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Dr Delphine Fleury

Delphine Fleury
ARC Senior Research Fellow
School of Agriculture, Food and Wine
Faculty of Sciences

Delphine is the director of the ARC Industrial Research Transformation Hub for wheat in a hot and dry climate. She leads a research group of the School of Agriculture, Food and Wine at University of Adelaide focusing on wheat and barley production, genetic diversity and adaptation to low rainfall environments.

Delphine's research interests are in plant genetics, genomics and breeding, with a particular focus on gene function and crop adaptation to environmental stress.

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Dr Delphine Fleury

Delphine is the director of the ARC Industrial Research Transformation Hub for wheat in a hot and dry climate. She leads a research group of the School of Agriculture, Food and Wine at University of Adelaide focusing on wheat and barley production, genetic diversity and adaptation to low rainfall environments.

Delphine's research interests are in plant genetics, genomics and breeding, with a particular focus on gene function and crop adaptation to environmental stress.

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

Delphine obtained a her PhD in 2001 on sunflower at the ENSAT (Toulouse, France) with two breeding companies (Maisadour and Caussade semences). She worked on Arabidopsis development as a postdoctorate researcher at the Department of Plant Systems Biology (VIB, Ghent, Belgium). She joined the Australian Centre for Plant Functional Genomics in Adelaide in 2006. In 2006-2009, she worked on comparative genomics in wheat and barley in collaboration with EU TriticeaeGenome consortium. In 2010, she became partner on the DROPS European FP7 project on drought-tolerant yielding plants (2009-2015). In 2012-2013, she worked as a consultant for Generation Challenge Program (Mexico) on the Integrated Breeding Platform. In 2012, she led the Native traits for wheat research program funded by Dupont. In 2015, Delphine was CI and Translation manager of the ARC Industrial Research Transformation Hub for wheat in a hot and dry climate until she became director of the Hub in 2017.

Appointments

Date Position Institution name
2017 ARC director of ITRH University of Adelaide
2012 - 2016 Genetics leader (research level C) University of Adelaide
2011 - 2012 Research leader University of Adelaide
2006 - 2010 Postdoctoral fellow University of Adelaide

Awards and Achievements

Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
2012 Award 2nd best talk at the Research Leadership workshop Waite Institute Australia
2009 Award Best contributed paper Rank Prize Funds United Kingdom

Language Competencies

Language Competency
English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
French Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review

Education

Date Institution name Country Title
1998 - 2001 National Polytechnic Institute of Toulouse France PhD Molecular genetics
1996 - 1997 University of Rennes 1 France MSc's Genetics, phytopathology, adaptation and plant production
1994 - 1996 University of Rennes 1 France BSc’s Chemistry and plant biology

Postgraduate Training

Date Title Institution Country
2002 - 2006 Postdoctoral fellow Flanders Institute for Biotechnology Belgium

