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Professor Matthew Gilliham

Matthew Gilliham
Deputy Head of School - Research
School of Agriculture, Food and Wine
Faculty of Sciences

Matt is a program leader in the ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology. His areas of interest are crop plant nutrition and stress tolerance with a focus on salinity tolerance, stress signalling and membrane transport. He is also Deputy Head of School (Research) for the School of Agriculture, Food and Wine, Honorary Secretary of the Australian Society for Plant Scientists and convenor for the Adapting to abiotic stress and climate change special interest group of the Society for Experimental Biology.

Matt gained a BSc in Ecology from Lancaster University and a PhD in Plant Physiology from the University of Cambridge, both in the UK. After a postdoc at Cambridge, he immigrated to Australia to run the Plant Transport and Signalling Laboratory at the Waite Campus, University of Adelaide, in 2006.

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Professor Matthew Gilliham

Matt is a program leader in the ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology. His areas of interest are crop plant nutrition and stress tolerance with a focus on salinity tolerance, stress signalling and membrane transport. He is also Deputy Head of School (Research) for the School of Agriculture, Food and Wine, Honorary Secretary of the Australian Society for Plant Scientists and convenor for the Adapting to abiotic stress and climate change special interest group of the Society for Experimental Biology.

Matt gained a BSc in Ecology from Lancaster University and a PhD in Plant Physiology from the University of Cambridge, both in the UK. After a postdoc at Cambridge, he immigrated to Australia to run the Plant Transport and Signalling Laboratory at the Waite Campus, University of Adelaide, in 2006.

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD — email supervisor to discuss availability.

Matt's group studies the transport and signalling processes that underpin improvements in crop nutrition and stress tolerance. His research scales from genetics, through cell biology and whole plant physiology. Where applicable, his lab's fundamental research is then applied through plant breeding to modify signalling and transport processes in plants to improve crop yield and quality in the field. His main areas of study include salinity tolerance, anionic nutrition (particulary chloride) and GABA signalling. Notable advances his group have made include:

  • The first demonstration that wheat salt tolerance and grain yield can be improved in the field through modification of transport genes (Nature Biotechnology).
  • The discovery of a mechanism by which GABA could act as a stress signal in plants (GABA-regulated anion channels) (Nature Communications).
  • The discovery that cell-specific ion accumulation has physiological roles (Plant Cell, New Phytologist)
  • Frequent demonstrations that cell-specific ion transport processes are critical for stress tolerance and nutrition (e.g. Plant Physiology, Plant Journal...).

He has also authored well-respected reviews in his key areas of study: salt tolerance; chloride transport; single cell transport processes and GABA signalling

Matt and his research group have won a number of awards, honours and fellowships for their work, including an ARC Future Fellowship, ARC DECRA Fellowships, ASPB Highly Cited Author, SA Tall Poppy Awards, Australian Federal Government Science and Innovation Award for Young People in Agriculture. 

For more information, see his lab website: Plant Transport and Signalling lab

or, The Centre of Excellence website: Plant Energy Biology

Do you want to join his research group?

PhD Scholarships

University scholarships for Australian students are known as Australian Postgraduate Awards (APA). These scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit and in designated areas of research strength within the University. If a student does not secure an APA, then the School of Physical Sciences considers the option of divisional scholarships (based on academic merit and budget limits). The University also offers a range of Scholarships for international students.

Application involves filling in the "application form for admission/scholarship".

When applying for domestic scholarships please remember to tick both the APA and Divisional box.  After the closing date, the Graduate Centre will forward your application to the School to consider. If an APA is not awarded then the school will consider offering a divisional scholarship.  Further details can be found at the scholarship websites http://www.adelaide.edu.au/scholarships/

Further information on international PhD scholarships can be found at:  https://www.adelaide.edu.au/graduatecentre/scholarships/research-international/opportunities/

Postdoctoral Positions

Postdoctoral positions arise from time to time, so if you're interested please get in touch and Matt will get back to you ASAP.

