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The Plant Accelerator
Helli Meinecke
Managing Director
The University of Adelaide
Adelaide SA 5005 Australia

Telephone: +61 8 8313 0808
Facsimile: +61 8 8313 0828


High Resolution Plant Phenomics Centre
Geoff Buckmaster
Business Operations Coordinator
CSIRO Agriculture and Food
Canberra ACT 2601 Australia

Telephone: +61 2 6218 3430
Facsimile: +61 2 6246 4975

Alyssa Weirman
Operations Co-Ordinator
Australian National University
Canberra ACT 2601 Australia

Telephone: +61 2 6125 8319

News 2009


News / Events

2009, December Completion of building construction of The Plant Accelerator in Adelaide
2009, November 12

The Plant Accelerator to open its doors in January 2010.

2009, 19 NovemberAustralian Plant Phenomics Facility Introductory Workshop, Adelaide
"How CAN The Plant Accelerator address biological problems?"
2009, 16-18 NovemberACPFG Genomics Symposium - The Genomics of Salinity, Adelaide
2009, 21 SeptemberAPPF National Roadshow - Perth,
UWA, School of Plant Biology, Agriculture Lecture Theatre
2009, 17 SeptemberNational new biology initiative offers potential for 'remarkable and far-reaching benefits'
A report released today by the National Research Council calls on the United States to launch a new multiagency, multiyear, and multidisciplinary initiative to capitalize on the extraordinary advances recently made in biology and to accelerate new breakthroughs that could solve some of society's most pressing problems -- particularly in the areas of food, environment, energy, and health.
2009, 7 September APPF National Roadshow - Melbourne,
University of Melbourne, Department of Botany
2009, 21 AugustAPPF National Roadshow - Hobart,
University of Tasmania, Liefe Sciences Bldg, Lecture Theatre 2
2009, 17 AugustAPPF National Roadshow - Melbourne,
DPI, Victorian Agri Biosciences Centre (VABC)
2009, 10 AugustAPPF National Roadshow - Adelaide,
University of Adelaide, Charles Hawker Conference Centre, Waite Campus
2009, 6 AugustAPPF National Roadshow - Newcastle,
University of Newcastle, School of Environmental & Life Sciences
2009, 6-7 JulyAPPF National Roadshow - Brisbane, University of Queensland
2009 JulyScience Magazine News "With ‘Phenomics’ Plant Scientists Hope to Shift Breeding Into Overdrive"
2009, 20 MayCommonwealth Government announces $10m funding to enhance plant phenomics infrastructure (a contribution to APPF under the Education Investment Fund).

2009, 21-24 April

1st International Plant Phenomics Symposium: from Gene to Form and Function, CSIRO Discovery Centre, Canberra

2009, 11 MayMedia Release: Word-class $25m super greenhouse underway at Waite
2008, 28 JulyMedia Release: Adelaide becomes home to super greenhouse
2006, 27 NovemberMedia Release: SA Government adds $10m to biotech facility
2006, 27 NovemberMedia Release: $15m for world-class biotech facility