Gerd Bossinger has investigated aspects of plant developmental biology and molecular biology for more than 30 years and has worked extensively on both monocotyledonous and dicotyledonous model organisms such as barley, maize, Arabidopsis thaliana, poplar and eucalypts. He studied Agricultural Sciences at the University of Bonn, Germany, with foci on Agricultural Botany, Plant Breeding and Forestry.
From 1985 to 1992 he worked at the Max-Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research in Cologne, Germany, investigating the developmental genetics of barley and maize to elucidate morphogenetic growth patterns during the establishment of the plant body. In 1992 Gerd migrated to Australia joining, as ARC International Research Fellow, a research team at Monash University's Department of Genetics and Developmental Biology investigating the molecular basis of flower development in the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana. Gerd joined the University of Melbourne in 1996, where from 2009 to 2016, he headed the Ecosystem and Forest Sciences School. During this period he also was Director of the University's Creswick Campus. Today, Gerd's research is directed at investigations into the molecular control of meristem differentiation and pattern formation with specific emphasis on the differentiation of the vascular cambium, the regulation of wood formation and wood quality determination in forest trees. Using molecular, genetics and genomics approaches, he and his colleagues aim to uncover causal links between gene structure and function and their relevance for patterning genetic diversity in natural (native forests) and artificial (breeding populations) ecosystems. Gerd has acted as assessor for many national and international research funding organisations, he is a regular reviewer of manuscripts for international journals and book publishers and has been invited chair and session organiser for a number of international conferences and workshops. https://treedevelopment.science.unimelb.edu.au
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Using essential oil composition to discriminate between myrtle rust phenotypes in Eucalypt..
Geographical patterns of variation in susceptibility of Eucalyptus globulus and Eucalyptus..
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The Cytoskeleton and Its Role in Determining Cellulose Microfibril Angle in Secondary Cell Walls of Woody Tree Species
Larissa Machado Tobias, Antanas V Spokevicius, Heather E McFarlane, Gerd Bossinger
Journal article | 2020 | Plants
Recent advances in our understanding of the molecular control of secondary cell wall (SCW) formation have shed light on molecular ..
Using essential oil composition to discriminate between myrtle rust phenotypes in Eucalyptus globulus and Eucalyptus obliqua
Wilson Thau Lym Yong, Peter K Ades, Jason QD Goodger, Gerd Bossinger, Fatima Akter Runa, Karanjeet S Sandhu, Josquin FG Tibbits
Journal article | 2019 | Industrial Crops and Products
The Use of Induced Somatic Sector Analysis (ISSA) for Studying Genes and Promoters Involved in Wood Formation and Secondary Stem Development
Antanas Spokevicius, Lynette Taylor, Emma Melder, Kim Van Beveren, Josquin Tibbits, Nicky Creux, Gerd Bossinger
Journal article | 2016 | Journal of Visualized Experiments
Public attitudes towards the use of transgenic forest trees: a crosscountry pilot survey
Vassiliki Kazana, Lambros Tsourgiannis, Valasia Iakovoglou, Christos Stamatiou, Alexander Alexandrov, Susana Araujo, Sasa Bogdan, Gregor Bozic, Robert Brus, Gerd Bossinger, Anastasia Boutsimea, Nevenka Celepirovic, Helena Cvrckova, Matthias Fladung, Mladen Ivankovic, Angelos Kazaklis, Paraskevi Koutsona, Zlata Luthar, Pavlina Machova, Jana Mala, et al.
Journal article | 2016 | iForest - Biogeosciences and Forestry
Public Knowledge and Perceptions of Safety Issues Towards the Use of Genetically Modified Forest Trees: A Cross-Country Pilot Survey
Vassiliki Kazana, Lambros Tsourgiannis, Valasia Iakovoglou, Christos Stamatiou, Alexander Alexandrov, Susana Araújo, Saša Bogdan, Gregor Božič, Robert Brus, Gerd Bossinger, Anastasia Boutsimea, Nevenka Ćelepirović, Helena Cvrčková, Matthias Fladung, Mladen Ivanković, Angelos Kazaklis, Paraskevi Koutsona, Zlata Luthar, Pavliná Máchová, Jana Malá, et al.
Book Chapter | 2016 | Forestry Sciences
This book provides up-to-date information on the environmental impact of transgenic trees on genetically modified tree (GMT) commu..
PtaRHE1, a Populus tremula x Populus alba RING-H2 protein of the ATL family, has a regulatory role in secondary phloem fibre development
Fabien Baldacci-Cresp, Jihad Moussawi, Jean-Charles Leple, Rebecca Van Acker, Annegret Kohler, Julie Candiracci, Laure Twyffels, Antanas V Spokevicius, Gerd Bossinger, Francoise Laurans, Nicole Brunel, Marjorie Vermeersch, Wout Boerjan, Mondher El Jaziri, Marie Baucher
Journal article | 2015 | The Plant Journal
Association mapping for wood quality and growth traits in Eucalyptus globulus ssp globulus Labill identifies nine stable marker-trait associations for seven traits
Saravanan Thavamanikumar, Luke J McManus, Peter K Ades, Gerd Bossinger, Desmond J Stackpole, Richard Kerr, Sara Hadjigol, Jules S Freeman, Rene E Vaillancourt, Peng Zhu, Josquin FG Tibbits
Journal article | 2014 | Tree Genetics & Genomes
Chloroplast genome analysis of Australian eucalypts - Eucalyptus, Corymbia, Angophora, Allosyficarpia and Stockwellia (Myrtaceae)
Michael J Bayly, Philippe Rigault, Antanas Spokevicius, Pauline Y Ladiges, Peter K Ades, Charlotte Anderson, Gerd Bossinger, Andrew Merchant, Frank Udovicic, Ian E Woodrow, Josquin Tibbits
Journal article | 2013 | Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution
SND2, a NAC transcription factor gene, regulates genes involved in secondary cell wall development in Arabidopsis fibres and increases fibre cell area in Eucalyptus
Steven G Hussey, Eshchar Mizrachi, Antanas V Spokevicius, Gerd Bossinger, Dave K Berger, Alexander A Myburg
Journal article | 2011 | BMC Plant Biology
Transformation of cambial tissue in vivo provides an efficient means for induced somatic sector analysis and gene testing in stems of woody plant species
Kim S Van Beveren, Antanas V Spokevicius, Josquin Tibbits, Wang Qing, Gerd Bossinger
Journal article | 2006 | Functional Plant Biology - an international journal of plant function
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Ecosystem And Forest Sciences
Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms University Bonn
Doctor of Agriculture
Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms University Bonn