Dr Jayakumar Bose

Jayakumar Bose
ARC�DECRA Fellow
School of Agriculture, Food and Wine
Faculty of Sciences

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.

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Dr Jayakumar Bose

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.

Research Interests
  1. Ion signalling and transport mechanisms across plasma membrane, chloroplasts and stomata under abiotic stresses such as soil acidity, salinity, drought and water logging
  2. Physiological adaptations in extremophiles
  3. Pre-breeding screening for abiotic stresses
  4. Nutrient acquisition and long-distance transport in plants
Media Attention Related to My Research

[1] News coverage about my ARC-Discovery Early Career Research Fellow (DECRA) project.
      Australian Research Council (2016). Finding the genes for salt-tolerant crops

[2] News coverage related to the research described in Byrt et al (2016), Plant, Cell & Environment.
      Science daily (2016). Breakthrough in salt-tolerance in plants research

[3] News coverage related to the research described in Ramesh et al (2015), Nature Communications

[4] News coverage related to the research published in Shabala et al (2014), Trends in Plant Science

Appointments

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 Amount
2017 - 2020 Fellowship ARC - Discovery Early Career Research Award (DECRA) The University of Adelaide $ 372, 000
2016 Award The Daniel Walker Medal The University of Adelaide $1,000
2007 - 2008 Teaching Award University of Western Australia – Postgraduate Teaching Internship The University of Western Australia $ 7,000
2006 - 2010 Scholarship Endeavour International Postgraduate Research Scholarship The University of Western Australia $ 80,000

