Professor Christine Beveridge

ARC Laureate Fellow

School of Biological Sciences
Faculty of Science
c.beveridge@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 57525

Overview

Professor Christine Beveridge's research focuses on understanding the role of plant hormones in the regulation and coordination of plant development, particularly shoot architecture. Major highlights have involved discovery of strigolactone as a plant hormone and that sugar signalling is a driver of shoot branching. Christine’s research has recently expanded toward identifying how different genetic and physiological networks work together to control plant productivity. In the role of Director, Christine has established funding for the ARC Centre of Excellence for Plant Success in Nature and Agriculture (Plant Success - Plant Success) to achieve this aim.

Christine is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, an ARC Georgina Sweet Laureate Fellow, a Highly Cited Researcher (Researcher Recognition - Web of Science Group (clarivate.com)), and past President of the International Plant Growth Substances Association. Christine is a life member of the Australian Society of Plant Scientists (asps.org.au).

Please contact Christine directly for information on projects. We like to build projects around the student and their experience, opportunity and career asperations. Projects are occassionally advertised at www.plantsuccess.org or by twitter #cabeveridge29.

Research Impacts

My research has produced a radical advancement in knowledge of shoot branching and made broad contributions in plant development; I have added strigolactones and sugars to the branching model and introduced strigolactones as plant hormone. I have produced detailed conceptual advances in the network of how these signals work to control shoot branching pushing science closer than ever to our goal of understanding how plants regulate branching.

Bud outgrowth/shoot architecture/shoot branching is important for yields in a wide range of crops because it affects both the amount of resources taken up by the plant (e.g. light and nutrients) and the proportion of those resources that are allocated to yield. This is the case for field and horticultural crops. Hormones and phytohormone-like signals such as sucrose drive the structures of plants, enabling them to adapt to the environment and causing much of the variation in yield seen in different environments and through management practices. Understanding the genetic and physiological basis of these networks is central to our research. By modelling these networks (with close collaborations in the ARC Centre for Plant Success) we hope to enhance the rate of genetic gain in crops and better understand the evolution of netowrks that underpin yeild traits such as branching/tillering.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science (Hons), University of Tasmania
  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Tasmania

Publications

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Available Projects

  • We would very much enjoy hearing from you about your particular interests in for example, learning a new technique or working on a particular scientific area. In such cases we usually have a few meetings to toss ideas about before settling on a project that fits your current skills and future aspirations.

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Publications

Featured Publications

Book Chapter

  • Koltai, Hinanit and Beveridge, Christine A. (2013). Strigolactones and the coordinated development of shoot and root. Long-Distance Systemic Signaling and Communication in Plants. (pp. 189-204) edited by František Baluška. Heidelberg, Germany: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-36470-9_9

Journal Article

Conference Publication

  • Hiti Bandaralage, J. C. A., Hayward, A., O'Brien, C., Beveridge, C. and Mitter, N. (2019). Avocado micropropagation: growth in leaps and bounds for a clonal rootstock propagation solution. Fifth International Conference of the IUFRO Working Party Unit 2.09.02 “Somatic embryogenesis and other vegetative propagation technologies”, Coimbra, Portugal, 10 - 15 September 2018. Coimbra, Rua Bernardino: João Duarte, Unipessoal.

  • Ahsan, M. U., Hayward, A., Powell, R., Wilkie, J., Beveridge, C. and Mitter, N. (2018). MicroRNA control of flowering and annual crop cycle in tropical/subtropical horticultural trees. International Symposia on Tropical and Temperate Horticulture, Cairns, QLD Australia, 20 November 2016. Leuven, Belgium: International Society for Horticultural Science. doi: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2018.1205.84

  • Pribil, M., Frick, Hermann, Geoffrey Dun, Karno, Ngo, C., Sophie O'Neill, Wang, L., Bonnett, G.D., Chandler, P. M., Beveridge, C.A. and Lakshmanan, P. (2007). Altering sugarcane shoot architecture through genetic engineering: prospects for increasing cane and sugar yield. 29th Annual Conference of the Australian Society of Sugar Cane Technologists, Cairns International Hotel, Abbott Street, Cairns, Queensland, 8th - 11 May 2007. Brisbane: Australian Society of Sugar Cane Technologists.