Research Interests

Journals

Year Citation
2018 Tricker, P., ElHabti, A., Schmidt, J., & Fleury, D. (2018). The physiological and genetic basis of combined drought and heat tolerance in wheat. Journal of Experimental Botany, 69(13), 3195-3210.
DOI Scopus4 WoS2 Europe PMC1
2018 Asif, M., Schilling, R., Tilbrook, J., Brien, C., Dowling, K., Rabie, H., . . . Pearson, A. (2018). Mapping of novel salt tolerance QTL in an Excalibur × Kukri doubled haploid wheat population. TAG Theoretical and Applied Genetics, 131(10), 2179-2196.
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2018 Keeble-Gagnère, G., Rigault, P., Tibbits, J., Pasam, R., Hayden, M., Forrest, K., . . . Appels, R. (2018). Optical and physical mapping with local finishing enables megabase-scale resolution of agronomically important regions in the wheat genome. Genome Biology, 19(1), 18 pages.
DOI Europe PMC1
2017 Obsa, B., Eglinton, J., Coventry, S., March, T., Guillaume, M., Le, T., . . . Fleury, D. (2017). Quantitative trait loci for yield and grain plumpness relative to maturity in three populations of barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) grown in a low rain-fall environment. PLoS ONE, 12(5), e0178111-1-e0178111-17.
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2017 Schoppach, R., Fleury, D., Sinclair, T., & Sadok, W. (2017). Transpiration sensitivity to evaporative demand across 120 years of breeding of Australian wheat cultivars. Journal of Agronomy and Crop Science, 203(3), 219-226.
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2017 Parent, B., Bonneau, J., Maphosa, L., Kovalchuk, A., Langridge, P., & Fleury, D. (2017). Quantifying wheat sensitivities to environmental constraints to dissect genotype x environment interactions in the field. Plant Physiology, 174(3), 1669-1682.
DOI Scopus4 WoS3 Europe PMC3
2016 Shahinnia, F., Le Roy, J., Laborde, B., Sznajder, B., Kalambettu, P., Mahjourimajd, S., . . . Fleury, D. (2016). Genetic association of stomatal traits and yield in wheat grown in low rainfall environments. BMC Plant Biology, 16(1), 150-1-150-14.
DOI Scopus8 WoS9 Europe PMC4
2016 Schoppach, R., Taylor, J., Majerus, E., Claverie, E., Baumann, U., Suchecki, R., . . . Sadok, W. (2016). High resolution mapping of traits related to whole-plant transpiration under increasing evaporative demand in wheat. Journal of Experimental Botany, 67(9), 2847-2860.
DOI Scopus10 WoS11 Europe PMC5
2016 Obsa, B., Eglinton, J., Coventry, S., March, T., Langridge, P., & Fleury, D. (2016). Genetic analysis of developmental and adaptive traits in three doubled haploid populations of barley (Hordeum vulgare L.). Theoretical and Applied Genetics, 129(6), 1-13.
DOI Scopus10 WoS10 Europe PMC5
2015 Parent, B., Shahinnia, F., Maphosa, L., Berger, B., Rabie, H., Chalmers, K., . . . Fleury, D. (2015). Combining field performance with controlled environment plant imaging to identify the genetic control of growth and transpiration underlying yield response to water-deficit stress in wheat. Journal of Experimental Botany, 66(18), 5481-5492.
DOI Scopus23 WoS19 Europe PMC6
2015 Nguyen, V., Fleury, D., Timmins, A., Laga, H., Hayden, M., Mather, D., & Okada, T. (2015). Addition of rye chromosome 4R to wheat increases anther length and pollen grain number. Theoretical and Applied Genetics, 128(5), 953-964.
DOI Scopus11 WoS12 Europe PMC7
2014 Deng, P., Nie, X., Wang, L., Cui, L., Liu, P., Tong, W., . . . Weining, S. (2014). Computational identification and comparative analysis of miRNAs in wheat group 7 chromosomes. Plant Molecular Biology Reporter, 32(2), 487-500.
DOI Scopus6 WoS6
2013 Whitford, R., Fleury, D., Reif, J., Garcia, M., Okada, T., Korzun, V., & Langridge, P. (2013). Hybrid breeding in wheat: technologies to improve hybrid wheat seed production. Journal of Experimental Botany, 64(18), 5411-5428.
DOI Scopus53 WoS53 Europe PMC34
2013 Berkman, P., Visendi, P., Lee, H., Stiller, J., Manoli, S., Lorenc, M., . . . Edwards, D. (2013). Dispersion and domestication shaped the genome of bread wheat. Plant Biotechnology Journal, 11(5), 564-571.
DOI Scopus35 Europe PMC20
2012 Huynh, B., Mather, D., Schreiber, A., Toubia, J., Baumann, U., Shoaei, Z., . . . Fleury, D. (2012). Clusters of genes encoding fructan biosynthesizing enzymes in wheat and barley. Plant Molecular Biology, 80(3), 299-314.
DOI Scopus13 WoS11 Europe PMC6
