University of Adelaide

Amanda focuses her research on understanding how a plant defends itself against disease, the impact of nutrition on plant disease and the postharvest physiology of fruits and vegetables. In addition, her laboratory is a world leader in understanding the physiological disorder of barley grain known as black point which can impact on malting and beer quality. During her PhD, Dr Able established herself within the research field of plant-pathogen interactions with particular expertise in the role of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and the dynamics of their production during programmed cell death in plants.