Plant functional genomics

The Roessner research group is interested in understanding how Australian crops, such as cereals and legumes, adapt and tolerate challenging environmental conditions including water and nutrient deficiencies, salinity, heat or cold. We apply systems biology approaches such as genomics, transcriptomics, lipidomics and metabolomics to compare the biochemical responses of crop plants with contrasting tolerance levels to identify novel adaptation and tolerance mechanisms.


Berin Boughton

Spatial metabolomics and proteomics

Ute Roessner

Abiotic stress adaptation and tolerance

Robert Walker

Plant, soil and microbe interactions

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