2012 Edwards, D., Wilcox, S., Barrero, R., Fleury, D., Cavanagh, C., Forrest, K., . . . Fitzgerald, A. (2012). Bread matters: a national initiative to profile the genetic diversity of Australian wheat. Plant Biotechnology Journal, 10(6), 703-708.
DOI Scopus24 WoS16 Europe PMC12
2012 Lai, K., Duran, C., Berkman, P., Lorenc, M., Stiller, J., Manoli, S., . . . Edwards, D. (2012). Single nucleotide polymorphism discovery from wheat next-generation sequence data. Plant Biotechnology Journal, 10(6), 743-749.
DOI Scopus72 WoS59 Europe PMC49
2011 Berkman, P., Skarshewski, A., Lorenc, M., Lai, K., Duran, C., Ling, E., . . . Edwards, D. (2011). Sequencing and assembly of low copy and genic regions of isolated Triticum aestivum chromosome arm 7DS. Plant Biotechnology Journal, 9(7), 768-775.
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2011 Schulte, D., Shi, B., Fleury, D., Saski, C., Atkins, M., Dejong, P., . . . Ariyadasa, R. (2011). BAC library resources for map-based cloning and physical map construction in barley (Hordeum vulgare L.). BMC Genomics, 12(1), 1-11.
DOI Scopus32 WoS33 Europe PMC19
2011 Langridge, P., & Fleury, D. (2011). Making the most of 'omics' for crop breeding. Trends in Biotechnology, 29(1), 33-40.
DOI Scopus93 WoS71 Europe PMC42
2011 Kojima, S., Iwasaki, M., Takahashi, H., Imai, T., Matsumura, Y., Fleury, D., . . . Machida, C. (2011). ASYMMETRIC LEAVES2 and Elongator, a histone acetyltransferase complex, mediate the establishment of polarity in leaves of Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant and Cell Physiology, 52(8), 1259-1273.
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2010 Fleury, D. (2010). The RON1/FRY1/SAL1 gene is required for leaf morphogenesis and venation patterning in Arabidopsis1,[W],[OA]. Plant Physiology, 152(3), 1357-1372.
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2010 Nelissen, H., De Groeve, S., Fleury, D., Neyt, P., Bruno, L., Bitonti, M., . . . Van Lijsebettens, M. (2010). Plant Elongator regulates auxin-related genes during RNA polymerase II transcription elongation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 107(4), 1678-1683.
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2010 Fleury, D., Luo, M., Dvorak, J., Ramsay, L., Gill, B., Anderson, O., . . . Langridge, P. (2010). Physical mapping of a large plant genome using global high-information-content-fingerprinting: the distal region of the wheat ancestor Aegilops tauschii chromosome 3DS. BMC Genomics, 11(1), 1-10.
DOI Scopus8 WoS8 Europe PMC5
2010 Fleury, D., Jefferies, S., Kuchel, H., & Langridge, P. (2010). Genetic and genomic tools to improve drought tolerance in wheat. Journal of Experimental Botany, 61(12), 3211-3222.
DOI Scopus224 WoS185 Europe PMC94
2008 Pien, S., Fleury, D., Mylne, J., Crevillen, P., Inze, D., Avramova, Z., . . . Grossniklaus, U. (2008). ARABIDOPSIS TRITHORAX1 dynamically regulates FLOWERING LOCUS C activation via histone 3 lysine 4 trimethylation. Plant Cell, 20(3), 580-588.
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2007 Fleury, D., Himanen, K., Cnops, G., Nelissen, H., Boccardi, T., Maere, S., . . . Van Lijsebettens, M. (2007). The Arabidopsis thaliana homolog of yeast BRE1 has a function in cell cycle regulation during early leaf and root growth. Plant Cell, 19(2), 417-432.
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2007 Falcone, A., Nelissen, H., Fleury, D., Van Lijsebettens, M., & Bitoni, M. (2007). Cytological investigations of the Arabidopsis thaliana elo1 mutant give new insights into leaf lateral growth and Elongator function. Annals of Botany, 100(2), 261-270.
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2005 Nelissen, H., Fleury, D., Bruno, L., Robels, P., De Beylder, L., Traas, J., . . . Van Lijsebettens, M. (2005). The elongata mutants identify a functional Elongator complex in plants with a role in cell proliferation during organ growth. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 102(21), 7754-7759.
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2001 Fleury, D., Fabre, F., Berrios, E., Chaarani, G., Planchon, C., Sarrafi, A., & Gentzbittel, L. (2001). QTL analysis of photosynthesis and water status traits in sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) under greenhouse conditions. Journal of Experimental Botany, 52(362), 1857-1864.
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Books

