Processes of plant growth that impact agriculture and horticulture (2018–2023)
The Fellowship aims to discover genes and processes that control shoot architecture; the sophisticated regulation
of axillary buds and therefore of arrested embryonic shoots and stem cells. The project will discover pivotal cellular processes underpinning growth activation and arrest and identify how hormones and signals coordinate
branch growth and position. By investigation of cellular processes governing growth and development, as well as physiology and molecular genetics, it will enhance Australian capacity and multidisciplinary innovation. Combining with strong international collaborations, this project will lead to benefits for field, horticultural and forestry crops through understanding the variable basis of shoot branching.