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Valerie Hecht

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Valerie Hecht is a research academic in the School of Biological Sciences. Her main interests focus around the molecular mechanisms controlling plant development, including plant molecular biology, genetics and development from embryogenesis to flowering. Nowadays she mainly works in flowering in legume species (pea, lentil, chickpea, medicago).

Biography

Valerie obtained her PhD at the University of Perpignan (France) in 1996, cloning genes involved in Arabidopsis early embryogenesis. She then went to Wageningen University (The Netherlands) from 1996 to 2001, as a postdoctoral researcher still working on Arabidopsis embryogenesis. In 2002 she moved to Tasmania and started working on genes regulating flowering in legumes (pea, lentil, chickpea, medicago) in the group of Dr Jim Weller.

Career summary

Qualifications

DegreeThesis titleUniversityCountryAwarded
PhDGenes involved in Arabidopsis early embryogenesisUniversité de PerpignanFrance1996

Languages (other than English)

Valerie fluently speaks four languages: French, Spanish, Catalan and English.

Teaching

Plant molecular biology, Plant genetics, Plant Genomics, Flowering

Teaching expertise

Valerie supervises research projects of KPA376 Genetics and KPA378 Plant Science Research

Teaching responsibility

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Expertise

  • Plant molecular biology
  • Plant genetics
  • Plant genomics
  • Legume functional genomics
  • Molecular mechanisms controlling plant development

Research Themes

Valerie's research mainly aligns to the University's research theme of Environment, Resources and Sustainability. Her work is part of the research activities from Dr Jim Weller's group and investigates the genes and mechanisms that underlie flowering time variation, and their broader relevance for plant growth and productivity. Flowering in many plant species is strongly influenced by light, day length and temperature. The way in which plants sense and respond to these factors is being studied using garden pea as a model system. Mutants affecting flowering responses are being characterized, and legume homologues of Arabidopsis flowering genes are being mapped and used in expression studies.

Collaboration

Current research in the group involves numerous international collaborations on legume biology, genetics and genomics, with research groups in New-Zealand, Europe, North America, Asia and Africa.

Current projects

  • Role and function of the FT genes in legumes
  • Genetic Control of Flowering Time and photoperiodism in legumes
  • Genetic Control of Phase Change and Developmental Timing
  • Genetic Control of inflorescence development
  • Genetic Control of Domestication in Pea

Fields of Research

  • Plant Physiology (060705)
  • Gene Expression (incl. Microarray and other genome-wide approaches) (060405)
  • Genomics (060408)

Research Objectives

  • Grain Legumes (820503)
  • Environmentally Sustainable Plant Production (829899)
  • Expanding Knowledge in the Environmental Sciences (970105)

Publications

Valerie has authored 40 peer-reviewed papers and regularly publishes in the top plant biology journals (Plant Cell, Plant Physiology) with recent papers in PNAS and Nature Communications.

Total publications

35

Highlighted publications

(10 outputs)
YearTypeCitationAltmetrics
2015Journal ArticleSussmilch FC, Berbel A, Hecht V, Vander Schoor JK, Ferrandiz C, et al., 'Pea VEGETATIVE2 is an FD homolog that is essential for flowering and compound inflorescence development', Plant Cell, 27, (4) pp. 1046-1060. ISSN 1040-4651 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1105/tpc.115.136150 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 13Web of Science - 13

Co-authors: Sussmilch FC; Vander Schoor JK; Weller JL

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2012Journal ArticleBerbel A, Ferrandiz C, Hecht V, Dalmais M, Lund OS, et al., 'VEGETATIVE1 is essential for development of the compound inflorescence in pea', Nature Communications, 3 Article 797. ISSN 2041-1723 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/ncomms1801 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 35Web of Science - 37

Co-authors: Sussmilch FC; Taylor SA; Weller JL

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2012Journal ArticleWeller JL, Liew LC, Hecht VFG, Rajandran V, Laurie RE, et al., 'A conserved molecular basis for photoperiod adaptation in two temperate legumes', National Academy of Sciences of The United States of America. Proceedings, 109, (51) pp. 21158-21163. ISSN 0027-8424 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1207943110 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 66Web of Science - 65