Appointments

Date Position Institution name
2018 Deputy Director, Waite Research Institute Waite Research Institute, University of Adelaide
2018 Group Convenor Society for Experimental Biology
2017 Deputy Head of School (Research) University of Adelaide
2017 Professor Univeristy of Adelaide
2017 Honorary Secretary Australian Society for Plant Scientists
2015 - 2016 Associate Professor University of Adelaide
2014 - 2017 ARC Future Fellow University of Adelaide
2014 ARC Centre of Excellence Chief Investigator University of Adelaide
2013 - 2014 Senior Lecturer University of Adelaide
2006 - 2012 Senior Research Fellow University of Adelaide

Awards and Achievements

Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
2017 Research Award Executive Dean of Sciences Research Excellence Award University of Adelaide Australia
2014 Fellowship ARC Future Fellowship University of Adelaide Australia
2013 Award Science and Innovation Award ABRES (Australian Federal Government) Australia
2012 Award South Australian Tall Poppy Australian Institute of Policy and Science Australia
2012 Award Group of Eight China-Australia Fellowship Australia

Education

Date Institution name Country Title
University of Cambridge United Kingdom PhD Plant Sciences
Lancaster University United Kingdom BSc Ecology

Journals

Year Citation
2018 Xu, B., Waters, S., Byrt, C., Plett, D., Tyerman, S., Tester, M., . . . Gilliham, M. (2018). Structural variations in wheat HKT1;5 underpin differences in Na+ transport capacity. Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences, 75(6), 1133-1144.
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2018 Henderson, S., Dunlevy, J., Wu, Y., Blackmore, D., Walker, R., Edwards, E., . . . Walker, A. (2018). Functional differences in transport properties of natural HKT1;1 variants influence shoot Na+ exclusion in grapevine rootstocks. New Phytologist, 217(3), 1113-1127.
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2018 Byrt, C., Munns, R., Burton, R., Gilliham, M., & Wege, S. (2018). Root cell wall solutions for crop plants in saline soils. Plant Science, 269, 47-55.
DOI Scopus1 WoS1 Europe PMC1
2018 Henderson, S., Wege, S., & Gilliham, M. (2018). Plant cation-chloride cotransporters (CCC): evolutionary origins and functional insights. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 19(2), 492-1-492-12.
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2018 Walker, R., Blackmore, D., Gong, H., Henderson, S., Gilliham, M., & Walker, A. (2018). Analysis of the salt exclusion phenotype in rooted leaves of grapevine (Vitis spp.). Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research, 24(3), 317-326.
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2018 Ramesh, S., Kamran, M., Sullivan, W., Chirkova, L., Okamoto, M., Degryse, F., . . . Tyerman, S. (2018). Aluminium-activated malate transporters can facilitate GABA transport. The Plant Cell, 30(5), 1147-1164.
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2018 Asif, M., Schilling, R., Tilbrook, J., Brien, C., Dowling, K., Rabie, H., . . . Pearson, A. (2018). Mapping of novel salt tolerance QTL in an Excalibur × Kukri doubled haploid wheat population. TAG Theoretical and Applied Genetics.
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2017 Ramesh, S., Tyerman, S., Gilliham, M., & Xu, B. (2017). γ-Aminobutyric acid (GABA) signalling in plants. Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences, 74(9), 1577-1603.
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2017 Xie, H., Konate, M., Sai, N., Tesfamicael, K., Cavagnaro, T., Gilliham, M., . . . Lopez, C. (2017). Global DNA methylation patterns can play a role in defining terroir in grapevine (Vitis vinifera cv. Shiraz). Frontiers in Plant Science, 8, 1860-1-1860-16.
