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Christine Beveridge

Director, ARC Centre of Excellence for Plant Success in Nature and Agriculture, The University of Queensland

Professor Christine Beveridge's research focuses on understanding the role of plant hormones in the regulation and coordination of plant development, particularly shoot architecture. Major highlights have involved discovery of strigolactone as a plant hormone and that sugar signalling is a driver of shoot branching. Christine’s research has recently expanded toward identifying how different genetic and physiological networks work together to control plant productivity. In the role of Director, Christine has established funding for the ARC Centre of Excellence for Plant Success in Nature and Agriculture to achieve this aim.

Christine is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, an ARC Georgina Sweet Laureate Fellow, a Highly Cited Researcher (clarivate.com) and past President of the International Plant Growth Substances Association. Christine is a life member of the Australian Society of Plant Scientists (asps.org.au).

Experience

  • 2019–present
    Director, ARC Centre of Excellence for Plant Success in Nature and Agriculture
  • –present
    Professor, School of Biological Sciences, The University of Queensland

Education

  • 1994 
    The University of Tasmana, PhD

Grants and Contracts

  • 2020
    National Tree Genomics Program - Genotype Prediction (Molecular Physiology)
    Role:
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Horticulture Innovation Australia Limited
  • 2020
    ARC Centre of Excellence for Plant Success in Nature and Agriculture
    Role:
    Director
    Funding Source:
    ARC
  • 2018
    Processes of plant growth that impact agriculture and horticulture
    Role:
    Laureate Fellow
    Funding Source:
    ARC

Professional Memberships

  • Australian Academy of Science
  • Australian Society of Plant Scientists
  • American Society of Plant Biologists

Research Areas

  • Plant Biology (0607)

Honours

FAA