Australian Centre for Plant Functional Genomics Pty Ltd
The Australian Centre for Plant Functional Genomics is working to increase tolerance of wheat and barley to environmental stresses including drought, salinity and other nutrient problems. These stresses, known as abiotic stresses, are a major cause of yield loss throughout the world.ACPFG is funded by the Australian Research Council (ARC), the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) and the South Australian Government. It also has support from the University of Adelaide, the University of Melbourne, the University of South Australia and the University of Queensland.
Number of employees: 100+
Main business focus/
Listing by sector:
- AgBio - Plant
- Environmental Biotechnology
The Australian Centre for Plant Functional Genomics is the largest crop genomics centre in the Southern Hemisphere.
The centre is headquartered at the University of Adelaide's Waite Campus, providing links to plant breeding programs and related agricultural research.
Nodes at the University of Queensland and University of South Australia excel in bioinformatics. The node at the University of Melbourne has close links with Metabolomics Australia and also specialises in proteomics.
Functional genomics uses high throughput methods to analyse large numbers of genes at the one time, allowing studies of the function of individual or groups of genes.
Functional genomics allows researchers to gain an understanding of the function of genes during normal growth and development, and in response to environmental stresses. Researchers can further investigate the complex interactions that occur in genetic and cellular networks.
ACPFG is a private, incorporated company with a Board of Directors. We also collaborate with dozens of organisations, from international companies to development organisations.
|Contact person||Michael Gilbert|
|Job Title||General Manager & Company Secretary|
|Address||Plant Genomics Centre|
|Phone||+61 8 8303 7230|
|Fax||+61 8 8303 7102|