DOI Scopus1 WoS1 Europe PMC1
2017 Hocking, B., Conn, S., Manohar, M., Xu, B., Athman, A., Stancombe, M., . . . Gilliham, M. (2017). Heterodimerization of Arabidopsis calcium/proton exchangers contributes to regulation of guard cell dynamics and plant defense responses. Journal of Experimental Botany, 68(15), 4171-4183.
DOI Scopus1 WoS1 Europe PMC1
2017 Qiu, J., Henderson, S., Tester, M., Roy, S., & Gilliham, M. (2017). SLAH1, a homologue of the slow type anion channel SLAC1, modulates shoot Cl⁻ accumulation and salt tolerance in Arabidopsis thaliana. Journal of Experimental Botany, 68(12), 4495-4505.
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2017 Byrt, C., Zhao, M., Kourghi, M., Bose, J., Henderson, S., Qiu, J., . . . Tyerman, S. (2017). Non-selective cation channel activity of aquaporin AtPIP2;1 regulated by Ca²⁺ and pH. Plant, Cell and Environment, 40(6), 802-815.
DOI Scopus30 WoS24 Europe PMC17
2017 Gilliham, M., Able, J., & Roy, S. (2017). Translating knowledge about abiotic stress tolerance to breeding programmes. The Plant Journal, 90(5), 898-917.
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2017 Jaime-Pérez, N., Pineda, B., García-Sogo, B., Atares, A., Athman, A., Byrt, C., . . . Belver, A. (2017). The sodium transporter encoded by the HKT1;2 gene modulates sodium/potassium homeostasis in tomato shoots under salinity. Plant, Cell and Environment, 40(5), 658-671.
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2017 Li, B., Tester, M., & Gilliham, M. (2017). Chloride on the move. Trends in Plant Science, 22(3), 236-248.
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2017 Li, B., Qiu, J., Jayakannan, M., Xu, B., Li, Y., Mayo, G., . . . Roy, S. (2017). AtNPF2.5 modulates chloride (Cl¯) efflux from roots of Arabidopsis thaliana. Frontiers in Plant Science, 7, 2013-1-2013-16.
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2017 Pornsiriwong, W., Estavillo, G., Chan, K., Tee, E., Ganguly, D., Crisp, P., . . . Pogson, B. (2017). A chloroplast retrograde signal, 3’phosphoadenosine 5’-phosphate, acts as a secondary messenger in abscisic acid signaling in stomatal closure and germination. eLife, 6, e23361-1-e23361-34.
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2017 Wege, S., Gilliham, M., & Henderson, S. (2017). Chloride: not simply a 'cheap osmoticum', but a beneficial plant macronutrient. Journal of Experimental Botany, 68(12), 3057-3069.
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2017 Gilliham, M., Chapman, S., Martin, L., Jose, S., & Bastow, R. (2017). The case for evidence-based policy to support stress-resilient cropping systems. Food and Energy Security, 6(1), 5-11.
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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, 68(12), 3129-3143.
DOI Scopus6 WoS6 Europe PMC3
2017 Xu, B., Cheval, C., Laohavisit, A., Hocking, B., Chiasson, D., Olsson, T., . . . Gilliham, M. (2017). A calmodulin-like protein regulates plasmodesmal closure during bacterial immune responses. New Phytologist, 215(1), 77-84.
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2017 Xie, H., Konate, M., Sai, N., Gebremicael Tesfamicael, K., Cavagnaro, T., Gilliham, M., . . . Rodriguez Lopez, C. M. (2017). Environmental Conditions And Agronomic Practices Induce Consistent Global Changes In DNA Methylation Patterns In Grapevine (Vitis vinifera cv Shiraz). BioRxiv.
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2016 Gilliham, M., & Tyerman, S. (2016). Linking metabolism to membrane signaling: the GABA–malate connection. Trends in Plant Science, 21(4), 295-301.
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2016 Amarasinghe, S., Watson-Haigh, N., Gilliham, M., Roy, S., & Baumann, U. (2016). The evolutionary origin of CIPK16: a gene involved in enhanced salt tolerance. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 100, 135-147.
