Dr Ashley Tan
This person does not currently hold a position at QUT.
BiographyAshley joined the CTCB in 2016 and she is interested in developing technologies that would allow for serial genetic improvement of vegetatively propagated crops. Her project is funded by the Horticulture Innovation Australia (HIA).
She graduated with a doctoral degree in Molecular Biology from The University of Adelaide studying the genes involved in the biosynthesis of cellulose in barley. Through her PhD, she developed skills in molecular biology, transgene expression analysis and microscopy. Following that, she conducted her postdoctoral research at KTH, Stockholm on the functional characterisation of fungal membrane protein to identify new drug target.
Ashley's research interests are :
- Plant Biotechnology
- Vegetatively propagated crops
- Disease resistance
- Plant Cell Walls
- PhD (University of Adelaide)
- Ruthes A, Martinez-Abad A, Tan A, Bulone V, Vilaplana F, (2017) Sequential fractionation of feruloylated hemicelluloses and oligosaccharides from wheat bran using subcritical water and xylanolytic enzymes, Green Chemistry, 19, pp. 1919-1931.
- Tan A, Corbin K, Fincher G, (2016) Emerging technologies for the production of renewable liquid transport fuels from biomass sources enriched in plant cell walls, Frontiers in Plant Science, 7, pp. 1-18.
- Zhao M, Tan A, Scharwies J, Levin K, Evans J, Tyerman S, (2017) Association between water and carbon dioxide transport in leaf plasma membranes: assessing the role of aquaporins, Plant, Cell and Environment, 40 (6), pp. 789-801.
- Shirley N, Lahnstein J, Corbin K, Fincher G, Knauf V, Burton R, Byrt C, Betts N, Tan A, Lim W, Ermawar R, Nguyen H, (2016) Prospecting for energy-rich renewable raw materials: Sorghum stem case study, PLoS One, 11 (5), pp. 1-20.
- Tan A, Shirley N, Singh R, Henderson M, Dhugga K, Mayo G, Fincher G, Burton R, (2015) Powerful regulatory systems and post-transcriptional gene silencing resist increases in cellulose content in cell walls of barley, BMC Plant Biology, 15 (62), pp. 1-16.
- Aditya J, Lewis J, Shirley N, Tan A, Henderson M, Fincher G, Burton R, Mather D, Tucker M, (2015) The dynamics of cereal cyst nematode infection differ between susceptible and resistant barley cultivars and lead to changes in (1,3;1,4)-beta-glucan levels and HvCslF gene transcript abundance, New Phytologist, 207 (1), pp. 135-147.