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Prof David Cahill

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Associate Dean (Research)

Faculty

Faculty of Sci Eng & Built Env

Department

Faculty Office

Campus

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Melbourne, 1986

Contact

david.cahill@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 522 71299

Research interests

Interactions of plants with microorganisms, especially fungi and oomycetes

Mechanisms of plant disease resistance

Interactions of native plants with Phytophthora cinnamomi

Plant productivity in natural and agricultural systems

Use of nanoparticles in plant science

Teaching interests

Agricultural Biotechnology

Plant Biology

Plant Pathology

Units taught

SLE 132 Biology: Form and Function

SLE 208 Forensic Biology (Forensic Botany component)

SLE 703 Agricultural Biotechnology

Knowledge areas

Plant Biology

Plant Pathology

Agricultural Biotechnology

Agricultural Nanotechnology

Awards

2002 -  Certificate of Appreciation, School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, in recognition of reseacrh effort and successful supervsion of higher degree by research students

2005 - Award for high achievement in unit evaluation in the School of Life and Environmental Sciences

2006/2007 - Certificate of Recognition for achieving the highest score in the combined research performance index in the School of Life and Environmental Sciences

2008 - Commendation for Excellence in Teaching, for outstanding student evaluation results, School of Life and Environmental Sciences

2009 - Certificate of Recognition, for outstanding student evaluation results, School of Life and Environmental Sciences

Publications

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2017

Plant-pathogen interactions: toward development of next-generation disease-resistant plants

Naghmeh Nejat, Dr Jim Rookes, Nitin L. Mantri, Prof David Cahill

(2017), Vol. 37, pp. 229-237, Critical reviews in biotechnology, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal

Quantitation of ascorbic acid in Arabidopsis thaliana reveals distinct differences between organs and growth phases

Miss Noura Kka, Mr James Rookes, Prof David Cahill

(2017), Vol. 81, pp. 283-292, Plant growth regulation, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, C1

journal
2016

Nanostructured liquid crystalline particle assisted delivery of 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid to weeds, crops and model plants

Mr Pavani Nadiminti, Dr Jim Rookes, Yao D. Dong, Chad Sayer, Dr Benjamin Boyd, Prof David Cahill

(2016), Vol. 82, pp. 17-29, Crop protection, Amsterdam, The Nethelands, C1

journal

Mesoporous silica nanoparticles enhance seedling growth and photosynthesis in wheat and lupin

Mr Dequan Sun, Dr Hashmath Hussain, Dr Zhifeng Yi, Dr Jim Rookes, Prof Lingxue Kong, Prof David Cahill

(2016), Vol. 152, pp. 81-91, Chemosphere, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Elite hairy roots of Ocimum basilicum as a new source of rosmarinic acid and antioxidants

Miss Shivani Srivastava, Dr Xavier Conlan, Dr Alok Adholeya, Prof David Cahill

(2016), Vol. 126, pp. 19-32, Plant cell, tissue and organ culture, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal

Acidic potassium permanganate chemiluminescence for the determination of antioxidant potential in three cultivars of Ocimum basilicum

Miss Shivani Srivastava, Dr Alok Adholeya, Dr Xavier Conlan, Prof David Cahill

(2016), Vol. 71, pp. 72-80, Plant foods for human nutrition, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal

Kinetic resolution of the interactions between agrochemical products and adjuvant systems upon mixing

Graham Webster, Nicole Bisset, Prof David Cahill, Peter J. Jones, Andrew Killick, Adrian Hawley, Dr Benjamin Boyd

(2016), Vol. 64, pp. 6139-6147, Journal of agricultural and food chemistry, Washington, D.C., C1

journal

Rhizophagus irregularis as an elicitor of rosmarinic acid and antioxidant production by transformed roots of Ocimum basilicum in an in vitro co-culture system

Miss Shivani Srivastava, Dr Xavier Conlan, Prof David Cahill, Dr Alok Adholeya

(2016), Vol. 26, pp. 919-930, Mycorrhiza, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal

Ethephon increases rubber tree latex yield by regulating aquaporins and alleviating the tapping-induced local increase in latex total solid content

An Feng, Dr Jim Rookes, Guishui Xie, Prof David Cahill, Xiuqing Cai, Zhi Zou, Prof Lingxue Kong

