Dr Neil Shirley

Dr Neil Shirley
Postdoctoral Fellow
School of Agriculture, Food and Wine
Faculty of Sciences

Whilst starting out in synthetic organic chemistry, over the years my research interests have shifted to plant biology. More particularly, I am interested in the plant cell wall, that feature of the plant cell which protects it from environmental stresses and biological attack. This wall must be strong enough to protect but supple enough to change and expand in a controlled manner to allow the plant to grow. The cell wall consists of a complex mixture of polysaccharides together with some protein. Some plants extrude parts of this mix into the environment producing sticky mucilage with properties which allow seeds to germinate and roots to grow more easily. The genes involved in the synthesis of all of the polysaccharides of the wall are not well understood. The identification and expression patterns of cell wall genes has been the primary focus for my research. I work with staple food crops such as barley and rice as well as pineapple, banana, chia, (Salvia hispanica) and Plantago ovata, a plant that produces edible mucilage from the seeds.

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Dr Neil Shirley

Whilst starting out in synthetic organic chemistry, over the years my research interests have shifted to plant biology. More particularly, I am interested in the plant cell wall, that feature of the plant cell which protects it from environmental stresses and biological attack. This wall must be strong enough to protect but supple enough to change and expand in a controlled manner to allow the plant to grow. The cell wall consists of a complex mixture of polysaccharides together with some protein. Some plants extrude parts of this mix into the environment producing sticky mucilage with properties which allow seeds to germinate and roots to grow more easily. The genes involved in the synthesis of all of the polysaccharides of the wall are not well understood. The identification and expression patterns of cell wall genes has been the primary focus for my research. I work with staple food crops such as barley and rice as well as pineapple, banana, chia, (Salvia hispanica) and Plantago ovata, a plant that produces edible mucilage from the seeds.

Dr Neil Shirley's Research Tools - Triptych

Shown above are some of the (more colourful) tools I use to look at the relationship between, in this case, plant cell wall genes and when and where they are expressed in plant tissues. This also allows me to examine what genes may be expressed together in a functional cohort. Examples of this type of analysis appear in the publications listed below.

  • Frontiers in Plant Science, Vol.8 Article326, 2017 DOI:10.3389/fpls.2017.00326
  • Journal of Experimental Botany, Vol. 67, No. 22 pp. 6481–6495, 2016 DOI:10.1093/jxb/erw424
  • Plant Physiology, Vol. 146, pp. 1821–1833, 2008 DOI:10.1104/pp.107.1146948

 

Appointments

Date Position Institution name
2011 Post Doctoral Fellow ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Cell Walls

Education

Date Institution name Country Title
University of Adelaide, Adelaide Australia PhD

Research Interests

Agricultural Biotechnology, Agricultural Molecular Engineering of Nucleic Acids and Proteins, Bioinformatics, Gene Expression, Plant Cell and Molecular Biology

