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Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Adelaide
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Adelaide

Research

Research keywords

  • Inductive signals, signalling cascades
  • Nutrient transport in plants
  • Plant cell development
  • Plant cell trans-differentiation
  • Plant cell walls
  • Plant transfer cells
  • Regulatory gene networks
  • Resource allocation in plants

Research expertise

Transfer cells have a primitive origin being found in all plant taxa. This suggests that they play a fundamental role in plant development. The hallmark of transfer cells (TCs) is their invaginated ingrowth wall that, through an ensheathing plasma membrane enriched in nutrient transporters, confers an enhanced capacity for nutrient exchange across cell membranes. Thus, it is not surprising that transfer cells differentiate at bottlenecks for nutrient exchange within plants.

I have led, collaboratively with John Patrick, transfer cell biology research at Newcastle since 1983. We are world leaders in this field as evidenced by invited reviews in 2003 and 2008 (for details see F14.4). In 1997, I developed a TC induction system using Faba bean cotyledons (Offler et al 1997). This experimentally-powerful system (Offler et al 1997; Farley et al 2000, Wardini et al 2007b) combined with visualization technologies using SEM/FESEM and confocal microscopy (Talbot et al 2001, 2007a, 2007b) has, and continues to, underpin our TC research. In collaboration with David McCurdy (since 1997), we have made significant contributions to current knowledge of TC ingrowth walls that are comprised of a uniform wall from which wall ingrowths arise at loci and project into the cytosol. This structural unit is repeated to build the multi-layered fenestrated network that characterizes ingrowth wall architecture and acts as a scaffold to support an amplified plasma membrane surface area. We have contributed to understanding the pattern of assembly (Talbot et al 2001, 2002, 2007a) and composition (Vaughn et al 2007) of wall ingrowths and established the timing of trans-differentiation of Faba bean cotyledon epidermal cells to a TC morphology (Wardini et al 2007b) and function (Farley et al 2000, Wardini et al 2007a).

In 2007, a method for peeling the adaxial epidermal cells of cotyledons was perfected. This allowed a global gene expression analysis (Dibley et al 2009) to identify genes exhibiting changed expression exclusively in cells induced to trans-differentiate to a TC morphology. Concurrently, a project led by JW Patrick, used a targeted approach to identify inductive signals. We now have strong evidence for an auxin initiated, ethylene-reactive oxygen species-calcium channel signalling network responsible for inducing polarized deposition of the ingrowth wall (Zhou et al 2010 - ethylene; Andriunas et al 2011- ROS.; Zhang et al in prep - calcium.). The ROS signal deposition of the uniform wall against the outer periclinal wall of induced cells, while Ca2+ plumes are required to initiate wall ingrowth loci. John Patrick and I are continuing to investigate regulation of the mechanistic processes underpinning deposition of the ingrowth wall of Faba bean cotyledon transfer cells supported by ARCDP funding.

Measures of my contribution to our research outcomes in TC biology are my invited review Ann Rev Plant Biol - Offler et al (2003) that focused attention on TCs and their significance in seed growth (and see Rosche et al 2002, Pugh et al 2010) and my leadership, often with John Patrick, of a strong team researching TC biology over 28 years.

In the broader context of regulation of resource transport and allocation in plants, John Patrick and I have made significant contributions. By integrating structural and physiological studies we pinpointed the cellular location of regulatory transport processes using developing seeds and fruits (Offler and Patrick 1984, 1993; Harrington et al 1997). This approach allowed directed molecular analysis, resulting in cloning of key regulatory genes (Tegeder et al 2000) and novel sucrose effluxers (Zhou et al 2007a). My major contribution was rigorous quantitative analysis of cell parameters that highlighted cells involved in membrane transport including transfer cells.

Languages

  • English

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
060702Plant Cell And Molecular Biology60
060705Plant Physiology40

Memberships

Committee/Associations (relevant to research).

  • Editor - Phytogen- Newsletter of Australian Society of Plant Scientists

Editorial Board.

  • Member - Australian Journal of Plant Physiology (renamed Functional Plant Biology)

Appointments

Convenor, (with Dr. Michael Thorpe, New Zealand)International Conference on Assimilate Transport and Partitioning, Newcastle, Australia 1999
Not relevant (Australia)
01/08/1995 - 01/12/1999
Chair, Editorial Advisory Board
Australian Journal of Plant Physiology renamed Functional Plant Biology (Australia)
01/02/2001 - 01/02/2004

Invitations

International Symposium in Memory of Vince R Franceschi
Washington State University, Pullman, WA, United States (Conference Presentation - non published.)
2006
Robertson Symposium
Cell Biology Society, Australia (Conference Presentation - non published.)
2000

Administrative

Administrative expertise

Administrative Roles:

Head, School of Environmental and Life Sciences, Faculty of Science & IT (September 2003 – July 2007)

Assistant Dean Curriculum Teaching & Learning, Faculty of Science & IT (January 2002- September 2003)

Faculty of Science & IT Teaching and Learning, Academic Champion (2011- )

University Governance:

Member of Academic Senate (1989 – 1991)

Member of University Promotions Sub-Committee B (1996)

Member of the University Promotions Committee (2004 -2006)

Chair Curriculum Review Committee, Discipline of Biological Sciences (2001 - 2002) and School of Environmental & Life Sciences (2002 - September 2003)

Academic Head University Electron Microscope Unit (jointly with Assoc/Prof John Heath – Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences) (1991 – 1997)

Chair Advisory Committee for Electron Microscope/X-Ray Unit, The University of Newcastle and the Electron Microscope/X-Ray Unit User's Forum (1998 - 2002)

Chair Faculty of Science and Mathematics Women in Science Committee (1995 - 2001)

Senate Working Party for Women in Non-Traditional Areas of Study (1999)

Working Party on Women in Non Traditional Areas of Study (2000)

Chair Management Committee, the Don McNair Herbarium, The University of Newcastle (2008 - ).

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • Molecular regulation of plant development
  • Plant cell development
  • Plant development and physiology

Teaching expertise

Undergraduate Teaching:

Since becoming a Conjoint Professor in 2007, somewhat regrettably, I have reduced my undergraduate teaching until currently I no longer participate in delivery of the undergraduate programme. However, in my role as Academic Champion for the Faculty of Science & IT I have an opportunity to share my teaching experience with academics from a wide range of disciplines ranging across communication, design, natural history illustration and IT through psychology to mathematics, physics, chemistry and the earth, environmental and biological sciences.

My principal goals in undergraduate teaching were to awaken students to the excitement of discovery and to train them in skills required to pursue this process. Such skills are a capacity to question, to develop a 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. A further goal was to establish for them the importance of organisational skills, responsibility, cooperation, sharing and a positive approach. My teaching philosophy was based on the premise that imparting the conceptual framework of the topic is of paramount importance. This framework then provides a means of ordering the ever increasing body of information that students need to assimilate to adequately prepare for the demands of their potential employers or their ongoing education. The integrative nature of processes governing plant growth and productivity was a key platform of my teaching. As a teacher, my goal was to encourage, support and assist students to learn, to discover their own strengths and weaknesses and to develop confidence in their own ability. I operated from a base of respecting students as individuals and working towards avoiding discouraging or intimidating them.