(2016), Vol. 35, pp. 701-709, Journal of plant growth regulation, New York, N.Y., C1

journal
2015

The top 10 oomycete pathogens in molecular plant pathology

Sophien Kamoun, Oliver Furzer, Jonathan Jones, Howard Judelson, Gul Ali, Ronaldo Dalio, Sanjoy Roy, Leonardo Schena, Antonios Zambounis, Frank Panabires, Prof David Cahill, Michelina Ruocco, Andreia Figuirdo, Xiao Chen, Jon Hulvey, Remco Stam, Kurt Lamour, Mark Gijzen, Brett Tyler, Niklaus Grunwald, Shahid Mukhtar, Daniel Tome, M Tor, Guido van den Ackerveken, John McDowell, Fouad Daayf, William Fry, Hannele Lindqvist-Kreuze, Harold Meijer, Benjamin Petre, Jean Ristaino, Kentaro Yoshida, Paul Birch, F Grovers

(2015), Vol. 16, pp. 413-434, Molecular Plant Pathology, London, Eng., C1

journal

Sub-lethal UV-C radiation induces callose, hydrogen peroxide and defence-related gene expression in Arabidopsis thaliana

Dr Sharl Mintoff, Dr Jim Rookes, Prof David Cahill

(2015), Vol. 17, pp. 703-711, Plant biology, London, Eng., C1

journal

Regulation of HbPIP2;3, a latex-abundant water transporter, is associated with latex dilution and yield in the rubber tree (Hevea brasiliensis Muell. Arg.)

An Feng, Zhi Zou, Xiuqing Cai, Mr Jin Wang, Mr James Rookes, Prof Weifu Lin, Prof David Cahill, Prof Lingxue Kong

(2015), Vol. 10, pp. 1-21, PLoS one, San Francisco, Calif., C1

journal

Latex dilution reaction during the tapping flow course of Hevea brasiliensis and the effect of Ethrel stimulation

An Feng, Xiuqing Cai, Dr Jim Rookes, Guishui Xie, Zhi Zou, Prof David Cahill, Prof Lingxue Kong

(2015), Vol. 38, pp. 211-221, Brazilian journal of botany, New York, N. Y., C1

journal

Transcriptomics-based analysis using RNA-Seq of the coconut (Cocos nucifera) leaf in response to yellow decline phytoplasma infection

Naghmeh Nejat, Prof David Cahill, Ganesan Vadamalai, Mark Ziemann, Mr James Rookes, Neda Naderali

(2015), Vol. 290, pp. 1899-1910, Molecular genetics and genomics, New York , N. Y., C1

journal

Confocal laser scanning microscopy elucidation of the micromorphology of the leaf cuticle and analysis of its chemical composition

Mr Pavani Nadiminti, Dr Jim Rookes, Dr Benjamin Boyd, Prof David Cahill

(2015), Vol. 252, pp. 1475-1486, Protoplasma, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal

A facile synthesis of mesoporous silica nanoparticle and its morphology manipulation by varying pH value

Dr Zhifeng Yi, Miss Chunfang Feng, Prof Lingxue Kong, Prof David Cahill

(2015), pp. 413-418, Proceedings of the 2014 International Conference on Materials Science and Energy Engineering; CMSEE 2014, Singapore, E1

conference

A new insight into growth mechanism and kinetics of mesoporous silica nanoparticles by in situ small angle x-ray scattering

Dr Zhifeng Yi, Dr Ludovic Dumee, Christopher J Garvey, Miss Chunfang Feng, Dr Mary She, Mr James Rookes, Stephen Mudie, Prof David Cahill, Prof Lingxue Kong

(2015), Vol. 31, pp. 8478-8487, Langmuir, Washington, DC, C1

journal
2014

Uptake and cellular distribution, in four plant species, of fluorescently labeled mesoporous silica nanoparticles

Mr Dequan Sun, Dr Hashmath Hussain, Dr Zhifeng Yi, Rainer Siegele, Tom Cresswell, Prof Lingxue Kong, Prof David Cahill

(2014), Vol. 33, pp. 1389-1402, Plant Cell Reports, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal

A novel in vitro whole plant system for analysis of polyphenolics and their antioxidant potential in cultivars of Ocimum basilicum

Miss Shivani Srivastava, Prof David Cahill, Dr Xavier Conlan, Dr Alok Adholeya

(2014), Vol. 62, pp. 10064-10075, Journal of agricultural and food chemistry, Washington, D.C., C1

journal

Real-time measurement of phloem turgor pressure in Hevea brasiliensis with a modified cell pressure probe