Co-authors: Weller JL; Liew LC; Rajandran V; Ridge S; Vander Schoor JK

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2011Journal ArticleBlanvillain R, Young B, Cai Y, Hecht V, Varoquaux F, et al., 'The Arabidopsis peptide kiss of death is an inducer of programmed cell death', The EMBO Journal: (European Molecular Biology Organization), 30, (Feb) pp. 1173-1183. ISSN 0261-4189 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/emboj.2011.14 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 48Web of Science - 43

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2011Journal ArticleHecht V, Laurie RE, Vander Schoor JK, Ridge S, Knowles CL, et al., 'The Pea GIGAS Gene Is a FLOWERING LOCUS T Homolog Necessary for Graft-Transmissible Specification of Flowering but Not for Responsiveness to Photoperiod', The Plant Cell, 23, (1) pp. 147-161. ISSN 1040-4651 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1105/tpc.110.081042 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 95Web of Science - 92

Co-authors: Vander Schoor JK; Ridge S; Knowles CL; Liew LC; Sussmilch FC; Murfet IC; Weller JL

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2009Journal ArticleLiew LC, Hecht VFG, Laurie RE, Knowles CL, Vander Schoor JK, et al., 'DIE NEUTRALIS and LATE BLOOMER 1 Contribute to Regulation of the Pea Circadian Clock ', Plant Cell, 21, (10) pp. 3198-3211. ISSN 1040-4651 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1105/tpc.109.067223 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 43Web of Science - 42

Co-authors: Liew LC; Knowles CL; Vander Schoor JK; Weller JL

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2007Journal ArticleHecht VFG, Knowles CL, Vanderschoor JK, Liew LC, Jones SE, et al., 'Pea LATE BLOOMER 1 is a GIGANTEA ortholog with roles in photoperiodic flowering, de-etiolation and transcriptional regulation of circadian clock gene homologs', Plant Physiology, 144, (2) pp. 648-661. ISSN 0032-0889 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1104/pp.107.096818 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 87Web of Science - 84

Co-authors: Knowles CL; Vanderschoor JK; Liew LC; Jones SE; Lambert M; Weller JL

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2005Journal ArticleAlbrecht C, Russinova E, Hecht VFG, Baaijens E, de Vries S, 'The Arabidopsis thaliana Somatic Embryogenesis Receptor-like Kinases 1 and 2 Control Male Sporogenesis', The Plant Cell, 17, (12) pp. 3337-3349. ISSN 1040-4651 (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1105/tpc.105.036814 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 214Web of Science - 206

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2005Journal ArticleHecht VFG, Foucher F, Ferrandiz C, Macknight R, Navarro C, et al., 'Conservation of Arabidopsis Flowering Genes in Model Legumes', Plant Physiology, 137, (4) pp. 1420-1434. ISSN 0032-0889 (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1104/pp.104.057018 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 190Web of Science - 184

Co-authors: Vardy ME; Weller JL

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2003Journal ArticleTucker MR, Araujo ACG, Paech nA, Hecht VFG, Schmidt EDL, et al., 'Sexual and apomictic reproduction in Hieracium subgenus Pilosella are closely interrelated developmental pathways', The Plant Cell, 15, (7) pp. 1524-1537. ISSN 1040-4651 (2003) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1105/tpc.011742 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 106Web of Science - 98

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Journal Article

(28 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2017Rubenach AJS, Hecht V, Vander Schoor JK, Liew LC, Aubert G, et al., 'EARLY FLOWERING3 redundancy fine-tunes photoperiod sensitivity', Plant Physiology, 173, (4) pp. 2253-2264. ISSN 0032-0889 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1104/pp.16.01738 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Rubenach AJS; Vander Schoor JK; Liew LC; Weller JL

