Researcher Profile

Professor Harvey Millar

Harvey Millar
Harvey Millar

Phone: +61 8 6488 7245

Research Expertise:
  • Biochemistry plant mitochondria
  • Oxidative stress and antioxidant defence
  • Protein mass spectrometry
  • Respiration
  • Metabolism
  • Electron transport chain
  • Oxygen consumption
  • Proteomics
  • Proteome analysis
  • Protein turnover
  • Energy use efficiency


Prof Millar teaches in the following courses:

BIOC3003 Omics—Global Approaches to Cell Function

His current PhD Students are:

Sandra Kerbler (2013-2017)
Katherina Belt (2014-)
Jakob Petereit (2015-)
Martyna Broda (2015-
Karzan Silah (2016-)
Akila Wijerathna (2017-)

For PhD or Honours student project enquiries, please email Professor Millar


BSc PhD A.N.U.

Current Projects

- Targeted Proteomics in Arabidopsis, Wheat and Barley
-Measurement of protein turnover and protein aging in plants
-Protein complex assembly in plants
- Oxidative stress and mitochondrial function in plants
- Biogenesis of mitochondria during plant development

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Post-doctoral and Independent Researchers

Funding Received

Prof Millar's research is funded by the Australian Research Council through the Discovery, Linkage and Centre's Programmes and by Industry funding from GRDC and Agilent Technologies.

Roles, responsibilities and expertise

Techniques and Expertise

- Organelle isolation from plants
- Protein subcellular location in plants
- Proteome analysis by peptide mass spectrometry
- Stable isotope labelling of plant components
- Protein purification: gel filtration, ion exchange, SDS-PAGE electrophoresis, BN-PAGE electrophoresis, native PAGE electrophoresis, western blotting
- Enzymology of proteins and antioxidant defence systems
- Respiration measurement: whole tissues, isolated organelles, in liquid and gas phase, using
voltammetric electrodes
- Metabolomics by GC-MS
- Bioenergetics: O2 electrode, and analysis of mitochondrial ETC function.


Professor Harvey Millar did his BSc (Hons) and PhD (1997) in plant biochemistry and molecular biology at the Australian National University in Canberra. He has previously held fellowships at The University of Oxford (HFSPO) and at UWA (ARC APD 2000-2002, ARC QEII 2002-2007, ARC APF 2008-2011, ARC Future Fellow 2012-2015), and is currently the Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology. Prof Millar serves on the Editorial Board of The Plant Cell, The Biochemical Journal, The Arabidopsis Book, Journal of Proteomics, and BMC Plant Methods.

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Most frequent journals

    ISSNs: 0032-0889, 1532-2548

    American Society of Plant Biologists

    Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 6.58 SJR 3.735 SNIP 1.75

    Journal: ERA2018


    ISSNs: 0960-7412, 1365-313X

    Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1365-313X


    Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 5.93 SJR 3.351 SNIP 1.508

    Journal: ERA2018

  • Journal of Proteome Research

    ISSNs: 1535-3893, 1535-3907

    American Chemical Society

    Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 4.34 SJR 1.705 SNIP 1.002

    Journal: ERA2018


    ISSNs: 1040-4651, 1532-298X

    Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1532-298X

    American Society of Plant Biologists

    Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 7.66 SJR 5.516 SNIP 2.102

    Journal: ERA2018

  • The Journal of Biological Chemistry

    ISSNs: 0021-9258, 1083-351X

    American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

    Scopus rating (2016): CiteScore 4.17 SJR 2.755 SNIP 1.125

    Journal: ERA2018

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