The Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Plant Cell Walls (CoE PCW) is an international research and training centre that will define the regulation of molecular, enzymic and cellular processes that control the synthesis, deposition, re-modelling and depolymerisation of wall polysaccharides of cereals and grasses.
To advance fundamental scientific understanding of plant cell wall biology to enable sustainable biomass production for food security, human health, and energy biomass conversion
Plant cell walls are the major renewable resource for transport fuels, act as functional foods to improve human health, and are a source of raw materials for industrial processes.
More specific aims of the Centre are to define:
which will be achieved using a multidisciplinary research approach combining molecular and cellular biology, biochemistry, glycomics, metabolomics, protein chemistry and enzymology, plant transformation and bioinformatics.
This is a joint international program involving the research groups of Prof Tony Bacic (Deputy Director, University of Melbourne), Prof Vincent Bulone (Director, University of Adelaide), Dr Rachel Burton (University of Adelaide), Prof Mike Gidley (University of Queensland), with international collaborators; Prof V Bulone (KTH, Sweden), Prof C Halpin (University of Dundee, UK), Dr V Knauf, (Arcadia Biosicences Inc), Dr P Schweizer (Leibniz-Institute of Plant Genetics & Crop Plant Research, Germany), Prof R Waugh (Scottish Crop Research Institute, UK), Dr Scott Tingey, (DuPont Pioneer, USA) and Prof C Somerville (Energy Biosciences Institute, USA).
ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Cell Walls (Centre site)
|ARC CoE Deputy Director||Professor Tony Bacic||+61 3 8344 5041|
|Research Fellows||Dr Monika Doblin||+61 3 8344 9845|
|Dr Kim Johnson||+61 3 8344 4261|
|Dr Wei Zeng||+61 3 8344 2496|
|Dr Allison van de Meene||+61 3 8344 9847|
|Dr John Humphries||+61 3 8344 4261|
|Dr Edwin Lampugnani||+61 3 8344 2496|
|Postgraduate Students||Melissa Bain|
|Support Staff||Cherie Beahan|