is the Scientific Director of The Plant Accelerator, Australian Plant
Phenomics Facility, at the University of Adelaide, Australia.
a degree in biotechnology and a PhD in molecular biology of plants, she
used a two-year fellowship to focus on the emerging field of plant
phenomics. She joined the Australian Centre for Plant Functional
Genomics in 2008, where she used non-destructive imaging to study the
effects of salinity on barley.
When The Plant
Accelerator opened in 2010, she joined the team as Senior Scientist and
became Scientific Director in 2015. The Plant Accelerator is one of the
nodes of the Australian Plant Phenomics Facility (APPF) funded under the
National Collaborative Infrastructure Strategy (NCRIS) and provides
critical infrastructure and services to the plant science community in
Australia and abroad. In her roles, she has set up novel screening
techniques to study plant growth and performance using automated,
non-destructive imaging. She has managed large scale phenotyping
projects looking at various aspects of crop performance, including early vigor, salinity tolerance and nutrient use efficiency.
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