An Feng, Prof David Cahill, Dr Jim Rookes, Lin Weifu, Prof Lingxue Kong

(2014), Vol. 55, pp. 1-11, Botanical Studies, Taiwan, Republic of China, C1

journal

Variation of phloem turgor pressure in Hevea brasiliensis: An implication for latex yield and tapping system optimization

Mr Feng An, Prof Weifu Lin, Prof David Cahill, Dr Jim Rookes, Prof Lingxue Kong

(2014), Vol. 58, pp. 182-187, Industrial crops and products, Amsterdam, Netherlands, C1

journal
2013

Salicylic acid suppression of clubroot in broccoli (Brassicae oleracea var. italica) caused by the obligate biotroph Plasmodiophora brassicae

Dr David Lovelock, Dr Caroline Donald, Dr Xavier Conlan, Prof David Cahill

(2013), Vol. 42, pp. 141-153, Australasian plant pathology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Nanostructured liquid crystalline particles as an alternative delivery vehicle for plant agrochemicals

Mr Pavani Nadiminti, Yao D. Dong, Chad Sayer, Mr Phillip Hay, Dr Jim Rookes, Dr Benjamin Boyd, Prof David Cahill

(2013), Vol. 5, pp. 1818-1826, ACS applied materials and interfaces, Washington, D.C., C1

journal

Transcriptional profiling of Zea mays roots reveals roles for jasmonic acid and terpenoids in resistance against Phytophthora cinnamomi

Dr Jane Allardyce, Dr Jim Rookes, Dr Hashmath Inayath Hussain, Prof David Cahill

(2013), Vol. 13, pp. 217-228, Functional and integrative genomics, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal

Mesoporous silica nanoparticles as a biomolecule delivery vehicle in plants

Dr Hashmath Inayath Hussain, Dr Zhifeng Yi, Dr Jim Rookes, Prof Lingxue Kong, Prof David Cahill

(2013), Vol. 15, pp. 1-15, Journal of nanoparticle research, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal

Profiling of secondary metabolites in blue lupin inoculated with Phytophthora cinnamomi following phosphite treatment

Tiffany Kristen Gunning, Dr Xavier Conlan, Rhiannon M Parker, Ms Gail Dyson, Mike Adams, Prof Neil Barnett, Prof David Cahill

(2013), Vol. 40, pp. 1089-1097, Functional plant biology, Melbourne, Vic., C1

journal

Methyl jasmonate induced defense responses increase resistance to Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense race 4 in banana

Mr Dequan Sun, Xinhua Lu, Yulin Hu, Weiming Li, Keqian Hong, Yiwei Mo, Prof David Cahill, Jianghui Xie

(2013), Vol. 164, pp. 484-491, Scientia horticulturae, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal
2012

Defining plant resistance to Phytophthora cinnamomi : a standardized approach to assessment

Jane Cullum, Dr Jim Rookes, Prof David Cahill

(2012), Vol. 160, pp. 269-276, Journal of phytopathology, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal

MEDIATOR25 acts as an integrative hub for the regulation of jasmonate-responsive gene expression in arabidopsis

Volkan Cevik, Brendan N. Kidd, Peijun Zhang, Claire Hill, Steve Kiddle, Katherine J. Denby, Eric B. Holub, Prof David Cahill, John M. Manners, Dr Peer Schenk, Jim Beynon, Kemal Kazan

(2012), Vol. 160, pp. 541-555, Plant physiology, Rockville, Md., C1

journal
2011

Analysis of global host gene expression during the primary phase of the Arabidopsis thaliana-Plasmodiophora brassicae interaction

Dr Arati Agarwal, Vijay Kaul, Dr Robert Faggian, Dr Jim Rookes, Jutta Ludwig-Muller, Prof David Cahill

(2011), Vol. 38, pp. 462-478, Functional plant biology, Collingwood, Vic., C1

journal

Diverse roles of the Mediator complex in plants

Brendan N. Kidd, Prof David Cahill, John M. Manners, Dr Peer Schenk, Kemal Kazan

(2011), Vol. 22, pp. 741-748, Seminars in cell and developmental biology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal
2010