Book Chapters

Conference Papers

Conference Items

Year Citation
2017 Fleury, D. L. (2017). Genetic basis of wheat yield under dry and hot climates. Poster session presented at the meeting of InterDrought-V conference. Hyderabad.
2013 Okada, T., Jayasinghe, R., Langridge, P., & Fleury, D. (2013). Screening of a Triticeae germplasm collection for floral architecture traits that enhance out-crossing in wheat for hybrid seed production. Poster session presented at the meeting of The 12th International Wheat Genetics Symposium. Yokohama, Japan.
Date Grant Project title Role Funding and staff
2015-2020 Australian Research Council Industrial Transformation Research Hub (IH130200027) Genetic diversity and molecular breeding for wheat in a hot and dry climate Director AUD 11,000k
2015-2017 Australia-India Strategic Research Fund (AISRF33760) Mining alleles for heat tolerance of wheat in Australian and Indian environments for development of heat resilient cultivars Lead CI AUD 200k
2014-2017 Premier’s Research and Industry Fund’s International Research Grant Program Molecular diversity drive for precision-engineered wheat co-CI AUD 292k
2012-2015 Dupont Native traits for wheat lead CI  
2012-2015 South Australian Grain Industry Trust Fund (UA1202) Improved drought stress tolerance in barley co-CI AUD 264k
2009-2015 DROPS European Union Framework Programme 7 (FP7-KBBE-244374) Drought-tolerant yielding plants co-CI EUR 9,702k
2010-2015 Grain Research and Development Corporation (UMU00037) International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium assembly of chromosome 7 co-CI AUD 750k

Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
2018 Principal Supervisor Nested Association Mapping to Identify Genomic Regions Associated with Wheat Yield under Australian Agronomic Conditions Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Charity Chidzanga
2016 Co-Supervisor Combined Drought and Heat Tolerance of Wheat Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Abdeljalil El Habti
2016 Principal Supervisor Genome Wide Association Study of Drought and Heat Tolerance in Wheat Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Jessica Schmidt
2014 Principal Supervisor Positional Cloning of QTL on Chromosome 3B for Drought Tolerance in Wheat Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Pauline Thomelin

Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
2014 - 2018 Principal Supervisor Towards the positional cloning of yield QTL on chromosome 1B for drought tolerance in wheat Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Habtamu Seboka Tura
2013 - 2017 Co-Supervisor Identification of Salt Tolerance Genes in Bread Wheat Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Muhammad Ahsan Asif
2013 - 2017 Principal Supervisor Differential Allele Response to Drought and Heat at Two Closely-Linked Quantitative Trait Loci on Chromosome 7A in Wheat (Triticum Aestivum L.) Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Fabio Arsego
2012 - 2016 Principal Supervisor The Genetic Basis of Barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) Adaptation to Australian Environment Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Bulti Tesso Obsa

Committee Memberships

Date Role Committee Institution Country
2016 - ongoing Member International Science Advisory Group EMBL Australia Bioinformatics Resource Australia
2016 - 2017 Member International organizing committee of InterDrought V conference India

Memberships

Date Role Membership Country
2017 - 2019 Member Australian Society of Plant Science Australia
2016 - ongoing Member EUCARPIA Switzerland
2010 - 2016 Member International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium
2009 - ongoing Member European Plant Science Organization Australia

Consulting/Advisories

Date Institution Department Organisation Type Country
2011 - 2012 Generation Challenge Programme Scientific research Mexico

Editorial Boards

Date Role Editorial Board Name Institution Country
2017 - ongoing Associate Editor Frontiers in Plant Science Frontiers Media S.A. Switzerland
2017 - ongoing Associate Editor Plant Methods BioMed Central United Kingdom
2017 - ongoing Consulting Editor Frontiers in Plant Science Frontiers Switzerland
2013 - 2015 Associate Editor Functional and Integrative Genomics Australia
2010 - ongoing Associate Editor BMC Genomics BioMed Central United Kingdom
Position
ARC Senior Research Fellow
Phone
83130549
Fax
8313 7012
Campus
Waite
Building
Plant Genomics Centre, floor 2
Room Number
2 20
Org Unit
Plant Science

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