The PBI is served by 4 outstanding scientists leading their area of expertise. Peter Sharp, overall PBI Director, Professor of Molecular Plant Breeding; Richard Trethowan, PBI Narrabri Director, Professor of Plant Breeding; Prof. Robert Park, GRDC Chair of Rust Research; and Prof. John Crawford, Judith and David Coffey Chair in Sustainable Agriculture.
Prof. Peter Sharp: "We cover the spread of plant breeding research from molecular studies to field sized experiments."
Prof. Richard Trethowan: "Our aim is to provide the essential research that underpins grain production in the Northern Australian"
Prof. Robert Park: "We are involved in cereal rust research with a very strong emphasis on disease control by resistance breeding."
Prof. John Crawford: Theoretical Biology. Sustainable food - the interface between soil, environment and human health.
The integration of all our staff together has provided a strength in unity and expertise. All groups at PBI interact together and this provides a fertile ground of ideas.