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Biography

On balance, opportunities to secure career achievements have not negatively impacted in excess of those constraints experienced by those researchers operating in an academic setting of an Australian tertiary institution. My career has focused on developing an international research profile, providing an intellectually stimulating research environment for RHD students and postdoctoral fellows, delivering undergraduate courses in ways that optimise understanding, critical thinking and technical skills together with accepting administrative duties for the public good. Assessment of my research profile can be measured against continuous funding from ARC across thirty three years, a total publication output of peer reviewed 106 research papers, 18 reviews and 20 book chapters (total citations >2,900 leading to a h-index of 31) as well as 30 invited oral presentations at international conferences. Success in training capable researchers is reflected by the relatively high proportion of past RHD students and postdoctoral fellows securing academic/research positions (see Expertise section). Claims of strong positive learning outcomes from delivery of undergraduates courses are supported by student evaluation survey scores exceeding 80 percentile values. Reasonable contributions have been made to the public good of the scientific community within and outside The University of Newcastle.

Qualifications

  • PhD, Macquarie University
  • Bachelor of Science (Agriculture), University of Sydney

Research

Research keywords

  • Nutrient Transport
  • Phloem Unloading
  • Plant Molecular Physiology
  • Seed Filling

Research expertise

The paradigm that sink processes exert primary control over biomass distribution in plants (Patrick 1997) has guided my approach to discovering how nutrient transport is regulated. In established non-meristimatic sinks, control is restricted to sink transport processes (Patrick 1997). To examine these transport phenomena experimentally, we introduced an innovative model using developing legume seeds (Patrick & McDonald 1980) on which substantial progress has been made in understanding cellular pathway, mechanism and control of nutrient transport (Patrick & Offler 2001; Zhang et al. 2007). Employing novel structure/function approaches, CE Offler (University of Newcastle) and I showed that nutrient release/uptake occurs in specialised transport cells located at maternal/filial seed interfaces (Patrick & Offler 2001). These studies highlighted a central role for transfer cells in developing seeds (Offler & Patrick 1993). A claim since verified by physiological (McDonald et al. 1996) and molecular (Harrington et al. 1997) observations. In collaboration with CE Offler and SD McCurdy (University of Newcastle) a major research program has been undertaken to discover gene networks responsible for induction of and building the wall labyrinth (eg Wardini et al. 2007 a, b). With NA Walker (University of Sydney), we showed that sucrose release from maternal seed tissues was energy coupled by a proton antiport mechanism (Patrick 1997) and that uptake by their filial tissues occurs by sucrose/H+ symport (McDonald et al. 1996). The latter finding was the first direct demonstration of transport function by a higher plant transfer cell. These findings underpinned a collaboration with WB Frommer (Carnegie Institute, Stanford University) in cloning genes encoding sucrose/ (Tegeder et al. 1999), amino acid/ (Tegeder et al. 2000) H+ symporters and sucrose effluxers (Zhou et al. 2007). Recently, a molecular genetic approach established that sucrose transporters play a central role in determining biomass accumulation by seeds (Rosche et al. 2002). With SD Tyerman (University of Adelaide) and Walker, we discovered ion channels, including novel non-selective channels, responsible for release of phloem-imported ions from seed coats (Zhang et al. 2002). Coordination of transport events in maternal and filial seed tissues are considered to be regulated by a turgor homeostatic mechanism located in maternal seed tissue (Patrick 1997; Zhang et al. 2004). Our expertise in nutrient loading of developing legume seeds provided a strong information platform to undertake similar studies of cereal grains in collaboration with RT Furbank (CSIRO Plant Industry eg. Aoki et al. 2004). Working along similar lines to those described above, discovering the cellular pathway of phloem unloading in developing tomato fruits (Ruan and Patrick 1995) underpinned an ongoing collaboration with DW McCurdy that has identified hexose transporters as major determinants of fruit sugar levels (cf. Gear et al. 2000), a key agronomic trait. Intellectual property, derived from results obtained using forward and reverse genetic studies, is protected by a provisional patent (APPAN: 2006906647). The latter describes an experimentally validated approach to increase fruit sugar levels. A current consultancy for CSR to advise on a multimillion-dollar research program to increase sucrose content of sugarcane is predicated on my experience in nutrient distribution in plants.