During my undergraduate teaching career I have taught the plant science component of Biology 1000, titled Plant Diversity and Processes; a Biology 2000 course on Plant Cell Development co-taught with John Patrick and David McCurdy and two Biology 3000 level courses – Whole Plant Development (1985 – 1997) and Plant Development and Physiology, the latter designed and co-taught with John Patrick (1998 – 2008). The focus of this latter course was development of a plant and adaptability of developmental processes to accommodate changing environmental conditions explored from the whole plant to molecular responses.

Research Training:

During my career I have been actively involved in research training. I have supervised or co-supervised 16 PhD, 3 Master of Science and 18 Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Biotechnology Honours students to completion as well as co-supervised 4 post-doctoral research associates. Currently, I am co-supervising one postdoctoral research associate and 3 PhD students.

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Highlighted Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

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2003Offler CE, McCurdy DW, Patrick JW, Talbot MJ, 'Transfer Cells: Cells Specialized for a Special Purpose', Annual Review of Plant Biology, 54 431-454 (2003) [C1]

Re-defined the significance of transfer cells in nutrient distribution and opened the field for renewed focus.

2001Talbot MJ, Franceschi VR, McCurdy DW, Offler CE, 'Wall ingrowth architecture in epidermal transfer cells of Vicia faba cotyledons', Protoplasma, 215 191-203 (2001) [C1]

Pioneered a technology to visualize the cytoplasmic face of differentiating transfer cells that has underpinned our ongoing transfer cell research; established developmental pattern of reticulate wall ingrowth labyrinths.

Co-authors: David McCurdy

2001Patrick JW, Offler CE, 'Compartmentation of transport and transfer events in developing seeds', Journal of Experimental Botany, 52, No. 356 551-564 (2001) [C1]

This paper was invited (Patrick recipient) and provides an insightful review of the then current understanding of processes contributing to nutrient transport to, and within, developing seeds.

Co-authors: John Patrick

Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

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Chapter (2 outputs)

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2003Van Bel AJ, Offler CE, Patrick JW, 'Photosynthesis and Partitioning: Sources and Sinks', Encyclopedia of Applied Plant Sciences, Academic Press, London 724-734 (2003) [B2]

Co-authors: John Patrick

2003Patrick JW, Offler CE, Van Bel AJE, 'Seed Development: Nutrient Loading of Seeds', Encyclopedia of Applied Plant Sciences, Academic Press, London 1240-1250 (2003) [B2]

Co-authors: John Patrick

Journal article (68 outputs)

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2013Andriunas FA, Zhang H-M, Xia X, Patrick JW, Offler CE, 'Intersection of transfer cells with phloem biology-broad evolutionary trends, function, and induction', FRONTIERS IN PLANT SCIENCE, 4 (2013)
2013Liu YH, Offler CE, Ruan YL, 'Regulation of fruit and seed response to heat and drought by sugars as nutrients and signals.', Front Plant Sci, 4 282 (2013)
2012Xia X, Zhang H, Andriunas FA, Offler CE, Patrick JW, 'Extracellular hydrogen peroxide, produced through a respiratory burst oxidase/superoxide dismutase pathway, directs ingrowth wall formation in epidermal transfer cells of Vicia faba cotyledons', Plant Signaling and Behavior, 7 1125-1128 (2012) [C1]

Co-authors: John Patrick

2012Andriunas FA, Zhang H, Xia X, Offler CE, McCurdy DW, Patrick JW, 'Reactive oxygen species form part of a regulatory pathway initiating trans-differentiation of epidermal transfer cells in Vicia faba cotyledons', Journal of Experimental Botany, 63 3617-3630 (2012) [C1]
2011Andriunas FA, Zhang H, Weber H, McCurdy DW, Offler CE, Patrick JW, 'Glucose and ethylene signalling pathways converge to regulate trans-differentiation of epidermal transfer cells in Vicia narbonensis cotyledons', The Plant Journal, 68 987-998 (2011) [C1]
2010Zhou Y, Andriunas FA, Offler CE, McCurdy DW, Patrick JW, 'An epidermal-specific ethylene signal cascade regulates trans-differentiation of transfer cells in Vicia faba cotyledons', New Phytologist, 185 931-943 (2010) [C1]
2010Pugh DA, Offler CE, Talbot MJ, Ruan Y-L, 'Evidence for the role of transfer cells in the evolutionary increase of seed and fiber biomass yield in cotton', Molecular Plant, 3 1075-1086 (2010) [C1]
2010Edwards J, Martin A, Andriunas FA, Offler CE, Patrick JW, McCurdy DW, 'GIGANTEA is a component of a regulatory pathway determining wall ingrowth deposition in phloem parenchyma transfer cells of Arabidopsis thaliana', The Plant Journal, 63 651-661 (2010) [C1]
2009Zhou Y, Chan K, Wang TL, Hedley CL, Offler CE, Patrick JW, 'Intracellular sucrose communicates metabolic demand to sucrose transporters in developing pea cotyledons', Journal of Experimental Botany, 60 71-85 (2009) [C1]
2009Dibley SJ, Zhou Y, Andriunas FA, Talbot MJ, Offler CE, Patrick JW, McCurdy DW, 'Early gene expression programs accompanying trans-differentiation of epidermal cells of Vicia faba cotyledons into transfer cells', New Phytologist, 182 863-877 (2009) [C1]
2008Koller CE, Patrick JW, Rose RJ, Offler CE, Macfarlane GR, 'Arsenic and heavy metal accumulation by Pteris vittata L. and P-umbrosa R. Br', Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, 80 128-133 (2008) [C1]
2008McCurdy DW, Patrick JW, Offler CE, 'Wall ingrowth formation in transfer cells: Novel examples of localized wall deposition in plant cells', Current Opinion in Plant Biology, 11 653-661 (2008) [C1]
2007Vaughn KC, Talbot MJ, Offler CE, McCurdy DW, 'Wall ingrowths in epidermal transfer cells of Vicia faba cotyledons are modified primary walls marked by localized accumulations of arabinogalactan proteins', Plant and Cell Physiology, 48 159-168 (2007) [C1]
2007Zhou Y, Setz NM, Niemietz C, Qu H, Offler CE, Tyerman SD, Patrick JW, 'Aquaporins and unloading of phloem-imported water in coats of developing bean seeds', Plant Cell and Environment, 30 1566-1577 (2007) [C1]
2007Zhou Y, Qu H, Dibley KE, Offler CE, Patrick JW, 'A suite of sucrose transporters expressed in coats of developing legume seeds includes novel pH-independent facilitators', Plant Journal, 49 750-764 (2007) [C1]
2007Talbot MJ, Wasteneys G, McCurdy DW, Offler CE, 'Deposition patterns of cellulose microfibrils in flange wall ingrowths of transfer cells indicate clear parallels with those of secondary wall thickenings', Functional Plant Biology, 34 307-313 (2007) [C1]
2007Wardini TH, Talbot MJ, Offler CE, Patrick JW, 'Role of sugars in regulating transfer cell development in cotyledons of developing Vicia faba seeds', Protoplasma, 230 75-88 (2007) [C1]
2007Talbot MJ, Wasteneys GO, Offler CE, McCurdy DW, 'Cellulose synthesis is required for deposition of reticulate wall ingrowths in transfer cells', Plant and Cell Physiology, 48 147-158 (2007) [C1]
2007Wardini TH, Wang X-D, Offler CE, Patrick JW, 'Induction of wall ingrowths of transfer cells occurs rapidly and depends upon gene expression in cotyledons of developing Vicia faba seeds', Protoplasma, 231 15-23 (2007) [C1]
2007Koller CE, Patrick JW, Rose RJ, Offler CE, Macfarlane GR, 'Pteris umbrosa R.Br. as an arsenic hyperaccumulator: accumulation, partitioning and comparison with the established As hyperaccumulator Pteris vittata', Chemosphere, 66 1256-1263 (2007) [C1]
2006Aoki N, Scofield GN, Wang X-D, Offler CE, Patrick JW, Furbank RT, 'Pathway of sugar transport in germinating wheat seeds', Plant Physiology, 141 1255-1263 (2006) [C1]
2005Harrington GN, Dibley KE, Ritchie RJ, Offler CE, Patrick JW, 'Hexose uptake by developing cotyledons of Vicia faba: physiological evidence for transporters of differing affinities and specificities', Functional Plant Biology, 32 987-995 (2005) [C1]
2005Rosche E, Blackmore DG, Offler CE, Patrick JW, 'Increased capacity for sucrose uptake leads to earlier onset of protein accumulation in developing pea seeds', Functional Plant Biology, 32 997-1007 (2005) [C1]
2005Dibley SJ, Gear ML, Yang X, Rosche E, Offler CE, McCurdy DW, Patrick JW, 'Temporal and spatial expression of hexose transporters in developing tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum) fruit', Functional Plant Biology, 32 777-785 (2005) [C1]
2004Aoki N, Scofield GN, Wang X-D, Patrick JW, Offler CE, Furbank RT, 'Expression and localisation analysis of the wheat sucrose transporter TaSUT1 in vegetative tissues', Planta, 219 176-184 (2004) [C1]
2003Offler CE, McCurdy DW, Patrick JW, Talbot MJ, 'Transfer Cells: Cells Specialized for a Special Purpose', Annual Review of Plant Biology, 54 431-454 (2003) [C1]

