ARC DECRA Fellow
School of Agriculture, Food and Wine
Faculty of Sciences
Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.
My research interests include:
Improvement of cereal crops with higher yield and enhanced stress tolerance;
Development of nutritionally improved crops with superior grain quality;
Elucidation of epigenetic mechanisms that control crop development and stress adaption.
My DECRA project funded by ARC aims to determine the epigenetic regulatory mechanisms that control cereal grain quality and yield under water-deficit and heat stress. Our research is dedicated to benefit cereal breeding by providing more-tailored screening strategies and superior parental germplasm with enhanced quality and yield.
Date Position Institution name 2018 ARC DECRA Fellow University of Adelaide 2017 - 2018 Postdoctoral Research Fellow University of Adelaide 2016 - 2017 Research Officer University of Adelaide
Awards and Achievements
Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount 2016 Award Dean's Commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence University of Adelaide Australia — 2015 Award 2015 KP Barley Prize University of Adelaide — — 2015 Award The Max Tate Prize for the best presentation University of Adelaide Australia — 2012 Scholarship CSC-UA PhD scholarship University of Adelaide Australia — 2010 Scholarship China National Scholarship Huazhong Agricultural University China —
Language Competency Chinese (Mandarin) Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
Date Institution name Country Title 2012 - 2016 University of Adelaide Australia PhD 2008 - 2012 Huazhong Agricultural University China Bachelor of Agriculture
Year Citation 2020 Liu, H., Able, A., & Able, J. (2020). Transgenerational effects of water-deficit and heat stress on germination and seedling vigour—new insights from durum wheat microRNAs. Plants, 9(2).
2019 Dong, B., Yang, H., Liu, H., Qiao, Y., Zhang, M., Wang, Y., . . . Liu, M. (2019). Effects of shading stress on grain number, yield, and photosynthesis during early reproductive growth in wheat. Crop Science, 59(1), 363-378.
2019 Roy, C., Liu, H., Rajamani, A., & Saha, T. (2019). Transcriptome profiling reveals genetic basis of disease resistance against Corynespora cassiicola in rubber tree (Hevea brasiliensis). Current Plant Biology, 17, 2-16.
2019 Liu, H., Able, A. J., & Able, J. A. (2019). Genotypic performance of Australian durum under single and combined water-deficit and heat stress during reproduction. Scientific Reports, 9(1), 14986-1-14986-17.
2018 Liu, H., Dylan R. Bruce., Mike Sissons., Amanda J. Able., & Jason A. Able. (2018). Genotype-dependent changes in the phenolic content of durum under water-deficit stress. Cereal Chemistry, 95(1), 59-78.
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2017 Dong, B., Zheng, X., Liu, H., Able, J., Yang, H., Zhao, H., . . . Liu, M. (2017). Effects of drought stress on pollen sterility, grain yield, abscisic acid and protective enzymes in two winter wheat cultivars. Frontiers in Plant Science, 8, 1008-1-1008-14.
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2017 Liu, H., Able, A., & Able, J. (2017). Water-deficit stress-responsive microRNAs and their targets in four durum wheat genotypes. Functional and Integrative Genomics, 17(2-3), 237-251.
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2017 Liu, H., Able, A., & Able, J. (2017). Genotypic water-deficit stress responses in durum wheat: Association between physiological traits, microRNA regulatory modules and yield components. Functional Plant Biology, 44(5), 538-551.
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2016 Zheng, X., Liu, H., Ji, H., Wang, Y., Dong, B., Qiao, Y., . . . Li, X. (2016). The Wheat GT Factor TaGT2L1D Negatively Regulates Drought Tolerance and Plant Development. Scientific Reports, 6(1), 27042.
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2016 Su, C., Liu, L., Liu, H., Ferguson, B., Zou, Y., Zhao, Y., . . . Li, X. (2016). H₂O₂ regulates root system architecture by modulating the polar transport and redistribution of auxin. Journal of Plant Biology, 59(3), 260-270.
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2016 Liu, H., Able, A., & Able, J. (2016). SMARTER De-Stressed Cereal Breeding. Trends in Plant Science, 21(11), 909-925.
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2015 Liu, H., Searle, I., Watson-Haigh, N., Baumann, U., Mather, D., Able, A., & Able, J. (2015). Genome-wide identification of microRNAs in leaves and the developing head of four durum genotypes during water deficit stress. PLoS One, 10(11), e0142799-1-e0142799-30.
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2015 Liu, H., Searle, I., Mather, D., Able, A., & Able, J. (2015). Morphological, physiological and yield responses of durum wheat to pre-anthesis water-deficit stress are genotype-dependent. Crop and Pasture Science, 66(10), 1024-1038.
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2015 Wang, Y., Li, K., Chen, L., Zou, Y., Liu, H., Tian, Y., . . . Li, X. (2015). MicroRNA167-directed regulation of the auxin response factors GmARF8a and GmARF8b is required for soybean nodulation and lateral root development. Plant Physiology, 168(3), 984-999.
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2010 Li, Y., Shi, C., Qiao, Y., Lian, S., Liu, H., & Liu,M. (2010). Physiological response of transpiration efficiency of winter wheat to soil moisture. ACTA AGRICULTURAE BOREALI-SINICA. 2010 Changhai, S., Baodi, D., Yunzhou, Q., Yuxin, L., Lei, S., Mengyu, L., & Haipei, L. (2010). Physiological regulation of high transpiration efficiency in winter wheat under drought conditions. Plant, Soil and Environment, 56(7), 340-347.
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Year Citation 2016 Liu, H. (2016). Genome-wide characterisation of microRNAs and their target genes in different durum wheat genotypes under water limiting conditions. (PhD Thesis, University of Adelaide).
Year Citation 2015 Liu, H., Searle, I., Watson-Haigh., Baumann., Mather, D. E., Able, A. J., & Able, J. A. (2015). Genome-wide identification of differentially expressed microRNAs in leaves and the developing head of four durum genotypes during water deficit stress.
Year Citation 2011 Huang, Y., Wang, J., Tong, X., Deng, P., & Liu, H. (2011). Chromatin Immunoprecipitation-chip Workflow Software V1.0 (Version V1.0) [Computer Software]. National Copyright Administration of the People’s Republic of China.
Practical classes in Plant Biotechnology III
Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2019 Co-Supervisor Improving cereal grain quality under water-deficit stress - transgenerational inheritance through microRNAs Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Gustave Cole Severin
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