  • Morris, S. E., Beveridge, C. A. and Manathunga, C. (2007). Authorship and research higher degree training: Empowering students. Enhancing Higher Education, Theory and Scholarship. 30th HERDSA Annual Conference, Adelaide, Australia, 8-11 July 2007. Australia: Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia.

  • Hanan, J., Beveridge, C. A. and Nichols, K. C. (2007). Computational models for inquiry learning in biology. CSIRO Transformational Biology Workshop, Black Mountain, Australia, 18-20 June, 2007. CSIRO.

  • Dun, E., Hanan, J. and Beveridge, C. A. (2007). Hypothesis-driven computational modelling of the shoot branching control network in pea. CSIRO Transformational Biology Workshop, Black Mountain, Australia, 18-20 June, 2007. CSIRO.

  • Braun, N., Karine, D., Pillot, J. P., Delbarre, A., Beveridge, C. and Rameau, C. (2007). Suppressors of the pea branching ramosus mutants. IPGSA, Mexico, July, 2007.

  • Krisantini, S., Johnston, M. E., Williams, R. R., Beveridge. C. and Ross, J. (2006). Endogenous levels of indole-3acetic acid and indloe-3butyric acid and rooting of Grevillea sp., an Austalian native species. Seventh Australian Native Flower Conference, The Bardon Centre, Mt Coot-tha, Brisban, Qld, 25-28th May 2005. University of Queensland: Centre for Native Floriculture.

  • Filardo, F. and Beveridge, C. (2006). The role of PsMAX1 in the RMS branching network in pea. 3rd International Conference on Legume Genomics and Genetic, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, 9 - 13 April 2006.

  • Dodd, Ian C. and Beveridge, Christine A. (2006). Xylem-borne cytokinins: Still in search of a role?. doi: 10.1093/jxb/erj021

  • Morris, S., Ross, T., Cox, M., Renton, M., Hanan, J. and Beveridge, C. A. (2004). Auxin comes too little too late. IPGSA, Canberra, Australia, September 2004.

  • Simons, J., Templeton, K., Plummer, K., Beveridge, C. A. and Snowden, K. C. (2004). Characterisation of the genetic and hormonal controls of plants branching. IPGSA, Canberra, Australia, September 2004.

  • Beveridge, C. A., Foo, E. and Rameau, C. (2004). Genetic and hormonal control of bud outgrowth. Legmes for the benefit of Agriculture, Nutrition and the Envi., Dijon, June, 2004.

  • Beveridge, Christine, Harding, Elizabeth, Renton, Michael, Bell, Paul, Parmenter, Kathy and Hanan, Jim (2004). Hypothesis driven modelling of long-distance signalling and plant development. 4th International Workshop on Functional-Structural Plant Models (FSPM 04), Montpellier, France, 7-11 June, 2004. Montpellier, France: UMR AMAP.

  • Beveridge, C. A., Foo, E., Murray, M. D., Dun, E. A. and Brcich, T. A. (2004). Novel signals and IAA cross-talk. IPGSA 2004, Canberra, Australia, 20th - 24th September, 2004.

  • Parmenter, K. S., Rameau, C., Turnbull, C. G., Murfet, I. C. and Beveridge, C. A. (2004). Regulation of shoot meristem identity prior to flowering. IPGSA, Canberra, Australia, September 2004.

  • Rameau, C. and Beveridge, C. A. (2004). The control of branching in pea: A triple signals crosstalk. National Centre of Scientific Research, Roscoff (Brittany), France, 15-19 May, 2004.

  • Krisantini, S., Johnson, P.L., Williams, and Beveridge, C. A. (2004). Uptake and transport of indole-3-butyric acid in cuttings of Grevillea and Australian native species. IPGSA, Canberra, Australia, September 2004.