Re-defined the significance of transfer cells in nutrient distribution and opened the field for renewed focus.

2002Talbot MJ, Offler CE, McCurdy DW, 'Transfer cell wall architecture: a contribution towards understanding localized wall deposition', Protoplasma, 219 197-209 (2002) [C1]

Co-authors: David McCurdy

2002Rosche E, Blackmore DG, Tegeder M, Richardson T, Schroeder H, Higgins T, et al., 'Seed-specific overexpression of a potato sucrose transporter increases sucrose uptake and growth rates of developing pea cotyledons', Plant Journal, 30 165-175 (2002) [C1]

Co-authors: John Patrick

2002Aoki N, Whitfield P, Hoeren F, Scofield G, Newell K, Patrick JW, et al., 'Three sucrose transporter genes are expressed in the developing grain of hexaploid wheat', Plant Molecular Biology, 50 453-462 (2002) [C1]

Co-authors: John Patrick

2001Patrick JW, Offler CE, 'Compartmentation of transport and transfer events in developing seeds', Journal of Experimental Botany, 52, No. 356 551-564 (2001) [C1]

This paper was invited (Patrick recipient) and provides an insightful review of the then current understanding of processes contributing to nutrient transport to, and within, developing seeds.

Co-authors: John Patrick

2001Talbot MJ, Franceschi VR, McCurdy DW, Offler CE, 'Wall ingrowth architecture in epidermal transfer cells of Vicia faba cotyledons', Protoplasma, 215 191-203 (2001) [C1]

Pioneered a technology to visualize the cytoplasmic face of differentiating transfer cells that has underpinned our ongoing transfer cell research; established developmental pattern of reticulate wall ingrowth labyrinths.

Co-authors: David McCurdy

2001Patrick JW, Zhang WH, Tyerman SD, Offler CE, Walker NA, 'Role of membrane transport in phloem translocation of assimilates and water', Australian Journal of Plant Physiology, 28 1-13 (2001) [C1]

Co-authors: John Patrick

2001Patrick JW, Zhang W, Tyerman SD, 'Role of membrane transport in phleom translocation of assimilates and water', Australian Journal of Plant Physiology, 28 695-707 (2001) [C1]

Co-authors: John Patrick

2001Furbank RT, Scofield GN, Hirose T, Wang X-D, Patrick JW, Offler CE, 'Cellular localisation and function of a sucrose transporter OsSUT1 in developing rice grains', Australian Journal of Plant Physiology, 28 1187-1196 (2001) [C2]

Co-authors: John Patrick

2000Offler CE, Thorpe MR, Patrick JW, 'Assimilate transport and partitioning. Integration of structure, physiology and molecular biology', AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF PLANT PHYSIOLOGY, 27 473-476 (2000) [C1]

Co-authors: John Patrick

2000Tegeder M, Thomas MR, Hetherington L, Wang X-D, Offler CE, Patrick JW, 'Genotypic differences in seed growth rates of Phaseolus vulgaris L. II Factors contributing to cotyledon sink activity and sink size', AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF PLANT PHYSIOLOGY, 27 119-128 (2000) [C1]

Co-authors: John Patrick

2000Bagnall NH, Wang X-D, Scofield GN, Furbank RT, Offler CE, Patrick JW, 'Sucrose transport-related genes are expressed in both maternal and filial tissues of developing wheat grains', AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF PLANT PHYSIOLOGY, 27 1009-1020 (2000) [C1]

Co-authors: John Patrick

2000Tegeder M, Offler CE, Frommer WB, Patrick JW, 'Amino acid transporters are localized to transfer cells of developing pea seeds', PLANT PHYSIOLOGY, 122 319-325 (2000) [C1]

Co-authors: John Patrick

2000Farley SJ, Patrick JW, Offler CE, 'Functional transfer cells differentiate in cultured cotyledons of Vicia faba L. seeds', PROTOPLASMA, 214 102-117 (2000) [C1]

Co-authors: John Patrick

2000Offler CE, Patrick JW, Thorpe MR, 'Assimilate transport and partitioning. Integration of structure, physiology and molecular biology', IMF Occasional Papers, 473-476 (2000)

