PEB Seminars

Each month each Lab group gets the opportunity to present to their colleagues internally within their own node. These seminars feature a pertinent topic to their ongoing research.

Our online seminars encourage inter-nodal interaction and bring us together as a united group as we listen to the latest news from the other nodes in PEB.

Internationally, we have respected speakers from all over the world presenting to our staff and students from leading institutions. This ensures a continuous stream of education and information sharing which is paramount at PEB.

Seminar listings on this page:

International Speakers

SpeakerInstitutionCountryTalk Title
Etienne Delannoy Institute of Plant Sciences, Paris SaclayFrance"Towards the organelle gene regulation"
Hans-Peter BraunUniversity of HanoverGermany"The respiratory chain in plants: New insights by structural modeling, biochemical dissection and complexome profiling"
Markus TiegeUniversity of ViennaAustria"Out of control: Chloroplast Ca2+-binding proteins point to a key role of Ca2+ for plastid development and signalling"
Åsa StrandUMEASweden"Chloroplast development, a tale of two genomes"
Carl ProckoSALKUSA"How to live with your shady neighbours: Coordinating plant cell growth in response to light"
Andrea TrottaUniversity of TurkuFinland"Dynamic fine-tuning of the photosynthetic apparatus in thylakoids of higher plants: a targeted proteomics approach"
Patricia LeónNational University of MexicoMexico"Chloroplast signals that impact leaf development"
Michelle Watt Institute of Bio and GeosciencesGermany"Phenotyping structure-function dynamics to discover the physiology of soil-grown plants and identify new root and shoot traits for selection in breeding"
Saijaliisa KangasjärviUniversity of TurkuFinland"PP2A as a regulator of light acclimation and biotic stress responses in plants"
Shuqun ZhangZhejiang University China"New players in Arabidopsis MPK3/MPK6-mediated stress/defence responses"
Matt LewseySalk InstituteUSA"Mobile small RNAs regulate genome-wide DNA methylation"
Elizabeth HaswellWashington UniversityUSA"Mechanosensititve ion Channels: Sensing and reporting Membrane Tension in Plant Cells"
Christine Faulkner John Innes CentreUK"Manning the gates: plasmodesmal regulation during pathogen attack"
Heribert Hirst Centre for Desert Agriculture, KaustSaudi Arabia"Kinases, stomates and microbes: Multiple ways to improve abiotic stress resistance of plants"
Tomoaki Horie Shinsu UniversityJapan"OsHKT1-mediated Na+ exclusion from leaves in rice upon salinity stress"
Alexandre Grondin University of NebraskaUSA"Function of plasma membrane aquaporins in guard cells of Arabidopsis thaliana"
Nils Stein IPK GaterslebenGermany"Big genomes, big data, big progress? Reference sequences for wheat and barley and their future impact"
Tony Maxwell John Innes CentreUK"DNA Topoisomerases in Bacteria and Plants: Mechanism and Drug Targeting"
Peter Gollan University of TurkuFinland"Regulation mechanisms control photosynthesis and chloroplast signalling: Two sides of the same coin"
Henrick Poorter Forschungszentrum JülichGermany"What plants grown in the lab can tell us about the field, and how we can make sense of so many incoherent phenotypic data"
Jorge Ducovsky UC DavisUSA"Molecular mechanisms involved in WKS1-mediated partial resistance to wheat stripe rust"
John Lunn Max PlanckGermany"Trehalose-6-phosphate and sucrose – A tale of two sugars"
Dabing Zhang Shangai Jiao Tong UniversityChina"Molecular Control of Rice Male Fertility"
Hendrik Poorter Forschungszentrum JülichGermany"What plants grown in the lab can tell us about the field, and how we can make sense of so many incoherent phenotypic data"
Nathan Springer Department of Plant Biology, University of MinnesotaUSA"More than junk: Roles for transposons in regulation of chromatin state and gene expression"
Olivier Loudet INRA, Institut Jean-Pierre BourginFrance"Decoding the complexity of natural variation for growth and response to the environment in Arabidopsis thaliana"
Matthew Reynolds International Maize and WheatMexico"Physiological Breeding: Strategies and Genetic gains"
Yung-Hisang Lu School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue Uni, USAUSA"Opportunities and Challenges in Global Network Cameras"
Willam C. Plaxton Queen's University, Kingston, OntarioCanada"Feeding hungry plants: Purple acid phosphatases play a pivotal role in phosphorus nutrition"
Blake Meyers University of DelawareUSA"The diversity, evolution, and biogenesis of phased, secondary siRNAs in plants"
Rob Martienssen Cold Spring Harbour LaboratoryUSA"Transgenerational Epigenetic Inheritance: From Myth to Mechanism"
Lisa Moore Univerity of Southern MaineUSA"Shedding light on the photophysiological diversity of low-light adapted Prochlorococcus"
Armin GembusBruker Optics in Ettlingen Germany"Fourier Transform Infrared & Raman Spectroscopy"
Jian Jin Chinese Academy of SciencesChina"Phosphorus acquisition mechanisms of major crop plants under elevated CO2"
Anil Day University of Manchester, UKUK"Tools to edit and manipulate plastid genomes"
Manajit Hayer-Hartl MartinsriedGermany"Molecular chaperone machineries for the biogenesis of RuBisCO, the most abundant protein"
Brande Wulff Crop Genetics, John Innes CentreUK"Engineering stem rust resistance with cloned resistance genes"
Matthew Reynolds CYMMTMexico"Physiological Breeding: Strategies and Genetic Gains"
Steve Goodwin USDA ARSUSA"Repeats, RIPping and genome evolution in Mycosphaerella graminicola (Zymoseptoria tritici), the cause of septoria tritici blotch of wheat, and other Dothideomycetes"
Wolfgang Busch Gregor Mendel Institute of Molecular Plant BiologyAustria"Dissecting Quantitative Regulation of Root Growth Using Systems Genetics"
Rob Elshire Principal Scientist, Elshire GroupNew Zealand"Democratising Genetic Analysis and Breeding with Genotyping By Sequencing"
Scott A Jackson University of GeorgiaUSA"Genome evolution and responses to polyploidy in the legumes"
Ashley Farlow Nordborg & The 1001 Arabidopsis Genomes ConsortiumAustria"The global evolutionary history of Arabidopsis thaliana"
Dave Ellis International Potato Centre (CIP)Peru"ARE YOU MY CLONE?? Identity verification of the in-trust cultivated potato and sweet potato collections at the International Potato Center"
Robert Sharp University of MissouriUSA"Root Growth under water deficits: physiological complexity and coordination"
Silvina Dayer Endeavour Fellowship RecipientArgentina"Relationship between hydraulic and stomatal conductance and its regulation by root and leaf aquaporins under progressive water stress, recovery and exogenous application of ABA in grapevine"
Zoe Wilson, Jerry Roberts University of NottinghamUK"CT Scans to visualise root growth and development"
Bill Lucas University of CaliforniaUSA"Plant Vascular System: A major communication conduit to integrate whole-plant gene regulatory networks"
Olivier Loudet Institut National De La Recherche Agronomique (INRA)France"Decoding the complexity of natural variation in Arabidopsis thaliana with high-throughput automated phenotyping"
Mark Stitt Max-Plank Institute for Molecular Plant PhysiologyGermany"Carbon Budgets and Growth - clock and T6P regulation of starch allocation and how to measure growth to undercover underlying strategies for carbon allocation in plants"
Matt Lewsey Salk InstituteUSA"Networks Regulating Hormone-Mediated Plant Growth"
Mikko Tikkanen University of TurkuFinland"Regulation of photosynthesis in fluctuating light – from mechanisms to cell-wide responses"
Elizabeth Vierling University of MassachusettsUSA"Exploring genes and effectors of heat tolerance in plants"
Åsa Strand Umeå UniversitySweeden"Redox sensing and communication, synchronizing two genomes in response to light"

