There is much interest in the new generation Artificial Intelligence (AI) chatbots, including ChatGPT. In part, such platforms are designed to mimic or reproduce human “conversations” including scientific discussion, with functionality stretching to writing and debugging computer code. Without a doubt these new platforms will change the scientific landscape, but will scientists and researchers become redundant? Will future scientists need
The ARC Centre of Excellence for Plant Success in Nature and Agriculture is pleased to share our 2022 Annual Report with you. The report outlines more information about our Centre, research, community, and performance in 2022. As those who have been subscribed to this newsletter for a while would know, 2022 was a jam-packed year for the Centre that saw us recruit lots of new members, host,
A significant body of work on the evolution of land plants has been conducted in 2022. The research led from Chief Investigator John Bowman’s lab provides new insights into the mechanisms controlling the development and reproduction of non-vascular plants, and outlines the benefit of using liverworts as a model system. By providing insights into the evolution of vascular plants, the
Understanding plant-water relations and crop water use for agricultural systems is forming a significant body of work for the Centre. Such research is critical for improving ecosystem management and breeding crops with traits including improved water use efficiency, drought tolerance, and heat tolerance, to combat the environmental stresses caused by climate change. Cooper and Messina provide an overview of methodologies
The ARC Centre of Excellence for Plant Success in Nature and Agriculture is pleased to share with you our 2022 Annual Report. Find out more about our Centre, research, community, and performance. Read more
30 Centre members from The University of Queensland, Queensland University of Technology, Western Sydney University, and the University of Tasmania had the pleasure of visiting colleagues at the Hermitage Research Facility in Warwick this month. Chief Investigator David Jordan and Associate Investigator Emma Mace put together a thorough agenda including research presentations, field visits, and equipment demonstrations from the Hermitage team. When asked about the trip, attendees
ARC Centre of Excellence for Plant Success in Nature and Agriculture PhD candidate Tori Millsteed is one of an elite group named as a 2023 Westpac Future Leader for her research on boosting crop yields through genetics. The West Australian-born biochemist and environmentalist said she felt very fortunate to be awarded the scholarship, which allowed her to follow her passion
The Centre has hit the ground running in 2023 with plenty of research activity, collaborations, travel, and events underway. I have been particularly enjoying seeing all the action happening in the fields of the Hermitage Research Facility by Chief Investigator David Jordan‘s team. The sorghum trials are coming along and we are thankfully in a very different place to the flood events that were occurring this
After Chairing the Centre’s Advisory Committee (CAC) over the past couple of years it is timely for me to reflect on some of our meeting outcomes. Committee members were invited onto the CAC because of their experience in government, industry, community and indigenous affairs, as well as research and academic leadership. Importantly, we also have welcomed a Centre Early Career Researcher (ECR)
As of today, the Centre for Plant Success has been up and running for two years! It feels like just yesterday that I received the confirmation that the Centre had been funded, but when I look at all we have achieved since then I can see that we are well on our way to some truly exciting advancements in plant