Co-authors: John Patrick

1999Tegeder M, Wang X-D, Frommer WB, Offler CE, Patrick JW, 'Sucrose transport into developing seeds of Pisum sativum L', The Plant Journal, 18 (2) 151-161 (1999) [C1]

Co-authors: John Patrick

1998Wood RM, Patrick JW, Offler CE, 'The cellular pathway of short-distance transfer of photosynthates and potassium in the elongating stem of Phaseolus vulgaris L. A physiological assessment', Annals of Botany, 82 337-345 (1998) [C1]

Co-authors: John Patrick

1998Bulbert MW, Offler CE, McCurdy DW, 'Polarized microtubule deposition coincides with wall ingrowth formation in transfer cells of Vicia faba L. cotyledons', Protoplasma, 201 8-16 (1998) [C1]

Co-authors: David McCurdy

1997Offler CE, Liet E, Sutton EG, 'Transfer cell induction in cotyledons of Vicia faba L.', PROTOPLASMA, 200 51-64 (1997)
1997Harrington GN, Nussbaumer Y, Wang XD, Tegeder M, Franceschi VR, Frommer WB, et al., 'Spatial and temporal expression of sucrose transport-related genes in developing cotyledons of Vicia faba L.', PROTOPLASMA, 200 35-50 (1997)
1997Harrington GN, Nussbaumer Y, Wang XD, Offler CE, Patrick JW, Franceschi VR, Frommer WB, 'Developmental and tissue specific expression of plasma membrane sucrose transport genes in cotyledons of Vicia faba L.', PLANT PHYSIOLOGY, 114 959-959 (1997)
1997Wood RM, Offler CE, Patrick JW, 'The cellular pathway of short-distance transfer of photosynthates and potassium in the elongating stem of Phaseolus vulgaris L. A structural assessment', ANNALS OF BOTANY, 79 89-100 (1997)
1997Offler CE, Farley SJ, 'Induction of transfer cells in cotyledons of Vicia faba L.', PLANT PHYSIOLOGY, 114 1003-1003 (1997)
1997Harrington GN, Franceschi VR, Offler CE, Patrick JW, Tegeder M, Frommer WB, et al., 'Cell specific expression of three genes involved in plasma membrane sucrose transport in developing Vicia faba seed', PROTOPLASMA, 197 160-173 (1997)
1996Patrick JW, Offler CE, 'Post-sieve element transport of photoassimilates in sink regions', JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL BOTANY, 47 1165-1177 (1996)
1995WANG HL, PATRICK JW, OFFLER CE, WANG XD, 'THE CELLULAR PATHWAY OF PHOTOSYNTHATE TRANSFER IN THE DEVELOPING WHEAT-GRAIN .3. A STRUCTURAL-ANALYSIS AND PHYSIOLOGICAL-STUDIES OF THE PATHWAY FROM THE ENDOSPERM CAVITY TO THE STARCHY ENDOSPERM', PLANT CELL AND ENVIRONMENT, 18 389-407 (1995)
1995WANG HL, OFFLER CE, PATRICK JW, 'THE CELLULAR PATHWAY OF PHOTOSYNTHATE TRANSFER IN THE DEVELOPING WHEAT-GRAIN .2. A STRUCTURAL-ANALYSIS AND HISTOCHEMICAL-STUDIES OF THE PATHWAY FROM THE CREASE PHLOEM TO THE ENDOSPERM CAVITY', PLANT CELL AND ENVIRONMENT, 18 373-388 (1995)
1995MCDONALD R, WANG HL, PATRICK JW, OFFLER CE, 'THE CELLULAR PATHWAY OF SUCROSE TRANSPORT IN DEVELOPING COTYLEDONS OF VICIA-FABA L AND PHASEOLUS-VULGARIS L - A PHYSIOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT', PLANTA, 196 659-667 (1995)
1995PATRICK JW, OFFLER CE, WANG XD, 'CELLULAR PATHWAY OF PHOTOSYNTHATE TRANSPORT IN COATS OF DEVELOPING SEED OF VICIA-FABA L AND PHASEOLUS-VULGARIS L .1. EXTENT OF TRANSPORT THROUGH THE COAT SYMPLAST', JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL BOTANY, 46 35-47 (1995)
1995WANG XD, HARRINGTON G, PATRICK JW, OFFLER CE, FIEUW S, 'CELLULAR PATHWAY OF PHOTOSYNTHATE TRANSPORT IN COATS OF DEVELOPING SEED OF VICIA-FABA L AND PHASEOLUS-VULGARIS L .2. PRINCIPAL CELLULAR SITE(S) OF EFFLUX', JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL BOTANY, 46 49-63 (1995)
1994WOOD RM, PATRICK JW, OFFLER CE, 'THE CELLULAR PATHWAY OF SHORT-DISTANCE TRANSFER OF PHOTOSYNTHATES AND POTASSIUM IN THE ELONGATING STEM OF PHASEOLUS-VULGARIS L - STEM ANATOMY, SOLUTE TRANSPORT AND POOL SIZES', ANNALS OF BOTANY, 73 151-160 (1994)
1994WANG HL, OFFLER CE, PATRICK JW, UGALDE TD, 'THE CELLULAR PATHWAY OF PHOTOSYNTHATE TRANSFER IN THE DEVELOPING WHEAT-GRAIN .1. DELINEATION OF A POTENTIAL TRANSFER PATHWAY USING FLUORESCENT DYES', PLANT CELL AND ENVIRONMENT, 17 257-266 (1994)
1994WANG HL, OFFLER CE, PATRICK JW, 'NUCELLAR PROJECTION TRANSFER CELLS IN THE DEVELOPING WHEAT-GRAIN', PROTOPLASMA, 182 39-52 (1994)
1993OFFLER CE, PATRICK JW, 'PATHWAY OF PHOTOSYNTHATE TRANSFER IN THE DEVELOPING SEED OF VICIA-FABA L - A STRUCTURAL ASSESSMENT OF THE ROLE OF TRANSFER CELLS IN UNLOADING FROM THE SEED COAT', JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL BOTANY, 44 711-724 (1993)
1993WANG HL, PATRICK JW, OFFLER CE, WARDLAW IF, 'A NOVEL EXPERIMENTAL SYSTEM FOR STUDIES OF PHOTOSYNTHATE TRANSFER IN THE DEVELOPING WHEAT-GRAIN', JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL BOTANY, 44 1177-1184 (1993)
1989OFFLER CE, NERLICH SM, PATRICK JW, 'PATHWAY OF PHOTOSYNTHATE TRANSFER IN THE DEVELOPING SEED OF VICIA-FABA L TRANSFER IN RELATION TO SEED ANATOMY', JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL BOTANY, 40 769-780 (1989)
1987CLIFFORD PE, OFFLER CE, PATRICK JW, 'INJECTION OF GROWTH-REGULATORS INTO SEEDS GROWING INSITU ON PLANTS OF PHASEOLUS-VULGARIS WITH A DOUBLE-FRUIT SINK SYSTEM', CANADIAN JOURNAL OF BOTANY-REVUE CANADIENNE DE BOTANIQUE, 65 612-615 (1987)
1987HAYES PM, PATRICK JW, OFFLER CE, 'THE CELLULAR PATHWAY OF RADIAL TRANSFER OF PHOTOSYNTHATES IN STEMS OF PHASEOLUS-VULGARIS L - EFFECTS OF CELLULAR PLASMOLYSIS AND PARA-CHLOROMERCURIBENZENE SULFONIC-ACID', ANNALS OF BOTANY, 59 635-642 (1987)
1986PATRICK JW, JACOBS E, OFFLER CE, CRAM WJ, 'PHOTOSYNTHATE UNLOADING FROM SEED COATS OF PHASEOLUS-VULGARIS L - NATURE AND CELLULAR LOCATION OF TURGOR-SENSITIVE UNLOADING', JOURNAL OF EXPERIMENTAL BOTANY, 37 1006-1019 (1986)
1986CLIFFORD PE, OFFLER CE, PATRICK JW, 'GROWTH-REGULATORS HAVE RAPID EFFECTS ON PHOTOSYNTHATE UNLOADING FROM SEED COATS OF PHASEOLUS-VULGARIS L', PLANT PHYSIOLOGY, 80 635-637 (1986)
1985HAYES PM, OFFLER CE, PATRICK JW, 'CELLULAR STRUCTURES, PLASMA-MEMBRANE SURFACE-AREAS AND PLASMODESMATAL FREQUENCIES OF THE STEM OF PHASEOLUS-VULGARIS L IN RELATION TO RADIAL PHOTOSYNTHATE TRANSFER', ANNALS OF BOTANY, 56 125-138 (1985)
1984OFFLER CE, PATRICK JW, 'CELLULAR STRUCTURES, PLASMA-MEMBRANE SURFACE-AREAS AND PLASMODESMATAL FREQUENCIES OF SEED COATS OF PHASEOLUS-VULGARIS L IN RELATION TO PHOTOSYNTHATE TRANSFER', AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF PLANT PHYSIOLOGY, 11 79-99 (1984)
1983OFFLER CE, PATRICK JW, ROSE RJ, 'CHLOROPLAST CHARACTERISTICS AND PHOTOCHEMICAL EFFICIENCY OF LOW IRRADIANCE GROWN EUCALYPTUS-PILULARIS SM SEEDLINGS', PHOTOSYNTHETICA, 17 227-& (1983)
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Review (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2006Throne-Holst M, Offler CE, Patrick JW, 'Assimilate Transport to Developing Seeds', The Encyclopedia of Seeds. Science, Technology and Uses (2006) [D2]

