Wendy submits her thesis!

It’s been a big few days for Wendy! In addition to turning 21 and watching her son get married, she also submitted her masters thesis which was the culmination of 10 years of hard work. Congratulations Wendy on the magnificent effort! Orchid enthusiasts watch this space!

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Laura publishes her second paper from her PhD

Congratulations Laura and the Myrtle Rust team on the publication of their article ‘Endangered species face an extra threat: susceptibility to the invasive pathogen Austropuccinia psidii (myrtle rust) in Australia’ in the journal Australasian Plant Pathology. For an epic read check it out using the link http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13313-019-00640-4.

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Laura and Samiya graduate!

Congratulations Laura and Samiya on graduating! On the night, Samiya gave an emotional speech about her PhD experience that tugged at the heartstrings while Laura remember what direction to walk of the stage. Needless to say the night was a huge success!


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Which Plant Where? on Gardening Australia

Congratulations to the Which Plant Where? team headed by Michelle on their interesting segment on the 30th anniversary edition of Gardening Australia. If you missed it check it out here:


In particular, look out for PIREL’s own Samiya Tabassum and her Oscar winning performance!


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Laura publishes her first PhD chapter!

Congratulations to Laura for getting her PhD chapter entitled ‘Austropuccinia psidii¬†on the move: survey based insights to its geographical distribution, host species, impacts and management in Australia’ published in Biological Invasions. Great effort! Check it out here-http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10530-018-1891-0

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Congratulations Guyo and Samiya!

PIREL had a cheeky lunch today to celebrate Guyo submitting his thesis and Dr Samiya having her thesis accepted. Big times!

PIREL end of year lunch

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Laura and her epic poster!

Congratulations Laura on winning the 3rd place prize for your poster at ESA 2018 in Brisbane. It enlightened everyone at the conference on the community-level impacts of myrtle rust on Australian vegetation communities.

Laura ESA poster award

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