Dr Nigel Urwin B.Sc.,Ph.D.    

School of Agriculture,
Charles Sturt University,
Wagga Wagga.
NSW 2678

ph: +61-269-332450
fax: +61-269-332812




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.


Lavender Collection