School of Agriculture, Food and Wine
Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology
Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.
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.
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.
Date Position Institution name 2019 - ongoing Affiliate Researcher University of Adelaide 2019 - ongoing Sunflower project lead INNOLEA 2017 - 2019 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
Language Competency English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review French Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
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
Date Title Institution Country 2002 - 2006 Postdoctoral fellow Flanders Institute for Biotechnology Belgium
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|
Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2016 - 2020 Co-Supervisor Identification of Novel Loci and Alleles for Drought and Heat Stress Tolerance in Wheat Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Jessica Schmidt 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 Dr Habtamu Seboka Tura 2014 - 2018 Principal Supervisor Genes, haplotypes and physiological traits associated with a chromosome 3B locus for wheat improvement in hot climates Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Pauline Thomelin 2013 - 2017 Co-Supervisor Identification of Salt Tolerance Genes in Bread Wheat Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr 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
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
Date Institution Department Organisation Type Country 2011 - 2012 Generation Challenge Programme Scientific research Mexico
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
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