Journals

Year Citation
2017 Lowe, R., Shirley, N., Bleackley, M., Dolan, S. & Shafee, T. (2017). Transcriptomics technologies. PLoS Computational Biology, 13, 5, e1005457-e1005457.
10.1371/journal.pcbi.1005457
2017 Chowdhury, J., Lück, S., Rajaraman, J., Douchkov, D., Shirley, N., Schwerdt, J. ... Little, A. (2017). Altered expression of genes implicated in xylan biosynthesis affects penetration resistance against powdery mildew. Frontiers in Plant Science, 8, 445-1-445-12.
10.3389/fpls.2017.00445
2017 Hassan, A., Houston, K., Lahnstein, J., Shirley, N., Schwerdt, J., Gidley, M. ... Burton, R. (2017). A Genome Wide Association Study of arabinoxylan content in 2-row spring barley grain. PLoS ONE, 12, 8, e0182537-1-e0182537-19.
10.1371/journal.pone.0182537
2017 Tucker, M., Ma, C., Phan, J., Neumann, K., Shirley, N., Hahn, M. ... Burton, R. (2017). Dissecting the genetic basis for seed coat mucilage heteroxylan biosynthesis in plantago ovata using gamma irradiation and infrared spectroscopy. Frontiers in Plant Science, 8, 326-1-326-14.
10.3389/fpls.2017.00326
2016 Chowdhury, J., Schober, M., Shirley, N., Singh, R., Jacobs, A., Douchkov, D. ... Little, A. (2016). Down-regulation of the glucan synthase-like 6 gene (HvGsl6) in barley leads to decreased callose accumulation and increased cell wall penetration by Blumeria graminis f. sp. hordei. New Phytologist, 212, 2, 434-443.
10.1111/nph.14086
2016 Phan, J., Tucker, M., Khor, S., Shirley, N., Lahnstein, J., Beahan, C. ... Burton, R. (2016). Differences in glycosyltransferase family 61 accompany variation in seed coat mucilage composition in Plantago spp.. Journal of Experimental Botany, 67, 22, 6481-6495.
10.1093/jxb/erw424
2016 Hsieh, Y., Zhang, Q., Yap, K., Shirley, N., Lahnstein, J., Nelson, C. ... Fincher, G. (2016). Genetics, transcriptional profiles, and catalytic properties of the UDP-Arabinose mutase family from barley. Biochemistry, 55, 2, 322-334.
10.1021/acs.biochem.5b01055
2016 Byrt, C., Betts, N., Tan, H., Lim, W., Ermawar, R., Nguyen, H. ... Burton, R. (2016). Prospecting for energy-rich renewable raw materials : Sorghum stem case study. O. Zabotina (Ed.). PLoS One, 11, 5, e0156638-1-e0156638-20.
10.1371/journal.pone.0156638
2016 Malone, J., Morran, S., Shirley, N., Boutsalis, P. & Preston, C. (2016). EPSPS gene amplification in glyphosate-resistant Bromus diandrus. Pest management science, 72, 1, 81-88.
10.1002/ps.4019
2016 Zhang, R., Tucker, M., Burton, R., Shirley, N., Little, A., Morris, J. ... Fincher, G. (2016). The dynamics of transcript abundance during cellularization of developing barley endosperm. Plant Physiology, 170, 3, 1549-1565.
10.1104/pp.15.01690
2016 Nguyen, T., Malone, J., Boutsalis, P., Shirley, N. & Preston, C. (2016). Temperature influences the level of glyphosate resistance in barnyardgrass (Echinochloa colona). Pest Management Science, 72, 5, 1031-1039.
10.1002/ps.4085
2016 Houston, K., Tucker, M., Chowdhury, J., Shirley, N. & Little, A. (2016). The plant cell wall: a complex and dynamic structure as revealed by the responses of genes under stress conditions. Frontiers in Plant Science, 7, AUG2016, 1-18.
10.3389/fpls.2016.00984
2016 Paull, R., Chen, N., Ming, R., Wai, C., Shirley, N., Schwerdt, J. & Bulone, V. (2016). Carbon Flux and Carbohydrate Gene Families in Pineapple. Tropical Plant Biology, 9, 3, 200-213.
10.1007/s12042-016-9176-1
2015 Tan, H., Shirley, N., Singh, R., Henderson, M., Dhugga, K., Mayo, G. ... Burton, R. (2015). Powerful regulatory systems and post-transcriptional gene silencing resist increases in cellulose content in cell walls of barley. BMC Plant Biology, 15, 1, 62-1-62-16.
10.1186/s12870-015-0448-y
2015 Ermawar, R., Collins, H., Byrt, C., Betts, N., Henderson, M., Shirley, N. ... Burton, R. (2015). Distribution, structure and biosynthetic gene families of (1,3;1,4)-β-glucan in Sorghum bicolor. Journal of Integrative Plant Biology, 57, 4, 429-445.
10.1111/jipb.12338
2015 Aditya, J., Lewis, J., Shirley, N., Tan, H., Henderson, M., Fincher, G. ... Tucker, M. (2015). The dynamics of cereal cyst nematode infection differ between susceptible and resistant barley cultivars and lead to changes in (1,3;1,4)-β-glucan levels and HvCslF gene transcript abundance. New Phytologist, 207, 1, 135-147.
10.1111/nph.13349
2015 Schwerdt, J., MacKenzie, K., Wright, F., Oehme, D., Wagner, J., Harvey, A. ... Fincher, G. (2015). Evolutionary dynamics of the cellulose synthase gene superfamily in grasses. Plant Physiology, 168, 3, 968-983.
