Prof. Kronzucker is a Full Professor and the Head of School of Agriculture and Food in the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences at the University of Melbourne. He also holds a Distinguished Professorship at the University of Toronto and is an Honorary Professor at Shanghai Jiao Tong University and at the University of British Columbia .
He is the founder and former Director of the Canadian Centre for World Hunger Research and is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Plant Physiology (Elsevier). Prof. Kronzucker obtained his Ph.D. in Botany from the University of British Columbia, Canada. He has held a Rockefeller ‘Human Frontier’ Fellowship at the International Rice Research Institute in the Philippines and Professorships at the University of Western Ontario and the University of Toronto in Canada. From 2017-2018, he led the School of BioSciences at the University of Melbourne and, in 2018, was appointed to the leadership of the University’s School of Agriculture and Food. Prof. Kronzucker’s research is on plant nutrition and ion transport in the world’s major cereal crops, in particular rice, with a focus on plant nitrogen relations, potassium homeostasis, sodium toxicity, micronutrients, and silicon. His primary work has been published in the premier international venues, including Nature, Nature Plants, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA), and Trends in Plant Science, and has been prolifically featured in the popular media. He has won many prestigious awards, including a Canada Research Chair, a lifetime achievement award from Laval University, and a Bayer Science for a Better Life Award.
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Accelerating Wheat Genetic Gain By Establishing A High‐Throughput Spike Phenotyping Platfo..
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Transcriptome analysis of rice (Oryza sativa L.) in response to ammonium resupply reveals the involvement of phytohormone signaling and the transcription factor OsJAZ9 in reprogramming of nitrogen uptake and metabolism
Li Sun, Dong-Wei Di, Guangjie Li, Yilin Li, Herbert J Kronzucker, Weiming Shi
Journal article | 2020 | Journal of Plant Physiology
The intersection of nitrogen nutrition and water use in plants: New paths toward improved crop productivity.
DC Plett, K Ranathunge, VJ Melino, N Kuya, Y Uga, HJ Kronzucker
Journal article | 2020 | Journal of Experimental Botany
Water and nitrogen availability limit crop productivity globally more than most other environmental factors. Plant availability of..
Energy costs of salt tolerance in crop plants
Rana Munns, David A Day, Wieland Fricke, Michelle Watt, Borjana Arsova, Bronwyn J Barkla, Jayakumar Bose, Caitlin S Byrt, Zhong-Hua Chen, Kylie J Foster, Matthew Gilliham, Sam W Henderson, Colin LD Jenkins, Herbert J Kronzucker, Stanley J Miklavcic, Darren Plett, Stuart J Roy, Sergey Shabala, Megan C Shelden, Kathleen L Soole, et al.
Journal article | 2020 | New Phytologist
Agriculture is expanding into regions that are affected by salinity. This review considers the energetic costs of salinity toleran..
Overexpression of rice aquaporin OsPIP1;2 improves yield by enhancing mesophyll CO2 conductance and phloem sucrose transport
Feiyun Xu, Ke Wang, Wei Yuan, Weifeng Xu, Liu Shuang, Herbert J Kronzucker, Guanglei Chen, Rui Miao, Maoxing Zhang, Ming Ding, Liang Xiao, Lei Kai, Jianhua Zhang, Yiyong Zhu
Journal article | 2019 | Journal of Experimental Botany
Aquaporins are involved in CO2 transport from the leaf intercellular air space to the chloroplast, which contributes to CO2 assimi..