DOI Scopus1 WoS1 Europe PMC1
2016 Baby, T., Collins, C., Tyerman, S., & Gilliham, M. (2016). Salinity negatively affects pollen tube growth and fruit set in grapevines and is not mitigated by silicon. American Journal of Enology and Viticulture, 67(2), 218-228.
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2016 De Bei, R., Fuentes, S., Gilliham, M., Tyerman, S., Edwards, E., Bianchini, N., . . . Collins, C. (2016). Viticanopy: A free computer app to estimate canopy vigor and porosity for grapevine. Sensors (Switzerland), 16(4), 17 pages.
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2016 Hocking, B., Tyerman, S., Burton, R., & Gilliham, M. (2016). Fruit calcium: transport and physiology. Frontiers in Plant Science, 7(APR2016), 569-1-569-17.
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2016 Baby, T., Gilliham, M., Tyerman, S., & Collins, C. (2016). Differential fruitset between grapevine cultivars is related to differences in pollen viability and amine concentration in flowers. Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research, 22(1), 149-158.
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2016 Nagarajan, Y., Rongala, J., Luang, S., Singh, A., Shadiac, N., Hayes, J., . . . Hrmova, M. (2016). A barley efflux transporter operates in a Na⁺-dependent manner, as revealed by a multidisciplinary platform. The Plant Cell, 28(1), 202-218.
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2016 Li, B., Byrt, C., Qiu, J., Baumann, U., Hrmova, M., Evrard, A., . . . Roy, S. (2016). Identification of a stelar-localized transport protein that facilitates root-to-shoot transfer of chloride in arabidopsis. Plant Physiology, 170(2), 1014-1029.
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2016 Liu, Y., Yu, L., Qu, Y., Chen, J., Liu, X., Hong, H., . . . Guan, R. (2016). GmSALT3, which confers improved soybean salt tolerance in the field, increases leaf Cl⁻ exclusion prior to Na⁺ exclusion but does not improve early vigor under salinity. Frontiers in Plant Science, 7(September2016), 1485-1-1485-14.
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2016 Munns, R., James, R., Gilliham, M., Flowers, T., & Colmer, T. (2016). Tissue tolerance: an essential but elusive trait for salt-tolerant crops. Functional Plant Biology, 43(12), 1103-1113.
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2015 Liu, G., Sun, A., Li, D., Athman, A., Gilliham, M., & Liu, L. (2015). Molecular identification and functional analysis of a maize (Zea mays) DUR₃ homolog that transports urea with high affinity. Planta, 241(4), 861-874.
DOI Scopus9 WoS8 Europe PMC8
2015 Munns, R., & Gilliham, M. (2015). Salinity tolerance of crops - what is the cost?. New Phytologist, 208(3), 668-673.
DOI Scopus109 WoS100 Europe PMC42
2015 Henderson, S., Wege, S., Qiu, J., Blackmore, D., Walker, A., Tyerman, S., . . . Gilliham, M. (2015). Grapevine and Arabidopsis cation-chloride cotransporters localize to the Golgi and trans-Golgi network and indirectly influence long-distance ion transport and plant salt tolerance. Plant Physiology, 169(3), 2215-2229.
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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(1), 7879-1-7879-9.
DOI Scopus66 WoS54 Europe PMC28
2014 Vandeleur, R., Sullivan, W., Athman, A., Jordans, C., Gilliham, M., Kaiser, B., & Tyerman, S. (2014). Rapid shoot-to-root signalling regulates root hydraulic conductance via aquaporins. Plant, Cell and Environment, 37(2), 520-538.
DOI Scopus60 WoS63 Europe PMC32
2014 Byrt, C., Xu, B., Krishnan, M., Lightfoot, D., Athman, A., Jacobs, A., . . . Gilliham, M. (2014). The Na⁺ transporter, TaHKT1;5-D, limits shoot Na⁺ accumulation in bread wheat. The Plant Journal, 80(3), 516-526.
