ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Cell Wall Biology [ 2011 - 2017 ]

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Researchers Prof GB Fincher; Prof A Bacic; Dr RA Burton; Prof MJ Gidley; Prof V Bulone; Prof C Halpin; Dr VC Knauf; Dr P Schweizer; Prof CR Somerville; Dr SV Tingey; Prof R Waugh

Brief description (ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Cell Wall Biology) The ARC Centre for Plant Cell Wall Biology will define the regulatory mechanisms that control molecular, enzymic and cellular processes involved in the synthesis, deposition, re-modelling and depolymerisation of cell wall polysaccharides of cereals and grasses. Plant cell walls represent the world's largest renewable carbon resource, but the regulatory mechanisms responsible for their synthesis and assembly are not understood. Key distinguishing features of the Centre will be the international, integrative, and multidisciplinary approach towards addressing major questions in plant biology, its strategy to leverage ARC funding, and its linkages with potential national and international end-users of the fundamental scientific discoveries.

Funding Amount 19250000

Funding Scheme ARC Centres of Excellences

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