Mark Waters

Dr

  • The University of Western Australia (M310), 35 Stirling Highway, Room 2.60, Bayliss Building, Perth campus

    6009 Crawley

    Australia

  • 1336 Citations
  • 18 h-Index
20082020
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Personal profile

Biography

BA Biological Sciences, St Anne's College, The University of Oxford (awarded 2001)
PhD Plant Molecular Biology, The University of Nottingham (awarded Dec 2004)

Roles and responsibilities

Lab leader
Lecturer in Genetics

Funding overview

Waters MT: 2016, 'Discovering new plant hormone signalling networks', UWA Fellowship Support.
Flematti GR, Waters MT, Dixon KW, Merritt D, Perez-Fernandez, M: 2016, 'Smoke-derived karrikins reveal a new pathway for plant development', ARC Discovery projects.
Waters MT: 2015, 'Unlocking a new hormone signalling system to increase plant performance', ARC Future Fellowships.
Waters MT: 2014, ‘A novel bioassay based in yeast to discover a predicted new plant hormone’, Winner, UWA Pitch Your Project in 3 Minutes. Awarded funds: $3,000
Waters MT: 2011, 'Smoke signals and shoot branching hormones – how do plants tell the difference?', UWA Research Development Award. Awarded funds: $25,334
Smith SM, Dixon, KW Waters, MT: 2010, 'Molecular mechanisms of karrikin mode of action in the control of plant growth', UWA Research Collaboration Award. Awarded funds: $15,500
Smith SM, Beveridge CA, Dixon, KW, Waters MT, Scaffidi A, Flematti GR, Long R, Dun E, Brewer P: 2010, 'Relationship between strigolactones & karrikins in the control of plant growth & development', UWA–UQ Bilateral Research Collaboration Award. Awarded funds: $19,878

Previous positions

2009 Field Research Assistant
University of Western Australia, School of Plant Biology
2004-2008 Post-doctoral Research Fellow (PI: Prof Jane A Langdale)
University of Oxford, Department of Plant Sciences

Current projects

Honours and PhD opportunities:

1. Smoke alarm: Discovering new signalling compounds that operate in plants
http://www.science.uwa.edu.au/future-students/postgrad/opportunities/molecular/smoke

2. Exploiting chemical signals to boost plant performance
http://www.science.uwa.edu.au/future-students/postgrad/opportunities/molecular/chemical-signals

Teaching overview

GENE2250 Principles of Inheritance
GENE3350 Evolution and Development
GENE4001 Advanced Studies in Genetics and Genomics
BIOC5001 Advanced Techniques in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Research

Plant developmental genetics
Karrikin and strigolactone signalling
Synthetic biology
Chemical biology

Keywords

  • Plant development and genetics
  • Synthetic biology
  • Karrikin and strigolactone signal transduction
  • Photosynthetic development
  • Plant genetics and hormone signalling

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Projects 2011 2020

Research Output 2008 2017

  • 1336 Citations
  • 18 h-Index
  • 23 Article
  • 4 Review article
  • 1 Chapter
  • 1 Doctoral Thesis
3 Citations

From little things big things grow: Karrikins and new directions in plant development

Waters, M. T. 2017 In : Functional Plant Biology. 44, 4, p. 373-385 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

plant biology
combustion
plant development
branching
mechanism of action
33 Citations

Strigolactone Signaling and Evolution

Waters, M. T., Gutjahr, C., Bennett, T. & Nelson, D. C. 28 Apr 2017 In : Annual Review of Plant Biology. 68, p. 291-322 32 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Orobanchaceae
Rhizosphere
Plant Roots
Plant Growth Regulators
parasitic plants

The biological function, targeting specificity and redesign of PPR RNA editing factors

Sun, Y. 2017 (Unpublished)

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

File
RNA editing
functional diversity
chloroplasts
1 Citations

Assaying germination and seedling responses of arabidopsis to karrikins

Waters, M. T., Flematti, G. R. & Smith, S. M. 2016 Plant Hormones: Methods and Protocols. Humana Press, Vol. 1497, p. 29-36 8 p. (Methods in Molecular Biology; vol. 1497)

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Germination
Seedlings
Arabidopsis
Seeds
Hypocotyl
35 Citations

Lateral branching oxidoreductase acts in the final stages of strigolactone biosynthesis in Arabidopsis

Brewer, P. B., Yoneyama, K., Filardo, F., Meyers, E., Scaffidi, A., Frickey, T., Akiyama, K., Seto, Y., Dun, E. A., Cremer, J. E., Kerr, S. C., Waters, M. T., Flematti, G. R., Mason, M. G., Weiller, G., Yamaguchi, S., Nomura, T., Smith, S. M. & Beveridge, C. A. 31 May 2016 In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 113, 22, p. 6301-6306

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Arabidopsis
Oxidoreductases
Enzymes
Reverse Genetics
Dioxygenases