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

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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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
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
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, DMM Disease Models and Mechanisms, 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, C1

journal
2006

Cell Biology of Mitochondrial Dynamics

B Kiefel, P Gilson, P Beech

(2006), Vol. 254, pp. 151-213, International Review of Cytology, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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, 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
2000

FtsZ and organelle division in Protists

P Beech, P Gilson

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

journal

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
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
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
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
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

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
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
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
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

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

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
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

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

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
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

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
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

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