Languages

  • English

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
060705Plant Physiology60
060702Plant Cell And Molecular Biology40

Memberships

ARC Committee member

  • Member - College of Experts

Editorial Board.

  • Editor - Associate Editor, Functional Plant Biology
  • Member - Faculty 1000 (2000 - )
  • Editor - Journal of Experimental Botany

Appointments

Member
Advisory Board, Australian Plant Phenomics Facility (Australia)
01/11/2008
International Committee
Phloem Transport/Plant Vascualr Biology Conference (Australia)
01/01/1991
Visiting Professor
University of Tuebingen (Germany)
01/07/2001 - 01/08/2001
Honorary Secretary
Australian Society of Plant Scientitsits (Australia)
01/01/2004 - 01/12/2007
Visiting Professor
University of Adelaide (Australia)
01/09/2004 - 01/12/2004
Scientific Advisor
CSR (Australia)
01/09/2004

Invitations

Plant Carbon Dynamics
ComBio 2009, New Zealand (Conference Presentation - non published.)
2009
International Conference on Phloem Transport
International Organising Committee, Germany (Conference Presentation - non published.)
2003
International Plant Vascular Biology Conference
Tawain Academy of Sciences, Taiwan (Conference Presentation - non published.)
2007
Plant Cell; Structure-Function Relations
International Symposium iin memory of Vincent Franceschi, WSU, United States (Conference Presentation - non published.)
2006
Seeds in the -omics era
9th International Conference on Plant Seeds, Germany (Conference Presentation - non published.)
2004
Department of Plant Science
The University of Tasmania, Australia (External Reviewer - Departments.)
2007

Collaboration

Molecular physiology of nutrient transport and distribution within plants with a particular interest in membrane transport including development of cells specialized for membrane transport, transfer cells

Administrative

Administrative expertise

Internal

  • Chair, Faculty Research Committee, Faculty of Science and IT (1999 - 2003).
  • Manager, Plant Growth Facility (1979 - 2008).
  • Facilitator, Plant Science Group (1990 - 2008).
  • Course Co-ordinator for BIOL 2220 (1998 - 2008) and BIOL 3330 (1998 - 2008).

External

  • Chair, Scientific Program Committee for the 1999 International Conference on Assimilate Transport and Partitioning convened at Newcastle.
  • Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Experimental Botany (1991 to present).
  • Member of FACULTY of 1000. Author on-line reviews of papers in the Life Sciences. (2000 to present).

Associate Editor, Functional Plant Biology (2008 - )

  • Member of ARC College of Experts, Biological Sciences and Biotechnology Panel (2004 - 2006).

Member of ARC Future Fellowship Panel (2008 - )

  • Honorary Secretary, Australian Society of Plant Scientists (2004 - 2006).

Member of the Advisory Board, Australian Plant Phenomics Facility (2008 - )

  • International and national working groups and committees such as:

Crop Productivity - Research Imperatives Revisited (1986). Kettering Foundation.

Terminology, Symbols & Units in Plant Physiology (1987). F. Salisbury ed.

International Phloem Transport Conference Committee (1990 to present).

External Review of CSIRO Sub-program: Photoassimilates, Carbon Partitioning and Energy (1998).

Workshop review CRC Centre for Legumes in Mediterranean Agriculture (1998).

Pre-review of Department of Plant Sciences, University of Tasmania (2003).

Member of the steering committee for the formation of an International Society entitled Plant Communication Network (2003 - ).

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Honours and RHD supervision
  • Undergraduate Plant Physiology and Plant Development

Teaching expertise

Undergraduate

I have a commitment to, and enthusiasm for, achieving excellence in

optimising the learning experience of students at both under- and

postgraduate levels. I have taught at all levels in delivering undergraduate

Biology courses. My overall guiding principle is to offer a secure learning

environment in which students can assimilate the skills and basic

understanding required. The approach is predicted on first to be trained as a

scientist, then a biologist and ultimately a person competent in the particular

Biological sub-discipline being taught. To achieve these broad objectives, I

work at stimulating students to recognise the excitement of scientific

discovery and the practical implications of the topic at hand. This creates an

environment that empowers them to take charge of their learning process

while offering training in skills required to pursue a scientific inquiry. Such

skills include a capacity to question, to develop logical argument, to plan and

undertake experiments, to critically analyse information, to integrate ideas, to

think laterally and to communicate in both verbal and written forms.

