Mike Ogden featured in ‘Humans of BioSciences’
MelPoPP candidate Mike Ogden has been featured in the University of Melbourne School of BioSciences' Humans of BioSciences campaign. Mike's research in plant molecular biology explores approaches to understanding how nitrogen regulates plant cell wall synthesis and root growth. He is interested in how plants respond to stressful growth conditions, such as nutrient deficiency or pest attack and "aims to identify …
Professor Ute Roessner inducted into the Victorian Honour Roll of Women
We are proud to announce that Professor Ute Roessner, MelPoPP PI and Head of the School of BioSciences at the University of Melbourne, has been named a Trailblazer on the Victorian Honour Roll of Women. The Victorian Honour Roll of Women "acknowledges and celebrates the achievements of women in Victoria", and this year was the 20th anniversary of the Roll. In 2020, 32 …
Interview with Mike Ting
Listen to Mike Ting, PhD Candidate for MelPoPP talk about his experience as a MelPoPP student. Click here to see Mike's full profile.
What plant proteins can tell us about Alzheimers
Professor Staffan Persson, MelPoPP founding academic supervisor is featured in the University of Melbourne's Pursuit news discussing how plant protein CC1 helps plants to grow under salt stress and, intriguingly, shares features with a protein linked to Alzheimer’s disease. “We found the proteins we call CC1 and CC2 were in some way able to protect a plant’s ability to produce cellulose …