The role of oomycete effectors in plant–pathogen interactions

Prof Adrienne Hardham, Prof David Cahill

(2010), Vol. 37, pp. 919-925, Functional plant biology, Collingwood, Vic., C1-1

journal

Molecular phylogenetic relationships between Albugo candida collections on the Brassicaceae in Australia

Joanna E. Petkowski, James H. Cunnington, Dr Elizabeth Minchinton, Prof David Cahill

(2010), Vol. 59, pp. 282-288, Plant pathology, Oxford, U. K., C1-1

journal

Races of Albugo candida causing white blister rust on brassica vegetables in Australia

Joanna E. Petkowski, Dr Elizabeth Minchinton, F Thomson, Dr Robert Faggian, Prof David Cahill

(2010), Vol. 867, pp. 133-142, Acta horticulturae, Leuven, Belgium, C1-1

journal
2009

Use of high resolution digital multi-spectral imagery to assess the distribution of disease caused by Phytophthora cinnamomi on heathland at Anglesea, Victoria

R.J. Hill, A/Prof Barbara Wilson, Dr Jim Rookes, Prof David Cahill

(2009), Vol. 38, pp. 110-119, Australasian plant pathology, Adelaide, S. Aust, C1

journal

Development and use of a model system to monitor clubroot disease progression with an Australian field collection of Plasmodiophora brassicae

Dr Arati Agarwal, Vijay Kaul, Dr Robert Faggian, Prof David Cahill

(2009), Vol. 38, pp. 120-127, Australasian plant pathology, Adelaide, S. Aust, C1

journal

A soil-free plant growth system to facilitate analysis of plant pathogen interactions in roots

Tiffany Kristen Gunning, Prof David Cahill

(2009), Vol. 157, pp. 497-501, Journal of phytopathology, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal
2008

Elucidation of defence responses and signalling pathways induced in Arabidopsis thaliana following challenge with Phytophthora cinnamomi

Dr Jim Rookes, Ms Marion Wright, Prof David Cahill

(2008), Vol. 72, pp. 151-161, Physiological and molecular plant pathology, London, England, C1

journal

UV-induced DNA damage promotes resistance to the biotrophic pathogen Hyaloperonospora parasitica in Arabidopsis

Prof Bernard Kunz, Paige Dando, Desma Grice, Peter G. Mohr, Dr Peer Schenk, Prof David Cahill

(2008), Vol. 148, pp. 1021-1031, Plant physiology, Bethesda, Md, United States, C1

journal

Phytophthora cinnamomi and Australia’s biodiversity : impacts, predictions and progress towards control

Prof David Cahill, Dr Jim Rookes, A/Prof Barbara Wilson, Dr Lesley Gibson, Keith L McDougall

(2008), Vol. 56, pp. 279-310, Australian journal of botany, Melbourne, Vic., C1

journal
2007

Comparison of chicken 7SK and U6 RNA polymerase III promoters for short hairpin RNA expression

Stephanie Bannister, Terry Wise, Prof David Cahill, Dr Timothy Doran

(2007), Vol. 7, pp. -, BMC Biotechnology, London, England, C1

journal

A rapid cell counting method utilising acridine orange as a novel discriminating marker for both cultured astrocytes and microglia

Michael Lovelace, Prof David Cahill

(2007), Vol. 165, pp. 223-229, Journal of neuroscience methods, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

Suppression by ABA of salicylic acid and lignin accumulation and the expression of multiple genes, in Arabidopsis infected with Pseudomonas syringae pv. tomato

Peter G. Mohr, Prof David Cahill

(2007), Vol. 7, pp. 181-191, Functional & integrative genomics, Berlin , Germany, C1

journal

Plant natriuretic peptide active site determination and effects on cGMP and cell volume regulation

Yu Hua Wang, Dr Chris Gehring, Prof David Cahill, Dr Helen Irving

(2007), Vol. 34, pp. 645-653, Functional plant biology, Collingwood, Vic., C1

journal

Development and application of polymerase chain reaction-based assays for Rathayibacter Toxicus and a Bacteriophage associated with annual ryegrass (Lolium Rigidum) toxicity

Dr Melissa Kowalski, Prof David Cahill, Dr Timothy Doran, Dr Steve Colegate

(2007), Vol. 47, pp. 177-183, Australian journal of experimental agriculture, East Melbourne, Vic., C1

journal

Dose-related, in vitro differential gene expression in rat hepatocytes exposed to tunicamycins: a model for annual ryegrass toxicity

