Student Workshop Competition Winners


All registered student attendees of PAG Australia were invited to submit a poster abstract for review by the Organizing Committee, who selected abstracts for presentation at the PAG Australia 2023 conference. Due to the high quality of the submissions, an additional 3 abstracts were selected, for a total of 8 winners, as listed below.

The selected students will each receive a refund of their PAG Australia 2023 registration fee, and give a 15-minute presentation of their research in the Student Workshop during the conference. This workshop is managed by Organizing Committee member Kwan-Suk Kim, and will take place on Friday 22 September.

Student Workshop
Friday, September 22, 2023
2:00 PM – 3:45
Mallee Room (Westin Perth, Level 2)


Student Workshop Competition Winners

Please click on any abstract title to open the Online Program and view additional details.

Nicolas Dimopoulos

Faculty of Science and Engineering, Southern Cross University, East Lismore, NSW, Australia
“What Makes Trichomes Tick? Understanding the Regulation of Cannabis (Cannabis sativa L.) Glandular Trichomes and Their Associated Metabolism”

Mahnaz Mandeh

The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC, Australia
“The Curious Mechanics of Grain Separation in Barley”

 Matthew Nolan

Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW, Australia
“Comparative Analysis of Glandular Trichomes in Traditional Landrace and Modern High Yielding Cultivars of Cannabis sativa: Unveiling Molecular Insights into Trichome Productivity”

 Jessica Gold

School of Life and Environmental Sciences, The University of Sydney, NSW, Australia
“Exploring the Genomics of Seasonal Production”

Gunya Malhotra

Banana Biotechnology Program, Centre for Agriculture and the Bioeconomy, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
“Establishing a Haplotype-Resolved NLRome for the Cavendish Banana”

Ishani Shah

Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia, Australia and Alpaca Pigmentation Group
“A Copy Number Variant Near Kitlg is Associated with the Roan Pattern in Alpacas”

Stephanie M Brunner

The University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
“Shades of Green: Unravelling the Genetic Blueprint of Stay-Green in Barley”

Austin R. Brown

Department of Animal Science, University of California, Davis, Davis, CA
“Generating an Ovine Genetic Model for Heritable Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension”