Consortium


The Genomics for Australian Plants Framework Data Initiative is a nationally-inclusive and collaborative initiative undertaken by Bioplatforms Australia in partnership with the Australian research community.

Steering Committee
  • Anna Fitzgerald | Bioplatforms Australia
  • Darren Crayn | Australian Tropical Herbarium
  • David Cantrill | Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria
  • Graham King | Medicinal Plant Herbarium and Southern Cross Plant Science, Southern Cross University
  • Jen Taylor | CSIRO
  • Linda Broadhurst | Centre for Australian National Biodiversity, CSIRO
  • Margaret Byrne | Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions, Western Australia

Working Groups

The Working Groups work closely with the Steering Committee to gather information, discuss the best approaches and assist the Steering Committee in the decision-making process of the Initiative. New Working Groups will be set up as the Initiative progresses.


Wet lab Working Group

  • Ashley Jones | Australian National University
  • Gareth Holmes | Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria
  • Katharina Nargar | Australian Tropical Herbarium (CNS) & National Collections & Marine Infrastructure (NCMI), CSIRO
  • Kor-jent van Dijk | University of Adelaide
  • Michelle Waycott | State Herbarium of South Australia and University of Adelaide
  • Niccy Aitken | Australian National University
  • Sarah Mathews | CSIRO
  • Todd McLay | CSIRO

Computational Working Group

  • Ashley Jones | Australian National University
  • Abdul Baten | Southern Cross University
  • Edward Biffin | University of Adelaide
  • Jason Bragg | Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
  • Jeff Christiansen | Queensland Cyber Infrastructure Foundation
  • Kevin Murray | Australian National University
  • Lars Nauheimer | Australian Tropical Herbarium
  • Pip Griffin | EMBL-ABR
  • Sarah Mathews | CSIRO
  • Todd McLay | CSIRO

Phylogenomics Working Group

  • Darren Crayn | Australian Tropical Herbarium
  • Daniel Murphy | Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria
  • Herv√© Sauquet | Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
  • Kelly Shepherd | Western Australian Herbarium
  • Michelle Waycott | State Herbarium of South Australia and University of Adelaide
  • Sarah Mathews | CSIRO