Sergey Shabala


  • The University of Western Australia (M084), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


Sergey commenced his career in Australia in 1995 as a post-doctoral Research Fellow in Biophysics at the University of Tasmania. In 1998 he was offered a teaching and research position in the School of Agricultural Science (level A appointment). Since then he has received three early promotions, and has reached the top level (level E), becoming a Full Professor in January 2011; all within the same university. Over the last 10 years he has built a highly productive world-class research laboratory working at the forefront of stress biology and membrane transport research. During this period, he has revolutionised this field by introducing and demonstrating the power of the MIFE technique for non-invasive microelectrode ion flux measurements into stress biology research.

In collaboration with colleagues at UWA, he has done seminal research on the role of nutrient transport activities in the acclimation of model, crop and native plants to flooding and salinity stress.

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
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Education/Academic qualification

Plant Physiology, PhD, Institute of Experimental Botany

Award Date: 1 Jan 1989

Automation and Control Systems, BEng (Hons), Kishinev Polytechnic Institute

Award Date: 1 Jan 1984

Research expertise keywords

  • Plant stress physiology
  • Plant membrane transport
  • Salinity
  • Waterlogging
  • Osmotic stress


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