Co-authors: John Patrick

Conference (52 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2012Zhang H, McCurdy DW, Offler CE, Patrick JW, 'Ethylene and ROS regulate CA2+ channel activity to direct wall ingrowth formation of transfer cells', Poster abstracts. Combio 2012, Adelaide, SA (2012) [E3]
2012Xia X, Zhang H, Andriunas FA, Offler CE, Patrick JW, 'Extracellular reactive oxygen species regulate ingrowth wall formation during transfer cell trans-differentiation', Poster abstracts. Combio 2012, Adelaide, SA (2012) [E3]

Co-authors: John Patrick

2012Jones A, Feng XW, Zhu YM, Offler CE, Boyer JS, Patrick JW, Ruan Y-L, 'Systems regulation of water influx into and efflux from expanding cotton fibre cells linking distal xylem development with local aquaporin expression', Colloquium abstracts. Combio 2012, Adelaide, SA (2012) [E3]
2012Astija S, Wang L, Liu Y, Offler CE, Patrick JW, Ruan Y-L, 'Cell wall invertase positively regulates pollen germination and elongation and confers heat tolerance', Poster abstracts. Combio 2012, Adelaide, SA (2012) [E3]
2010Talbot MJ, Zhang H, Patrick JW, McCurdy DW, Offler CE, 'Construction of reticulate walll ingrowth labyrinths of transfer cells', International Conference on Plant Vascular Biology 2010: PVB2010, Columbus, OH (2010) [E3]
2010Zhang H, Van Helden DF, Offler CE, McCurdy DW, Patrick JW, 'A two-pore calcium channel is a component of the signalling cascade leading to wall ingrowth formation in transfer cells', Plant Membrane Biology 15th International Workshop, Adelaide 2010: Programme & Abstracts, Adelaide, S.A. (2010) [E3]
2010Zhang H, Van Helden DF, Offler CE, McCurdy DW, Patrick JW, 'Signalling related to solute and hormone transport I', Plant Membrane Biology 15th International Workshop, Adelaide 2010: Programme & Abstracts, Adelaide, S.A. (2010) [E3]
2010Jones A, Offler CE, Patrick JW, Ruan Y-L, 'Examining roles of aquaporins in cell expansion free of symplasmic transport', 15th International Workshop on Plant Membrane Biology. Abstracts, Adelaide, Australia (2010) [E3]
2010Zhang H, Van Helden DF, Offler CE, McCurdy DW, Patrick JW, 'Calcium is a component of the signalling cascade leading to wall ingrowth formation in transfer cells', International Conference on Plant Vascular Biology 2010: PVB2010, Columbus, OH (2010) [E3]
2009Patrick JW, Dibley SJ, Martin A, Ruan Y-L, Offler CE, McCurdy DW, 'Fruit loading of sugars: The quest for a sweeter outcome', ComBio 2009, Christchurch, NZ (2009) [E3]
2009Zhang H, Van Helden DF, McCurdy DW, Offler CE, Patrick JW, 'Calcium functions in the signalling cascade leading to wall ingrowth formation in transfer cells', ComBio 2009, Christchurch, NZ (2009) [E3]
2008Andriunas FA, Offler CE, McCurdy DW, Patrick JW, 'Reactive oxygen species regulate induction of transfer cell wall ingrowths in cotyledons of Vicia faba', Proceedings of the Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Canberra, ACT (2008) [E3]
2008Dibley KE, Zhou Y, Offler CE, Grof CP, Patrick JW, 'Tissue localisation of novel sucrose transporters cloned from coats of developing pea seeds', Proceedings of the Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Canberra, ACT (2008) [E3]
2008Edwards J, Offler CE, Patrick JW, McCurdy DW, 'Gigantea regulates transfer cell development in arabidopsis', Proceedings of the Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Canberra, ACT (2008) [E3]
2008Zhang H, Grant F, McCurdy DW, Patrick JW, Offler CE, 'Calcium functions in the signalling cascade leading to wall ingrowth formation in transfer cells', Proceedings of the Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Canberra, ACT (2008) [E3]
2008Offler CE, Dibley SJ, Zhou Y, Talbot MJ, Patrick JW, McCurdy DW, 'Transfer cells play a role in seed development: How are their ingrowth walls deposited?', Proceedings of the Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Canberra, ACT (2008) [E3]
2007Dibley SJ, Zhou Y, Talbot MJ, Offler CE, Patrick JW, McCurdy DW, 'Transcriptome profiling reveals complex and extensive transcriptional regulation accompanying transfer cell development in epidermal cells of vicia faba cotyledon', Combined Conference Abstracts - ComBio 2007 Conference, Sydney (2007) [E3]
2007Offler CE, Talbot MJ, McCurdy DW, 'The role of microtubules in building reticulate and flange wall ingrowths of transfer cells', Combined Conference Abstracts - ComBio 2007 Conference, Sydney (2007) [E3]

