Jayakumar Bose

Dr Jayakumar Bose

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.

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

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  • 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 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 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

  • 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)

  • Position: ARC DECRA Fellow
  • Phone: 83136665
  • Email: jayakumar.bose@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: Waite
  • Building: Plant Research Centre, floor 2
  • Room: 2 26a
  • Org Unit: School of Agriculture, Food and Wine

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