DOI Scopus45 WoS44 Europe PMC29
2014 Tian, Q., Zhang, X., Ramesh, S., Gilliham, M., Tyerman, S., & Zhang, W. (2014). Ethylene negatively regulates aluminium-induced malate efflux from wheat roots and tobacco cells transformed with TaALMT1. Journal of Experimental Botany, 65(9), 2415-2426.
DOI Scopus20 WoS21 Europe PMC17
2014 Baby, T., Hocking, B., Tyerman, S., Gilliham, M., & Collins, C. (2014). Modified method for producing grapevine plants in controlled environments. American Journal of Enology and Viticulture, 65(2), 261-267.
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2014 Athman, A., Tanz, S., Conn, V., Jordans, C., Mayo, G., Ng, W., . . . Gilliham, M. (2014). Protocol: a fast and simple in situ PCR method for localising gene expression in plant tissue. Plant Methods, 10(1), 29-1-29-19.
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2014 Guan, R., Qu, Y., Guo, Y., Yu, L., Liu, Y., Jiang, J., . . . Qiu, L. (2014). Salinity tolerance in soybean is modulated by natural variation in GmSALT3. Plant Journal, 80(6), 937-950.
DOI Scopus59 WoS54 Europe PMC36
2014 Henderson, S., Baumann, U., Blackmore, D., Walker, A., Walker, R., & Gilliham, M. (2014). Shoot chloride exclusion and salt tolerance in grapevine is associated with differential ion transporter expression in roots. BMC Plant Biology, 14(1), 273-1-273-18.
DOI Scopus28 WoS25 Europe PMC11
2014 Loveys, B., Kaiser, B., McDonald, G., Kravchuk, O., Gilliham, M., Tyerman, S., & Able, A. (2014). The development of student research skills in second year plant biology. International Journal of Innovation in Science and Mathematics Education, 22(3), 15-25.
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2013 Waters, S., Gilliham, M., & Hrmova, M. (2013). Plant High-Affinity Potassium (HKT) transporters involved in salinity tolerance: structural insights to probe differences in ion selectivity. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 14(4), 7660-7680.
DOI Scopus33 WoS30 Europe PMC18
2013 Conn, S., Hocking, B., Dayod, M., Xu, B., Athman, A., Henderson, S., . . . Gilliham, M. (2013). Protocol: optimising hydroponic growth systems for nutritional and physiological analysis of Arabidopsis thaliana and other plants. Plant Methods, 9(1), 4.
DOI Scopus53 WoS50 Europe PMC29
2012 Munns, R., James, R., Xu, B., Athman, A., Conn, S., Jordans, C., . . . Gilliham, M. (2012). Wheat grain yield on saline soils is improved by an ancestral Na+ transporter gene. Nature Biotechnology, 30(4), 360-364.
DOI Scopus255 WoS232 Europe PMC133
2012 Conn, S., Berninger, P., Broadley, M., & Gilliham, M. (2012). Exploiting natural variation to uncover candidate genes that control element accumulation in Arabidopsis thaliana. New Phytologist, 193(4), 859-866.
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2011 Gilliham, M., Athman, A., Tyerman, S., & Conn, S. (2011). Cell-specific compartmentation of mineral nutrients is an essential mechanism for optimal plant productivity-another role for TPC1?. Plant Signalling & Behavior, 6(11), 1656-1661.
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2011 Gilliham, M. (2011). Preface. Journal of Experimental Botany, 62(7), 2231-2232.
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2011 Michard, E., Lima, P., Borges, F., Silva, A., Portes, M., Carvalho, J., . . . Feijo, J. (2011). Glutamate receptor-like genes form Ca²⁺ channels in pollen tubes and are regulated by pistil D-serine. Science, 332(6028), 434-437.
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2011 Gilliham, M., Dayod, M., Hocking, B., Xu, B., Conn, S., Kaiser, B., . . . Tyerman, S. (2011). Calcium delivery and storage in plant leaves: exploring the link with water flow. Journal of Experimental Botany, 62(7), 2233-2250.
