The last two years were highly successful for the Stress Physiology Research Group.
I have managed to secure some substantial funding for the lab by obtaining two ARC Discovery, one ARC Linkage and one GRDC grants totalling ca $1.7M. Also, the University of Tasmania has contributed close to $200,000 for the renovation of the new laboratory to host the group, and we have celebrated our move in early 2011.
There are currently three post-doctoral research fellows and ten PhD students in the lab. The current research focus is on mechanisms of salinity and oxidative stress perception and signalling.
Our PhD students
A large cohort of new PhD students was taken on-board over the last two years. They include:
The group maintains strong international collaboration. Over the last two years we have hosted 19 visitors from 13 countries, typically for between 2 and 6 months. Highlights of some of these collaborative projects are given below.
Professor Sergey Shabala