Dr Lars Kamphuis

Research Scientist

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After completing a BSc and MSc in Plant Breeding and Crop Protection at Wageningen University in the Netherlands, Dr Kamphuis embarked upon his Doctorate at Murdoch University in Australia whilst working in the Australian Centre for Necrotrophic Fungal Pathogens (ACNFP).

In 2007 he was the recipient of an OCE-Postdoctoral Fellowship with CSIRO Plant Industry.

From January 2011 to July 2015 Dr Kamphuis held a joined position with the UWA Institute of Agriculture, The University of Western Australia and CSIRO Agriculture Flagship.

Since November 2016 Dr Kamphuis holds a joined position with Curtin University and CSIRO Agriculture and Food. At Curtin Dr Kamphuis is a Theme Leader with the Centre for Crop and Disease Management, leading a project on Sclerotinia stem rot in canola and pulses as well as a project on wild chickpeas. At CSIRO Dr Kamphuis is a member of the Molecular Plant Pathology and Crop Genomics Laboratory, in Perth, Western Australia, where his research focuses on legume crop improvement, focussing on the grain legume narrow-leafed lupin.

Other Interests

For the past decade, Dr Lars Kamphuis has been investigating the mechanisms of plant resistance to biotic stresses (diseases and pests), including fungal and oomycete pathogens as well as sap-sucking insect pests.

Since joining CSIRO he has been investigating plant-aphid interactions with a focus on the identification of major aphid resistance genes and regulatory genes and pathways that could provide broad-spectrum resistance to aphid species using the model legume Medicago truncatula.

Dr Kamphuis is also involved in sequencing the narrow-leafed lupin genome, with a focus on deciphering the gene rich space and developing molecular markers linked to agriculturally important traits.

Academic Qualifications

  • 2003

    MSc and BSc in Plant Breeding and Crop Protection
    Wageningen University

  • 2008

    PhD in Plant Molecular Biology
    Australian Centre for Necrotrophic Fungal Pathogens (ACNFP), Murdoch University

  • 2011

    Assitant Professor (Research)
    UWA Institute of Agriculture, University of Western Australia

Community and Corporate Citizenship

  • 2004-current

    Professional Member of the Australian Society of Plants Scientists (ASPS)


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