Dr Andrew Bowerman

Postdoctoral Fellow
ANU College of Science

Areas of expertise

  • Plant Cell And Molecular Biology 060702
  • Genetics 0604
  • Plant Developmental And Reproductive Biology 060703

Research interests

Yield and energy use efficiency of wheat

Wheat genetics

Starch biochemistry and physicochemical properties

Grain germination, early growth and establishment

Grain size and yield


Dr Andrew Bowerman joined ANU as a Postdoctoral Fellow in 2016 to work on a International Wheat Yield Partnership project, examining energy use efficiency.

Dr Bowerman completed his PhD at ANU (supervised by Professor Barry Pogson) and CSIRO (Dr Jean-Philippe Ral and Dr Frank Gubler) working on wheat grain starch biochemistry, examining how starch phosphate ester content altered starch processing qualities and grain germination and early growth. Prior to this, he worked as a technical officer at CSIRO in the cereal quality area, working on projects as diverse as gluten polymer quality, carotenoid characterisation and wheat genetic engineering techniques.

His undergraduate studies were completed at Charles Sturt University in Wagga Wagga, NSW, gaining a BAppSc in Medical and Applied Biotechnology and Honours. His Honours project involved molecular characterisation of cervical cancer development, under the supervision of Professor Todd Walker and Dr Wouter Kalle.

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