Research Training

As a postgraduate supervisor, I am committed to offering a stimulating

research environment and training students toward being independent and

competent researchers. The prime focus of the latter is time management,

experimental design and execution, critical evaluation of the literature and

their results and scientific writing and presentation skills. This is achieved

through a number of approaches. Our group meets weekly to provide a

venue for students to discuss their findings in an informal setting. This

program is supplemented with one-on-one fortnightly meetings with each

student. The training students receive is put into rigorous practise by

encouraging them to participate regularly in national conferences and to

prepare their results for publication in peer-reviewed international journals.

In this context, our students have each published at least one paper and in

one case 8 papers from their research projects. Except for one student, all

Higher Degree students under my supervision have successfully completed

their degrees. Twelve of the 14 have pursued active careers in science and

hold positions in the tertiary sector (2 x Associate Professors in Australian

Universities; 2 x tenure track in US; 1 x Lecturer in Indonesia), industry (1),

government research institutions and agencies (3) and as a journal editor (1

Nature Biotech) and postdoctoral fellows (2).

Since 1976, when the first crop of Biological Science graduates became

available, I have supervised 22 Honours students three of whom received

University medals on graduation and 7 of whom have gone onto undertake

PhD programs under my supervision. My Honours supervision style follows

that outlined for the PhD program. The difference is that there is a more

intense feedback as they progress through assessment tasks of preparing an

essay, presenting two seminars and writing a thesis.

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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants58
Total funding$5,828,532

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2013 (1 grants)

Plant Transfer Cells - Discovering Regulatory Mechanisms Directing Assembly of their Ingrowth Walls$314,822
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Emeritus Professor John Patrick, Conjoint Professor Christina Offler
SchemeRole
Discovery ProjectsChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$314,82220132015
GNo:G1200337

2012 (2 grants)

Mechanisms regulating plant cell expansion: Assessing the role of aquaporins and sugar signalling$270,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Associate Professor Yong-Ling Ruan, Emeritus Professor John Patrick
SchemeRole
Discovery ProjectsInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$270,00020122014
GNo:G1100314

Collaboration to strengthen the research capabilities of the Australia-China Research Centre for Crop Improvement.$40,000
Funding Body: Department of Industry, Innovation, Science, Research and Tertiary Education

Project Team
Associate Professor Yong-Ling Ruan, Professor Yue-Jian Yang, Emeritus Professor John Patrick, Professor Christopher Grof, Dr TJ Higgins, Professor Stephen Tyerman, Doctor Lu Wang, Mr Yonghua Liu
SchemeRole
Australia-China Science and Research Fund (ACSRF): Group MissionsInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$40,00020122012
GNo:G1200445

2011 (1 grants)

Specialised Greenhouse Space for New Initiatives $500,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Professor Christopher Grof, Associate Professor Yong-Ling Ruan, Associate Professor David McCurdy, Emeritus Professor John Patrick, Conjoint Professor Ray Rose
SchemeRole
Linkage Infrastructure Equipment & Facilities (LIEF)Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$500,00020112011
GNo:G1000631

2009 (4 grants)

Electron Microscopes for Nanometer-scale Imaging/Microanalysis in the Materials, Biological, Physical, Engineering and Chemical Sciences$650,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Confocal Laser Scanning Microscopy for Live Cell Imaging$275,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Electron Microscopes for Nanometer-scale Imaging/Microanalysis in the Materials, Biological, Physical, Engineering and Chemical Sciences$70,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Comparative studies on responses to heat stress between heat tolerant and susceptible tomato genotypes.$22,000
Funding Body: Zhejiang Academy of Agricultural Sciences