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2017Sussmilch FC, Hecht V, Vander Schoor JK, Weller JL, 'Identification of the short vegetative phase (SVP)-like MADS-box genes in pea (Pisum sativum L.)', Plant Gene, 12 pp. 72-79. ISSN 2352-4073 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.plgene.2017.08.003 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

Co-authors: Sussmilch FC; Vander Schoor JK; Weller JL

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2016Ridge S, Sussmilch FC, Hecht V, Vander Schoor JK, Lee R, et al., 'Identification of LATE BLOOMER2 as a CYCLING DOF FACTOR homolog reveals conserved and divergent features of the flowering response to photoperiod in pea', Plant Cell, 28, (10) pp. 2545-2559. ISSN 1040-4651 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1105/tpc.15.01011 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 9

Co-authors: Ridge S; Sussmilch FC; Vander Schoor JK; Weller JL

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2016Hecht V, 'Duplicate MADS genes with split roles', Journal of Experimental Botany, 67, (6) pp. 1609-1611. ISSN 0022-0957 (2016) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

DOI: 10.1093/jxb/erw086 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1

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2015Sussmilch FC, Berbel A, Hecht V, Vander Schoor JK, Ferrandiz C, et al., 'Pea VEGETATIVE2 is an FD homolog that is essential for flowering and compound inflorescence development', Plant Cell, 27, (4) pp. 1046-1060. ISSN 1040-4651 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1105/tpc.115.136150 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 13Web of Science - 13

Co-authors: Sussmilch FC; Vander Schoor JK; Weller JL

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2015Weller JL, Foo EM, Hecht V, Ridge S, Vander Schoor JK, et al., 'Ethylene signaling influences light-regulated development in pea', Plant Physiology, 169, (1) pp. 115-124. ISSN 0032-0889 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1104/pp.15.00164 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 19Web of Science - 17

Co-authors: Weller JL; Foo EM; Ridge S; Vander Schoor JK; Reid JB

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2014Hudson CJ, Freeman JS, Jones RC, Potts BM, Wong MML, et al., 'Genetic control of heterochrony in Eucalyptus globulus', G3: Genes, Genomes, Genetics, 4, (7) pp. 1235-1245. ISSN 2160-1836 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1534/g3.114.011916 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 23Web of Science - 21

Co-authors: Hudson CJ; Freeman JS; Jones RC; Potts BM; Weller JL; Vaillancourt RE

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2014Ridge S, Brown PH, Hecht V, Driessen RG, Weller JL, 'The role of BoFLC2 in cauliflower (Brassica oleracea var. botrytis L.) reproductive development', Journal of Experimental Botany, 66, (1) pp. 125-135. ISSN 0022-0957 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/jxb/eru408 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 21Web of Science - 22

Co-authors: Ridge S; Weller JL

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2014Wong ACS, Hecht VFG, Picard K, Diwadkar P, Laurie RE, et al., 'Isolation and functional analysis of CONSTANS-LIKE genes suggests that a central role for CONSTANS in flowering time control is not evolutionarily conserved in Medicago truncatula', Frontiers in Plant Science, 5 Article 486. ISSN 1664-462X (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2014.00486 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 37Web of Science - 36

Co-authors: Wong ACS; Weller JL

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2014Liew LC, Hecht V, Sussmilch FC, Weller JL, 'The pea photoperiod response gene STERILE NODES is an ortholog of LUX ARRHYTHMO1[W][OPEN]', Plant Physiology, 165, (2) pp. 648-657. ISSN 0032-0889 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1104/pp.114.237008 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 18Web of Science - 19

Co-authors: Liew LC; Sussmilch FC; Weller JL

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2012Berbel A, Ferrandiz C, Hecht V, Dalmais M, Lund OS, et al., 'VEGETATIVE1 is essential for development of the compound inflorescence in pea', Nature Communications, 3 Article 797. ISSN 2041-1723 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/ncomms1801 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 35Web of Science - 37

