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

Current projects

Gene discovery for herbicide metabolic resistance
Trifluralin resistance mechanisms
Glyphosate resistance mechanisms
Metribuzine resistance mechanisms

Quinclorqac resistance mechanisms

Industrial relevance

Collabration with Bayer CropScience, Germany, on non-targe-site-based herbicide resistance gene discovery


Biochemical and molecular basis of herbicide resistance



Research expertise keywords

  • Herbicide resistance—physiology and biochemistry


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