Professor Mike Brooks, Provost & Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) at the University of Adelaide, this week announced Professor Matthew Gilliham as the new Director of the Waite Research Institute.

Since joining the University in 2006 as a Senior Research Fellow, Professor Gilliham’s roles have included program leader in the ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology, Chief Investigator on the ARC Training Centre for Innovative Wine Production, Deputy Head (Research) for the School of Agriculture, Food and Wine, and Deputy Director of the Waite Research Institute.

He has demonstrated considerable research success in crop plant nutrition with a focus on salinity tolerance, stress signalling and membrane transport, and is an editor of the journal Plant Physiology.

The Waite Research Institute will also reposition itself to align with the vision of the University’s new strategic plan, Future Making – in which agrifood and wine play a very prominent role. The institute will pursue fundamental research at the cutting edge and place greater priority on interdisciplinary agricultural research and cross-faculty collaboration spanning the University’s wider fields of expertise.

Professor Matthew Gilliham

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