Michael Considine

Dr, BSc(Hort.) PhD W.Aust.

  • The University of Western Australia (M310), 35 Stirling Highway, Rm 3.46, Bayliss Bldg

    6009 Perth

    Australia

  • 1190 Citations
  • 17 h-Index
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Personal profile

Biography

  • BSc Hons1 (Horticulture and Viticulture), UWA, 1998.
  • DAFWA summer scholarship 1996-7.
  • PhD (Biochemistry), UWA, 2002.
  • DAFWA PhD scholarship, 1998-2001.
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Oxford University, 2002-3.
  • Horticulture Development Officer, DAFWA, 2003-7.
  • Seconded to UWA 2007-current.

Major themes through my undergraduate and postgraduate were respiration, gene expression and development in plants, including fruits. My engagement with the Department of Agriculture and Food WA (DAFWA, now DPIRD) also shaped my career interactions with the agriculture industry. 

Roles and responsibilities

I am 100% seconded from the Dept Primary Industries and Regional Development to develop and lead strategic research and training for the longterm benefit of the WA crop and food industries. 

My major roles are research and postgraduate supervision, industry engagement and teaching. 

I coordinate or contribute to three postgraduate coursework units in genetics and genomics.

Current projects

ARC Discovery Project DP150103211. What regulates the regulator? Oxygen signalling in grapevine bud dormancy.
ARC Linkage Project LP130100347. Genomic basis of clonal variation in Cabernet Sauvignon wine grapes.
Horticulture Australia Ltd AP12036. Bridging the knowledge-gap to breed high value, flavonoid rich apples.
ARC Linkage Project LP0990355. Influence of high temperature on phenology, metabolism and the fate of axillary buds and inflorescences in grapevine.

Research interests

Major research interests are plant developmental quiescence and dormancy. These traits underpin the plant body plan, growth rate and yield, and seasonal changes in growth. My particular interests are how plants perceive and transduce environmental cues through their cellular biochemistry to bring about changes in gene transcription that drive cell division and growth. 

My reserach thus combines a range of techniques from physiology and biochemistry to molecular biology, genomics and bioinformatics. Plants and crops of interest are grapevine, apple, tomato, Arabidopsis and legumes. 

I am also intimately involved with the Australian National Apple Breeding Program, and collaborating to drive towards genomic-assisted breeding and selection of high-value apples. 

External positions

Horticulture Development Officer, Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development

1 Apr 2003 → …

Keywords

  • Agriculture and Food
  • Biotechnology
  • Quiescence and dormancy
  • Phenology
  • Oxygen metabolism and signalling
  • Redox metabolism and signalling
  • Respiration

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Projects 2008 2022

Research Output 2001 2019

1 Citations (Scopus)

Modelling predicts that soybean is poised to dominate crop production across Africa

Foyer, C. H., Siddique, K. H. M., Tai, A. P. K., Anders, S., Fodor, N., Wong, F. L., Ludidi, N., Chapman, M. A., Ferguson, B. J., Considine, M. J., Zabel, F., Prasad, P. V. V., Varshney, R. K., Nguyen, H. T. & Lam, H. M., Jan 2019, In : Plant Cell and Environment. 42, 1, p. 373-385 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Soybeans
crop production
soybeans
legumes
Fabaceae
8 Citations (Scopus)

Developmental control of hypoxia during bud burst in grapevine

Meitha, K., Agudelo-Romero, P., Signorelli, S., Gibbs, D. J., Considine, J. A., Foyer, C. H. & Considine, M. J., May 2018, In : Plant, Cell & Environment. 41, 5, p. 1154-1170

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

hypoxia
buds
Oxygen
oxygen
genes
7 Citations (Scopus)
randomized clinical trials
risk groups
Malus
Flavonoids
cardiovascular diseases

Flavonoids in pome fruits: health benefits, genetic control, and prospects to breed an even healthier apple

Shan, F., Considine, M., Bondonno, K. & K, S., 2018, Novel Postharvest Treatments of Fresh Produce. Pareek, S. (ed.). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, p. 595-631 (Innovations in Postharvest Technology).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference paperChapter

6 Citations (Scopus)

Nitric oxide enables germination by a four-pronged attack on ABA-induced seed dormancy

Signorelli, S. & Considine, M. J., 9 Mar 2018, In : Frontiers in Plant Science. 9, 296.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
seed dormancy
nitric oxide
abscisic acid
germination
dormancy