A/Prof. Peter Beech

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Associate Professor

Faculty

Faculty of Sci Eng & Built Env

Department

School of Life & Env. Sciences

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

Bachelor of Science, University of Melbourne, 1984
Doctor of Philosophy, University of Melbourne, 1989

Contact

peter.beech@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 925 17341

Biography

• PhD, School of Botany, University of Melbourne, 1989.
• 1989-1991 Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Research Fellow, Botany Institute, University of Cologne, Germany.
• 1991-1993: Rothmans Foundation Research Fellow, School of Botany, University of Melbourne.
• 1993-1995: Post-Doctoral Associate, Department of Biology, Yale University.
• 1995-1998: ARC QEII Fellow, School of Botany, University of Melbourne.
• 1999–2000: ARC QEII Fellow, School of Biological & Chemical Sciences, Deakin University.
• 2000 – 2006: Senior Lecturer, School of Biological & Chemical Sciences, Deakin University.
• 2007 Associate Professor, School of Life & Environmental Sciences, Deakin University

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Research interests

Cell Biology, Plant Pathology

Publications

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2009

Legionella pneumophila multiplication is enhanced by chronic AMPK signalling in mitochondrially diseased dictyostelium cells

L Francione, P Smith, S Accari, P Taylor, P Bokko, S Bozzaro, P Beech, P Fisher

(2009), Vol. 2, pp. 479-489, Disease models and mechanisms, Cambridge, England, C1

journal
2007

Recent advances in chloroplast and mitochondrial division

K Niven, B Kiefel, P Beech

(2007), Vol. 1, pp. 34-41, Dynamic cell biology, Isleworth, England, C1

journal

Plastid division in mallomonas (Synurophyceae, Heterokonta)

K Weatherill, I Lambiris, J Pickett-Heaps, J Deane, P Beech

(2007), Vol. 43, pp. 535-541, Journal of Phycology, Maiden, Mass., C1

journal
2006

Cell biology of mitochondrial dynamics

B Kiefel, P Gilson, P Beech

(2006), pp. 152-215, Survey of cell biology, London, England, B1

chapter

Requirement for the cell division protein DivIB in polar cell division and engulfment during sporulation in Bacillus subtilis

L Thompson, P Beech, G Real, A Henriques, E Harry

(2006), Vol. 188, pp. 7677-7685, Journal of bacteriology, Washington, D.C., C1

journal

Trapping of a spiral-like intermediate of the bacterial cytokinetic protein FtsZ

K Michie, L Monahan, P Beech, E Harry

(2006), Vol. 188, pp. 1680-1690, Journal of bacteriology, Washington, D.C., C1

journal

Import-associated translational inhibition: novel in vivo evidence for cotranslational protein import into dictyostelium discoideum mitochondria

A Ahmed, P Beech, S Lay, P Gilson, P Fisher

(2006), Vol. 5, pp. 1314-1327, Eukaryotic cell, Washington, D.C., C1

journal
2004

Diverse eukaryotes have retained mitochondrial homologues of the bacterial division protein FtsZ

B Kiefel, P Gilson, P Beech

(2004), Vol. 155, pp. 105-115, Protist, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal

The Omp85 family of proteins is essential for outer membrane biogenesis in mitochondria and bacteria

I Gentle, K Gabriel, P Beech, R Waller, T Lithgow

(2004), Vol. 164, pp. 19-24, Journal of cell biology, New York, N.Y., C1

journal
2003

The long and the short of flagellar length control

P Beech

(2003), Vol. 39, pp. 837-839, Journal of phycology, Malden, Mass., C1

journal

Two dictyostelium orthologs of the prokaryotic cell division protein ftsZ localize to mitochondria and are required for the maintenance of normal mitochondrial morphology

P Gilson, X Yu, D Hereld, C Barth, A Savage, B Kiefel, S Lay, P Fisher, W Margolin, P Beech

(2003), Vol. 2, pp. 1315-1326, Eukaryotic cell, Washington D.C., Wash., C1

journal
2001

Cell division protein ftsZ: running rings around bacteria, chloroplasts and mitochondria

P Gilson, P Beech

(2001), Vol. 152, pp. 3-10, Research in microbiology, Paris, France, C1

journal

Bacterial lessons on organelle division

P Gilson, P Beech

(2001), Vol. 13, pp. 42-45, Today's life science., Sydney, N.S.W., C1

journal

Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

Bacterial Cell Division: Discovering how it begins and the network of protein interactions it requires.

Dr Elizabeth Harry, Prof Jeffrey Errington, A/Prof Peter Beech, Prof Dusko Ehrlich

ARC - Discovery Projects

  • 2006: $8,000

Other Public Sector Funding

Curing Phytophthora plant diseases by targeting a genetic missing link

Mr Dean Phillips, A/Prof Peter Beech

  • 2012: $19,277

Industry and Other Funding

Control of the plant pathogen, Phytophthora

A/Prof Peter Beech

  • 2012: $19,300
  • 2011: $27,676
  • 2009: $25,719

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
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

2011

Keith Niven

Thesis entitled: Mitochondrial Division in Dictyostelium Discoideum

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

2007

Benjamin Kiefel

Thesis entitled: The Evolution of Organelle Division Proteins in Diverse Eukaryotes

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

Associate Supervisor
2017

Laetitia Herrmann

Thesis entitled: The diversity of microbial communities associated with rubber tree plantations in North-East Thailand

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

2012

Lee Hudek

Thesis entitled: Metal Uptake and Efflux Mechanisms in Nostoc Punctiforme

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

2009

Melanie Birtchnell

Thesis entitled: Flowering Ecology of South-East Australian Melliferous Flora

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

Clifford Liongue

Thesis entitled: Evolution of Class 1 Cytokine Receptor Signalling: Conservation of GCSFR

Doctor of Philosophy (Medicine), School of Medicine