Overexpression of rice aquaporin OsPIP1;2 improves yield by enhancing mesophyll CO2 conductance and phloem sucrose transport (vol 70, pg 671, 2019)
Feiyun Xu, Ke Wang, Wei Yuan, Weifeng Xu, Shuang Liu, Herbert J Kronzucker, Guanglei Chen, Rui Miao, Maoxing Zhang, Ming Ding, Liang Xiao, Lei Kai, Jianhua Zhang, Yiyong Zhu
Journal article | 2019 | Journal of Experimental Botany
In defence of the selective transport and role of silicon in plants
D Coskun, R Deshmukh, H Sonah, JG Menzies, O Reynolds, JF Ma, HJ Kronzucker, RR Bélanger
Journal article | 2019 | New Phytologist
With interest, we read the Letter by Exley & Guerriero (2019; in this issue of New Phytologist, pp. 511–513) ‘A reappraisal of bio..
Plasma-membrane electrical responses to salt and osmotic gradients contradict radiotracer kinetics, and reveal Na -transport dynamics in rice (Oryza sativa L.)
Ahmed M Hamam, Devrim Coskun, Dev T Britto, Darren Plett, Herbert J Kronzucker
Journal article | 2019 | Planta
A systematic analysis of NaCl-dependent, plasma-membrane depolarization (∆∆Ψ) in rice roots calls into question the current leadin..
Effects of the biological nitrification inhibitor 1,9-decanediol on nitrification and ammonia oxidizers in three agricultural soils
Yufang Lu, Xiaonan Zhang, Jiafeng Jiang, H Kronzucker, Weishou Shen, Weiming Shi
Journal article | 2019 | Soil Biology and Biochemistry
The application of biological nitrification inhibitors (BNIs) is considered an important new strategy to mitigate nitrogen losses ..
Characterization and comparison of nitrate fluxes in Tamarix ramosissima and cotton roots under simulated drought conditions.
Lin Zhang, Guangjie Li, Gangqiang Dong, Meng Wang, Dongwei Di, Herbert J Kronzucker, Weiming Shi
Journal article | 2018 | Tree Physiology
Tamarix ramosissima Ledeb., a major host plant for the parasitic angiosperm Cistanche tubulosa, and known for its unique drought t..
Molecular components of stress-responsive plastid retrograde signaling networks and their involvement in ammonium stress.
Baohai Li, Herbert J Kronzucker, Weiming Shi
Journal article | 2013 | Plant Signaling & Behavior
Plastid retrograde signaling (chloroplast to nucleus) has been proposed to play an important role in the acclimation of plant func..
Roles of abscisic acid and auxin in shoot-supplied ammonium inhibition of root system development.
Baohai Li, Qing Li, Herbert J Kronzucker, Weiming Shi
Journal article | 2011 | Plant Signaling & Behavior
A plastic root system is a prerequisite for successful plant acclimation to variable environments. The normally functioning root s..
Inorganic Nitrogen Absorption by Plant Roots
Anthony DM Glass, Yair Erner, Tamera Hunt, Herbert J Kronzucker, Mamoru Okamoto, Suman Rawat, Salim Silim, Jan K Schjoerring, M Yaeesh Siddiqi, J John Vidmar, MY Wang, Degen Zhuo
Book Chapter | 1999
Physiological experiments have established that plant roots possess multiple transport systems for nitrogen absorption. These incl..
Measurements of aluminum transport in wheat at the cellular level
RR Johnson, ADM Glass, H Kronzucker, Z Gelbart, E Venczel, M Paul, D Berkovits, A Catan, Y Kashiv, S Ghelberg
Journal article | 1997 | Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms
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Honours, Awards and Fellowships
Lifetime Achievement Award
Spring Convocation Speaker, Science
Bayer Science for a Better Life Award
Principal's Research Award
Canada Research Chair
Canada Research Chair
Agriculture And Food
Plant & Soil Journal
Journal of Plant Physiology (Elsevier)
Frontiers in Chemistry (Agricultural Biological Chemistry) Journal
Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) Research Grants Board of the UK
Founder And Inaugural Director
Canadian Centre for World Hunger Research
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Frontiers in Plant Science Journal
Natural Sciences & Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC)
Plant, Soil & Environment Journal
Sherwood Fox Arboretum, University of Western Ontario, Canada.
Doctor of Philosophy
University of British Columbia