Dr Melissa Kowalski, Prof David Cahill, Dr Timothy Doran, Dr Steve Colegate

(2007), pp. 296-302, Poisonous plants : global research and solutions, Wallingford, England, B1-1

chapter
2006

Plant responses to UV radiation and links to pathogen resistance

Prof Bernard Kunz, Prof David Cahill, Peter G. Mohr, Ms Megan Osmond, Mr Sam Vonarx

(2006), pp. 1-40, International review of cytology: a survey of cell biology, United Kingdom, B1

chapter
2005

Potassium phosphonate alters the defence response of Xanthorrhoea australis following infection by Phytophthora cinnamomi

Ms Rosalie Daniel, A/Prof Barbara Wilson, Prof David Cahill

(2005), Vol. 34, pp. 541-548, Australasian plant pathology, Collingwood, Vic., C1

journal
2004

Modelling habitat suitability of the swamp antechinus (Antechinus minimus maritimus) in the coastal heathlands of southern Victoria, Australia

Dr Lesley Gibson, A/Prof Barbara Wilson, Prof David Cahill, Mr John Hill

(2004), Vol. 117, pp. 143-150, Biological conservation, Amsterdam, Netherlands, C1

journal

Spatial prediction of rufous bristlebird habitat in a coastal heathland: a GIS-based approach

Dr Lesley Gibson, A/Prof Barbara Wilson, Prof David Cahill, Mr John Hill

(2004), Vol. 41, pp. 213-223, Journal of applied ecology, Oxford, England, C1

journal
2003

Phytophthora cinnamomi in native vegetation communities of southern Victoia - morphological variation and paragyny among isolates

Ms Rosalie Daniel, A/Prof Barbara Wilson, Prof David Cahill

(2003), Vol. 32, pp. 403-409, Australasian plant pathology, Collingwood, Vic., C1

journal

Ecotypic variation in the response of Arabidopsis thaliana to Phytophthora cinnamomi

Louise Robinson, Prof David Cahill

(2003), Vol. 32, pp. 53-64, Australasian plant pathology, Adelaide, S. Aust., C1

journal

A PAL1 gene promoter-green fluorescent protein reporter system to analyse defence responses in live cells of Arabidopsis thaliana

Dr Jim Rookes, Prof David Cahill

(2003), Vol. 109, pp. 83-94, European journal of plant pathology, Dordrecht, Netherlands, C1

journal

Distribution of disease caused by Phytophthora cinnamomi in Wilsons Promontory National Park and potential for further impact

Vanessa Bluett, Gretna Weste, Prof David Cahill

(2003), Vol. 32, pp. 479-491, Australasian plant pathology, Adelaide, S. Aust., C1

journal

In situ localization associates biologically active plant natriuretic peptide immuno-analogues with conductive tissue and stomata

M M Maryani, M Morse, G Bradley, Dr Helen Irving, Prof David Cahill, Dr Chris Gehring

(2003), Vol. 54, pp. 1553-1564, Journal of experimental botany, London, England, C1

journal

Abscisic acid influences the susceptibility of Arabidopsis thaliana to Pseudomonas syringae pv. tomato and Peronospora parasitica

Peter G. Mohr, Prof David Cahill

(2003), Vol. 30, pp. 461-469, Functional plant biology, Collingwood, Vic., C1

journal
2002

Microtubule dynamics in compatible and incompatible interactions of soybean hypocotyl cells with Phytophthora sojae

Prof David Cahill, Dr Jim Rookes, Dr Agnes Michalczyk, K McDonald, Anne Drake

(2002), Vol. 51, pp. 629-640, Plant pathology, Oxford, England, C1

journal
2001

Natriuretic peptides and immunoreactants modify osmoticum-dependent volume changes in Solanum tuberosum L. mesophyll cell protoplasts

M M Maryani, G Bradley, Prof David Cahill, Dr Chris Gehring

(2001), Vol. 161, pp. 443-452, Plant science, Shannon, County Clare, Ireland, C1

journal

Relative roles of glyceollin, lignin and the hypersensitive response and the influence of ABA in compatible and incompatible interactions of soybeans with Phytophthora sojae