Project Team
Associate Professor Yong-Ling Ruan, Emeritus Professor John Patrick
SchemeRole
Research GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$22,00020092014
GNo:G0190621

2008 (1 grants)

The Role of Hydrogen Peroxide in Cotton fibre Cell Death and Termination of Cellulose Synthesis$7,832
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor Yong-Ling Ruan, Emeritus Professor John Patrick
SchemeRole
Pilot GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$7,83220082008
GNo:G0189078

2007 (2 grants)

(43) Plant Science Group$16,579
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Emeritus Professor John Patrick
SchemeRole
Publication Performance GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$16,57920072008
GNo:G0187984

International Plant Vascular Biology Coference, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan, 7/5/2007 - 11/5/2007$1,380
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Emeritus Professor John Patrick
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,38020072007
GNo:G0187628

2006 (2 grants)

Induction of Plant Transfer Cells - Discovering Regulatory Networks$322,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Emeritus Professor John Patrick, Associate Professor David McCurdy, Conjoint Professor Christina Offler
SchemeRole
Discovery ProjectsChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$322,00020062008
GNo:G0185249

Development of a novel yeast functional cloning system for plant sucrose effluxers$10,754
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Emeritus Professor John Patrick, Dr Yuchan Zhou
SchemeRole
Pilot GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,75420062006
GNo:G0186705

2005 (2 grants)

High throughput proteomics - Thermo Finnigan ProteomeX LCQ Integrated Proteomicis Workstation$207,189
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

2005 RIBG allocation$27,748
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Emeritus Professor John Patrick
SchemeRole
Research Infrastructure Block Grant (RIBG)Chief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$27,74820052005
GNo:G0185835

2004 (1 grants)

Upgrade and expansion of Newcastle Plant Growth Facility$329,504
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Emeritus Professor John Patrick, Conjoint Professor Ray Rose, Conjoint Professor Christina Offler, Associate Professor David McCurdy, Mr Michael Cole, Doctor Geoffrey MacFarlane, Professor John Rodger
SchemeRole
Linkage Infrastructure Equipment & Facilities (LIEF)Chief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$329,50420042004
GNo:G0183029

2003 (4 grants)

Phloem unloading of sucrose: cloning, functional characterisation and regulation of novel membrane transporters.$205,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Emeritus Professor John Patrick
SchemeRole
Discovery ProjectsChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$205,00020032005
GNo:G0182077

Multifunctional channels as key components of biotrophic interfaces in legumes$75,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Emeritus Professor John Patrick
SchemeRole
Discovery ProjectsChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$75,00020032005
GNo:G0183140

Plants as bioremediators: Employing aquatic macrophytes to address heavy metal contamination$10,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Geoffrey MacFarlane, Conjoint Professor Ray Rose, Conjoint Professor Christina Offler, Emeritus Professor John Patrick
SchemeRole
Collaborative Research GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,00020032003
GNo:G0182968

Plants as bioremediators: Employing aquatic macrophytes to address heavy metal contamination$5,000
Funding Body: Koppers Wood Products Pty Ltd

Project Team
Doctor Geoffrey MacFarlane, Conjoint Professor Ray Rose, Conjoint Associate Professor Robin Offler, Emeritus Professor John Patrick
SchemeRole
University Grant Partner fundingInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$5,00020032003
GNo:G0183115

2002 (5 grants)

Electron Microscope/X-Ray Unit Equipment Upgrade$337,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Conjoint Professor Christina Offler, Professor Bill Collins, Professor Erich Kisi, Professor Alan Brichta, Laureate Professor John Aitken, Emeritus Professor John Patrick
SchemeRole
Linkage Infrastructure Equipment & Facilities (LIEF)Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$337,00020022002
GNo:G0181515

Rebuilding Sustainable and Functional Biodiversity following Coal Mining$79,829
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Emeritus Professor John Patrick, Mr Michael Cole, Professor Michael Mahony, Conjoint Professor Christina Offler, Mr G Marschke
SchemeRole
Linkage ProjectsChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$79,82920022005
GNo:G0181158

Rebuilding Systainable and Functional Biodiversity following Coal Mining.$15,000
Funding Body: Thiess Contractors Pty Ltd

