Associate Professor Peter Anderson

Associate Professor

College of Science and Engineering

place Biological Sciences (303B)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia
B. Ag. Sci. (Honours, 1st class), 1985, University of Adelaide.
PhD, 1991, Australian National University
Honours, awards and grants

1991: CSIRO Post-doctoral Scholarship
1992: Fulbright Post-doctoral Award
2008: Australian Academy of Science travel award

Key responsibilities

Bachelor of Biotechnology (course coordinator)

Teaching interests
Genetics, molecular biology and biotechnology
Topic lecturer
BIOL1102 Molecular Basis of Life
BIOL3771 DNA to Genome
BIOL2702 Genetics, Evolution and Biodiversity
BIOL2772 Molecular Biology
BTEC1001 Introduction to Biotechnology
BTEC2002 Legal, Ethical and Social aspects of Molecular Bioscience
BIOL1001 Introduction to Plant Science
Supervisory interests
Molecular biology
Plant biology
Higher degree by research supervision
Principal supervisor: epigenetics of stress tolerance in plants (1), sucrose transporters (2)
Principal supervisor: eco-physiology of salt tolerant Eucalyptus sp. (1), bacterial DNA repair pathways (1), Aspartic proteases to treat wine haze (1), plant innate immunity (6), drug resistance in parasitic nematodes (1)
Associate supervisor: bacterial DNA repair pathways (1), Alternative respiration and stress tolerance in plants (1), plant-microbe interactions (2)
Expert for media contact
Genetics/Genetic engineering
Molecular biology
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  • Molecular biology