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Professor Stephen Tyerman

Telephone +61 8 8313 6663
Position Professor
Fax +61 8 8313 0431
Mobile +61 4 1177 6050
Building Plant Research Centre
Floor/Room 2 24
Campus Waite
Org Unit School of Agriculture, Food and Wine

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Biography/ Background

Professor Tyerman has researched nutrition, salinity and water relations in plants for some 25 years. In 2001 he obtained the Wine Industry Chair of Viticulture at the University of Adelaide. He has received several awards for his plant physiology research and was elected as a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science in 2003. He is currently head of the Plant Physiology, Viticulture and Horticulture Research Group within the School of Agriculture, Food and Wine, and a member of the Wine Innovation Cluster. He is a Chief Investigator in the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology and runs a node of the Cetnre at the University of Adelaide.



BSc Hons (University of Sydney)

PhD (University of Sydney)

Teaching Interests

Plant Physiology and Ecophysiology


Plant Membrane Transport

Research Interests


Ion channels and transporters

Ligand gated ion channels

Signalling in regulation of plant water transport

Grape berry development and water relation

Research Funding

Australian Research Council

Grape and Wine Research and Development Corporation



Professional Associations

Australian Society for Plant Scientists

Australian Society of Viticulture and Oenology

American Scociety of Plant Biologists

Associate Editor for Australian Journal of Grape and Wine Research

Associate Editor for Functional Plant Biology

Editorial Board of Plant Cell and Environment


Entry last updated: Sunday, 13 Jul 2014

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