Dr Frank Bedon Project title: Determination of the biodiversity of Australian native mistletoes using chloroplast and mitochondrial genome analysis; Characterisation of the role of melatonin in plant biotic and abiotic stress.
Dr Janet Wheeler Project title: The role of PNP-Like proteins from Venturia during infection of plants
Current PhD students
Shakira Johnson: Detection and prevention of pear scab disease in Australia
Andrew Madigan: The effects of melatonin on soil microbial communities Co-supervised by Dr Frank Bedon and Dr Ashley Franks)
Sajal Zia: Molecular characterization of plants and associated microbiome responses to melatonin (Co-supervised by Dr Frank Bedon and Dr Ashley Franks)
Cliff Kinoti: Exploring the diversity of ilarviruses and other Prunus-infecting viruses in Australia using next generation sequencing (NGS) (Dr Brendan Rodoni principal supervisor; co-supervisors Drs Fiona Constable and Kim Plummer)
Current Location of Recent PhD students
Dr Alicia Hetherton (nee Greenhill), GLP Test Facility and Research Account Manager, Kalyx Australia Pty Ltd Melbourne, Australia.
Dr Jason Shiller, Research Scientist, Molecular Plant Pathology, Genomics, INRA, Angers, France.
Dr Dan Jones, Bioinformatician, Plant and Food Research, Auckland, NZ
Dr Simone Vassiliadis, Research Scientist, Metabolomics, AgVIC, AgriBio, Melbourne, Australia.
Dr Rachel Mann, Research Scientist, Molecular Identification of Pathogens, AgVIC, AgriBio, Melbourne, Australia.
Dr Vincent Bus, Plant Breeder, Plant and Food Research, Auckland, NZ.
Dr Anna Fitzgerald, Strategic Partnerships, Bioplatforms Australia Ltd, Sydney, Australia.
Current Honours students
Lisa Pasipanodya (Co-supervised by Dr Frank Bedon)