  • Beveridge, C. A. (2003). Development of axillary shoot meristems, both vegetative and repoructive. The Inaugural Retreat for the ARC Centre of Excellence for Inh, Moreton Bay Research Station, North Stradbroke Island, 27th February to 2nd March, 2003. UQ, Queensland: ARC Centre of Excellence For Integrative Legume Research.

  • Krisantini, Santi, Johnston, Margaret, Williams, Richard R. and Beveridge, Christine (2003). Propagation of Grevillea. Australian Region IPPS 31st Annual Meeting, Coffs Harbour, Australia, 30th May to 1st June, 2003. Seattle, Washington, USA: The International Plant Propagators Society.

  • Foo, E., Beveridge, C. A. and Rameau, C. (2002). Molecular characterisation of shoot branching control in pea. ComBio 2002 Conference, Sydney Convention Centre, 29/9/02-3/10/02. Sydney, Australia: Australian Society for Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Inc..

  • Parmenter, K. S., Rameau, C., Murfet, I. C., Turnbull, C. G. and Beveridge, C. A. (2002). The control of phase transition in the vegetative Apical meristem of garden pea. ComBio 2002 Conference, Sydney Convention Centre, 29/9/02-3/10/02. Sydney, Australia: Australasian Plant Pathology Society.

  • Beveridge, C. A., Foo, E., Morris, S., Williams, J. S., Yorston, E. M., Hanan, J. S. and Rameau, C. (2002). Thinking laterally about long-distance signaling. ComBio 2002 Conference, Sydney Convention Centre, 29 September-3 October, 2002. Sydney, Australia: Australian Society for Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Inc..

  • Penrose, A.B., Beveridge, C. A., Doley, D. and Dodd, I. (2001). Effects of ABA deficiency in the wilty pea (Pisum sativum L.). ComBio 2001, Annual ASPP and ASBMB Conference, Canberra, 1-4 October 2001. Kent Town, SA: Australian Society for Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Inc..

  • Beveridge, C. A., Hanan, J. S. and Burrage, K. (2001). Integrative plant physiology: Dealing with plant development as the outcome of an integrated, coordinated and dynamic regulatory network. Molecular Genetics of Model Legumes - Impact for Legume Biolo, Golm, Germany, 15th - 19th of September, 2001. Golm, Germany: ICLGG.

  • Beveridge, C. A., Rameau, C., Foo, E., Haurogne, K., Morris, S. and Bullier, E. (2001). Molecular physiology of branching in pea. Com-Bio, Canberra, 1-4 October 2001. Kent Town SA: Australian Society for Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Inc.

  • Beveridge, C. A., Rameau, C., Foo, E., Haurogne, K., Morris, S., Bullier, E., Goussot, M., Foucher, F., Turnbull, C. G. N. and Murfet, I. C. (2001). Molecular physiology of branching in pea-focus on RMSI, a gene controlling a novel branching signal. International Proteomics Conference (IPC 2001) - 2nd Pacific Rim Conference on Proteomics, Canberra, 1-4 October 2001. Kent Town S.A. Australia: Australian Society for Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Inc.

  • Beveridge, C. A., Morris, S., Foo, E., Murfet, I., Turnbull, C. G. and Rameau, C. (2001). Mutational analysis of branching in pea. ComBio 2001, Annual ASPP and ASBMB Conference, Canberra, 1st - 4th October, 2001. Kent Town, SA: Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Inc.

  • Beveridge, C. A., Morris, S., Foo, E., Murfet, I. and Turnbull, C. G. (2001). Mutational analysis of branching in pea. 17th International Conference on Plant Growth Substances, Mendel University of Agriculture and Forestry , Brno, July 1-6,2001. Brno: Mendel University of Agriculture and Forestry.

  • Beveridge, C. A., Morris, S. E., Foo, E., Murfet, I., Turnbull, C. G. and Rameau, C. (2001). Mutational and molecular analysis of branching in pea. Molecular Genetics of Model Legumes: Impact for Legume Biology, Golm, Germany, 15-19 September.