PEB Monthly Online Seminars

DateNodePresenterTalk Title(s)
Sep 15ANUDr Ryan Mcquinn
Ash Jones
"Towards the characterisation of the zeta-carotene derived apocarotenoid signal (ACS1) and its role in floral development"
"Investigating natural variation in eucalyptus and potato populations by high throughput genome sequencing"
Aug 18UWADr Joanna Melonek
Jonathan Cahn
"Identification and characterisation of candidate genes for fertility restoration in sorghum and wheat"
"The study of mC readers highlights new epigenetic pathways in Arabidopsis"
Jul 31UA Muhammad Kamram
Yu Long
"Role of TaALMT1 malate-GABA transporter in alkaline pH tolerance of wheat"
"Single channel analysis of the inhibition from GABA to TaALMT1"
Apr 21ANU Dr Shinichi Asao
Estee Tee
"Thermal acclimation of leaf respiration and related changes in chemistry in tropical and temperate tree species"
"Choose your own adventure: the journal of stomatal signals"
Mar 17UWA Dr Bernard Gutmann
Rose McDowell
Prof Ian Small
"RNA editing: nature's Google Docs?"
Feb 17La Trobe Dr Marina Burges Osorio
Dr XiangXiang Meng
"SPX4: a meter of plant P status?"
"Characterisation of submergence tolerance in Arabidopsis"