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. Robert Park, 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. Robert Park: His research interests include genetic variability in all cereal rust pathogens and the genetics of resistance to these diseases in their respective hosts.
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.