Project Team
Emeritus Professor John Patrick, Mr Michael Cole, Professor Michael Mahony, Conjoint Professor Christina Offler, Mr G Marschke
SchemeRole
Linkage Projects Partner fundingChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$15,00020022004
GNo:G0182612

Sucrose transport in developing legume seeds - significance and regulation$7,740
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Conjoint Professor Christina Offler, Emeritus Professor John Patrick
SchemeRole
Project GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$7,74020022002
GNo:G0181471

Cloning and functional characterisation of sucrose release transporter(s) from developing legume seeds$6,535
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Emeritus Professor John Patrick
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$6,53520022002
GNo:G0181311

2001 (2 grants)

Novel approaches to genetically manipulate storage product levels in pea seeds.$13,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Emeritus Professor John Patrick, Conjoint Professor Christina Offler, Dr T Wang
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$13,00020012001
GNo:G0180130

Cloning and functional characterisation of sucrose release transporter(s) from developing legume seeds.$12,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Emeritus Professor John Patrick
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$12,00020012001
GNo:G0179954

2000 (4 grants)

Genetic engineering of enhanced sweetness and flavour in tomato fruit$78,240
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Emeritus Professor John Patrick, Associate Professor David McCurdy
SchemeRole
Strategic Partnerships with Industry - Research & Training Scheme (SPIRT)Chief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$78,24020002002
GNo:G0178642

Genetic engineering of enhanced sweetness and flavour in tomato fruit$30,000
Funding Body: Yates Vegetable Seeds Pty Ltd

Project Team
Emeritus Professor John Patrick, Associate Professor David McCurdy
SchemeRole
SPIRT Partner fundingChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$30,00020002002
GNo:G0181250

Mechanism and control of turgor-dependent solute efflux from coats of developing legume seeds$15,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Emeritus Professor John Patrick
SchemeRole
Small GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$15,00020002000
GNo:G0178037

2000 Annual Meeting of the Society for Experimental Biology, Exeter, UK.$2,035
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Emeritus Professor John Patrick
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,03520002000
GNo:G0180262

1999 (2 grants)

Confocal Laser Scanning Microscope Facility.$203,107
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Laureate Professor John Aitken, Emeritus Professor John Patrick, Conjoint Professor Christina Offler, Associate Professor David McCurdy, Conjoint Professor Ray Rose, Doctor Tim Roberts, Conjoint Associate Professor Russell Jones, Doctor John Clulow, Emeritus Professor John Rostas, Professor Alistair Sim, Professor Gordon Burns, Conjoint Professor Loris Chahl, DR DAVID KAY
SchemeRole
Large Equipment GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$203,10719991999
GNo:G0177945

Sucrose symport in developing pea cotyledons - functional significance and regulation$198,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Emeritus Professor John Patrick, Conjoint Professor Christina Offler
SchemeRole
Large GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$198,00019992001
GNo:G0177802

1998 (4 grants)

Specialised Environmental Space for Newcastle Plant Growth$250,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Emeritus Professor John Patrick, Conjoint Professor Ray Rose, Conjoint Professor Christina Offler, Associate Professor David McCurdy, Mr Michael Cole
SchemeRole
Large Equipment GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$250,00019981998
GNo:G0177584

Mechanism and control of turgor-dependent solute efflux from coats of developing legume seed$133,637
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Emeritus Professor John Patrick, Professor N Walker
SchemeRole
Large GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$133,63719982000
GNo:G0177105

DEVELOPMENT OF TRANSPORT FUNCTION OF TRANSFER CELLS IN GRAIN LEGUMES$11,500
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Conjoint Professor Christina Offler, Emeritus Professor John Patrick
SchemeRole
Small GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$11,50019981998
GNo:G0177295

3rd Gatersleben Research Conference: Plant Metabolism and Development, Germany 18-22 June 1998$1,546
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Emeritus Professor John Patrick
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,54619981998
GNo:G0180395

1997 (4 grants)

Forest dynamics of Ravensworth State Forest$72,858
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Emeritus Professor John Patrick, Mr Michael Cole, Mr G Marschke
SchemeRole
Australian Postgraduate Award - Industry (APAI)Chief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$72,85819972000
GNo:G0176466