Language Competencies

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

Education

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

Research Interests

Agriculture, Plant Biology, Plant Cell and Molecular Biology, Plant Physiology

Journals

Year Citation
2017 Bose, J., Munns, R., Shabala, S., Gilliham, M., Pogson, B. & Tyerman, S. (2017). Chloroplast function and ion regulation in plants growing on saline soils: lessons from halophytes. Journal of experimental botany, Online, 12, 1-15.
10.1093/jxb/erx142
2016 Percey, W., McMinn, A., Bose, J., Breadmore, M., Guijt, R. & Shabala, S. (2016). Salinity effects on chloroplast PSII performance in glycophytes and halophytes1. Functional Plant Biology, 43, 11, 1003-1015.
10.1071/FP16135
2016 Percey, W., Shabala, L., Wu, Q., Su, N., Breadmore, M., Guijt, R. ... Shabala, S. (2016). Potassium retention in leaf mesophyll as an element of salinity tissue tolerance in halophytes. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, 109, 346-354.
10.1016/j.plaphy.2016.10.011
2016 Shabala, L., Zhang, J., Pottosin, I., Bose, J., Zhu, M., Fuglsang, A. ... Shabala, S. (2016). Cell-type-specific H+-ATPase activity in root tissues enables K+retention and mediates acclimation of barley (Hordeum vulgare) to salinity Stress. Plant Physiology, 172, 4, 2445-2458.
10.1104/pp.16.01347
2016 Shabala, S., Bose, J., Fuglsang, A. & Pottosin, I. (2016). On a quest for stress tolerance genes: Membrane transporters in sensing and adapting to hostile soils. Journal of Experimental Botany, 67, 4, 1015-1031.
10.1093/jxb/erv465
2016 Chakraborty, K., Bose, J., Shabala, L. & Shabala, S. (2016). Difference in root K⁺ retention ability and reduced sensitivity of K⁺-permeable channels to reactive oxygen species confer differential salt tolerance in three Brassica species. Journal of Experimental Botany, 67, 15, 4611-4625.
10.1093/jxb/erw236
2016 Chakraborty, K., Bose, J., Shabala, L., Eyles, A. & Shabala, S. (2016). Evaluating relative contribution of osmotolerance and tissue tolerance mechanisms toward salinity stress tolerance in three Brassica species. Physiologia plantarum, 158, 2, 135-151.
10.1111/ppl.12447
2016 Byrt, C., Zhao, M., Kourghi, M., Bose, J., Henderson, S., Qiu, J. ... Tyerman, S. (2016). Non-selective cation channel activity of aquaporin AtPIP2;1 regulated by Ca2+ and pH. Plant Cell and Environment, 40, 6, -.
10.1111/pce.12832
2015 Ramesh, S., Tyerman, S., Xu, B., Bose, J., Kaur, S., Conn, V. ... Gillham, M. (2015). GABA signalling modulates plant growth by directly regulating the activity of plant-specific anion transporters. Nature Communications, 6, 7879-1-7879-9.
10.1038/ncomms8879
2015 Jayakannan, M., Bose, J., Babourina, O., Rengel, Z. & Shabala, S. (2015). Salicylic acid in plant salinity stress signalling and tolerance. Plant Growth Regulation, 76, 1, 25-40.
10.1007/s10725-015-0028-z
2015 Wu, H., Shabala, L., Liu, X., Azzarello, E., Zhou, M., Pandolfi, C. ... Shabala, S. (2015). Linking salinity stress tolerance with tissue-specific Na⁺ sequestration in wheat roots. Frontiers in Plant Science, 6, FEB, 71-1-71-13.
10.3389/fpls.2015.00071
2015 Ramesh, S., Tyerman, S., Xu, B., Bose, J., Kaur, S., Conn, V. ... Gilliham, M. (2015). Erratum: GABA signalling modulates plant growth by directly regulating the activity of plant-specific anion transporters (Nature Communications (2015) 6:7879 DOI: 10.1038/ncomms8879). Nature Communications, 6, -.
10.1038/ncomms9293
2015 Bose, J., Rodrigo-Moreno, A., Lai, D., Xie, Y., Shen, W. & Shabala, S. (2015). Rapid regulation of the plasma membrane H+-ATPase activity is essential to salinity tolerance in two halophyte species, Atriplex lentiformis and Chenopodium quinoa. Annals of Botany, 115, 3, 481-494.
10.1093/aob/mcu219
2015 Jayakannan, M., Bose, J., Babourina, O., Shabala, S., Massart, A., Poschenrieder, C. & Rengel, Z. (2015). The NPR1-dependent salicylic acid signalling pathway is pivotal for enhanced salt and oxidative stress tolerance in Arabidopsis. Journal of Experimental Botany, 66, 7, 1865-1875.
10.1093/jxb/eru528
2015 Rengel, Z., Bose, J., Chen, Q. & Tripathi, B. N. (2015). Magnesium alleviates plant toxicity of aluminium and heavy metals. Crop and Pasture Science, 66, 12, 1298-1307.
10.1071/CP15284
2015 Shabala, S., Wu, H. & Bose, J. (2015). Salt stress sensing and early signalling events in plant roots: current knowledge and hypothesis. Plant Science, 241, 109-119.
10.1016/j.plantsci.2015.10.003
2014 Bose, J., Rodrigo-Moreno, A. & Shabala, S. (2014). ROS homeostasis in halophytes in the context of salinity stress tolerance. Journal of Experimental Botany, 65, 5, 1241-1257.
10.1093/jxb/ert430
2014 Shabala, S., Bose, J. & Hedrich, R. (2014). Salt bladders: do they matter?. Trends in Plant Science, 19, 11, 687-691.
10.1016/j.tplants.2014.09.001
