Phenome 2019 | Arizona, USA

2018-10-22T15:20:50+10:306 February 2019|

  The 3rd annual  Phenome 2019 conference represents a multidisciplinary community comprising plant biologists, ecologists, engineers, agronomists, computational scientists, and  representatives from U.S. federal agencies who come together in a rich [...]

Job opportunity: Executive Director, Australian Plant Phenomics Facility

2018-09-20T10:57:43+10:3020 September 2018|

An outstanding opportunity exists for an exceptional leader and communicator with an entrepreneurial vision to lead the Australian Plant Phenomics Facility (APPF) and drive the development and implementation of the [...]

APPF postgrad internship grants – enough to make your friends green with envy. Apply now!

2018-09-05T14:59:58+10:305 September 2018|

There next round of Postgraduate Internship Awards at the Australian Plant Phenomics Facility (APPF) have been announced! Applications close – 30 November, 2018 This is an exciting opportunity to be [...]

Shared knowledge helps accelerate research results for global benefit in C4 rice project

2018-08-30T17:24:35+10:3030 August 2018|

High-throughput 'Setraia virids' mutant populations at IRRI - (Image source: C4 Rice Centre IRRI)   Setaria viridis successfully screened for mutants with altered CO2 compensation points using high-throughput [...]

APPF to receive $2.6 million research infrastructure investment

2018-05-16T16:43:17+10:3016 May 2018|

The Australian Plant Phenomics Facility (APPF) will benefit from a $2.6 million research infrastructure investment announced by Minister for Education and Training, Simon Birmingham, and Minister for Jobs and Innovation, [...]

Course: Statistical analysis for new phenotyping techniques | Wageningen Uni, Netherlands

2018-05-02T08:14:42+10:301 May 2018|

New phenotyping techniques are revolutionising the field of plant sciences in general and plant breeding in particular. How can phenotyping data from platforms and high throughput devices be analysed and [...]

New discovery to accelerate development of salt-tolerant grapevines

2017-12-13T12:43:53+10:3023 November 2017|

A recent discovery by Australian scientists is likely to improve the sustainability of the Australian wine sector and significantly accelerate the breeding of more robust salt-tolerant grapevines. With funding from [...]

Small group scoops international effort to sequence huge wheat genome

2017-12-13T13:15:05+10:302 November 2017|

The wheat genome is finally complete. A giant international consortium of academics and companies has been trying to finish the challenging DNA sequence for more than a decade, but in [...]

Breeders and researchers unite to accelerate variety advances

2017-12-07T11:55:17+10:302 November 2017|

Wheat variety development has been given an important boost through a new research hub that pairs three universities with three breeding companies to advance and potentially speed-up new trait discoveries. [...]

Don’t potter around… our postgrad internship grants close soon!

2018-05-02T13:20:38+10:3026 October 2017|

There are 5 short weeks until the next round of Postgraduate Internship Awards at the Australian Plant Phenomics Facility (APPF) will close – 30 November, 2017. Internships are offered at [...]

The hunt for high salt tolerant barley crops gets closer

2018-05-02T13:26:02+10:3017 October 2017|

Soil salinity severely impacts crop growth and yield. Within minutes of exposure to salt, cell expansion, leaf expansion, photosynthesis, transpiration and tillering are reduced. When salts accumulate to toxic concentrations [...]