Forest Dynamics of Ravensworth State Forest.$15,000
Funding Body: Thiess Contractors Pty Ltd

Project Team
Emeritus Professor John Patrick, Mr Michael Cole, Mr G Marschke
SchemeRole
Australian Postgraduate Award - Industry (APAI) Partner fundingChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$15,00019971999
GNo:G0182271

Development of Transport Function of Transfer Cells in Grain Legumes$13,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Conjoint Professor Christina Offler, Emeritus Professor John Patrick
SchemeRole
Small GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$13,00019971997
GNo:G0176758

Mechanism of sucrose efflux from coats of developing legume seeds. Studies with plasma membrane vesicles (PMV's)$12,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Emeritus Professor John Patrick
SchemeRole
Small GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$12,00019971997
GNo:G0176756

1996 (3 grants)

Molecular biology of plasma membrane hexose porters in developing tomato fruit$180,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Emeritus Professor John Patrick, Associate Professor David McCurdy
SchemeRole
Large GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$180,00019961998
GNo:G0175260

Molecular Analysis and Genetic Manipulation of Sucrose Transport into the Developing Cereal Grain$37,500
Funding Body: CRC for Plant Sciences

Project Team
Emeritus Professor John Patrick, Conjoint Professor Christina Offler
SchemeRole
Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$37,50019961998
GNo:G0177624

Mechanism and control of turgor-dependent efflux of solutes from coats of developing legume seeds.$4,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Emeritus Professor John Patrick
SchemeRole
Special Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$4,50019961996
GNo:G0176790

1995 (4 grants)

95APP. Molecular biology of sugar and amino acid porters in developing legume seed.$198,537
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Emeritus Professor John Patrick, Conjoint Professor Christina Offler
SchemeRole
Large GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$198,53719951997
GNo:G0174484

Laboratory Upgrade$17,600
Funding Body: Department of Education, Training & Youth Affairs

Project Team
Emeritus Professor John Patrick, Conjoint Professor Ray Rose, Associate Professor David McCurdy, Conjoint Professor Christina Offler, Mr Michael Cole
SchemeRole
Research Infrastructure Block Grant (RIBG)Chief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$17,60019951995
GNo:G0175592

Molecular biology of sugars and amino acid porters in developing legume seed$8,001
Funding Body: Department of Industry, Science & Resources

Project Team
Emeritus Professor John Patrick, Conjoint Professor Christina Offler
SchemeRole
Bilateral S&T Program (Defunct)Chief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$8,00119951996
GNo:G0175460

International Conference on the Transport of Photoassimilates (Canterbury, UK)$2,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Emeritus Professor John Patrick
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,50019951995
GNo:G0175603

1994 (3 grants)

Molecular biology of sugar porters in developing seed of grain legumes$16,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Emeritus Professor John Patrick
SchemeRole
Small GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$16,00019941994
GNo:G0174820

Carbohydrate loading and cell wall elasticity in ripening tomato fruit.$15,000
Funding Body: CSIRO - Research Management Committee

Project Team
Emeritus Professor John Patrick
SchemeRole
Collaborative Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$15,00019941994
GNo:G0175138

Investigate some of the flavour characteristics of tomatoes.$5,400
Funding Body: CSIRO - Research Management Committee

Project Team
Emeritus Professor John Patrick
SchemeRole
Collaborative Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$5,40019941994
GNo:G0174304

1993 (3 grants)

93,94,95 GRANT. Mechanism and Control of Turgor Dependent Unloading of Assimilates From Coats Of Developing Legume Seed.$215,842
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Emeritus Professor John Patrick, Professor N Walker
SchemeRole
Large GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$215,84219931995
GNo:G0173086

Molecular Biology of Sugar Porters in Developing Seed of Grain Legumes$15,500
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Emeritus Professor John Patrick
SchemeRole
Small GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$15,50019931993
GNo:G0172764

'XV International Botanical Congress' - Yokohama, Japan - 28 Aug - 3 Sept 1993$1,587
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Emeritus Professor John Patrick
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,58719931993
GNo:G0174351

