Qin Yu

Dr, MSc PhD S.ChinaAgric

  • The University of Western Australia (M086), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


PhD in Plant Nutrition in 1999, from South China Agricultural University;
Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow, at The University of Bonn, Germany, during 2000-2001;
Research Associate, at The University of Western Australia, in 2001-2003;
Research Fellow, UWA, since 2004;
Senior Research Fellow, UWA, since 2010;
Principle Research Fellow, UWA, since 2016

Roles and responsibilities

Reaearch and supervision of PhD students and visiting academics on herbicide resistance biochemistry and molecular biology

Future research

Herbicide resistance biochemistry, genetics and evolution

Funding overview

AUS$600,000, 2006-2009, ARC Linkage project
AUS$78,100, 2009-2010, Australian Weed Research Council
AUS$112,000, 2011-2012, RIRDC
AUS$359,000, 2013-2016, ARC Discovery
AUS$452,561, 2014-2017, ARC Linkage

AUS$483,182, 2018-2021, ARC linkage

AUS$194,500, 2023, GRDC

Current projects

Gene discovery for herbicide metabolic resistance
Gene discovery for trifluralin resistance 
Gene discovery for glyphosate resistance 
Gene discovery for paraquat resistance 

Gene discovery for quinclorqac resistance 

Industrial relevance

Collabration with FMC and Nufarm on herbicide resistance research


Biochemical and molecular basis of herbicide resistance



Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger

Education/Academic qualification

Botany, PhD, South China Agricultural University

Award Date: 23 Jun 1999

Plant Physiology, M.Sc., Central China Normal University

Award Date: 29 Jun 1987

Biology, B.Sc., Central China Normal University

Award Date: 5 Jul 1984

Research expertise keywords

  • Herbicide resistance—physiology and biochemistry


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