Dr Bettina Berger

Scientific Director - The Plant Accelerator
Dr Bettina Berger

 Since 2015 - Scientific Director, The Plant Accelerator, Australian Plant Phenomics Facility, University of Adelaide

2010 - 2015 - Senior Scientist at The Plant Accelerator, Australian Plant Phenomics Facility, University of Adelaide

2008 - 2010 - Alexander-von-Humboldt Fellow at the Australian Center for Plant Functional Genomics, University of Adelaide

2007 - 2008 - Research Assistant, Botanical Institute, University of Cologne, Germany

2003 - 2007 - PhD student, International Max-Planck Research School Cologne, Germany

2003 - Masters Thesis, Department of Plant Science, University of Cambridge, UK

2000 - 2003 - Master of Science in Biotechnologie, Ecole Superieure de Biotechnologie, Strasbourg, France

1998 - 2000 - Undergraduate Studies in Biologie, Eberhardt-Karls University Tuebingen, Germany

Journal Articles

1.            Campbell, M. T., Knecht, A. C., Berger, B., Brien, C. J., Wang, D. & Walia, H. (2015) Integrating image-based phenomics and association analysis to dissect the genetic  architecture of temporal salinity responses in rice.  Plant Physiology, 168(4), 1476-1489. doi:10.1104/pp.15.00450

2.            Parent, B., Shahinnia, F., Maphosa, L., Berger, B., Rabie, H., Chalmers, K., Kovalchuk A., Langridge P. & Fleury, D. (2015). Combining field performance with controlled environment plant imaging to identify the genetic control of growth and transpiration underlying yield response to water-deficit stress in wheat. Journal of Experimental Botany, 66(18), 5481-5492. doi:10.1093/jxb/erv320

3.            Takahashi, F., Tilbrook, J., Trittermann, C., Berger, B., Roy, S. J., Seki, M., Shinozaki K. & Tester, M. (2015). Comparison of leaf sheath transcriptome profiles with physiological traits of bread wheat cultivars under salinity stress. PLoS One, 10(8), doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0133322

4.            Schmöckel, S. M., Garcia, A. F., Berger, B., Tester, M., Webb, A. A. R. & Roy, S. J. (2015). Different NaCl-induced calcium signatures in the Arabidopsis thaliana ecotypes Col-0 and C24. PLoS ONE, 10(2), 9 pages. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0117564

5.            Neilson, E. H., Edwards, A. M., Blomstedt, C. K., Berger, B., Møller, B. L. & Gleadow, R. M. (2015). Utilization of a high-throughput shoot imaging system to examine the dynamic phenotypic responses of a C4 cereal crop plant to nitrogen and water deficiency over time. Journal of Experimental Botany, (7), 1-16. doi:10.1093/jxb/eru526

6.            Frerigmann, H., Berger, B. & Gigolashvili, T. (2014). bHLH05 is an interaction partner of MYB51 and a novel regulator of glucosinolate biosynthesis in arabidopsis. Plant Physiology, 166(1), 349-369. doi:10.1104/pp.114.240887

7.            Honsdorf, N., March, T. J., Berger, B., Tester, M. & Pillen, K. (2014). High-throughput phenotyping to detect drought tolerance QTL in wild barley introgression lines. PLOS ONE, 9(5), 1-13. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0097047

8.            Schilling, R. K., Marschner, P., Shavrukov, Y., Berger, B., Tester, M., Roy, S. J. & Plett, D. C. (2014). Expression of the Arabidopsis vacuolar H+-pyrophosphatase gene (AVP1) improves the shoot biomass of transgenic barley and increases grain yield in a saline field. Plant Biotechnology Journal, 12(3), 378-386. doi:10.1111/pbi.12145

9.            Hairmansis, A., Berger, B., Tester, M. & Roy, S. (2014). Image-based phenotyping for non-destructive screening of different salinity tolerance traits in rice. Rice, 7(1), 16-1-16-10. doi:10.1186/s12284-014-0016-3

10.          Brien, C., Berger, B., Rabie, H. & Tester, M. (2013). Accounting for variation in designing greenhouse experiments with special reference to greenhouses containing plants on conveyor systems. Plant Methods, 9(1), 1-22. doi:10.1186/1746-4811-9-5

