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A/Prof. Peter Beech

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Position

Honorary Associate Professor

Faculty

Faculty of Sci Eng & Built Env

Department

School of Life & Env Sciences

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

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

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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2020

Ultrahigh-resolution mass spectrometry method for resolving 13C-Enrichment patterns in a microalgal lipidome

Sheik Elahee Doomun, Shuai Nie, Stella Loke, Greg Kowalski, Peter Beech, Damien Callahan

(2020), Vol. 31, pp. 1763-1772, Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry, Washington, D.C., C1

journal article
2018

Detection of endogenous phosphatidylinositol 4,5-bisphosphate in phytophthora cinnamomi

Jeff Howard, Peter Beech, Damien Callahan

(2018), Vol. 53, pp. 835-839, Lipids, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article
2017

Draft genomes of two Australian strains of the plant pathogen, Phytophthora cinnamomi

A Longmuir, P Beech, M Richardson

(2017), Vol. 6, pp. 1-10, F1000research, London, Eng., C1

journal article
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 article
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 article

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 article
2006

Cell biology of mitochondrial dynamics

B Kiefel, P Gilson, P Beech

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

book 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 article

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 article

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 article
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 article

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 article
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 article

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 article
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 article

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 article
2000

FtsZ and organelle division in Protists

P Beech, P Gilson

(2000), Vol. 151, pp. 11-16, Protist, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article

Mitochondrial FtsZ in a chromophyte alga

P Beech, T Nheu, T Schultz, S Herbert, T Lithgow, P Gilson, G McFadden

(2000), Vol. 287, pp. 1276-1279, Science, Washington, D.C., C1-1

journal article

Meeting report: XIIIth meeting of the International Society for Evolutionary Protistology, České Budějovice, Czech Republic,July 31-August 4, 2000

P Beech, L Landweber, P Gilson

(2000), Vol. 151, pp. 299-305, Protist, C1-1

journal article
1998

Chlamydomonas kinesin-II-dependent intraflagellar transport (IFT): IFT particles contain proteins required for ciliary assembly in Caenorhabditis elegans sensory neurons

D Cole, D Diener, A Himelblau, P Beech, J Fuster, J Rosenbaum

(1998), Vol. 141, pp. 993-1008, Journal of cell biology, Birmingham, Ala., C1-1

journal article
1996

Localization of kinesin superfamily proteins to the connecting cilium of fish photoreceptors

P Beech, K PaghRoehl, Y Noda, N Hirokawa, B Burnside, J Rosenbaum

(1996), Vol. 109, pp. 889-897, Journal of cell science, Cambridge, Eng., C1-1

journal article
1995

The Chlamydomonas kinesin-like protein FLA10 is involved in motility associated with the flagellar membrane

K Kozminski, P Beech, J Rosenbaum

(1995), Vol. 131, pp. 1517-1527, Journal of cell biology, Birmingham, Ala., C1-1

journal article
1994

Immunolocalization of centrin in oxyrrhis-marina (dinophyceae)

I Hohfeld, P Beech, M Melkonian

(1994), Vol. 30, pp. 474-489, Journal of phycology, Chichester, Eng., C1-1

journal article

A new kinesin-like protein (Klp1) localized to a single microtubule of the Chlamydomonas flagellum

M Bernstein, P Beech, S Katz, J Rosenbaum

(1994), Vol. 125, pp. 1313-1326, Journal of cell biology, Birmingham, Ala., C1-1

journal article
1993

The Basal Apparatus of the Quadriflagellate Spermatozopsis Exsultans (Chlorophyceae): Numbering of Basal Body Triplets Reveals Triplet Individuality and Developmental Modifications

P Beech, M Melkonian

(1993), Vol. 29, pp. 191-202, Journal of Phycology, Oxford, Eng., C1-1

journal article
1991

Development of the flagellar apparatus during the cell cycle in unicellular algae

P Beech, K Heimann, M Melkonian

(1991), Vol. 164, pp. 23-37, Protoplasma, New York, N.Y., C1-1

journal article
1990

Secretion and deployment of bristles in Mallomonas splendens (Synurophyceae)

P BEECH, R WETHERBEE, J PICKETTHEAPS

(1990), Vol. 26, pp. 112-122, Journal of phycology, Chichester, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Direct observations on flagellar transformation in Mallomonas splendens (Synurophyceae)

P BEECH, R WETHERBEE

(1990), Vol. 26, pp. 90-95, Journal of phycology, Chichester, Eng., C1-1

journal article

The flagellar apparatus of Mallomonas splendens (Synurophyceae) at interphase and its development during the cell cycle

P BEECH, R WETHERBEE

(1990), Vol. 26, pp. 95-111, Journal of phycology, Chichester, Eng., C1-1

journal article
1988

Transformation of the flagella and associated flagellar components during cell division in the coccolithophorid Pleurochrysis carterae

P Beech, R Wetherbee, J Pickett-Heaps

(1988), Vol. 145, pp. 37-46, Protoplasma, Berlin, Germany, C1-1

journal article

Flagellar transformation in the heterokont Epipyxis pulchra (Chrysophyceae): direct observations using image enhanced light microscopy

R Wetherbee, S Platt, P Beech, J Pickett-Heaps

(1988), Vol. 145, pp. 47-54, Protoplasma, Berlin, Germany, C1-1

journal article

Observations on the flagellar apparatus and peripheral endoplasmic reticulum of the coccolithophorid, Pleurochrysis carterae (Prymnesiophyceae)

P Beech, R Wetherbee

(1988), Vol. 27, pp. 142-158, Phycologica, Abingdon, Eng., C1-1

journal article
1986

Light and electron microscopical observations on the heterotrophic protist Thaumatomastix salina comb. nov. (syn. Chrysosphaerella salina) and its allies

P Beech, O Moestrup

(1986), Vol. 6, pp. 865-877, Nordic journal of botany, Chichester, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Parapedinella reticulata gen. et sp. nov. (Chrysophyceae) from Danish waters

S Pedersen, P Beech, H Thomsen

(1986), Vol. 6, pp. 507-513, Nordic journal of botany, Chichester, Eng., C1-1

journal article
1984

Serial reconstruction of the mitochondrial reticulum in the coccolithophorid, Pleurochrysis carterae (Prymnesiophyceae)

P Beech, R Wetherbee

(1984), Vol. 123, pp. 226-229, Protoplasma, Berlin, Germany, C1-1

journal article

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

DAFF - Science and Innovation Awards for Young People in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry

  • 2012: $19,277

Industry and Other Funding

Control of the plant pathogen, Phytophthora

A/Prof Peter Beech

Hermon Slade Foundation Grant - Research CAT3

  • 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
2021

Sheik Nadeem Elahee Doomun

Thesis entitled: Analysis of lipid metabolism under nitrogen starvation in microalgae

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

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