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

    6009 Perth


  • 3469 Citations
  • 33 h-Index

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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

Research expertise keywords

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

Industry keywords

  • Agriculture and Food
  • Environmental

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Research Output

Can alternative metabolic pathways and shunts overcome salinity induced inhibition of central carbon metabolism in plants?

Bandehagh, A. & Taylor, N., 11 Jun 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Frontiers in Plant Science.

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  • Diel and temperature driven variation of leaf dark respiration rates and metabolite levels in rice

    Ahmad Rashid, F. A., Scafaro, A. P., Asao, S., Fenske, R., Dewar, R. C., Masle, J., Taylor, N. L. & Atkin, O. K., 16 May 2020, In : The New Phytologist.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Protein corona formation moderates the release kinetics of ion channel antagonists from transferrin-functionalized polymeric nanoparticles

    Naidu, P. S. R., Denham, E., Bartlett, C. A., McGonigle, T., Taylor, N. L., Norret, M., Smith, N. M., Dunlop, S. A., Iyer, K. S. & Fitzgerald, M., 15 Jan 2020, In : RSC Advances. 10, 5, p. 2856-2869 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access

    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

  • 11 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

    Open Access
  • 4 Citations (Scopus)
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    UWA/DPIRD Frost Nursery Trial 2018

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