The Phenomics and Bioinformatics Research Centre (PBRC) aims to enable fundamental advances in biological science through the development and application of mathematical, statistical and computational techniques.
Our research is applicable to a variety of important problems, including improving the resilience of food crops to environmental stresses.
We also host a node of the Australian Centre for Plant Functional Genomics (ACPFG).
World Top 100 for Engineering and Technology*
The University of South Australia’s Division of Information Technology, Engineering and the Environment has been acknowledged as a high-performing, progressive and engaging institute, earning impressive rankings for its teaching and research including:
- World top 100 for Engineering and Technology, top six in Australia and number one in South Australia in the 2013-14 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.
- Industry relevant research - number one in Australia for funding received from Commonwealth grants to CRCs.
- Excellence in Research Australia 2012 rated more than 86 per cent of our university’s assessed research as world standard or above, including a ranking of 4 for Engineering – a performance above world standard.
*2013-14 Times Higher Education World University Rankings
Sequencing error correction without a reference genome
The Phenomics and Bioinformatics Research Centre has recently published an article in the journal BMC Bioinformatics which has attracted wide interest. ‘Sequencing error correction without a reference genome’, was authored by PBRC member Julie Sleep and collaborators at the Centre for Cancer Biology and Australian Centre for Plant Functional Genomics.
Plant root transport
Kylie Foster, PhD Student and Professor Stan Miklavcic, both of the Phenomics and Bioinformatics Research Centre, have recently had 2 papers accepted in the prestigious Journal of Theoretical Biology.
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