The Phenomics and Bioinformatics Research Centre (PRBC) was established in 2008 as a joint venture between the Australian Centre for Plant Functional Genomics (ACPFG) and the University of South Australia.
The research being undertaken in the PBRC can readily be described as lying in the intersection of Biology, Mathematics, Statistics and Computer Science. Current questions that are being addressed fall into the three main categories of Phenomics and Plant Image Analysis, Phenomics and Biometrics (Experimental Design and Statistical Analysis), Mathematical and Computational Biology.
One of the primary undertakings of the PBRC is its research in biomathematics, biostatistics and bioinformatics to support the biological research being undertaken by researchers in their quest for abiotic stress tolerant cereal plants.
The unique combination of technical skills in the centre and the centre’s focus makes the PBRC unique as a research concentration within UniSA. Indeed, it is largely unique in Australia.
Professor Bob Anderssen, CMIS, CSIRO
Professor Rosemary Bailey, University of St Andrews
Mr Michael Gilbert, Universtiy of Adelaide (Chair)
Professor Terry Speed, FRS, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute for Medical Research
Dean (Research): Division ITEE - Professor Christopher Saint
Head of School: IT and Mathematical Sciences - A/Professor Brenton Dansie
Director: Phenomics and Bioinformatics Research Centre - Professor Stan Miklavcic
Areas of study and research
- UniSA Cancer Research Institute
and Social Sciences
- Art, Architecture and Design
- Communication, International Studies and Languages
- Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy
- Hawke Research Institute
- Asia Pacific Centre for Work Health and Safety
- Australian Centre for Child Protection
- Barbara Hardy Institute
- Centre for Research in Education
- Hawke EU Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence
- Centre for Islamic Thought and Education
- International Centre for Muslim and non-Muslim Understanding
- Research Centre for Languages and Cultures
- Zero Waste SA Research Centre for Sustainable Design and Behaviour (sd+b)
IT, Engineering and
- Future Industries Institute
- UniSA College