2014 Percey, W., Shabala, L., Breadmore, M., Guijt, R., Bose, J. & Shabala, S. (2014). Ion transport in broad bean leaf mesophyll under saline conditions. Planta, 240, 4, 729-743.
10.1007/s00425-014-2117-z
2014 Pottosin, I., Velarde-Buendia, A., Bose, J., Zepeda-Jazo, I., Shabala, S. & Dobrovinskaya, O. (2014). Cross-talk between reactive oxygen species and polyamines in regulation of ion transport across the plasma membrane: implications for plant adaptive responses. Journal of Experimental Botany, 65, 5, 1271-1283.
10.1093/jxb/ert423
2014 Pottosin, I., Velarde-Buendía, A., Bose, J., Fuglsang, A. & Shabala, S. (2014). Polyamines cause plasma membrane depolarization, activate Ca-, and modulate H-ATPase pump activity in pea roots. Journal of Experimental Botany, 65, 9, 2463-2472.
10.1093/jxb/eru133
2014 Bose, J., Shabala, L., Pottosin, I., Zeng, F., Velarde-Buendía, A., Massart, A. ... Shabala, S. (2014). Kinetics of xylem loading, membrane potential maintenance, and sensitivity of K+-permeable channels to reactive oxygen species: Physiological traits that differentiate salinity tolerance between pea and barley. Plant, Cell and Environment, 37, 3, 589-600.
10.1111/pce.12180
2014 Pottosin, I., Velarde-Buendía, A. M., Bose, J., Fuglsang, A. T. & Shabala, S. (2014). Polyamines Depolarize the Membrane and Initiate a Cross-Talk Between Plasma Membrane Ca2+ and H+ Pumps. Biophysical Journal, 106, 2, 586a-586a.
10.1016/j.bpj.2013.11.3246
2013 Bose, J., Babourina, O., Shabala, S. & Rengel, Z. (2013). Low-pH and aluminum resistance in Arabidopsis correlates with high cytosolic magnesium content and increased magnesium uptake by plant roots. Plant and Cell Physiology, 54, 7, 1093-1104.
10.1093/pcp/pct064
2013 Bose, J., Xie, Y., Shen, W. & Shabala, S. (2013). Haem oxygenase modifies salinity tolerance in Arabidopsis by controlling K+ retention via regulation of the plasma membrane H +-ATPase and by altering SOS1 transcript levels in roots. Journal of Experimental Botany, 64, 2, 471-481.
10.1093/jxb/ers343
2013 Jayakannan, M., Bose, J., Babourina, O., Rengel, Z. & Shabala, S. (2013). Salicylic acid improves salinity tolerance in Arabidopsis by restoring membrane potential and preventing salt-induced K⁺ loss via a GORK channel. Journal of Experimental Botany, 64, 8, 2255-2268.
10.1093/jxb/ert085
2011 Bose, J., Pottosin, I., Shabala, S., Palmgren, M. & Shabala, S. (2011). Calcium efflux systems in stress signaling and adaptation in plants. Frontiers in Plant Science, 2, DEC, 85-85.
10.3389/fpls.2011.00085
2011 Cuin, T., Bose, J., Stefano, G., Jha, D., Tester, M., Mancuso, S. & Shabala, S. (2011). Assessing the role of root plasma membrane and tonoplast Na+/H+exchangers in salinity tolerance in wheat: In planta quantification methods. Plant, Cell and Environment, 34, 6, 947-961.
10.1111/j.1365-3040.2011.02296.x
2011 Bose, J., Babourina, O. & Rengel, Z. (2011). Role of magnesium in alleviation of aluminium toxicity in plants. Journal of Experimental Botany, 62, 7, 2251-2264.
10.1093/jxb/erq456
2011 Zepeda-Jazo, I., Velarde-Buendía, A., Enríquez-Figueroa, R., Bose, J., Shabala, S., Muñiz-Murguía, J. & Pottosin, I. (2011). Polyamines interact with hydroxyl radicals in activating Ca2+ and k+ transport across the root epidermal plasma membranes. Plant Physiology, 157, 4, 2167-2180.
10.1104/pp.111.179671
2010 Bose, J., Babourina, O., Shabala, S. & Rengel, Z. (2010). Aluminum-dependent dynamics of ion transport in Arabidopsis: Specificity of low pH and aluminum responses. Physiologia Plantarum, 139, 4, 401-412.
10.1111/j.1399-3054.2010.01377.x
2010 Bose, J., Babourina, O., Shabala, S. & Rengel, Z. (2010). Aluminium-induced ion transport in Arabidopsis: the relationship between Al tolerance and root ion flux.. Journal of experimental botany, 61, 11, 3163-3175.
10.1093/jxb/erq143
2009 Bose, J. & Rengel, Z. (2009). A model formative assessment strategy to promote student-centered self-regulated learning in higher education. US-China Education Review, 6, 12, 29-35.
10.17265/2161-623X/2009.12A.004
2008 Maheswari, J., Bose, J., Sangeetha, S., Sanjutha, S. & Sathya Priya, R. (2008). Irrigation Regimes and N Levels Influence Chlorophyll, Leaf Area Index, Proline and Soluble Protein Content of Aerobic Rice (Oryza sativa L.). International Journal of Agricultural Research, 3, 4, 307-316.
10.3923/ijar.2008.307.316
2007 Nachimuthu, G., Velu, V., Malarvizhi, P., Ramasamy, S. & Bose, J. (2007). Relationship between index leaf nitrogen and leaf colour chart (LCC) values in direct wet seeded rice (Oryza sativa L.). Asian Journal of Plant Sciences, 6, 3, 477-483.
10.3923/ajps.2007.477.483
2005 ., B. J., ., C. S., ., V. V. & ., S. R. (2005). Effect of Integrated Crop Management Practices on Rice (Oryza sativa L.) Root Volume and Rhizosphere Redox Potential. Journal of Agronomy, 4, 4, 311-314.
10.3923/ja.2005.311.314

Book Chapters

Year Citation
2015 Fan, Y., Bose, J., Zhou, M. & Shabala, S. (2015). ROS Production, Scavenging, and Signaling under Salinity Stress. In S. H. Wani & M. A. Hossain (Eds.), Managing Salt Tolerance in Plants Molecular and Genomic Perspectives (pp. 187-205). Boca Raton: CRC Press.
10.1201/b19246-11
2015 Sidana, S., Bose, J., Shabala, L. & Shabala, S. (2015). Nitric oxide in drought stress signaling and tolerance in plants. In M. N. Hhan, M. Mobin, F. Mohammad & F. J. Corpas (Eds.), Nitric Oxide Action in Abiotic Stress Responses in Plants (pp. 95-114). Switzerland: Springer.
10.1007/978-3-319-17804-2_6
2015 Adem, G. D., Bose, J., Zhou, M. & Shabala, S. (2015). Targeting Vacuolar Sodium Sequestration in Plant Breeding for Salinity Tolerance. In S. H. Wani & M. A. Hossain (Eds.), Managing Salt Tolerance in Plants Molecular and Genomic Perspectives (pp. 35-50). Boca Raton: CRC Press.
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. K. Panda & F. Baluska (Eds.), Aluminum Stress Adaptation in Plants (pp. 229-251). Switzerland: Springer.
10.1007/978-3-319-19968-9_12
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 (pp. 171-183). Humana Press.
10.1007/978-1-62703-152-3_11
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.
10.1007/978-3-642-29119-7_4

Conference Papers

Year Citation
2009 Bose, J., Babourina, O. & Rengel, Z. (2009). Aluminium-sensitive Arabidopsis thaliana mutants als3 and als5 differ in response to acidic stress. 7th International Symposium on Plant-Soil Interactions at low pH: a nutriomic approach. H. Liao, X. Yan & L. Kochian (Eds.) Guangzhou, China.
2006 Palanisami, K., Raviraj, A., Bose, J., Gurunathan, S., Arivalagan, T. & Thirumurthi, S. (2006). Technical effectiveness of artificial recharge structures in hard rock area - A case study in Coimbatore District, India. 5th International Symposium on Management of Aquifer Recharge: Recharge systems for protecting and enhancing groundwater resources (ISMAR5). Berlin, Germany.

Conference Items

Year Citation
2016 Bose, J., Percey, W., Tyerman, S. & Shabala, S. (2016). Potassium homeostasis regulation inside the chloroplasts confers salt tolerance in plants. 17th International Workshop on Plant Membrane Biology (IWPMB 2016). 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. 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. Combio2016. Brisbane, Australia.
2015 Wu, H., Shabala, L., Bose, J., Zhou, M. & Shabala, S. (2015). Sensing and signalling salt stress in plant roots. 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. ComBio2014 Conference. Canberra, ACT.
2013 Shabala, S., Bose, J. & Shabala, L. (2013). Linking oxidative and salinity stress tolerance in plants. Society for experimental biology plant symposium. Florence, Italy.
2013 Rodrigo-Moreno, A., Bose, J. & Shabala, S. (2013). Oxidative stress signalling in halophytes: implications for salt
tolerance. Society for experimental biology plant symposium. Florence, Italy.
2011 Velarde-Buendia, A. M., Bose, J., Shabala, S. & Pottosin, I. I. (2011). Polyamines induce membrane depolarization and cationic fluxes in roots. ComBio2011. Cairns, Queensland, Austrlaia.
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. XVIII International botanical congress. Melbourne, Australia.
2010 Bose, J., Babourina, O. & Rengel, Z. (2010). Aluminium affects Ca2+ and Mg2+ uptake in roots of intact Arabidopsis thaliana. Genetics of plant mineral nutrition. Leibniz Universität Hannover, Hannover, Germany.

Theses

Year Citation
2010 Bose, J.; (2010); Functional Characterisation of Arabidopsis under Acidic and Aluminium Stresses;
  • 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)

Candidate Degree Role Project Title Institution and Completion Status
Mr Muhammad Kamran PhD Co-Supervisor Characterisation of wheat TaALMT1 mediated anion transport The University of Adelaide (Current)
Mr Shivam Sidana PhD Co-Supervisor Role of nitric oxide in drought and salinity tolerance in plants The University of Tasmania (Current)
Mr Mohammad Al Nayef PhD Co-Supervisor

The function of potassium and sodium transporters in the maintenance of cellular ion homeostasis in rice (Oryza sativa. L), under hostile environmental conditions

The University of Tasmania (Thesis submitted for examination on Oct 2016)
Dr William Percey PhD Co-Supervisor

Linking detrimental effects of salinity on leaf photosynthesis with ion transport in leaf mesophyll

The University of Tasmania (Graduated in 2014)

Memberships

Date Role Membership Country
2013 - ongoing Member Australian Society of Plant Scientists Australia
2001 - ongoing Member Indian Society of Soil Science India
Position
ARC�DECRA Fellow
Phone
83136665
Campus
Waite
Building
Plant Research Centre
Room Number
2 26a
Org Unit
School of Agriculture, Food and Wine

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