Co-authors: Sussmilch FC; Taylor SA; Weller JL

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2012Weller JL, Liew LC, Hecht VFG, Rajandran V, Laurie RE, et al., 'A conserved molecular basis for photoperiod adaptation in two temperate legumes', National Academy of Sciences of The United States of America. Proceedings, 109, (51) pp. 21158-21163. ISSN 0027-8424 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1207943110 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 66Web of Science - 65

Co-authors: Weller JL; Liew LC; Rajandran V; Ridge S; Vander Schoor JK

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2011Blanvillain R, Young B, Cai Y, Hecht V, Varoquaux F, et al., 'The Arabidopsis peptide kiss of death is an inducer of programmed cell death', The EMBO Journal: (European Molecular Biology Organization), 30, (Feb) pp. 1173-1183. ISSN 0261-4189 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1038/emboj.2011.14 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 48Web of Science - 43

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2011Hecht V, Laurie RE, Vander Schoor JK, Ridge S, Knowles CL, et al., 'The Pea GIGAS Gene Is a FLOWERING LOCUS T Homolog Necessary for Graft-Transmissible Specification of Flowering but Not for Responsiveness to Photoperiod', The Plant Cell, 23, (1) pp. 147-161. ISSN 1040-4651 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1105/tpc.110.081042 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 95Web of Science - 92

Co-authors: Vander Schoor JK; Ridge S; Knowles CL; Liew LC; Sussmilch FC; Murfet IC; Weller JL

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2011Jones RC, Hecht VFG, Potts BM, Vaillancourt RE, Weller JL, 'Expression of a FLOWERING LOCUS T homologue is temporally associated with annual flower bud initiation in Eucalyptus globulus subsp. globulus (Myrtaceae)', Australian Journal of Botany, 59, (8) pp. 756-769. ISSN 0067-1924 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/BT11251 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Jones RC; Potts BM; Vaillancourt RE; Weller JL

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2011Laurie RE, Diwadkar P, Jaudal M, Zhang L, Hecht V, et al., 'The Medicago FLOWERING LOCUS T Homolog, MtFTa1, Is a Key Regulator of Flowering Time', Plant Physiology, 156, (4) pp. 2207-2224. ISSN 0032-0889 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1104/pp.111.180182 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 61Web of Science - 63

Co-authors: Weller JL

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2009Liew LC, Hecht VFG, Laurie RE, Knowles CL, Vander Schoor JK, et al., 'DIE NEUTRALIS and LATE BLOOMER 1 Contribute to Regulation of the Pea Circadian Clock ', Plant Cell, 21, (10) pp. 3198-3211. ISSN 1040-4651 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1105/tpc.109.067223 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 43Web of Science - 42

Co-authors: Liew LC; Knowles CL; Vander Schoor JK; Weller JL

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2009Weller JL, Hecht VFG, Vander Schoor JK, Davidson SE, Ross JJ, 'Light regulation of gibberellin biosynthesis in pea is mediated through the COP1/HY5 pathway', Plant Cell, 21, (3) pp. 800-813. ISSN 1040-4651 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1105/tpc.108.063628 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 50Web of Science - 52

Co-authors: Weller JL; Vander Schoor JK; Davidson SE; Ross JJ

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2009Weller JL, Hecht VFG, Liew LC, Sussmilch F, Wenden B, et al., 'Update on the genetic control of flowering in garden pea', Journal of Experimental Botany, 60, (9) pp. 2493-2499. ISSN 0022-0957 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/jxb/erp120 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 39Web of Science - 36

Co-authors: Weller JL; Liew LC; Sussmilch F; Knowles CL; Vander Schoor JK

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2008Salaj J, von Recklinghausen IR, Hecht VFG, de Vries SC, Schel JHN, et al., 'AtSERK1 expression precedes and coincides with early somatic embryogenesis in Arabidopsis thaliana', Plant Physiology and Biochemistry, 46, (7) pp. 709-714. ISSN 0981-9428 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.plaphy.2008.04.011 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 27Web of Science - 26

