Postdoctoral Research Associate
School of Agriculture, Food and Wine
Faculty of Sciences
Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.
Researcher Level B, intracellular transport proteins, cell wall, Arabidopsis, rice, advanced microscopy
I have projects available for students or postdocs who would like to work on fundamental questions in cell biology, molecular biology and plant physiology. We are currently focusing on how pH and ionic conditions are established in the endomembrane system (Golgi, TGN/EE, ER, etc), with a focus on the function of CCC and CHX proteins in Arabidopsis, rice (Oryza sativa) and soybean in those organelles. Methods we frequently employ are molecular and cell biology techniques, plant phenotyping and advanced microscopy, including diverse techniques such as confocal microscopy, TEM, SEM and others. I am happy to assist interested candidates in applying for funding, please contact me by email.
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Date Position Institution name 2017 Researcher Level B University of Adelaide 2016 - 2019 DECRA fellow University of Adelaide 2014 - 2016 postdoc University of Adelaide 2011 - 2014 postdoc University of Lausanne
Awards and Achievements
Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount 2017 Research Award ARC and GRDC Rana Munns Award — Australia — 2016 Fellowship DECRA — Australia — 2015 Award Edith Dornwell medal — Australia — 2012 Fellowship Marie Curie Intra European Fellowship — Switzerland — 2008 Award Bremer Studienpreis — Germany —
Language Competency English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review French Can read, write, speak and understand spoken German Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
Date Institution name Country Title 2007 - 2010 University Paris South (XI) France PhD 2001 - 2006 University of Bremen Germany Diplom (Master equivalent)
2017-2020 ARC and GRDC Rana Munn's Award, AUS$ 120.000
2016-2019 ARC DECRA, AUS$ 370.000
2012-2014 EU Marie-Curie Intra-European Fellowship, € 185.000
PhD and Honours student supervision
Guest lectures and practicals in different bachelor and master courses, for example "Research Skills: Microscopy" or "Stomata guard cells, tiny cells – large impact"
Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2018 Principal Supervisor Investigating The Effect of Ion Transport in Plants Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Daniel Walter McKay 2017 Principal Supervisor Enhancing Crop Performance with Energy Use Efficient Abiotic Stress Tolerance Traits Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Muhammad Khairul Hisyam Ahmad Sohaimi
Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2016 - 2017 Co-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
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