- See and taste barley exhibit: showcasing what foods barley is used in
- Plant and soil health: come and test soil pH and see how salt effects plant growth
- Just what does gluten do in bread?
Congratulations to Associate Professor Petra Marschner, who has seen the third edition of Mineral Nutrition of Higher Plants through to publication!
From the Elsevier website:
“Respected and known worldwide in the field for his research in plant nutrition, Dr. Horst Marschner authored two editions of Mineral Nutrition of Higher Plants. His research greatly advanced the understanding of rhizosphere processes and trace element uptake by plants and he published extensively in a variety of plant nutrition areas. While doing agricultural research in West Africa in 1996, Dr. Marschner contracted malaria and passed away, and until now this legacy title went unrevised. Despite the passage of time, it remains the definitive reference on plant mineral nutrition.
“Great progress has been made in the understanding of various aspects of plant nutrition and in recent years the view on the mode of action of mineral nutrients in plant metabolism and yield formation has shifted. Nutrients are not only viewed as constituents of plant compounds (constructing material), enzymes and electron transport chains but also as signals regulating plant metabolism via complex signal transduction networks. In these networks, phytohormones also play an important role. Principles of the mode of action of phytohormones and examples of the interaction of hormones and mineral nutrients on source and sink strength and yield formation are discussed in this edition. Phytohormones have a role as chemical messengers (internal signals) to coordinate development and responses to environmental stimuli at the whole plant level. These and many other molecular developments are covered in the long-awaited new edition.
“Esteemed plant nutrition expert and Horst Marschner’s daughter, Dr. Petra Marschner, together with a team of key co-authors who worked with Horst Marschner on his research, now present a thoroughly updated and revised third edition of Marschner’s Mineral Nutrition of Higher Plants, maintaining its value for plant nutritionists worldwide.”
Improved nutrition for billions of people around the world and the development of clean, green biofuels are two key aims of the new ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Cell Walls, a $32 million biotechnology centre based at the University of Adelaide’s Waite Campus.
See the following Adelaide Now link: http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/ipad/research-to-change-plants-for-better/story-fn6bqpju-1226115599605
Also: The Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Plant Cell Walls http://www.adelaide.edu.au/plant-cell-walls/
The Advisory Board of Agriculture (ABA) is calling for nominations for the Service to Primary Production Award.
Nominees need not be Bureau members and the award is not restricted to farmers.
Nominations are welcome for people from any area involved with primary production, including service industries, government, education and agro-politics.
Applications close Friday 12 August 2011. The award finalists will be invited to attend the Agricultural Bureau of SA’s AGM / Awards Night coined the “Spirit of Excellence” Award Night, to be held Monday 12 September 2011. The Spirit of Excellence Awards Night is supported by the ABA, Primary Industries and Resources SA, advisory company RSM Bird Cameron and the Stock Journal.
For more information and a nomination form please visit the ABA website.
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Science Alive!- is the three day SA National Science Week event held in the Goyder Pavilion at the Adelaide Showgrounds from Friday 5th – Sunday 7th August.
Friday is a Secondary Schools ‘Careers focus’ day- Saturday and Sunday are general public.
The Science Alive Committee is looking for speakers to assist in a ‘Speed Networking’ activity (x 2) on:
Date: Friday, 5th August 2011
Location: Goyder Pavilion, Wayville Showgrounds
Times: 10.15am – 10.40am & 12.15pm – 12.40pm
Breakdown of the ‘Speed Networking’ activity:
Current draft of Friday’s timetable:
10.15 – 11.00; speed dating and RiAUS Science Careers Presentation by Director and former Catalyst TV Presenter Paul Willis
10.15 – 10.40; speed dating (20 scientists)
10.40 – 11.00 RiAus Science Careers Presentation
11.30 – 11.50 Spectacular Chemistry Science Show
11.50 iPod draw #1 on main stage (5 mins max)
12.15 – 1.00; speed dating and RiAUS Science Careers Presentation by Director and former Catalyst TV Presenter Paul Willis
12.15 – 12.40; speed dating (20 scientists)
12.40 – 1.00 RiAus Science Careers Presentation
1.30 – 1.50 Spectacular Chemistry Science Show
1.50 iPod draw #2 on main stage (5 mins max)
Ian Maynard, one of the Science Alive Committee members for this event is coordinating the above Speed Networking activity. He needs several scientists to participate for this to work effectively.
If you are interested in helping out on the day, please contact:
Marketing and Outreach (Events & Web)
Faculty of Sciences Office
The University of Adelaide, AUSTRALIA 5005
Ph : +61 8 8303 4325
Fax : +61 8 8303 4386
The Scientists in Schools program is run nationally by the CSIRO, but is not limited to their staff. This program offers a great professional development opportunity for PhD students, Post docs and Researchers. The contact time in a School required ranges from a brief presentation, right through a more active class room role.
There is an invitation to all research higher degree students and scientists who are based at the Waite Campus to come along and find out more about the national program Scientists in Schools. An information session will be run on Wednesday 22 June at 5 pm in the Winery Tutorial Room (Hickinbotham Wine Science Laboratory).
This session at the Waite aims to give a bit of background about the program, with examples from Scientists and Teachers about their experiences.
If you can’t make the session you can get more information from:
SA Project Officer | Scientists in Schools
Phone: +61 8 8463 5990 | Fax: +61 8 8463 5916
Address: Education Development Centre, Milner Street, Hindmarsh SA 5007
Focusing on improving your chances of success in gaining grant money, creating successful partnerships and achieving increased impact for your research
Speaker: Eran Binenbaum
Tuesday 14 June, 1 pm
Lecture Theatre 4 (Room 118), Charles Hawker Building, Waite Campus
RSVP to Rosalind Whysall at firstname.lastname@example.org