Parwinder Kaur

Associate Professor, PhD W.Aust.

  • The University of Western Australia (M089), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile

Current projects

DNA Zoo Australia

Wheat Cell Atlas

Gene editing for Climate Smart Crops

Improved subterranean clover seed production for multiple disease resistance

Phosphorus-efficient pastures that deliver high nitrogen- and water-use efficiency with reduced cost of production across southern Australia

Industrial relevance




Assoc. Prof. Parwinder Kaur leads an innovative Translational Genomics research program that aims to translate fundamental science into ready-to-use solutions across the agricultural and medical sectors. Her DNA Lab team enables research to span the spectrum of scientific activities beyond the traditional ‘Lab-to-Landscape’ model, using new age technologies such as CRISPR, single-cell and 3D genomics. With DNA Zoo Australia she is on a mission to provide genomic empowerment to unique Australian biodiversity facilitating conservation efforts for the threatened and endangered species.

She has made substantial contributions to the field of biotechnology and appointed as UWA “Be Inspired” for Agricultural & Environmental Biotechnology in 2019. Her studies tracking genomic variation to breed low methanogenic forages in Australia provided a new paradigm for reducing the environmental footprint of ruminants. She has been honored by the prestigious “Science and Innovation Award” for Young People in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry by the Australian Academy of Sciences in 2013. For DNA Zoo innovative work developments won the Microsoft's AI for Earth award for 2019-20. She is an active mentor for gender equity and GirlsXTech international ambassador working to close the gender gap in technology.


Punjabi and Sanskrit

External positions

Lead Scientist | Genome Innovation Hub, Telethon Kids Institute

7 Jul 2018 → …

Research expertise keywords

  • Genomics
  • Plant biology
  • Plant Pathology
  • Genetics
  • Entomology
  • Computational Biology
  • Genome Editing


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