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2007Hecht VFG, Knowles CL, Vanderschoor JK, Liew LC, Jones SE, et al., 'Pea LATE BLOOMER 1 is a GIGANTEA ortholog with roles in photoperiodic flowering, de-etiolation and transcriptional regulation of circadian clock gene homologs', Plant Physiology, 144, (2) pp. 648-661. ISSN 0032-0889 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1104/pp.107.096818 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 87Web of Science - 84

Co-authors: Knowles CL; Vanderschoor JK; Liew LC; Jones SE; Lambert M; Weller JL

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2005Albrecht C, Russinova E, Hecht VFG, Baaijens E, de Vries S, 'The Arabidopsis thaliana Somatic Embryogenesis Receptor-like Kinases 1 and 2 Control Male Sporogenesis', The Plant Cell, 17, (12) pp. 3337-3349. ISSN 1040-4651 (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1105/tpc.105.036814 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 214Web of Science - 206

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2005Hecht VFG, Foucher F, Ferrandiz C, Macknight R, Navarro C, et al., 'Conservation of Arabidopsis Flowering Genes in Model Legumes', Plant Physiology, 137, (4) pp. 1420-1434. ISSN 0032-0889 (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1104/pp.104.057018 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 190Web of Science - 184

Co-authors: Vardy ME; Weller JL

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2005Platten JD, Foo E, Elliott RC, Hecht VFG, Reid JB, et al., 'Cryptochrome 1 contributes to blue-light sensing in pea', Plant Physiology, 139, (3) pp. 1472-1482. ISSN 0032-0889 (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1104/pp.105.067462 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 42Web of Science - 37

Co-authors: Platten JD; Foo E; Elliott RC; Reid JB; Weller JL

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2005Platten JD, Foo E, Foucher F, Hecht VFG, Reid JB, et al., 'The cryptochrome gene family in pea includes two differentially expressed CRY2 genes', Plant Molecular Biology, 59, (4) pp. 683-696. ISSN 0167-4412 (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s11103-005-0828-z [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 28Web of Science - 26

Co-authors: Platten JD; Foo E; Reid JB; Weller JL

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2003Tucker MR, Araujo ACG, Paech nA, Hecht VFG, Schmidt EDL, et al., 'Sexual and apomictic reproduction in Hieracium subgenus Pilosella are closely interrelated developmental pathways', The Plant Cell, 15, (7) pp. 1524-1537. ISSN 1040-4651 (2003) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1105/tpc.011742 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 106Web of Science - 98

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2001Hecht VFG, Vielle-Calzada JP, Hartog M, Schmidt E, Boutilier K, et al., 'The Arabidopsis SOMATIC EMBRYOGENESIS RECEPTOR KINASE 1 gene is expressed in developing ovules and embryos and enhances embryogenic competence in culture', Plant Physiology, 127, (3) pp. 803-816. ISSN 0032-0889 (2001) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1104/pp.127.3.803 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 439Web of Science - 394

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2001Shad K, Gadella TW, van Erp H, Hecht VFG, de Vries SC, 'Subcellular Localization and Oligomerization of the Arabidopsis thaliana Somatic Embryogenesis Receptor Kinase 1 Protein', Journal of Molecular Biology, 309, (3) pp. 641-655. ISSN 0022-2836 (2001) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1006/jmbi.2001.4706 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 100Web of Science - 60

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Chapter in Book

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2013Weller JL, Hecht VFG, Sussmilch F, 'Isolation and forward genetic analysis of developmental genes in pea', Legume Genomics, Springer, RJ Rose (ed), New York, USA, pp. 147-161. ISBN 978-1-62703-612-2 (2013) [Other Book Chapter]

DOI: 10.1007/978-1-62703-613-9_11 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Weller JL; Sussmilch F

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Conference Publication

(6 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2017Hasan M, Hecht V, Vander Schoor JK, Weller J, 'Genetic and molecular analysis of two loci controlling flowering in garden pea, Pisum sativum', ComBio, 02-05 October, Adelaide, Australia (2017) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Vander Schoor JK; Weller J