Peter G. Mohr, Prof David Cahill

(2001), Vol. 58, pp. 31-41, Physiological and molecular plant pathology, London, England, C1

journal

Development of disease caused by Phytophthora cinnamomi in mature Xanthorrhoe australis

Michael Aberton, A/Prof Barbara Wilson, Mr John Hill, Prof David Cahill

(2001), Vol. 49, pp. 209-219, Australian journal of botany, Melbourne, Vic., C1

journal

Grants

Australian Competitive Grants

A novel link between plant pathogen defence and DNA repair capability

Prof David Cahill, Prof Bernard Kunz, Dr Peer Schenk, Dr Daniel Klessig

ARC - Discovery Projects

  • 2008: $78,132
  • 2007: $75,358
  • 2006: $126,356

Nanostructured liquid crystal particles as Next Generation agricultural bioactive delivery systems

Dr Benjamin Boyd, Prof David Cahill, Dr Ian Larson, Mr Phillip Hay

ARC Linkage - Projects Rnd 2 APAI

  • 2013: $11,965
  • 2012: $27,651
  • 2011: $27,436
  • 2010: $26,681

Mediator: A new concept for controlled gene expression in plant biotechnology

Dr Peer Schenk, Prof David Cahill

ARC - Discovery Projects

  • 2014: $2,500
  • 2013: $5,000
  • 2012: $3,750
  • 2011: $2,500

Nanoassembling agrochemicals - a new paradigm in delivery for enviro-friendly crop treatment

Dr Benjamin Boyd, Dr Bimbil Graham, Dr Yao Dong, Mr Phillip Hay, Prof David Cahill

ARC Linkage - Projects

  • 2016: $30,000
  • 2015: $30,000
  • 2014: $30,000

Bio-nanotechnology applications to improve plant productivity and ecosystems services.

Prof Tes Toop, Prof Andrew Parratt, Prof David Cahill

DIISR/AISRF Grant - AISRF/India-Australian Strategic Research Fund - Department of Innovation, Industry, Science & Research

  • 2014: $56,280

Other Public Sector Funding

PhD Scholarship - Investigation of Plasmodiophora brassicae (clubroot) in vegetable brassica using Arabidopsis thaliana as a model system

Prof David Cahill, Dr Arati Agarwal

  • 2007: $13,523
  • 2006: $18,983

Monitoring the control and spread of Phytophthora cinnamomi in the fire affected areas of Brisbane Ranges National Park

Prof David Cahill, Dr Jim Rookes

  • 2008: $4,000
  • 2007: $4,132

Defining plant resistance against Phytophthora cinnamomi and application of resistance for revegetation

Prof David Cahill

  • 2009: $4,129
  • 2008: $85,631
  • 2007: $85,631
  • 2006: $164,183

Biochemistry of Brassica defence against soilborne and airborne pathogens

Prof David Cahill, Dr Caroline Donald, Dr David Lovelock

  • 2010: $25,000
  • 2009: $25,000
  • 2008: $25,000

Impact of monochloramine on lettuce growth and development

Prof David Cahill

  • 2010: $26,202

Analysis of Phytophthora cinnamoni decontamination procedures in the Brisbane Ranges National Park

Dr Jim Rookes, Prof David Cahill

  • 2012: $10,000
  • 2011: $10,000

PhD Project for Madhura Shettigar - Biotransformation of lignin

Prof David Cahill, Ms Madhura Shettigar

  • 2015: $96,000

RNAi transgenesis to control traits in the chicken - CSIRO Top-Up Scholarship for Arjun Challagulla

Prof David Cahill, Mr Arjun Challagulla

  • 2015: $3,500
  • 2014: $7,000
  • 2013: $7,000

The use of Next Generation Sequencing and Climate Modelling to Determine the Impacts of Phytophthora cinnamomi Under Future Climate Scenarios

Prof David Cahill

  • 2013: $5,950

Katherine Birrer CSIRO Scholarship - Low wax Australian cotton - reducing the scouring requirements of cotton fabric

Prof David Cahill, Ms Katherine Birrer

  • 2016: $30,000
  • 2015: $30,000
  • 2014: $30,000

Industry and Other Funding

Nanostructured liquid crystal particles as Next Generation agricultural bioactive delivery systems