  • Crew, K. S., Foo, E., Morris, S., Turnbull, C. G., Rameau, C. and Beveridge, C. A. (2001). Shoot regulation of xylem sap Cytokinin levels in pea. 17th International Conference on Plant Growth Substances, Mendel Universtiy of Agriculture and Forestry , Brno, 1-6 July, 2001. Brno, Czech Republic: Mendel Universtiy of Agriculture and Forestry.

  • Beveridge, C. A., Foo, E., Morris, S., Murfet, I. C. and Turnbull, C. G. (2000). A mutational analysis of branching in pea identifies roles for novel long-distance signals. Com Bio 2000, Wellington, NZ, 11-14 Dec, 2000. Vic, Australia: Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Inc.

  • Beveridge, C. A., Morris, S., Foo, E., Symonds, G. M. and Turnbull, C. G. (2000). Evidence for indirect auxin action in the supression of axillary bud outgrowth. Com Bio 2000, Wellington, NZ, 11-14 Dec, 2000. Vic, Australia: Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Inc.

  • Morris, S., Turnbull, C. G., Murfet, I. C. and Beveridge, C. A. (2000). RMS5 and RMS1 interact to control a novel graft-transmissible signal(s) involved in the regulation of branching in pea (Pisum sativum L.). ComBio 2000, Wellington, N.Z., 11-14 December 2000. Kent Town, SA, Australia: Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Inc..

  • Asokanthan, P., Critchley, C., Turnbull, C. G. and Beveridge, C. A. (1999). Adding a Fifth Gene to the Ramosus branching model. 'ComBio 99' - Combined Conference. Australian Soc for Bio, Conrad Jupiters, Gold Coast, 27-30 Sept, 99. Kent Town, SA: Aust. Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

  • Ngo, C. N., Beveridge, C. A., Dodd, I. and Turnbull, C. G. (1999). Cytokinins may also be synthesised in shoot: evidence from the branching mutant rms4. 'ComBio' - Combined Conference. Australian Soc for Biochem, Conrad Jupiters, Gold Coast, 27-30 Sept, 99. Kent Town, SA: Aust. Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

  • Beveridge, C. A., Morris, S. E. and Turnbull, C. G. N. (1999). Long distance signalling in ramosus mutants of pea. ACPD 1999: International Symposium Auxins and Cytokinins in Plant Development, Prague, Czech Republic, 26-30 July 1999. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publications.

  • Beveridge, C. A. (1999). Mutational analysis of branching in pea. Combio 99, Conrads Jupiters, Gold Coast, 27-30 September, 99. Kent Town, SA: Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

  • Beveridge, C. A. (1999). Photoperiod response, auxin and the regulation of pea architecture. International Symposiums on auxins and cytokinins in plant development, Prague, 26-30 Jul 1999. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publ.

  • Eddy, R. L., Beveridge, C. A. and Turnbull, C. G. (1999). Using the auxin responsive gene, GH3, to study the role of auxin in branching control. 'ComBio 99' - Combined Conference. Aust'n Soc for Biochem, Conrad Jupiters, Gold Coast, 27-30 Sept, 99. Kent Town, SA: Aust. Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

Edited Outputs

  • Christophe Godin, Jim Hanan, Winfried Kurth, Andre Lacointe, Akio Takenaka, Przemyslaw Prusinkiewicz, Ted DeJong, Christine Beveridge and Bruno Andrieu eds. (2004). Proceedings of the 4th International Workshop on Functional-Structural Plant Models. 4th International Workshop on Functional-Structural Plant Models, Montpellier, France, 7-11 June, 2004. Montpellier, France: UMR AMAP.

Other Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

Completed Supervision

Possible Research Projects

Note for students: The possible research projects listed on this page may not be comprehensive or up to date. Always feel free to contact the staff for more information, and also with your own research ideas.

  • We would very much enjoy hearing from you about your particular interests in for example, learning a new technique or working on a particular scientific area. In such cases we usually have a few meetings to toss ideas about before settling on a project that fits your current skills and future aspirations.