10.1104/pp.15.00140
2015 Ming, R., VanBuren, R., Wai, C., Tang, H., Schatz, M., Bowers, J. ... Edger, P. (2015). The pineapple genome and the evolution of CAM photosynthesis. Nature Genetics, 47, 12, 1435-1442.
10.1038/ng.3435
2015 Ermawar, R., Collins, H., Byrt, C., Henderson, M., O'Donovan, L., Shirley, N. ... Burton, R. (2015). Genetics and physiology of cell wall polysaccharides in the model C₄ grass, Setaria viridis spp. BMC Plant Biology, 15, 1, 236-1-236-18.
10.1186/s12870-015-0624-0
2015 Wong, S., Shirley, N., Little, A., Khoo, K., Schwerdt, J., Fincher, G. ... Mather, D. (2015). Differential expression of the HvCslF6 gene late in grain development may explain quantitative differences in (1,3;1,4)-β-glucan concentration in barley. Molecular Breeding, 35, 1, 20-1-20-12.
10.1007/s11032-015-0208-6
2015 Tiong, J., McDonald, G., Genc, Y., Shirley, N., Langridge, P. & Huang, C. (2015). Increased expression of six ZIP family genes by zinc (Zn) deficiency is associated with enhanced uptake and root-to-shoot translocation of Zn in barley (Hordeum vulgare). New Phytologist, 207, 4, 1097-1109.
10.1111/nph.13413
2014 Houston, K., Russell, J., Schreiber, M., Halpin, C., Oakey, H., Washington, J. ... Waugh, R. (2014). A genome wide association scan for (1,3;1,4)-β-glucan content in the grain of contemporary 2-row Spring and Winter barleys. BMC Genomics, 15, 1, 907-1-907-15.
10.1186/1471-2164-15-907
2014 Li, M., Lopato, S., Hrmova, M., Pickering, M., Shirley, N., Koltunow, A. & Langridge, P. (2014). Expression patterns and protein structure of a lipid transfer protein END1 from Arabidopsis. Planta, 240, 6, 1319-1334.
10.1007/s00425-014-2155-6
2014 Zhang, Q., Cheetamun, R., Dhugga, K., Rafalski, J., Tingey, S., Shirley, N. ... Fincher, G. (2014). Spatial gradients in cell wall composition and transcriptional profiles along elongating maize internodes. BMC Plant Biology, 14, 1, 27-1-27-19.
10.1186/1471-2229-14-27
2013 Eini Gandomani, O., Yang, N., Pyvovarenko, T., Pillman, K., Bazanova, N., Tikhomirov, N. ... Lopato, S. (2013). Complex regulation by Apetala2 domain-containing transcription factors revealed through analysis of the stress-responsive TdCor410b promoter from durum wheat. PLoS One, 8, 3, 1-19.
10.1371/journal.pone.0058713
2013 Garnett, T., Conn, V., Plett, D., Conn, S., Zanghellini, J., MacKenzie, N. ... Kaiser, B. (2013). The response of the maize nitrate transport system to nitrogen demand and supply across the lifecycle. New Phytologist, 198, 1, 82-94.
10.1111/nph.12166
2013 Trafford, K., Haleux, P., Henderson, M., Parker, M., Shirley, N., Tucker, M. ... Burton, R. (2013). Grain development in Brachypodium and other grasses: possible interactions between cell expansion, starch deposition, and cell-wall synthesis. Journal of Experimental Botany, 64, 16, 5033-5047.
10.1093/jxb/ert292
2012 Huynh, B., Mather, D., Schreiber, A., Toubia, J., Baumann, U., Shoaei, Z. ... Fleury, D. (2012). Clusters of genes encoding fructan biosynthesizing enzymes in wheat and barley. Plant Molecular Biology, 80, 3, 299-314.
10.1007/s11103-012-9949-3
2012 Wilson, S., Burton, R., Collins, H., Doblin, M., Pettolino, F., Shirley, N. ... Bacic, A. (2012). Pattern of deposition of cell wall polysaccharides and transcript abundance of related cell wall synthesis genes during differentiation in barley endosperm. Plant Physiology, 159, 2, 655-670.
10.1104/pp.111.192682
2012 Cotsaftis, O., Plett, D., Shirley, N., Tester, M. & Hrmova, M. (2012). A two-staged model of Na+ exclusion in rice explained by 3D modeling of HKT transporters and alternative splicing. PLoS One, 7, 7, 1-10.
10.1371/journal.pone.0039865
2012 Kovalchuk, N., Gilson, J., Bazanova, N., Pyvovarenko, T., Singh, R., Shirley, N. ... Lopato, S. (2012). Characterization of the wheat gene encoding a grain-specific lipid transfer protein TdPR61, and promoter activity in wheat, barley and rice. Journal of Experimental Botany, 63, 5, 2025-2040.
10.1093/jxb/err409
2012 Buchanan, M., Burton, R., Dhugga, K., Rafalski, A., Tingey, S., Shirley, N. & Fincher, G. (2012). Endo-(1,4)-β-Glucanase gene families in the grasses: temporal and spatial Co-transcription of orthologous genes. BMC Plant Biology, 12, 1, 1-19.
10.1186/1471-2229-12-235