Dr Benjamin Boyd, Prof David Cahill, Dr Ian Larson, Mr Phillip Hay

  • 2012: $9,000
  • 2011: $15,000
  • 2010: $8,000

Nufarm Contract Testing Agreements

Prof David Cahill, Dr Jim Rookes

  • 2011: $13,520
  • 2010: $23,980

Deakin-Phenoxy NG Screen 2

Dr Jim Rookes, Prof David Cahill

  • 2011: $6,335

Deakin-Star - 2,4-D and Deakin Star - MCPA Screen 2011

Dr Jim Rookes, Prof David Cahill

  • 2011: $30,840

Deakin - Flurox NG Prescreen 2011

Dr Jim Rookes, Prof David Cahill

  • 2011: $4,160

Deakin Tebcaps & Bromngxscreen 2011 and Flurox NG Screen 2012

Dr Jim Rookes, Prof David Cahill

  • 2012: $23,800

NUF-TEBCAPS-NOV2012

Dr Jim Rookes, Prof David Cahill

  • 2013: $11,540

Project Star Leaf Screen 2012

Dr Jim Rookes, Prof David Cahill

  • 2013: $6,950
  • 2012: $6,950

Phytophthora soil testing for the Warby Ovens National Park

Dr Jim Rookes, Prof David Cahill

  • 2012: $3,500

Piclorum Range Finding Experiment

Dr Jim Rookes, Prof David Cahill

  • 2014: $5,960

Sampling and analysis of the presence of Phytophthora cinnamomi at Cape Sir William Grant Wind Farm

Dr Jim Rookes, Prof David Cahill

  • 2015: $6,670

Screen Tea Tree Oil (TTO) as fungicide, testing 3 'products'

Prof David Cahill

  • 2015: $5,720

Seasol activation of plant defence in Arabidopsis - pilot study

Prof David Cahill

  • 2016: $10,000

Other Funding Sources

Field-emission gun transmission electron microscope for the research in nanomaterials, metal alloys and biological sciences

Prof Ying (Ian) Chen, Prof Matthew Barnett, Prof Peter Hodgson, Prof Xungai Wang, Dr Takuya Tsuzuki, Dr Cui'E Wen, Dr Alexey Glushenkov, Prof Lingxue Kong, Prof Charles Sorrell, Dr Yuebin Zhang, Prof Vicki Chen, Dr Dominic Phelan, Prof Ken Walder, Dr Germanas Peleckis, A/Prof Simon Moulton, Prof John Beynon, Dr Xiaolin Wang, Prof David Cahill, Dr Pavel Cizek, Prof Neil Barnett, A/Prof Nicole Stanford, Prof Qipeng Guo

  • 2011: $230,000

Morphological and molecular diagnostics of seed borne pathogens of rice

Prof David Cahill

  • 2015: $6,525

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2013

David Lovelock

Thesis entitled: Salicylic acid and its role in defence against Plasmodiophora brassicae

Doctor of Philosophy (Biol & Chem), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

2011

Jane Allardyce

Thesis entitled: Defence Mechanisms of a Resistant Monocot Model to Phytophthora Cinnamomi

Doctor of Philosophy (Biol & Chem), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

2010

Melissa Kowalski

Thesis entitled: A Genomic Approach for Improved Detection of Annual Ryegrass Toxicity

Doctor of Philosophy (Biol & Chem), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

Tiffany Gunning

Thesis entitled: Profiling Secondary Metabolites of Plant Roots Inoculated with Phytophthora cinnamomi

Doctor of Philosophy (Biol & Chem), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

2009

Arati Agarwal

Thesis entitled: Interactions of Plasmodiophora with Arabidopsis Thaliana

Doctor of Philosophy (Biol & Chem), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

Joanna Elizabeth Petkowski

Thesis entitled: Biology and Control of White Blister Rust in Brassicaceae Vegetables

Doctor of Philosophy (Biol & Chem), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

2006

Michael Lovelace

Thesis entitled: Steroid Metabolism in Cultured Mammalian Astrocytes

Doctor of Philosophy (Biol & Chem), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

2004

Peter Geoffrey Mohr

Thesis entitled: Abscisic Acid Regulation of Plant Defence Responses during Pathogen Attack

Doctor of Philosophy (Biol & Chem), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

James Rookes

Thesis entitled: Cellular and Molecular Components of Plant Defence against Pathogens

Doctor of Philosophy (Biol & Chem), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

2003

Maryani Maryani

Thesis entitled: Characterisation and Physiological Functions of Plant Natriuretic Peptides

