Professor Yong-Ling Ruan looking at some plants

News • 16 Jun 2020

Roadmap laid out for next generation of crops for high productivity and resilience to climate change

A roadmap to engineer or breed the next generation of crops for high productivity and resilience to climate change has been laid out by a team of world experts.

News • 20 May 2019

“Ready-Set-Grow” Pollinations and fertilization Activate genes for nutrient delivery for fruit set

Flower plants rely on pollination and fertilization to set seed and fruit, key products of most crops. It remains mysterious as how the molecular machinery is switched on upon pollination to deliver a massive amount of nutrients required for the impending seed and fruit formation. To address this question, an international visiting PhD student, now Dr Shen Si, from China Agricultural University spent two years in ACRCCI to research this topic under the supervision of Prof Yong-Ling Ruan

News • 1 May 2019

How do seeds sense warm weather?

Through international collaboration with partner groups of ACRCCI, Zhejinag University and Chinese Academy of Sciences, Professor Yong-Ling Ruan and colleagues have identified a mitochondrial heat shock protein that activates seed germination via thermal sensing.

News • 22 May 2017

National award honours lifetime commitment to furthering plant science

The University of Newcastle’s (UON) Emeritus Professor John Patrick has been elected as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science (AAS), joining an elite group of 500 members who have made significant and sustained contribution to Australian science.

Professor Yong-Ling Ruan and Hon Christopher Pyne

News • 3 Mar 2016

Professor Yong-Ling Ruan honored to attend Science Meets Parliament

Professor Yong-Ling Ruan, the Director of Australia China Research Centre for Crop Improvement (ACRCCI), was honored to be invited by the Australian Society of Plant Scientists to attend the Science Meets Parliament (SMP) on the 1st and 2nd of March, 2016 in Canberra.

Federal Government choose UON research for case-study

News • 12 Sep 2014

Federal Government choose UON research for case-study

A group mission that includes an Australian-first cross-collaborative conference has been hailed as such a success that it’s being used by the Federal Government as a case-study for future international linkage schemes.

Yong Ling Ruan

News • 8 May 2014

Future of agriculture looks sweet

Sugar may be the key to future food security and economic prosperity according to University of Newcastle Associate Professor Yong-Ling Ruan.

ACRCCI Group Mission Succcess

News • 1 May 2013

Federal Government funded group mission success

The Australian-China Research Centre for Crop Improvement (ACRCCI) has successfully undertaken the DIISRTE-funded Group Mission project entitled "€œCollaboration to Strengthen the Research Capabilities of ACRCCI".

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.