2012 Kovalchuk, N., Wu, W., Eini Gandomani, O., Bazanova, N., Pallotta, M., Shirley, N. ... Lopato, S. (2012). The scutellar vascular bundle-specific promoter of the wheat HD-Zip IV transcription factor shows similar spatial and temporal activity in transgenic wheat, barley and rice. Plant Biotechnology Journal, 10, 1, 43-53.
10.1111/j.1467-7652.2011.00633.x
2011 Zhang, Q., Pettolino, F., Dhugga, K., Rafalski, J., Tingey, S., Taylor, J. ... Fincher, G. (2011). Cell wall modifications in maize pulvini in response to gravitational stress. Plant Physiology, 156, 4, 2155-2171.
10.1104/pp.111.179606
2011 Burton, R., Collins, H., Kibble, N., Gilson, J., Shirley, N., Jobling, S. ... Fincher, G. (2011). Over-expression of specific HvCslF cellulose synthase-like genes in transgenic barley increases the levels of cell wall (1,3;1,4)-β-D-glucans and alters their fine structure. Plant Biotechnology Journal, 9, 2, 117-135.
10.1111/j.1467-7652.2010.00532.x
2011 Huang, C., Shirley, N., Genc, Y., Shi, B. & Langridge, P. (2011). Phosphate utilization efficiency correlates with expression of low-affinity phosphate transporters and noncoding RNA, IPS1, in barley. Plant Physiology, 156, 3, 1217-1229.
10.1104/pp.111.178459
2011 Morran, S., Eini Gandomani, O., Pyvovarenko, T., Parent, B., Singh, R., Ismagul, A. ... Lopato, S. (2011). Improvement of stress tolerance of wheat and barley by modulation of expression of DREB/CBF factors. Plant Biotechnology Journal, 9, 2, 230-249.
10.1111/j.1467-7652.2010.00547.x
2010 Burton, R., Ma, G., Baumann, U., Harvey, A., Shirley, N., Taylor, J. ... Fincher, G. (2010). A customized gene expression microarray reveals that the brittle stem phenotype fs2 of barley is attributable to a retroelement in the HvCesA4 cellulose synthase gene. Plant Physiology, 153, 4, 1716-1728.
10.1104/pp.110.158329
2010 Liu, Q., Zhang, Q., Burton, R., Shirley, N. & Atwell, B. (2010). Expression of vacuolar H⁺-pyrophosphatase (OVP3) is under control of an anoxia-inducible promoter in rice. Plant Molecular Biology, 72, 1-2, 47-60.
10.1007/s11103-009-9549-z
2010 Jha, D., Shirley, N., Tester, M. & Roy, S. (2010). Variation in salinity tolerance and shoot sodium accumulation in Arabidopsis ecotypes linked to differences in the natural expression levels of transporters involved in sodium transport. Plant Cell and Environment, 33, 5, 793-804.
10.1111/j.1365-3040.2009.02105.x
2010 Kovalchuk, N., Li, M., Wittek, F., Reid, N., Singh, R., Shirley, N. ... Lopato, S. (2010). Defensin promoters as potential tools for engineering disease resistance in cereal grains. Plant Biotechnology Journal, 8, 1, 47-64.
10.1111/j.1467-7652.2009.00465.x
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.
10.1371/journal.pone.0012571
2010 Zhang, Q., Shirley, N., Burton, R., Lahnstein, J., Hrmova, M. & Fincher, G. (2010). The genetics, transcriptional profiles, and catalytic properties of UDP-α-D-xylose 4-epimerases from barley. Plant Physiology, 153, 2, 555-568.
10.1104/pp.110.157644
2009 Kibble, N., Sohani, M., Shirley, N., Byrt, C., Roessner, U., Bacic, A. ... Schultz, C. (2009). Phylogenetic analysis and functional characterisation of strictosidine synthase-like genes in Arabidopsis thaliana. Functional Plant Biology, 36, 12, 1098-1109.
10.1071/FP09104
2009 Dwivany, F., Yulia, D., Burton, R., Shirley, N., Wilson, S., Fincher, G. ... Doblin, M. (2009). The cellulose-synthase like C (CSLC) family of barley includes members that are integral membrane proteins targeted to the plasma membrane. Molecular Plant, 2, 5, 1025-1039.
10.1093/mp/ssp064
2009 Schober, M., Burton, R., Shirley, N., Jacobs, A. & Fincher, G. (2009). Analysis of the (1,3)-beta-D-glucan synthase gene family of barley. Phytochemistry, 70, 6, 713-720.
10.1016/j.phytochem.2009.04.002
2008 Collins, N., Shirley, N., Saeed, M., Pallotta, M. & Gustafson, J. (2008). An ALMT1 gene cluster controlling aluminum tolerance at the Alt4 locus of rye (Secale cereale L.). Genetics, 179, 1, 669-682.
10.1534/genetics.107.083451
2008 Burton, R., Jobling, S., Harvey, A., Shirley, N., Mather, D., Bacic, A. & Fincher, G. (2008). The genetics and transcriptional profiles of the cellulose synthase-like HvCslF gene family in barley. Plant Physiology, 146, 4, 1821-1833.
10.1104/pp.107.114694
2008 Schreiber, A., Shirley, N., Burton, R. & Fincher, G. (2008). Combining transcriptional datasets using the generalized singular value decomposition. BMC Bioinformatics, 2008, 1, 1-15.
10.1186/1471-2105-9-335
