ACPFG's shareholders are the Grains Research and Development Corporation, the South Australian and Victorian Governments, and the Universities of Adelaide, Melbourne, Queensland and South Australia. ACPFG has a non-representative Board of Directors.
Science for cereal improvement.
ACPFG's scientists are improving wheat and barley's tolerance to environmental stresses such as drought and salinity and researching ways to make plants use nutrients more efficiently. It has registered intellectual property (patents) and publishes extensively in its area.
There are many great reasons to choose ACPFG for your research study.
Our research is geared to help produce tougher cereal crops, using the latest gene technology and bioinformatics.
For a summary of research projects on offer for students, click here.
This student section focuses on what is on offer at the largest ACPFG node in Adelaide, South Australia.
Why Study at ACPFG
There are many great reasons for choosing ACPFG for your postgraduate research study!
Our research is highly relevant as it relates to the issues of climate change and global food security. By 2050, it is predicted there will be 9 billion people in the world and we will need to produce more food with less resources. Modern scientific research at ACPFG will play a role in securing our food future.
ACPFG is a world-class research facility in the functional genomics and plant research area. We are scientifically competitive and attract top researchers from around the world, creating a highly intellectual environment.
Our Workplace Culture
We have a vibrant, dynamic workplace culture. We regularly celebrate our success stories together and have fun with many social activities throughout the year.
Support and Training for Students
ACPFG has a Student Management Committee dedicated to the support and management of students.
The University of Adelaide
All degrees at ACPFG are done in conjunction with The University of Adelaide, which is consistently ranked in the top 1% of universities worldwide and is a member of the Group of Eight.
The attractive city of Adelaide (South Australia) hosts the main ACPFG node. Adelaide is the safest, cleanest, greenest and most affordable Australian city in which to study! Adelaide enjoys a beautiful Mediterranean climate. For more information about studying in Adelaide:
General Enquiries (Adelaide Node)
Plant Genomics Centre
Hartley Grove, Urrbrae
PMB 1 Glen Osmond SA 5064
Ph: +61 8 8313 7423
Fax: +61 8 8313 7102