Director, Waite Research Institute
University of Adelaide
Matthew is Director of the Waite Research Institute, the University of Adelaide’s flagship for agriculture, food and wine innovation. He is also Professor of Crop Molecular Physiology and program leader in the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology.
Matthew’s research specialisation is crop plant nutrition and stress resilience with a focus on salinity and drought tolerance. Specifically, his group studies transport and signalling mechanisms underpinning these processes with the aim of having them applied through plant breeding to improve crop yield and quality in the field. His discoveries include mechanisms that enhance the salt tolerance of wheat, soybean and grapevine. He is a current Web of Science Highly Cited Author and a Monitoring Editor of the ASPB Journal Plant Physiology.
Matt gained a BSc in Ecology from Lancaster University and a PhD in Plant Physiology from the University of Cambridge, both in the UK.
Thursday, July 30, 2020
2:02 PM – 2:17 PM EDT