Nigel Urwin B.Sc.,Ph.D.
School of Agriculture,
Charles Sturt University,
My official position is Lecturer in
Plant Science in the School of Agriculture at Charles
Sturt University. This covers a multitude of sins and I
teach biochemistry, genetics, microbiology and a range of
other subjects involving plant biotechnology. My family
and I came to Australia in 1997 from Glasgow in the UK
and we love it here. I obtained my Ph.D. from the University
of Paisley in 1990 in algal molecular genetics and worked
as postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Glasgow.
There I was involved with several projects in the field
of plant molecular biology/ molecular genetics /
biochemistry. These focussed on the analysis of
photo-regulation and metabolic regulation of gene
expression and salt tolerance in plants. From 1997 to
2000 I worked at CSU as a postdoctoral research fellow on
resistance to the herbicide glyphosate in annual
ryegrass, a major crop weed here. I was appointed as a
new lecturer in the School of Agriculture in February
2000. My current research interests are in herbicide
resistance and lavender as an alternative crop.