Melbourne, Australia|
|2011||Velarde-Buendia,AM, Bose,J, Shabala,S, Pottosin,II, 2011, Polyamines induce membrane depolarization and cationic fluxes in roots, ComBio2011, Cairns, Queensland, Austrlaia|
|2010||Bose,J, Babourina,O, Rengel,Z, 2010, Aluminium affects Ca2+ and Mg2+ uptake in roots of intact Arabidopsis thaliana, Genetics of plant mineral nutrition, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Hannover, Germany|
|2010||Bose,J; 2010; Functional Characterisation of Arabidopsis under Acidic and Aluminium Stresses|
- Australian Research Council (ARC) - Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (DECRA 2017), $372,000; Project: Improving salt tolerance by optimising ion transport in chloroplasts.
- The University of Western Australia – the University's Graduate Research Travel Award (2010; $ 1,800)
- Awarded a highly competitive University of Western Australia – Postgraduate Teaching Internship in recognition of excellence in his doctoral research and teaching (2007–2008; $7,000).
- Awarded International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (IPRS; 2006–2010; $80,000) by the University of Western Australia to do PhD in Agriculture.
- Awarded student Junior Research Fellowship by the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI, Philippines) for pursuing Master degree (2002-2004; $2,500) at the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, India.
Mentoring group research projects for (1) Viticulture and (2) Foundations in Plant Science units at the University of Adelaide (2015 onwards).
Developed and delivered lectures and practicals for Plant Physiology unit at the University of Tasmania (2011-2014)
Organised training for School teachers - Part of SPICE program at the University of Western Australia (2010)
Lab demonstration and field excursion for Earth Surface Processes and Soils unit at the University of Western Australia (2009-2010)
Developed and delivered lectures and practicals for Honours Orientation program (Statistics)at the University of Western Australia (2007-2010)
Developed and delivered lectures, tutorials and lab demonstrations for Soil Biology and Plant Nutrition unit at the University of Western Australia(2007-2010)
Designed interactive website for Soil Biology and Plant Nutrition unit at the University of Western Australia (2007-2010)
|Candidate||Degree||Role||Project Title||Institution and Completion Status|
|Mr Muhammad Kamran||PhD||Co-Supervisor||Characterisation of wheat TaALMT1 mediated anion transport||The University of Adelaide (Current)|
|Mr Shivam Sidana||PhD||Co-Supervisor||Role of nitric oxide in drought and salinity tolerance in plants||The University of Tasmania (Current)|
|Mr Mohammad Al Nayef||PhD||Co-Supervisor||
The function of potassium and sodium transporters in the maintenance of cellular ion homeostasis in rice (Oryza sativa. L), under hostile environmental conditions
|The University of Tasmania (Thesis submitted for examination on Oct 2016)|
|Dr William Percey||PhD||Co-Supervisor||
Linking detrimental effects of salinity on leaf photosynthesis with ion transport in leaf mesophyll
|The University of Tasmania (Graduated in 2014)|
|2013||Member||Australian Society of Plant Scientists||Australia|
|2001||Member||Indian Society of Soil Science||India|