Co-authors: David McCurdy

2007Dibley KE, Zhou Y, Offler CE, Patrick JW, 'A system for characterising the cytoplasmic face of putative sucrose effluxers cloned from coats of developing legume seeds', Combined Conference Abstracts - ComBio 2007 Conference, Sydney (2007) [E3]

Co-authors: John Patrick

2007Dibley KE, Zhou Y, Offler CE, Patrick JW, 'Novel sucrose transporters cloned from coats of developing legume seeds function as facilitators', International Conference on Plant Vascular Biology 2007. Program and Abstract Book, Taipei, Taiwan (2007) [E3]

Co-authors: John Patrick

2007Dibley SJ, Zhou Y, Talbot MJ, Offler CE, Patrick JW, McCurdy DW, 'Transcriptome profiling & transfer cell development', International Conference on Plant Vascular Biology 2007. Program and Abstract Book, Taipei, Taiwan (2007) [E3]
2007Offler CE, Talbot MJ, Dibley SJ, Vaughan KC, Wasteneys G, McCurdy DW, 'Cellulose provides the scaffolding for deposition of wall ingrowths in transfer cells', International Conference on Plant Vascular Biology 2007. Program and Abstract Book, Taipei, Taiwan (2007) [E3]

Co-authors: David McCurdy

2007Zhou Y, Niemietz C, Setz N, Qu H, Offler CE, Tyerman SD, Patrick JW, 'Characterisation of aquaporin genes expressed in coats of developing bean seeds', International Conference on Plant Vascular Biology 2007. Program and Abstract Book, Taipei, Taiwan (2007) [E3]

Co-authors: John Patrick

2007Andriunas FA, Zhou Y, Offler CE, McCurdy DW, Patrick JW, 'Ethylene is an inductive signal for transfer cell development in cotyledons of faba bean', Combined Conference Abstracts - ComBio 2007 Conference, Sydney (2007) [E3]
2006Offler CE, 'Transfer cells: Special cells - special purpose: Building their wall ingrowths', Abstracts, Pullman, WA (2006) [E3]
2006Zhou Y, Qu H, Dibley KE, Offler CE, Patrick JW, 'A Suite of Sucrose Transporters Expressed in Coats of Developing Legume Seeds Include Novel PH-Independent Facilitators', Abstracts, Pullman, WA (2006) [E3]

Co-authors: John Patrick

2006Wardini TH, Talbot MJ, Patrick JW, Offler CE, 'Role of sugar in regulating transfer cell development', Abstracts, Pullman, WA (2006) [E3]

Co-authors: John Patrick

2006Zhou Y, Setz NM, Niemietz C, Qu H, Offler CE, Tyerman SD, Patrick JW, 'Characterisation of aquaporin genes expressed in coats of developing bean seeds', Abstracts, Pullman, WA (2006) [E3]

Co-authors: John Patrick

2006Dibley KE, Zhou Y, Qu H, Offler CE, Patrick JW, 'A Suite of Sucrose Transporters Expressed in Coats of Developing Legume Seeds Include Novel PH-Independent Facilitators', Combined Conference Abstracts, Brisbane Convention Centre, Brisbane, QLD (2006) [E3]

Co-authors: John Patrick

2006Zhou Y, Andriunas FA, Offler CE, McCurdy DW, Patrick JW, 'The Role of Ethylene in the Induction of Transfer Cells in Cotyledons of Faba Bean', Combined Conference Abstracts, Brisbane Convention Centre, Brisbane, QLD (2006) [E3]
2006Aoki N, Scofield GN, Hirose T, Wang X-D, Patrick JW, Offler CE, Furbank R, 'The Sugar Transport Pathway in Germinating Cereal Seeds', Book of Abstracts, Adelaide, SA, Australia (2006) [E3]

Co-authors: John Patrick

2006Zhou Y, Qu H, Dibley KE, Offler CE, Patrick JW, 'A Suite of Sucrose Transporters Expressed in Coats of Developing Legume Seeds Include Novel PH-Independent Facilitators', Book of Abstracts, Adelaide, SA, Australia (2006) [E3]

Co-authors: John Patrick

2006Dibley SJ, Talbot MJ, Vaughn K, Wasteneys GO, Offler CE, McCurdy DW, 'Cellulose is required for localized wall ingrowth deposition in transfer cells of Vicia faba cotyledons', ComBio 2006 Abstracts, Brisbane, QLD (2006) [E3]

Co-authors: David McCurdy

2006Wardini TH, Wang X-D, Offler CE, Patrick JW, 'Induction of wall ingrowths of transfer cells occurs rapidly and depends upon gene expression', Abstracts, Pullman, WA (2006) [E3]

Co-authors: John Patrick

2005Zhou Y, Setz NM, Niemietz N, Qu H, Offler CE, Tyerman SD, Patrick JW, 'Characterisation of aquaporin genes expressed in coats of developing bean seeds', ComBio, Adelaide (2005) [E3]

Co-authors: John Patrick

2005Koller C, Patrick JW, Rose RJ, Offler CE, Macfarlane GR, 'Pteris umbrosa as an arsenic hyperaccumulator?', Australasian Society for Ecotoxicology Annual Conference. Toxicological approaches to predict and assess ecosystem stress, Melbourne (2005) [E3]
2004Wardini TH, Talbot MJ, Chan K, Pais Sato L, Patrick JW, Offler CE, 'Role of sugars in regulating transfer cell development', ComBio Conference Abstracts, Perth (2004) [E3]

Co-authors: John Patrick

2004Wardini TH, Wang X-D, Offler CE, Patrick JW, 'Induction of wall ingrowths of transfer cells occurs rapidly and depends upon gene expression', ComBio Conference Abstracts, Perth (2004) [E3]

Co-authors: John Patrick

2003Owyong K, Wang TL, Hedley CL, Offler CE, Patrick JW, 'Do sugars regulate sucrose/H+-symporter activity in developing pea seeds', -, Melbourne (2003) [E3]

Co-authors: John Patrick

2003Patrick JW, Aoki N, Scofield GN, Furbank RT, Wang X-D, Offler CE, 'Expression studies indicate sugar transporters play key roles in germinating wheat seeds', -, Melbourne (2003) [E3]

