The ARC Centre of Excellence for Plant Success in Nature and Agriculture will discover the adaptive strategies underpinning productivity and resilience in diverse plants and deepen knowledge of the genetic and physiological networks driving key traits. Using novel quantitative and computational approaches, the Centre will link gene networks with traits across biological levels, giving breeders an unparalleled predictive capacity. The Centre will accelerate technologies to transfer successful networks into crops and build legal frameworks to secure this knowledge. With a uniquely multidisciplinary team, the Centre will deliver new strategies to address the problems of food security and climate change, establishing Australia as a global leader in these areas.

Project members

Professor Christine Beveridge

ARC Laureate Fellow
School of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Science

Professor Mark Cooper

Chair Crop Improvement
Centre for Crop Science
Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation

Professor David Jordan

Professorial Research Fellow
Centre for Crop Science
Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation

Professor Graeme Hammer

Professorial Research Fellow
Centre for Crop Science
Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation

Professor Robert Henry

Professor of Innovation in Agri
Centre for Crop Science
Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation

Associate Professor Daniel Ortiz-Barrientos

ARC Future Fellow
School of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Science

Professor Diane Donovan

Professor
Mathematics
Faculty of Science

Affiliate Professor
UQ Centre for Natural Gas
Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology

 

Professor Brad Sherman

UQ Laureate Fellow
TC Beirne School of Law