Researcher biography

Professor Christine Beveridge's research focuses on understanding the role of plant hormones in the regulation and coordination of plant development, particularly shoot architecture. Major highlights have involved discovery of strigolactone as a plant hormone and that sugar signalling is a driver of shoot branching. Christine’s research has recently expanded toward identifying how different genetic and physiological networks work together to control plant productivity.

Christine is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, a Highly Cited Researcher (since 2015), an ARC Georgina Sweet Laureate Fellow and past President of the International Plant Growth Substances Association. In the role of Director, Christine has established funding for the ARC Centre of Excellence for Plant Success in Nature and Agriculture (

Projects in the Beveridge lab may be found below or at our website

Areas of research