2008 Lightfoot, D., Boettcher, A., Little, A., Shirley, N. & Able, A. (2008). Identification and characterisation of barley (Hordeum vulgare) respiratory burst oxidase homologue family members. Functional Plant Biology, 35, 5, 347-359.
10.1071/FP08109
2008 Li, M., Singh, R., Bazanova, N., Milligan, A., Shirley, N., Langridge, P. & Lopato, S. (2008). Spatial and temporal expression of endosperm transfer cell-specific promoters in transgenic rice and barley. Plant Biotechnology Journal, 6, 5, 465-476.
10.1111/j.1467-7652.2008.00333.x
2008 Huang, C., Roessner, U., Eickmeier, I., Genc, Y., Callahan, D., Shirley, N. ... Bacic, A. (2008). Metabolite profiling reveals distinct changes in carbon and nitrogen metabolism in phosphate-deficient barley plants (Hordeum vulgare L.). Plant and Cell Physiology, 49, 5, 691-703.
10.1093/pcp/pcn044
2007 Lopato, S., Borisjuk, L., Milligan, A., Shirley, N., Bazanova, N., Parsley, K. & Langridge, P. (2007). Erratum: Systematic identification of factors involved in post-transcriptional processes in wheat grain (Plant Molecular Biology (2006) 62 (637-653) DOI: 10.1007/s11103-006-9046-6). Plant Molecular Biology, 63, 4, 589-.
10.1007/s11103-006-9129-4
2006 Lopato, S., Bazanova, N., Morran, S., Milligan, A., Shirley, N. & Langridge, P. (2006). Isolation of plant transcription factors using a modified yeast one-hybrid system. Plant Methods, 2, 3, 1-15.
10.1186/1746-4811-2-3
2006 Lunde, C., Baumann, U., Shirley, N., Drew, D. & Fincher, G. (2006). Gene structure and expression pattern analysis of three monodehydroascorbate reductase (Mdhar) genes in Physcomitrella patens: Implications for the evolution of the MDHAR family in plants. Plant Molecular Biology, 60, 2, 259-275.
10.1007/s11103-005-3881-8
2006 Lopato, S., Borisjuk, L., Milligan, A., Shirley, N., Bazanova, N. & Langridge, P. (2006). Systematic identification of factors involved in post-transcriptional processes in wheat grain. Plant Molecular Biology, 62, 4-5, 637-653.
10.1007/s11103-006-9046-6
2006 Zhang, Q., Hrmova, M., Shirley, N., Lahnstein, J. & Fincher, G. (2006). Gene expression patterns and catalytic properties of UDP-D-glucose 4-epimerases from barley (Hordeum vulgare L.). Biochemical Journal, 394, 1, 115-124.
10.1042/BJ20051329
2006 Burton, R., Wilson, S., Hrmova, M., Harvey, A., Shirley, N., Medhurst, A. ... Fincher, G. (2006). Cellulose synthase-like CslF genes mediate the synthesis of cell wall (1,3;1,4)-beta-D-glucans. Science, 311, 5769, 1940-1942.
10.1126/science.1122975
2006 Crismani, W., Baumann, U., Sutton, T., Shirley, N., Webster, T., Spangenberg, G. ... Able, J. (2006). Microarray expression analysis of meiosis and microsporogenesis in hexaploid bread wheat. BMC Genomics, 7, 267, 1-17.
10.1186/1471-2164-7-267
2006 Mulvenna, J., Mylne, J., Bharathi, R., Burton, R., Shirley, N., Fincher, G. ... Craik, D. (2006). Discovery of cyclotide-like protein sequences in graminaceous crop plants: Ancestral precursors of circular proteins?. Plant Cell, 18, 9, 2134-2144.
10.1105/tpc.106.042812
2005 Zhang, Q., Shirley, N., Lahnstein, J. & Fincher, G. (2005). Characterization and expression patterns of UDP-D-glucuronate decarboxylase genes in barley. Plant Physiology, 138, 1, 131-141.
10.1104/pp.104.057869
2004 Burton, R., Shirley, N., King, B., Harvey, A. & Fincher, G. (2004). The CesA gene family of barley. Quantitative analysis of transcripts reveals two groups of co-expressed genes. Plant Physiology, 134, 1, 224-236.
10.1104/pp.103.032904
2000 MacGregor, E., Bazin, S., Ens, E., Lahnstein, J., Macri, L., Shirley, N. & MacGregor, A. (2000). Structural models of limit dextrinase inhibitors from barley. Journal of Cereal Science, 31, 1, 79-90.
10.1006/jcrs.1999.0284
1996 Hrmova, M., Harvey, A., Wang, J., Shirley, N., Jones, G., Stone, B. ... Fincher, G. (1996). Barley β-D-glucan exohydrolases with β-D-glucosidase activity: Purification, characterization, and determination of primary structure from a cDNA clone. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 271, 9, 5277-5286.
10.1074/jbc.271.9.5277
1996 Hrmova, M., Harvey, A., Wang, J., Shirley, N., Jones, G., Stone, B. ... Fincher, G. (1996). Barley β-D-glucan exohydrolases with β-D-glucosidase activity. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 271, 9, 5277-5286.
10.1074/jbc.271.9.5277
1996 Waters, E., Shirley, N. & Williams, P. (1996). Nuisance proteins of wine are grape pathogenesis-related proteins. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 44, 1, 3-5.
10.1021/jf9505584

