Dr Bo Xu

ARC Grant-Funded Researcher (B)

School of Agriculture, Food and Wine

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


My research focuses on ion transport and calcium signalling in the area of plant stress physiology to address fundamental questions in plant biology to provide knowledge that will help improve crop productivity and improve global food security in a changing climate. My work has established the importance of cell-specific solute transport and signalling impacting plant salt tolerance, drought tolerance, and cell-to-cell communication leading to improved resistance to bacterial infection.

  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2015 - ongoing Postdoctoral Reasearcher University of Adelaide
    2015 - 2015 WRI Postdoctoral Research Fellow University of Würzburg, Wurzburg
    2014 - 2015 WRI Postdoctoral Research Fellow University of Zurich, Zurich
    2014 - 2015 Waite Research Institute (WRI) Postdoctoral Research Fellow University of Adelaide
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2010 - 2013 University of Adelaide Australia Ph.D in Sciences

2012       Grain Research Development Corporation Travel Award

2010       University of Adelaide, Adelaide Graduate Research Scholarship

2009       ACPFG prize for Best Masters Student for 2009

  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2018 - 2022 Co-Supervisor Exploring the Role of GABA in Stomatal CO2 Responses and Carbon Metabolism Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Adriane Piechatzek
    2017 - 2022 Co-Supervisor GABA regulation of gas exchange in barley (Hordeum vulgare) Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Na Sai
    2016 - 2021 Co-Supervisor GABA regulation of stomatal function in Arabidopsis thaliana Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Xueying Feng
  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2017 - ongoing Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
    2012 - ongoing Australian Society of Plant Science
  • Position: ARC Grant-Funded Researcher (B)
  • Phone: 83137316
  • Email: b.xu@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: Waite
  • Building: Plant Research Centre, floor 1
  • Org Unit: School of Agriculture, Food and Wine - WT

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