About us

Established in 1982, the PCBRC conducts research into many aspects of plant cell biology, including cell wall biology, functional genomics, abiotic stresses, plant pathogens and evolution. We offer scholarships, postgraduate research and staff employment opportunities in a leading organisation.



  • Provide knowledge by maintaining internationally competitive research programs
  • Train people through teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students
  • Contribute expertise to industry, government and professional bodies
  • Serve the community through discussions of issues of interest


The Plant Cell Biology Research Centre (PCBRC) was founded by Professor Adrienne Clarke and others in 1982 as a dedicated research centre within the School of Botany at the University of Melbourne.

Facilities and Services

Metabolomics Australia

Metabolomics Australia (MA) is a government funded national metabolomics service centre founded in 2007 and is the first high throughput Metabolomics facility in Australia.

MA services are focused on all areas of technology for small molecule analysis with the aim of providing access to leading edge technology, bioinformatics and expertise for academia, government and private industry.

Career Opportunities

Sorry. No current vacancies.

For further information please visit https://hr.unimelb.edu.au/careers


We are located at The University of Melbourne, Parkville Campus in the School of BioSciences buildings.

For more information see the University Map

Contact Us

Mail Plant Cell Biology Research Centre,
School of BioSciences,
University of Melbourne, VIC 3010, Australia
Telephone +61 3 8344 5162
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