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The Plant Accelerator
Helli Meinecke
Managing Director
The University of Adelaide
Adelaide SA 5005 Australia

Telephone: +61 8 8313 0808
Facsimile: +61 8 8313 0828


High Resolution Plant Phenomics Centre
Geoff Buckmaster
Business Operations Coordinator
CSIRO Agriculture and Food
Canberra ACT 2601 Australia

Telephone: +61 2 6218 3430
Facsimile: +61 2 6246 4975

Alyssa Weirman
Operations Co-Ordinator
Australian National University
Canberra ACT 2601 Australia

Telephone: +61 2 6125 8319


Quick Links: Scientific Linkages - Funding Partners - Campus Partners

The Australian Plant Phenomics Facility (APPF) is a cross-instituional research facility, which includes two quite different but highly complementary centres - The Plant Accelerator in Adelaide and the High Resolution Plant Phenomics Centre in Canberra. Strategically located at the University of Adelaide’s Waite Campus, and CSIRO Agriculture and the Australian National University in Canberra, the APPF provides users with access to a critical mass of expertise in plant and soil science including plant biotechnology, cereal breeding, sustainable agriculture, wine and horticulture, and land management.

Links and Scientific Linkages

Australian Centre for Plant Functional Genomics (ACPFG)
Biotron Experimental Climate Change Research Centre, Ontario, Canada
CSIRO Prometheus Wiki
The European Plant Phenomics Network (EPPN)
Green Crop Network, Quebec, Canada
Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK) , Gatersleben, Germany
International Plant Phenomics Network (IPPN)
Jülich Plant Phenomics Centre (JPPC), Germany
LemnaTec GmbH, Aachen, Germany
Phenodyn, France
School of Agriculture, Food and Wine (AFW), University of Adelaide, Australia
The European Ecotron, Montpellier, France

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Funding Partners

ACT Government, EDD
Australian Centre for Plant Functional Genomics (ACPFG)
Australian National University (ANU)
Commonwealth of Australia, DIISR (NCRIS)
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)
Department of State Development
The University of Adelaide (UoA)

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  Campus Partners
Waite Campus ARRIS Pty Ltd Marketing and communications company consulting in agriculture & the environment
Waite Campus ARC Centre of Excellence on Plant Cell Walls, University of Adelaide To advance fundamental scientific understanding of plant cell wall biology to enable sustainable biomass production for food security, human health, and energy biomass conversion
Waite Campus Australian Centre for Plant Functional Genomics (ACPFG) To discover genes and processes that improve abiotic stress tolerance in cereals, and to use this knowledge to improve wheat and barley production in Australia
Waite Campus Australian Genome Research Facility (AGRF) Provider of genomics services and solutions
Waite Campus Australian Grain Technologies (AGT) Plant breeding and related research to facilitate development of commercial varieties of wheat and other crops
Waite Campus Australian Wine Research Institute (AWRI) Supporting Australian grape and wine producers to develop and adopt innovative practices
Waite Campus CSIRO Land and Water Multidisciplinary science for the sustainability of Australia's agriculture and forestry. Research into land and water resource management
Waite Campus CSIRO Agriculture Research to promote profitable and sustainable agriculture industries
Waite Campus FOODplus Research Centre, University of Adelaide Research to improve health by linking food, nutrition and agriculture
Waite Campus South Australian Research and Development Institute (SARDI) Scientific solutions for primary industries
Waite Campus School of Agriculture, Food and Wine (AFW), University of Adelaide Research and education in agriculture, food and wine
Waite Campus Waite Analytical Services (WAS), University of Adelaide Trace analyses of plant materials
Waite Campus Waite Research Institute (WRI), University of Adelaide Research to ensure global food security and innovative developments for agriculturally-based industries

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