11.          Hayes, J., Pallotta, M., Baumann, U., Berger, B., Langridge, P. & Sutton, T. (2013). Germanium as a tool to dissect boron toxicity effects in barley and wheat. Functional Plant Biology, 40(6), 618-627. doi:10.1071/FP12329

12.          Golzarian, M., Frick, R., Rajendran, K., Berger, B., Roy, S., Tester, M. & Lun, D. (2011). Accurate inference of shoot biomass from high-throughput images of cereal plants. Plant Methods, 7(2), 1-11. doi:10.1186/1746-4811-7-2

13.          Berger, B., Parent, B. & Tester, M. (2010). High-throughput shoot imaging to study drought responses. Journal of Experimental Botany, 61(13), 3519-3528. doi:10.1093/jxb/erq201

14.          Gigolashvili, T., Berger, B. & Flugge, U. (2009). Specific and coordinated control of indolic and aliphatic glucosinolate biosynthesis by R2R3-MYB transcription factors in Arabidopsis thaliana. Phytochemistry Reviews: fundamentals and perspectives of natural products research, 8(1), 3-13. doi:10.1007/s11101-008-9112-6

15.          Roy, S., Gilliham, M., Berger, B., Essah, P., Cheffings, C., Miller, A. & Tester, M. (2008). Investigating glutamate receptor-like gene co-expression in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Cell and Environment, 31(6), 861-871. doi:10.1111/j.1365-3040.2008.01801.x

16.          Berger, B., Stracke, R., Yatusevich, R., Weisshaar, B., Flugge, U. & Gigolashvili, T. (2007). A simplified method for the analysis of transcription factor-promoter interactions that allows high-throughput data generation. Plant Journal, 50(5), 911-916. doi:10.1111/j.1365-313X.2007.03088.x

17.          Gigolashvili, T., Yatusevich, R., Berger, B., Muller, C. & Flugge, U. (2007). The R2R3-MYB transcription factor HAG1/MYB28 is a regulator of methionine-derived glucosinolate biosynthesis in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Journal, 51(2), 247-261. doi:10.1111/j.1365-313X.2007.03133.x

18.          Gigolashvili, T., Berger, B., Mock, H., Muller, C., Weisshaar, B. & Flugge, U. (2007). The transcription factor HIG1/MYB51 regulates indolic glucosinolate biosynthesis in Arabidopsis thaliana. Plant Journal, 50(5), 886-901. doi:10.1111/j.1365-313X.2007.03099.x


Reviewed conference proceedings

1.            Qiongyan, L., Cai, J., Berger, B. & Miklavcic, S. (2015). Study on spike detection of cereal plants. In 2014 13th International Conference on Control Automation Robotics and Vision, ICARCV 2014 (pp. 228-233). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. doi:10.1109/ICARCV.2014.7064309

2.            Ward, B., Bastian, J., Van Den Hengel, A., Pooley, D., Bari, R., Berger, B. & Tester, M. (2015). A model-based approach to recovering the structure of a plant from images. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics) Vol. 8928 (pp. 215-230). Springer Verlag. doi:10.1007/978-3-319-16220-1_16


Book chapters

1.            Berger, B., de Regt, B. & Tester, M. (2013). Applications of high-throughput plant phenotyping to study nutrient use efficiency. In F. J. M. Maathuis (Ed.), Plant mineral nutrients: methods in molecular biology (Vol. 953, pp. 277-290). Online: Humana Press. doi:10.1007/978-1-62703-152-3_18

2.            Berger, B., de Regt, S. & Tester, M. (2012b). High-throughput phenotyping of plant shoots. In J. Normanly (Ed.), High-Throughput Phenotyping in Plants: Methods and Protocols (Vol. 918, 1 ed., pp. 9-20). USA: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-1-61779-995-2_2

3.            Berger, B., de Regt, S. & Tester, M. (2012a). Trait dissection of salinity tolerance with plant phenomics. In S. Shabala, & T. A. Cuin (Eds.), Plant Salt Tolerance: Methods and Protocols (Vol. 913, pp. 399-413). USA: Humana Press. doi:10.1007/978-1-61779-986-0_27

4.            Plett, D., Berger, B. & Tester, M. (2010). Genetic determinants of salinity tolerance in crop plants. In M. Jenks, & A. Wood (Eds.), Genes for Plant Abiotic Stress (pp. 83-111). USA: Blackwell Publishers Inc. doi:10.1002/9780813809380

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