Dr Angela Pattison

Postdoctoral Fellow
Plant Breeding Institute

E12 - Plant Breeding Institute Narrabri
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 6799 2253

Curriculum vitae Curriculum vitae

Biographical details

Dr Angela Pattison is a plant breeder and agricultural scientist. Her current role is pre-breeding chickpea for heat tolerance as part of the ‘Legumes for Sustainable Agriculture’ research hub, funded by an ARC linkage grant, and developing tools to achieve this including the use of UAVs, molecular markers, and interesting chickpeas from around the world. She is also involved in field pea breeding and research and the potential of Australian native species for food, fuel and fibre production in environmentally and socially beneficial systems.

Her previous role was manager of the Narrabri node of the Managed Environment Facility (MEF), which is a multi-site GRDC project investigating drought and heat tolerance in cereals. The MEF is concerned with methods plants use to maintain growth during water-stress, with the aim of releasing high yielding lines which cope well in both drought and average seasons. Traits of interest include canopy temperature, light interception, stem carbohydrates, early vigour and Normalised Digital Vegetation Index (NDVI), in addition to grain quality and yield components.

Angela completed her Bachelor of Agricultural Science with Honours in 2006, majoring in agronomy and plant breeding, and conducted research projects into native foods, mycorrhizal associations and triticale quality. After working for a year in the University’s triticale breeding program, which included training at CIMMYT (Ciudad Obregon, Mexico), she commenced her PhD based at the Plant Breeding Institute, Cobbitty, NSW, in 2007. Her research aimed to define the current suitability of triticale for processed food products, and to use modern genetic techniques to improve flour quality in triticale.

Angela conducted extensive breeding trials in multiple environments around NSW. Her research included genetic mapping, chromosomal translocations from bread wheat and interspecies crossing between durum and rye. She was awarded a Commercialisation Training Scheme Scholarship in 2009 to study the commercialisation of scientific research outputs, and completed her Graduate Certificate in Innovation and Enterprise in 2011. In 2012 she was awarded an Endeavour Scholarship for exchange to the USA, investigating greenhouse gas emissions in rice production at UC Davis and wheat breeding at Texas A&M University. She has also worked part time in Science Communications, and continues to invest in community and student education through supervision of students, trainees, casuals and speaking in public forums.

Research interests

  • The physiology of drought-stress tolerance
  • Field-based plant breeding
  • Cereal grain quality
  • Commercialisation of research
  • Development of Australia’s Native foods

Teaching and supervision

Partnership with Masters and PhD students in field phenotyping and practical plant breeding at the Narrabri campus

OTHER

PUBLICATIONS

For full list of Publications, please refer to attached CV shown at the top of the page.

Themes

Plant and crop physiology; Agronomy, horticulture and precision agriculture; Food Security and Supply

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Pattison, A., Appelbee, M., Trethowan, R. (2014). Characteristics of Modern Triticale Quality: Glutenin and Secalin Subunit Composition and Mixograph Properties. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 62(21), 4924-4931. [More Information]
  • Pattison, A., Trethowan, R. (2013). Characteristics of modern triticale quality: commercially significant flour traits and cookie quality. Crop and Pasture Science, 64(9), 874-880. [More Information]
  • Dennett, A., Wilkes, M., Trethowan, R. (2013). Characteristics of Modern Triticale Quality: The Relationship Between Carbohydrate Properties, α-Amylase Activity, and Falling Number. Cereal Chemistry, 90(6), 594-600. [More Information]
  • Dennett, A., Trethowan, R. (2013). Milling efficiency of triticale grain for commercial flour production. Journal of Cereal Science, 57(3), 527-530. [More Information]
  • Dennett, A., Cooper, K., Trethowan, R. (2013). The genotypic and phenotypic interaction of wheat and rye storage proteins in primary triticale. Euphytica, 194(2), 235-242. [More Information]
  • Dennett, A., Trethowan, R. (2013). The Influence of Dual-purpose Production on Triticale Grain Quality. Cereal Research Communications, 41(3), 448-457. [More Information]
  • Dennett, A., Burgess, L., McGee, P., Ryder, M. (2011). Arbuscular mycorrhizal associations in Solanum centrale (bush tomato), a perennial sub-shrub from the arid zone of Australia. Journal of Arid Environments, 75(8), 688-694. [More Information]
  • Dennett, A., Schofield, P., Roake, J., Howes, N., Chin, J. (2009). Starch swelling power and amylose content of triticale and Triticum timopheevii germplasm. Journal of Cereal Science, 49(3), 393-397. [More Information]

Conferences

  • Schofield, P., Dennett, A., Howes, N., Chin, J. (2008). Antibodies as a breeding aid in the production of novel designer wheats with unique health attributes. 58th Australian Cereal Chemistry Conference, Australia: AACC DownUnder Section.

2014

  • Pattison, A., Appelbee, M., Trethowan, R. (2014). Characteristics of Modern Triticale Quality: Glutenin and Secalin Subunit Composition and Mixograph Properties. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 62(21), 4924-4931. [More Information]

2013

  • Pattison, A., Trethowan, R. (2013). Characteristics of modern triticale quality: commercially significant flour traits and cookie quality. Crop and Pasture Science, 64(9), 874-880. [More Information]
  • Dennett, A., Wilkes, M., Trethowan, R. (2013). Characteristics of Modern Triticale Quality: The Relationship Between Carbohydrate Properties, α-Amylase Activity, and Falling Number. Cereal Chemistry, 90(6), 594-600. [More Information]
  • Dennett, A., Trethowan, R. (2013). Milling efficiency of triticale grain for commercial flour production. Journal of Cereal Science, 57(3), 527-530. [More Information]
  • Dennett, A., Cooper, K., Trethowan, R. (2013). The genotypic and phenotypic interaction of wheat and rye storage proteins in primary triticale. Euphytica, 194(2), 235-242. [More Information]
  • Dennett, A., Trethowan, R. (2013). The Influence of Dual-purpose Production on Triticale Grain Quality. Cereal Research Communications, 41(3), 448-457. [More Information]

2011

  • Dennett, A., Burgess, L., McGee, P., Ryder, M. (2011). Arbuscular mycorrhizal associations in Solanum centrale (bush tomato), a perennial sub-shrub from the arid zone of Australia. Journal of Arid Environments, 75(8), 688-694. [More Information]

2009

  • Dennett, A., Schofield, P., Roake, J., Howes, N., Chin, J. (2009). Starch swelling power and amylose content of triticale and Triticum timopheevii germplasm. Journal of Cereal Science, 49(3), 393-397. [More Information]

2008

  • Schofield, P., Dennett, A., Howes, N., Chin, J. (2008). Antibodies as a breeding aid in the production of novel designer wheats with unique health attributes. 58th Australian Cereal Chemistry Conference, Australia: AACC DownUnder Section.

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