DOI Scopus70 WoS65 Europe PMC33
2011 Conn, S., Conn, V., Tyerman, S., Kaiser, B., Leigh, R., & Gilliham, M. (2011). Magnesium transporters, MGT2/MRS2-1 and MGT3/MRS2-5, are important for magnesium partitioning within Arabidopsis thaliana mesophyll vacuoles. New Phytologist, 190(3), 583-594.
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2011 Conn, S., Gilliham, M., Athman, A., Schreiber, A., Baumann, U., Moller, I., . . . Leigh, R. (2011). Cell-specific vacuolar calcium storage mediated by CAX1 regulates apoplastic calcium concentration, gas exchange, and plant productivity in arabidopsis. Plant Cell, 23(1), 240-257.
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2010 Plett, D., Safwat El Hussieny, G., Gilliham, M., Moller, I., Roy, S., Shirley, N., . . . Tester, M. (2010). Improved salinity tolerance of rice through cell type-specific expression of AtHKT1;1. PLoS One, 5(9), 1-8.
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2010 Dayod, M., Tyerman, S., Leigh, R., & Gilliham, M. (2010). Calcium storage in plants and the implications for calcium biofortification. Protoplasma, 247(3), 215-231.
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2010 Conn, S., & Gilliham, M. (2010). Comparative physiology of elemental distributions in plants. Annals of Botany, 105(7), 1081-1102.
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2010 Preuss, C., Huang, C., Gilliham, M., & Tyerman, S. (2010). Channel-like characteristics of the low affinity barley phosphate transporter Pht1;6 when expressed in Xenopus Oocytes1,[W],[OA]. Plant Physiology, 152(3), 1431-1441.
DOI Scopus41 WoS43 Europe PMC29
2009 Vandeleur, R., Mayo, G., Shelden, M., Gilliham, M., Kaiser, B., & Tyerman, S. (2009). The Role of Plasma Membrane Intrinsic Protein Aquaporins in Water Transport through Roots: Diurnal and Drought Stress Responses Reveal Different Strategies between Isohydric and Anisohydric Cultivars of Grapevine. Plant Physiology, 149(1), 445-460.
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2009 Moller, I., Gilliham, M., Jha, D., Mayo, G., Roy, S., Coates, J., . . . Tester, M. (2009). Shoot Na+ exclusion and increased salinity tolerance engineered by cell type-specific alteration of Na+ transport in arabidopsis. Plant Cell, 21(7), 2163-2178.
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2008 Roy, S., Gilliham, M., Berger, B., Essah, P., Cheffings, C., Miller, A., . . . Tester, M. (2008). Investigating glutamate receptor-like gene co-expression in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Cell and Environment, 31(6), 861-871.
DOI Scopus71 WoS63 Europe PMC35
2008 Tracy, F., Gilliham, M., Dodd, A., Webb, A., & Tester, M. (2008). NaCl-induced changes in cytosolic free Ca2+ in Arabidopsis thaliana are heterogeneous and modified by external ionic composition. Plant Cell and Environment, 31(8), 1063-1073.
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2006 Gilliham, M., Sullivan, W., Tester, M., & Tyerman, S. (2006). Simultaneous flux and current measurement from single plant protoplasts reveals a strong link between K⁺ fluxes and current, but no link between Ca²⁺ fluxes and current. Plant Journal, 46(1), 134-144.
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2005 Gilliham, M., & Tester, M. (2005). The Regulation of Anion Loading to the Maize Root Xylem. Plant Physiology, 137(3), 819-828.
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2000 Kiegle, E., Gilliham, M., Haseloff, J., & Tester, M. (2000). Hyperpolarisation-activated calcium currents found only in cells from the elongation zone of Arabidopsis thaliana roots. Plant Journal, 21(2), 225-229.
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Book Chapters

