Tree Biotechnology

Utilising trees for the production of valuable natural products such as terpenes and flavonoids.

Academic staff

The following staff are available to supervise honours and masters research in the field of tree biotechnology.

Professor Ian Woodrow

How plants synthesise and store secondary metabolites, with a focus on Australian native species and metabolites of commercial interest.

Project topics:

  • Characterisation of polyploid eucalypts for essential oil production
  • Micropropagation (tissue culture) of flavanone-rich eucalypts
  • Characterisation of recombinant monoterpene synthases from eucalypts
  • Ornamentation of medicinal flavonoids from eucalypts