ARC DECRA Fellow
School of Agriculture, Food and Wine
Faculty of Sciences
Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.
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.
- My Research
- Grants and Funding
- Professional Activities
- 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?
Date Position Institution name 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
Awards and Achievements
Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount 2017 Fellowship ARC - Discovery Early Career Research Award (DECRA) The University of Adelaide Australia $ 372, 000 2016 Award The Daniel Walker Medal The University of Adelaide Australia $1,000 2007 Teaching Award University of Western Australia – Postgraduate Teaching Internship The University of Western Australia Australia $ 7,000 2006 Scholarship Endeavour International Postgraduate Research Scholarship The University of Western Australia Australia $ 80,000
Language Competency English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review Tamil Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
Date Institution name Country Title 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
Year Citation 2015 Sidana, S., Bose, J., Shabala, L., & Shabala, S. (2015). Nitric oxide in drought stress signaling and tolerance in plants. In M. Hhan, M. Mobin, F. Mohammad, & F. Corpas (Eds.), Nitric Oxide Action in Abiotic Stress Responses in Plants (1 ed., pp. 95-114). Switzerland: Springer.
2015 Bose, J., Babourina, O., Ma, Y., Zhou, M., & Shabala, S. (2015). Specificity of Ion Uptake and Homeostasis Maintenance During Acid and Aluminium Stresses. In S. Panda, & F. Baluska (Eds.), Aluminum Stress Adaptation in Plants (Vol. 24, 1 ed., pp. 229-251). Switzerland: Springer.
2015 Adem, G., Bose, J., Zhou, M., & Shabala, S. (2015). Targeting Vacuolar Sodium Sequestration in Plant Breeding for Salinity Tolerance. In S. Wani, & M. Hossain (Eds.), Managing Salt Tolerance in Plants Molecular and Genomic Perspectives (1 ed., pp. 35-50). Boca Raton: CRC Press. 2015 Fan, Y., Bose, J., Zhou, M., & Shabala, S. (2015). ROS Production, Scavenging, and Signaling under Salinity Stress. In S. Wani, & M. Hossain (Eds.), Managing Salt Tolerance in Plants Molecular and Genomic Perspectives (pp. 187-205). Boca Raton: CRC Press.
2013 Sergey Shabala, Lana Shabala, Jayakumar Bose, Tracey Cuin, Ian Newman. (2013). Ion Flux Measurements Using the MIFE Technique. In F. Maathuis (Ed.), Plant Mineral Nutrients: Methods and Protocols (Vol. 953, pp. 171-183). Humana Press.
DOI Scopus13 Europe PMC7
2012 Shabala, S., & Bose, J. (2012). Application of non-invasive microelectrode flux measurements in plant Stress physiology. In A. Volkov (Ed.), Plant electrophysiology: methods and cell electrophysiology (pp. 91-126). Springer Science & Business Media.
Year Citation 2016 Bose, J., Percey, W., Tyerman, S., & Shabala, S. (2016). Potassium homeostasis regulation inside the chloroplasts confers salt tolerance in plants. Poster session presented at the meeting of Proceedings of 17th International Workshop on Plant Membrane Biology. Annapolis, Maryland, USA. 2016 Byrt, C. S., Zhao, M., Kourghi, M., Bose, J., Henderson, S. W., Qui, J., . . . Tyerman, S. (2016). Charging up water transport with plant aquaporins permeable to ions. Poster session presented at the meeting of 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. Poster session presented at the meeting of Combio2016. Brisbane, Australia. 2015 Wu, H., Shabala, L., Bose, J., Zhou, M., & Shabala, S. (2015). Sensing and signalling salt stress in plant roots. Poster session presented at the meeting of Proceedings of 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., . . . Zhou, M. (2014). Abiotic stress tolerance and crop yield: a physiologist’s perspective. Poster session presented at the meeting of Proceedings of ComBio2014 Conference. Canberra, ACT. 2013 Rodrigo-Moreno, A., Bose, J., & Shabala, S. (2013). Oxidative stress signalling in halophytes: implications for salt
tolerance. Poster session presented at the meeting of Society for experimental biology plant symposium. Florence, Italy.
2013 Shabala, S., Bose, J., & Shabala, L. (2013). Linking oxidative and salinity stress tolerance in plants. Poster session presented at the meeting of Society for experimental biology plant symposium. Florence, Italy. 2011 Shabala, S., Moreno, A. R., Hariadi, Y., Mackay, A., Tian, Y., Bose, J., & Jacobsen, S. (2011). Halophytes: what makes them special? Revealing ionic mechanisms of salinity tolerance. Poster session presented at the meeting of XVIII International botanical congress. Melbourne, Australia. 2011 Velarde-Buendia, A. M., Bose, J., Shabala, S., & Pottosin, I. I. (2011). Polyamines induce membrane depolarization and cationic fluxes in roots. Poster session presented at the meeting of ComBio2011. Cairns, Queensland, Austrlaia. 2010 Bose, J., Babourina, O., & Rengel, Z. (2010). Aluminium affects Ca2+ and Mg2+ uptake in roots of intact Arabidopsis thaliana. Poster session presented at the meeting of Genetics of plant mineral nutrition. Leibniz Universität Hannover, Hannover, Germany.
Year Citation 2010 Bose, J. (2010). Functional Characterisation of Arabidopsis under Acidic and Aluminium Stresses. (PhD Thesis, The University of Western Australia).
- 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)
Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2016 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Functional Characterization of Wheat ALMT1Transporter and its Involvement in Extreme pH Stress Tolerance Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Muhammad Kamran
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