Co-authors: John Patrick

2003Talbot MJ, Wasteneys GO, Offler CE, 'Cellulose microfibrils act as a scaffold for localized cell wall deposition in transfer cells', Gordon Research Conference of Plant Cell Walls, Kimball Union Academy, New Hampshire, USA (2003) [E3]
2003Talbot MJ, Wasteneys GO, McCurdy DW, Offler CE, 'Cellulose microfibrils act as a scaffold for localized cell wall deposition in transfer cells', Australian Society of Plant Scientists 43rd Annual Meeting, Melbourne (2003) [E3]

Co-authors: David McCurdy

2003Aoki N, Scofield GN, Wang X-D, Patrick JW, Offler CE, Furbank RT, 'Cellular localiztion of the whet sucrose transporter TaSUT1 in vegetative tissues', -, - (2003) [E3]

Co-authors: John Patrick

2002Talbot MJ, Wasteneys GO, Offler CE, McCurdy DW, 'Cellulose microfibril orientation in transfer cells', Australian Society of Plant Physiologists 42nd Annual Meeting, Sydney (2002) [E3]

Co-authors: David McCurdy

2001Patrick JW, Gear ML, Rosche E, Offler CE, McCurdy DW, 'Spatial and temporal expression of hexose transporter genes in developing tomato fruit', Australian Society for Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Incorp - Combio 2001, Canberra ACT (2001) [E3]
2001Talbot MJ, McCurdy DW, Offler CE, 'Wall ingrowth deposition in transfer cells', 9th International Cell Wall Meeting, Toulouse, France (2001) [E3]

Co-authors: David McCurdy

2001Wardini TH, Patrick JW, Offler CE, 'Induction of transfer cell wall ingrowths in epidermal cells of Vicia faba cotyledons', Australian Society for Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Incorp - Combio 2001, Canberra, ACT (2001) [E3]

Co-authors: John Patrick

2001Rosche E, Offler CE, Patrick JW, 'Sucrose triggers early protein accumulation in transformed pea seeds', Australian Society for Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Incorp - Combio 2001, Canberra, ACT (2001) [E3]

Co-authors: John Patrick

2001Talbot MJ, McCurdy DW, Offler CE, 'Wall ingrowth deposition in transfer cells', Australian Society for Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Incorp - Combio 2001, Canberra, ACT (2001) [E3]

Co-authors: David McCurdy

2001Farley SJ, Patrick JW, Offler CE, 'A role for sugars as inductive signals during transfer cell development in cotyledons of Vicia faba', Australian Society for Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Incorp - Combio 2001, Canberra, ACT (2001) [E3]

Co-authors: John Patrick

2001Patrick JW, Niemietz C, Zhang W-H, Offler CE, Tyerman SD, Walker NA, 'Is a sucrose/proton symporter homologue responsible for sucrose efflux from bean seed coats?', Australian Society for Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Incorp - Combio 2001, Canberra, ACT (2001) [E3]

Co-authors: John Patrick

1995PATRICK JW, OFFLER CE, 'POST-SIEVE ELEMENT TRANSPORT OF SUCROSE IN DEVELOPING SEEDS', AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF PLANT PHYSIOLOGY, BROADBEACH, AUSTRALIA (1995)
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Number of grants58
Total funding$5,054,377

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2014 (2 grants)

Expansion and Upgrade of the Newcastle Plant Growth Facility$230,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Associate Professor David McCurdy, Professor Christopher Grof, Mr Andy Eamens, Associate Professor Yong-Ling Ruan, Conjoint Professor Christina Offler
SchemeRole
Linkage Infrastructure Equipment & Facilities (LIEF)Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$230,00020142014
GNo:G1300636

Expansion and Upgrade of the Newcastle Plant Growth Facility$195,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor David McCurdy, Professor Christopher Grof, Mr Andy Eamens, Associate Professor Yong-Ling Ruan, Conjoint Professor Christina Offler
SchemeRole
Equipment GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$195,00020142014
GNo:G1300231

2013 (2 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 ProjectsInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$314,82220132015
GNo:G1200337

Refurbishment of the Newcastle Plant Growth Facility$160,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Associate Professor David McCurdy, Professor Christopher Grof, Associate Professor Yong-Ling Ruan, Conjoint Professor Ray Rose, Conjoint Professor Christina Offler
SchemeRole
Equipment GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$160,00020132013
GNo:G1200380

2009 (3 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)

2007 (1 grants)

International Conference on Plant Vascular Biology 2007, Academic Sinica Taipei, Taiwan, 7/5/2007 - 11/5/2007$2,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Conjoint Professor Christina Offler
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,50020072007
GNo:G0187784

2006 (1 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 ProjectsInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$322,00020062008
GNo:G0185249

2005 (2 grants)

Plant Transfer Cells - Discovering the Mechanisms of Wall Ingrowth Formation$300,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Conjoint Professor Christina Offler, Associate Professor David McCurdy
SchemeRole
Discovery ProjectsChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$300,00020052007
GNo:G0184327

2005 RIBG allocation$16,322
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Conjoint Professor Christina Offler
SchemeRole
Research Infrastructure Block Grant (RIBG)Chief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$16,32220052005
GNo:G0185833

2004 (2 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)Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$329,50420042004
GNo:G0183029

Mechanisms of wall ingrowth deposition intransfer cells.$9,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Conjoint Professor Christina Offler, Associate Professor David McCurdy
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$9,50020042004
GNo:G0183471

2003 (1 grants)

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

2002 (4 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, Associate Professor Alan Brichta, Laureate Professor John Aitken, Emeritus Professor John Patrick
SchemeRole
Linkage Infrastructure Equipment & Facilities (LIEF)Chief 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 ProjectsInvestigator
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 fundingInvestigator
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 GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$7,74020022002
GNo:G0181471

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 GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$13,00020012001
GNo:G0180130

The role of the cytoskeleton in regulating development of plant transfer cells.$12,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Conjoint Professor Christina Offler, Professor V Franceschi, Associate Professor David McCurdy
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$12,00020012001
GNo:G0180129

2000 (4 grants)

Graingene Project 3.6: Genetic manipulation of sucrose synthesis and transport in cereals for improved yield.$105,000
Funding Body: CSIRO - Plant Industry

Project Team
Conjoint Professor Christina Offler
SchemeRole
Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$105,00020002002
GNo:G0180611

The role of the cytoskeleton in deposition of wall ingrowths in epidermal transfer cells.$36,000
Funding Body: Australian National University

Project Team
Conjoint Professor Christina Offler
SchemeRole
Collaborative Research ScholarshipsChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$36,00020002002
GNo:G0179365

The Role of the Cytoskeleton During Differentialtion of Transfer Cells.$7,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Conjoint Professor Christina Offler, Associate Professor David McCurdy
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$7,00020002000
GNo:G0178974

Combio 2000, New Zealand 11-14 December 2000$873
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Conjoint Professor Christina Offler
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$87320002000
GNo:G0180572

1999 (8 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 GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$198,00019992001
GNo:G0177802

Regulation of transfer cell development - signal sensing and assembly of the wall ingrowth apparatus$105,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Conjoint Professor Christina Offler
SchemeRole
Large GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$105,00019992001
GNo:G0177799

