Jacqueline Batley

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Academic Achievement

2000: PhD, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK.

1996: MSc Ecology, University of Durham, UK

1995: BSc (Hons) Biology, University of Bristol, UK

Occupational Experience

05/2009 - current: ARC QEII Research Fellow, School of Land, Crop and Food Sciences, University of Queensland

03/2007 – 04/2009: Research Fellow, School of Land, Crop and Food Sciences, University of Queensland

08/2002 – 03/2007: Senior Research Scientist, Primary Industries Research Victoria, La Trobe University, Victoria and Technical Manager, AgGenomics Pty Ltd.

02/2001 - 07/2002: Postdoctoral Researcher, School of Biological Sciences, University of Bristol, UK.

10/2000 - 01/2001: Postdoctoral Researcher, IACR-Long Ashton Research Station, Bristol, UK.

01/2000 - 09/2000: Postdoctoral Researcher, Advanta Seeds UK, seconded to IACR-Long Ashton Research Station, Bristol, UK.

10/1999 - 12/1999: Postdoctoral Researcher, IACR-Long Ashton Research Station, Bristol, UK.

Awards and Prizes

In 2007, I was awarded the Chinese-Australia Young Scientist Exchange Scheme, which involved a visit to China to meet with the funding bodies and scientists to establish links and develop collaborations. This project led to successful collaborations as evidenced by the Australia-China International Science Linkage grants awarded in 2009. In 2010, I was invited back to China as an alumni of the Australia-china young scientist exchange scheme, and this has now led to me being awarded the “next step program – making collaboration happen”. In October 2008, I was awarded an ARC QEII fellowship for commencement in 2009 to investigate the co-evolution of host-pathogen interaction between blackleg and Brassica. In 2009 I received a University of Queensland Foundation Research Excellence Award, which recognises outstanding performance and leadership potential in early career researchers. This award also provided $70,000 to identify novel disease resistance genes in wild Brassicaceae.

Research Interests

My areas of interest include genetic and genomics analysis and specifically, genome sequence analysis and the development of molecular genetic marker systems for applications such as genetic diversity, genetic mapping, LD and comparative genomic studies and the molecular characterisation of agronomic traits. I am currently also focussing on blackleg resistance in Brassicas

Current Competitive Grant Funding

• 2009: J Batley. Investigating the evolution and conservation of nodulation and mycorrhization genes across the Brassicaceae. University of Queensland Early Career Researcher Grant $27,000.

• 2009-2014: J Batley, D Edwards & R Delourme. Co-evolution of the host pathogen interaction between Leptosphaeria maculans and Brassica species. ARC Discovery $880,000

• 2009-2012: J Batley & D Edwards. Characterising genetic variation in Brassica napus. ARC Linkage in Partnership with NSWDPI, Bayer Crop Science (Belgium) and the Australian Genome Research Facility. $848,000 from the ARC and $456,000 partner cash contribution

• 2009-2011: J Batley, D Edwards & N Nesi. Characterisation of candidate genes underlying oil quality in Canola (Brassica napus) French-Australia Science and Technology programme (FR090077) $14,000

• 2009-2014: D Edwards, H Raman & J Batley. Development of molecular markers for application in Australian canola breeding. GRDC $2.5 m

• 2010: J Batley. Conservation of blackleg disease resistance genes across the Brassicaceae: an insight into the Brassicaceae evolution. University of Queensland Foundation Research Excellence Award $70,000.

• 2010-2011: J Batley & D Edwards. Applying the Brassica rapa genome sequence to identify candidate genes underlying agronomic traits in canola (Brassica napus). DEST Australia-China International Science Linkage $49,000

• 2010-2011: D Edwards & J Batley. Sequencing and annotating the C Genome of Brassica. DEST Australia-China International Science Linkage $96,500

• 2011: J Batley, D Edwards, M Nelson & W Cowling. Second Generation sequencing to identify genes controlling flowering in oilseed Brassica plants. UQ-UWA Bilateral Research Collaboration Award $20,000

• 2011-2013: D Edwards & J Batley. Mapping recombination blocks in Brassica. ARC Linkage in Partnership with Bayer Crop Science (Belgium). $611,000 from the ARC and $500,000 partner cash contribution

Past Competitive Grant Funding

• 2008-2009: J Batley. Characterising genetic variation in sorghum. UQ FirstLink Funding $3,000

• 2006-2007: D Edwards & J Batley. Establishing shared resources for the identification of Blackleg disease resistance genes in canola (Brassica napus). French-Australia Science and Technology programme. $16,000

Jacqueline Batley publications


Dr Jacqueline Batley

ARC QEII Research Fellow

School of Agriculture and Food Sciences and ARC Centre of Excellence for Integrative Legume Research

CILR, Level 2, John Hines Building

The University of Queensland

Brisbane 4072


Email: j.batley@uq.edu.au

Phone: +61 (0)7 334 69534

Mobile: 0423 841669