2010Ridge S, Weller JL, Brown PH, Hecht VFG, Spurr C, et al., 'Molecular Tools for Understanding Flowering Time in Cauliflower (Brassica oleracea var. botrytis) Hybrid Seed Crops', 28th International Horticultural Congress, 22-27 August 2010, Lisboa, Portugal (2010) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Ridge S; Weller JL; Brown PH; Spurr C

2010Ridge S, Weller JL, Brown PH, Hecht VFG, Spurr C, et al., 'Molecular tools for understanding flowering time in cauliflower hybrid seed crops', 17th Crucifer Genetics Workshop, 5-8 September 2010, Saskatoon, Canada (2010) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Ridge S; Weller JL; Brown PH; Spurr C

2008Jones RC, Hecht VFG, Gore PL, Potts BM, Steane DA, et al., 'Expression of FLOWERING LOCUS T and LEAFY homologues are temporally associated with annual flower bud initiation in Eucalyptus globulus', IUFRO-CTIA Joint Conference: Adaptation Breeding and Conservation in the Era of Forest Tree Genomics and Environmental Change, 25-28 August 2008, Quebec, Canada, pp. 82. (2008) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Jones RC; Gore PL; Potts BM; Steane DA; Vaillancourt RE; Weller JL

2004Weller JL, Hecht VFG, Holman N, Vanderschoor JK, Jones SE, 'New directions for the control of flowering in pea', 18th International Conference on Plant Growth Substances, 20-24 September 2004, Canberra, Australia (2004) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Weller JL; Holman N; Vanderschoor JK; Jones SE

2004Weller JL, Hecht VFG, Holman N, Vanderschoor JK, Jones SE, 'New directions for the control of flowering in pea', 2nd International Conference on Legume Genetics and Genomics, 7-11 June 2004, Dijon, France (2004) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Weller JL; Holman N; Vanderschoor JK; Jones SE

Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

1

Total funding

$263,000

Projects

Ultra-high Throughput Genotyping of Eucalyptus: Trees Development and Application of Diversity Array Technology for Genomic Studies (2007 - 2009)$263,000
Funding
Australian Research Council ($263,000)
Scheme
Grant-Discovery Projects
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Vaillancourt RE; Hecht VFG
Period
2007 - 2009
Grant Reference
DP0770506

Research Supervision

Valerie supervises PhD, Masters and honours students on projects mainly related to flowering and development in legumes.

Current

4

Completed

9

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDA Genetic Dissection of Domestication-related Traits in Pea2014
PhDGenetic Control of Flowering Time in Legumes2015
PhDExploring the Role of the Circadian Clock in Crop Adaptation2017
PhDMechanisms Underlying the Diversification of Florigen Function and Regulation2019

Completed

DegreeTitleCompleted
PhDGenetic and Molecular Analysis of Two New Loci Controlling Flowering in Garden Pea
Candidate: A.S.M. Mainul Hasan
2018
MastersThe Genetic Control of Vegetative Phase Change in Pea
Candidate: Jacqueline Kate Vander Schoor
2018
PhDThe Role of the FT Genes in the Control of Flowering in Chickpea
Candidate: Raul Ortega Martinez
2018
PhDGenetic Control of Flowering Time in Lentil
Candidate: Vinodan SO Rajandran
2016
PhDGenetic Control of Inflorescence Development in Pea
Candidate: Frances Clare Sussmilch
2014
PhDMolecular Tools for Understanding and Predicting Flowering in Cauliflower
Candidate: Stephen Ridge
2012
PhDGenetic Control of Photoperiod Responsiveness in Pea
Candidate: Lim Chee Liew
2011
PhDMolecular Evolution and Genetic Control of Flowering in the Eucalyptus globulus Species Complex
Candidate: Rebecca Clare Jones
2009
PhDThe Regulation of Growth and Development in Pisum sativum
Candidate: Claire Louise Knowles
2005