Conference Papers

Year Citation
2006 Huang, C., Genc, Y., Shirley, N. & Langridge, P. (2006). Complex regulatory processess are involved in transcriptional control of individual PHT1 genes. International Congress of Plant Molecular Biology (Adelaide, S. Aust.). Adelaide, S. Aust..
2005 Zhang, Q., Shirley, N. & Fincher, G. (2005). Possible roles of Nucleotide sugar interconversion enzymes in the biosynthesis of cell wall polysaccharides in developing barley grains. Australian Barley Technical Symposium. Hobart, Tasmania.
2003 Burton, R., Gatford, K., Gooding, P., King, B., Shirley, N., Gibeaut, D. & Fincher, G. (2003). Rapid functional analysis of genes involved in cell wall synthesis of cereals. Cereals. C. K. Black & J. F. Panozzo (Eds.) Glenelg, South Australia.
2000 Gibeaut, D., Burton, R., Lahnstein, J., Shirley, N., Bacic, A. & Fincher, G. (2000). Cell Wall Metabolism in Barley Coleoptiles. 8th International Barley Genetics Symposium. D. S. J. Logue (Ed.) Adelaide, Australia.

For many years (2010-2016), I have been involved with teaching a bioinformatics component of the Masters course entitled "Techniques in Plant Biotechnology".

Currently, I am co supervisor for one PhD student, Jana Phan and one Honours student, Dayton Bird.

Position
Postdoctoral Fellow
Phone
83137260
Fax
8313 7102
Campus
Waite
Building
Wine Innovation Central
Room Number
4 25
Org Unit
School of Agriculture, Food and Wine

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