Doctor of Philosophy (Biol & Chem), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

2002

Rosalie Daniel

Thesis entitled: Aspects of the Interaction between Xanthorrhoea australis and Phytophthora cinnamomi

Doctor of Philosophy (Biol & Chem), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

Michael John Aberton

Thesis entitled: The use of Phosphite as a Control for Phytophthora cinnamomi

Doctor of Philosophy (Biol & Chem), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

Executive Supervisor
2017

Noura Masseh Ellya Kka

Thesis entitled: Plant Ascorbate Influence on Cell Division, Growth and Seed Production of Arabidopsis thaliana

Doctor of Philosophy (Biol & Chem), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

Dequan Sun

Thesis entitled: Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles as a Biomolecule Delivery System in Plants

Doctor of Philosophy (Biol & Chem), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

2016

Arjun Challagulla

Thesis entitled: Precision Engineering of the Chicken Genome for Disease Control

Doctor of Philosophy (Biol & Chem), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

2015

Leena Johny

Thesis entitled: Induction and quantification of secondary metabolites in mycorrhized root cultures

Doctor of Philosophy (Life & Env), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

Shivani Srivastava

Thesis entitled: Mycorrhizal elicitation of secondary metabolities in hairy roots of Ocimum basilicum

Doctor of Philosophy (Life & Env), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

Pavani Nadiminti

Thesis entitled: Nanostructured liquid crystalline particles as next generation agrochemical delivery vehicles

Doctor of Philosophy (Biol & Chem), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

2014

Sharl Mintoff

Thesis entitled: RESPONSES OF ARABIDOPSIS THALIANA TO UV-C RADIATION AND HYALOPERONOSPORA ARABIDOPSIDIS

Doctor of Philosophy (Biol & Chem), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

Associate Supervisor
2017

Yuanyuan Guo

Thesis entitled: Development of Novel High Performance Protein Materials as Bioadhesives

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials

Rita Choudhary

Thesis entitled: Integration of biologicals and value added nano-materials in seed treatment: Aiming for sustainable agriculture

Doctor of Philosophy (Biol & Chem), Institute for Frontier Materials

Shilpi Vajpai

Thesis entitled: Characterisation of chromium interactions with Aspergillus flavus

Doctor of Philosophy (Biol & Chem), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

2015

Zhifeng Yi

Thesis entitled: Functionalised Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles for Smart Agrochemical Delivery System

Doctor of Philosophy (Engineering), Institute for Frontier Materials

2014

Taiwo Olusesan Akanbi

Thesis entitled: Characterization and Lipase concentration of omega-3 rich oils

Doctor of Philosophy (Biol & Chem), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

Feng An

Thesis entitled: Role of aquaporins and phloem-turgor-pressure in Hevea yield: mechanism of Ethrel stimulation

Doctor of Philosophy (Biol & Chem), Institute for Frontier Materials

2012

Dean Phillips

Thesis entitled: Phytophthora's Missing Link: An Alternate Phospholipase C, with Antibiotic Potential

Doctor of Philosophy (Biol & Chem), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

Kathleen McLachlan

Thesis entitled: Development of Combinatorial RNAi Transgenes Targeting Influenza Virus

Master of Science (Biology & Chemistry), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

Geoffrey McDermott

Thesis entitled: Determination of Antioxidants using Chemiluminescence Detection

Doctor of Philosophy (Biol & Chem), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

2008

Kylie Annett

Thesis entitled: Impacts of Phytophthora cinnamoni on fauna and ecosystem functions

Doctor of Philosophy (Life & Env), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

Ellen Mitchell

Thesis entitled: Influence of Disturbance on Threatened Fauna and Associated Habitat, Victoria

Master of Science (Ecology & Environment), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

Heather Anderson

Thesis entitled: Molecular Responses to UV-Induced DNA Damage in Plants

Doctor of Philosophy (Biol & Chem), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

2006

Tamsyn Crowley

Thesis entitled: Molecular Characterisation of Cyclaneusma Minus: Fungal Pathogen of Pinus Radiata

Doctor of Philosophy (Biol & Chem), School of Life and Environmental Sciences

2001

Paula Stiles

Thesis entitled: Development and Evaluation of an ELISA for the Detection of 3D Antibodies of Foot and Mouth Disease Virus

Master of Science (Biology & Chemistry), School of Life and Environmental Sciences