Conference Papers

Conference Items

Year Citation
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.

Curated or Produced Public Exhibition or Events

Year Citation
2015 Waters, S., Gilliham, M., & Hrmova, M. (2015). Micro-biomachines helping plants survive salt (No. Of Pieces: 1-2) [Exhibition]. University of Adelaide: E-Science Magazine of the University of Adelaide.

Software

Year Citation
2017 Sai, N., Rodriguez Lopez, C. M., Bogias, K., Pederson, S., Burgess, A., Breen, J., . . . David, R. (2017). Bioinformatic pipeline to detect di-cistronic RNA transcripts from RNA-sequencing data [Computer Software].
David, R., Hooper, C. M., Castleden, I. R., Gilliham, M., & Tyerman, S. (n.d.). CropTiPS database (Crop Transport information, Physiology and Signalling) - www.croptips.org [Computer Software].

Current Grants

ARC Future Fellow (2014-2017) Chloride Transport in Plant

ARC Discovery (2017-2019) GABA signalling in plants

ARC Linkage (2015-2018) Ancient diversity in aridity and salinity tolerance of cereals

GRDC Large Grant (2013-2017) Improving salinity tolerance of cereals

Wine Australia (2014-2017) Molecular markers for salt tolerance in grapevine

International Wheat Yield Partnership (2016-2019) Improving wheat energy use efficiency

Australian National Data Service (2016-2017) CropTIPS - Transport Information, Physiology and Signalling; and AGRICONNECT - linking Australian Agricultural Databases

 

 

Matt teaches into the Bachelor of Applied Biology, Viticulture and Oenology and Agricultural Science degrees, and the Masters in Biotechnology (Plant Biotechnology) program. 

Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
2018 Co-Supervisor Investigating The Effect of Ion Transport in Plants Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Daniel Walter McKay
2018 Co-Supervisor How Do Root Exudates Influence Plant Fitness and Yield? Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Jakob Schulz
2018 Principal Supervisor The Role of GABA in Controlling Plant Gas Exchange During Stress Events Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Adriane Piechatzek
2018 Principal Supervisor Understanding the Limits of Grapevine Water Stress and Recovery Therefrom Based On Xylem Cavitation Resistance Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Ying Meng
2017 Principal Supervisor GABA Signalling in Cereals Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Na Sai
2017 Co-Supervisor Exploring The Roles of Dual Water in Channels Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Hoai Thi Thanh Phan
2016 Principal Supervisor GABA Signaling in Plants Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Xueying Feng
2015 Principal Supervisor Salinity Tolerance in Grapevine Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Miss Yue Wu

Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
2014 - 2017 Principal Supervisor Functional Characterisation of GmSALT3, a Candidate Gene for Conferring Salt Tolerance in Soybean [Glycine max (L.) Merr.] Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Yue Qu
2014 - 2018 Co-Supervisor Defining Transcriptional Networks Associated with Plant Salinity Tolerance Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Shanika Lakmini Amarasinghe
2013 - 2018 Co-Supervisor The Role of Aquaporins in Plant Responses to Drought Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Johannes Daniel Scharwies
2013 - 2015 Principal Supervisor Investigating factors that affect grapevine fruit set during abiotic stress Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Dr Satwinder Kaur
2011 - 2015 Principal Supervisor Investigation of chloride transport mechanisms in Arabidopsis thaliana root Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Jiaen Qiu
2010 - 2013 Principal Supervisor Characterisation of a novel calcium sensor in Arabidopsis thaliana Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Bo Xu
2010 - 2013 Co-Supervisor POT Proteins are Important for Chloride Transport in Arabidopsis Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Bo Li
2010 - 2015 Co-Supervisor Grapevine Reproductive Performance: The Role of Amines, and the Effect of Salt and Silicon Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Tintu Baby
2010 - 2014 Principal Supervisor Investigating genes encoding membrane proteins in grapevine (Vitis vinifera L.) and Vitis spp. rootstocks to determine their role in chloride exclusion Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Sam Henderson
2010 - 2015 Principal Supervisor The Role of Calcium in the Cell Wall of Grape Berries Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Brad Hocking

Committee Memberships

Date Role Committee Institution Country
2018 - ongoing Chair Adapting to abiotic stress and climate change special interest group Society for Experimental Biology United Kingdom
2017 - ongoing Secretary Australian Society for Plant Scientists

Memberships

Date Role Membership Country
2015 - ongoing Member American Society for Enology and Viticulture United States
2012 - ongoing Member Australian Society for Viticulture and Oenology (ASVO) Australia
2006 - ongoing Member American Society for Plant Biology (ASPB) United States
2006 - ongoing Member Australian Society for Plant Scientists (ASPS) Australia
1998 - ongoing Member Society for Experimental Biology (SEB) United Kingdom

Editorial Boards

Date Role Editorial Board Name Institution Country
2018 - ongoing Editor Plant Physiology American Society for Plant Biology United States
Position
Deputy Head of School - Research
Phone
83138145
Fax
8313 0431
Campus
Waite
Building
Plant Research Centre, floor 2
Room Number
2 24
Org Unit
School of Agriculture, Food and Wine

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