We are interested in understanding the molecular mechanisms underlying reproductive development and currently focus on non-coding RNAs (miRNAs, siRNAs, long non-coding RNAs) and post-transcriptional RNA modifications.
Our overarching aim is to use the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana to understand the molecular basis of complex traits and translate these discoveries into crop plants like canola and cereals (e.g. barley, wheat and rice).
Dr Iain Searle received a BAgSci (Hons) and PhD from the University of Queensland after studying nodule development in legumes. After completing postdoctoral research in plant development at the Max Planck Institute in Germany and then in the Sainsbury Laboratory in the UK he returned to Australia. He first had a research group at the ANU and now has a group at the University of Adelaide.
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