International Conference on Assimilate Transport and Partitioning.$7,900
Funding Body: David and Lucile Packard Foundation

Project Team
Conjoint Professor Christina Offler
SchemeRole
Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$7,90019991999
GNo:G0178761

International Conference on Assimilate Transport and Partitioning.$7,763
Funding Body: Renessen

Project Team
Conjoint Professor Christina Offler
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$7,76319991999
GNo:G0178760

The role of the cell cytoskeleton during differentiation of transfer cells$7,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Conjoint Professor Christina Offler, Associate Professor David McCurdy
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$7,00019991999
GNo:G0178190

International Conference on Assimilate Transport and Partitioning.$5,000
Funding Body: Grains Research & Development Corporation

Project Team
Conjoint Professor Christina Offler
SchemeRole
Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$5,00019991999
GNo:G0178753

International Conference on Assimilate Transport and Partitioning.$5,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Conjoint Professor Christina Offler
SchemeRole
Special Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$5,00019991999
GNo:G0178769

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 GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$250,00019981998
GNo:G0177584

Tissue Localization of Sugar Transporters in Sugarcane$15,000
Funding Body: CSIRO - Division of Wildlife & Ecology

Project Team
Conjoint Professor Christina Offler
SchemeRole
Control of Pest PopulationsChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$15,00019981999
GNo:G0177834

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 GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$11,50019981998
GNo:G0177295

3rd Gatersleben Research Conference: Plant Metabolism and Development, Germany 18-22 June 1998$2,400
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Conjoint Professor Christina Offler
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,40019981998
GNo:G0180384

1997 (2 grants)

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 GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$13,00019971997
GNo:G0176758

Plant Biology '97; 1997ASPP/CSPP Annual Meeting, Vancouver, CANADA, 2-6 August 1997$1,488
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Conjoint Professor Christina Offler
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,48819971997
GNo:G0179535

1996 (2 grants)

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 GrantInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$37,50019961998
GNo:G0177624

Third International Workshop on Basic and Applied Research in Plasmodesmal Biology - Israel - 10-16/3/96$878
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Conjoint Professor Christina Offler
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$87819961996
GNo:G0176295

1995 (5 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 GrantInvestigator
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)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)Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$8,00119951996
GNo:G0175460

95 APP Identification of proteins regulating transfer cell development in wheat.$8,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Conjoint Professor Christina Offler
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$8,00019951995
GNo:G0174850

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

Project Team
Conjoint Professor Christina Offler
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,50019951995
GNo:G0175602

1994 (6 grants)

94,95,96 GRANT. Control of Transfer Cell Development$123,691
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Conjoint Professor Christina Offler
SchemeRole
Large GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$123,69119941996
GNo:G0172915

Tissue specific localisation of gene expression in the grape berry.$30,420
Funding Body: CSIRO - Research Management Committee

Project Team
Conjoint Professor Christina Offler
SchemeRole
Collaborative Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$30,42019941995
GNo:G0174303

Regulation of Transfer Cell Initiation and Development$14,619
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Conjoint Professor Christina Offler
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$14,61919941994
GNo:G0174837

1994 app Identification of proteins regulating transfer cell development in wheat$8,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Conjoint Professor Christina Offler
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$8,00019941994
GNo:G0174767

DITAC Grant Subsidy: Transfer cell development in vicia faba seed.$1,100
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Conjoint Professor Christina Offler
SchemeRole
Special Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,10019941994
GNo:G0174887

Annual Meeting, American Soc of Plant Physiologists - Portland - 30 July-3 August$250
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Conjoint Professor Christina Offler
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$25019941994
GNo:G0175112

1993 (3 grants)

Regulation of Transfer Cell Initiation and Development$47,583
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Conjoint Professor Christina Offler
SchemeRole
Multi-Year Project Grant ScholarshipChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$47,58319931997
GNo:G0172796

The physiology and molecular biology of transfer cell development and function in Vicia faba seed.$9,050
Funding Body: Department of Industry, Science & Resources

Project Team
Conjoint Professor Christina Offler
SchemeRole
Bilateral S&T Program (Defunct)Chief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$9,05019931994
GNo:G0173127

Visit by A/Prof Xin-Ding Wang, Assoicate Professor, Shanghai Institute of Plant Physiology Academia Sinica China. 19-4-93 to 6-8-93.$3,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Conjoint Professor Christina Offler
SchemeRole
Visitor GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$3,00019931993
GNo:G0173141

1992 (3 grants)

Transmission Electron Microscope.$136,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Conjoint Professor Christina Offler
SchemeRole
Large Equipment GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$136,00019921992
GNo:G0173507

Control Of Accumulation Of Soluble Solids By Tomato Fruit$5,000
Funding Body: CSIRO - Research Management Committee

Project Team
Conjoint Professor Christina Offler
SchemeRole
Collaborative Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$5,00019921992
GNo:G0173683

Optimizing Plant Yield Using Physiological And Molecular Approaches$4,400
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Conjoint Professor Christina Offler
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$4,40019921992
GNo:G0174190

1991 (1 grants)

Cellular Pathway Of Short Distance Transfer Of Photosynthates In Fleshy Fruits$68,000
Funding Body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Project Team
Conjoint Professor Christina Offler
SchemeRole
Large GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$68,00019911992
GNo:G0173847
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions4
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL1.35

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)Co-SupervisorRegulation of Wall Ingrowth Formation in Developing Transfer Cells
20122016PhD (Biological Sciences)Principal SupervisorTransfer Cell Trans-differentiation: Regulation of their Ingrowth Wall Formation
20112015PhD (Biological Sciences)Co-SupervisorResponse of Tomato Ovary and Fruit to Heat Stress: Examining the Roles of Sugar Metabolism and Signalling
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
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)Co-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)Co-SupervisorFunctional Characterisation of Novel Sucrose Transporters
2011PhD (Biological Sciences)Co-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)Co-SupervisorThe Effect of Citric Acid on Plant Growth and Leaf Gas Exchange in Corymbia Maculata and Other Woody Species
2008PhD (Environmental Sc)Co-SupervisorA Palaeoenvironmental History of the Paroo and Warrego Regions, Australia: A Multi-Proxy, Multi-Site Approach
2006PhD (Biological Sciences)Principal SupervisorInvestigating mechanisms of localized wall ingrowth deposition in transfer cells
2006PhD (Biological Sciences)Co-SupervisorRebuilding Biodiversity and Microbial Associations in Native Forest Rehabilitation Following Open-Cut Coal Mining
2006PhD (Biological Sciences)Principal SupervisorSugar Regulation of Transfer Cell Wall Ingrowth Deposition in Faba Bean Cotyledons
2004PhD (Biological Sciences)Principal SupervisorRegulation of transfer cell induction in cotyledons of Vicia faba
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Conjoint Professor Christina Offler

Work Phone(02) 4921 5704
Fax(02) 4921 5472
Email
PositionConjoint Professor
School of Environmental and Life Sciences
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/tina-offler