• The University of Western Australia (M310), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Previous positions

Australian Research Council Future Fellow

Australian Research Council Post-Doctoral Fellow

European Molecular Biology Organisation (EMBO) Long Term Fellow


Nic Taylor completed his undergraduate studies and MSc at Massey University, New Zealand and in 2000 moved to The University of Western Australia to undertake his PhD. After his PhD he was awarded and European Molecular Biology Organization Long Term Fellowship to study at the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Oxford, UK. He was recruited back to UWA in 2006 to the newly established ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Energy Biology where he has held ARC Post-Doctoral and Future Fellowships. Here he has applied and developed a wide range of quantitative mass spectrometry approaches to quantify proteins, lipids and metabolites and used these in a wide range of research projects. His lab seeks gain a comprehensive understanding of how metabolites, proteins and lipids influence yield and how plant cells respond to extremes of temperature and salinity.

Education/Academic qualification

Biochemistry, PhD, The University of Western Australia

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, MSc, Massey University

Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Genetics, BSc, Massey University


  • Agriculture and Food
  • Environmental
  • Grains Research
  • Plant Mitochondria
  • Thermal acclimation
  • Salinity tolerance
  • Protein Mass Spectrometry
  • Proteomics
  • Lipid Mass spectrometry
  • Crops and Climate
  • Metabolite Mass Spectrometry
  • Plant Physiology

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Research Output 1999 2020

7 Citations (Scopus)

Wheat mitochondrial respiration shifts from the tricarboxylic acid cycle to the GABA shunt under salt stress

Che-Othman, M. H., Jacoby, R. P., Millar, A. H. & Taylor, N. L., Feb 2020, In : The New Phytologist. 225, 3, p. 1166-1180 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Citric Acid Cycle
tricarboxylic acid cycle
gamma-aminobutyric acid
gamma-Aminobutyric Acid
2 Citations (Scopus)

An ancient peptide family buried within vicilin precursors

Zhang, J., Payne, C. D., Pouvreau, B., Schaefer, H., Fisher, M. F., Taylor, N. L., Berkowitz, O., Whelan, J., Rosengren, K. J. & Mylne, J. S., 17 May 2019, In : ACS Chemical Biology. 14, 5, p. 979-993

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Citations (Scopus)

Cold sensitivity of mitochondrial ATP synthase restricts oxidative phosphorylation in Arabidopsis thaliana

Kerbler, S. M., Taylor, N. L. & Millar, A. H., 1 Mar 2019, In : New Phytologist. 221, 4, p. 1776-1788 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mitochondrial Proton-Translocating ATPases
H-transporting ATP synthase
oxidative phosphorylation
Oxidative Phosphorylation
1 Citation (Scopus)

Elucidating the inability of functionalized nanoparticles to cross the blood-brain barrier and target specific cells in vivo

Naidu, P. S. R., Gavriel, N., Gray, C. G. G., Bartlett, C. A., Toomey, L. M., Kretzmann, J. A., Patalwala, D., McGonigle, T., Denham, E., Hee, C., Ho, D., Taylor, N. L., Norret, M., Smith, N. M., Dunlop, S. A., Iyer, K. S. & Fitzgerald, M., 26 Jun 2019, In : ACS APPLIED MATERIALS & INTERFACES. 11, 25, p. 22085-22095 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

7 Citations (Scopus)
2 Downloads (Pure)

Energy costs of salinity tolerance in crop plants

Tyerman, S. D., Munns, R., Fricke, W., Arsova, B., Barkla, B. J., Bose, J., Bramley, H., Byrt, C., Chen, Z., Colmer, T. D., Cuin, T., Day, D. A., Foster, KJ., Gilliham, M., Henderson, S. W., Horie, T., Jenkins, C. L. D., Kaiser, B. N., Katsuhara, M., Plett, D. & 12 othersMiklavcic, S. J., Roy, S. J., Rubio, F., Shabala, S., Shelden, M., Soole, K., Taylor, N. L., Tester, M., Watt, M., Wege, S., Wegner, L. H. & Wen, Z., 1 Jan 2019, In : New Phytologist. 221, 1, p. 25-29 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalConference article

Open Access


UWA/DPIRD Frost Nursery Trial 2018

Leske, B. (Creator), The University of Western Australia, 29 May 2019


Projects 2007 2019