- Dr Ashley Tan
- Research Fellow in Plant Biotechnology
Science and Engineering Faculty,
Earth, Environmental and Biological Sciences,
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PhD (University of Adelaide)
Ashley joined the CTCB in 2016 and she is interested in developing technologies that would allow for serial genetic improvement of vegetatively propagated crops. Her project is funded by the Horticulture Innovation Australia (HIA).
She graduated with a doctoral degree in Molecular Biology from The University of Adelaide studying the genes involved in the biosynthesis of cellulose in barley. Through her PhD, she developed skills in molecular biology, transgene expression analysis and microscopy. Following that, she conducted her postdoctoral research at KTH, Stockholm on the functional characterisation of fungal membrane protein to identify new drug target.
Ashley’s research interests are :
- Plant Biotechnology
- Vegetatively propagated crops
- Disease resistance
- Plant Cell Walls
- Ruthes AC, Martinez-Abad A, Tan A, Bulone V, Vilaplana F, (2017) Sequential fractionation of feruloylated hemicelluloses and oligosaccharides from wheat bran using subcritical water and xylanolytic enzymes, Green Chemistry p1919-1931
- Tan A, Corbin KR, Fincher GB, (2016) Emerging technologies for the production of renewable liquid transport fuels from biomass sources enriched in plant cell walls, Frontiers in Plant Science p1-18
- Zhao M, Tan A, Scharwies J, Levin K, Evans JR, Tyerman SD, (2017) Association between water and carbon dioxide transport in leaf plasma membranes: assessing the role of aquaporins, Plant, Cell and Environment p789-801
- Byrt CS, Betts NS, Tan A, Lim W, Ermawar RA, Nguyen H, Shirley NJ, Lahnstein J, Corbin KR, Fincher GB, Knauf VC, Burton RA, (2016) Prospecting for energy-rich renewable raw materials: Sorghum stem case study, PLoS One p1-20
- Tan A, Shirley NJ, Singh RR, Henderson M, Dhugga KS, Mayo GM, Fincher GB, Burton RA, (2015) Powerful regulatory systems and post-transcriptional gene silencing resist increases in cellulose content in cell walls of barley, BMC Plant Biology p1-16
- Aditya J, Lewis J, Shirley NJ, Tan A, Henderson M, Fincher GB, Burton RA, Mather DE, Tucker MR, (2015) The dynamics of cereal cyst nematode infection differ between susceptible and resistant barley cultivars and lead to changes in (1,3;1,4)-beta-glucan levels and HvCslF gene transcript abundance, New Phytologist p135-147
For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.