1992 (3 grants)

Glasshouse And Environmentally-controlled Growth Cabinets.$139,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Emeritus Professor John Patrick
SchemeRole
Large Equipment GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$139,00019921992
GNo:G0173508

Control Of Grain Development In Wheat$10,000
Funding Body: CSIRO - Research Management Committee

Project Team
Emeritus Professor John Patrick
SchemeRole
Collaborative Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,00019921992
GNo:G0173686

Control Of Sugar Accumulation In Developing Fruit Of Tomato$730
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Emeritus Professor John Patrick
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$73019921992
GNo:G0174196

1991 (1 grants)

Pathway And Mechanism Of Photosynthate Unloading With Special Reference To The Role Of Tranfer Cells.$94,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Emeritus Professor John Patrick
SchemeRole
Large GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$94,00019911992
GNo:G0173850
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions5
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL1.45

For supervisions undertaken at an institution other that the University of Newcastle, the institution name is listed below the program name.

Current Supervision

CommencedProposed
Completion
ProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
20132017PhD (Biological Sciences)Principal SupervisorRegulation of Wall Ingrowth Formation in Developing Transfer Cells
20122016PhD (Biological Sciences)Co-SupervisorRoles of Aquaporins in Regulating Cotton Fibre Elongation
20122016PhD (Biological Sciences)Co-SupervisorTransfer Cell Trans-differentiation: Regulation of their Ingrowth Wall Formation
20112015PhD (Biological Sciences)Co-SupervisorUnravelling Molecular Mechanisms of Invertase-mediated Control of Seed and Fruit Development
20112015PhD (Biological Sciences)Co-SupervisorRegulation of Pollen Germination and Elongation and Response to Heat Stress by Sugar Metabolism and Sugar Signalling

Past Supervision

YearProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
2014PhD (Biological Sciences)Co-SupervisorPhloem Loading and Unloading Pathways in Sorghum Bicolor: The Role of Sucrose Transporters in Export and Storage of Sucrose
2013PhD (Biological Sciences)Co-SupervisorDefining and Mapping Rare Vegetation Communities: Improving Techniques to Assist Land-use Planning and Conservation
2013PhD (Biological Sciences)Co-SupervisorThe Ecology of Reproduction in a Rare Plant - Tetratheca Juncea
2013PhD (Biological Sciences)Principal SupervisorDiscovering Roles of Calcium and Cortical Microtubules in Directing Ingrowth Wall Formation During Trans-Differentiation of Epidermal Cells to a Transfer Cell Morphology
2013PhD (Biological Sciences)Principal SupervisorFunctional Characterisation of Novel Sucrose Transporters
2011PhD (Biological Sciences)Principal SupervisorTransfer Cell Trans-differentiation in Vicia Faba Cotyledons: Regulatory Roles of Ethylene, Glucose and Reactive Oxygen Species
2011PhD (Biological Sciences)Co-SupervisorSustainable Reintroduction of the Nitrogen Cycle Post Coal Mining Utilizing the Legume-Rhizobia Symbiosis
2010PhD (Biological Sciences)Principal SupervisorThe Effect of Citric Acid on Plant Growth and Leaf Gas Exchange in Corymbia Maculata and Other Woody Species
2006PhD (Biological Sciences)Co-SupervisorRebuilding Biodiversity and Microbial Associations in Native Forest Rehabilitation Following Open-Cut Coal Mining
2006PhD (Biological Sciences)Co-SupervisorSugar Regulation of Transfer Cell Wall Ingrowth Deposition in Faba Bean Cotyledons
2005PhD (Biological Sciences)Co-SupervisorThe Role of Hexose/H+ Symporters in Sugar Accumulation by Fruit of Tomato (Lycopersicon Esculentum)
2004PhD (Biological Sciences)Co-SupervisorRegulation of transfer cell induction in cotyledons of Vicia faba
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Emeritus Professor John Patrick

Work Phone(02) 4921 5712
Email
PositionEmeritus Professor
Plant Science Group
Faculty of Science and Information Technology
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaBiological Sciences
Office
SB304,
Science Building,
Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/john-patrick