Dr Jos Cornelius Mieog

Portrait of Jos Mieog

Research Fellow

T:  +61 2 6620 3780
E:  Jos.mieog@scu.edu.au




MSc in Biology (University of Nijmegen, the Netherlands)
PhD (cum laude) in Marine Biology (University of Groningen (the Netherlands) in partnership with the Australian Institute of Marine Science (Townsville).

Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jos_Mieog

Research interests/background

I have a strong interest in all aspects of plant breeding, from the initial management of the genetic resources to the delivery of outcomes for commercial partners. I am currently focussed on establishing international-quality genetic resource facilities, procedures and collections for hemp and tea tree. I am also involved in a breeding program for tea tree.

Prior to joining SCU, I worked for 7 years at the CSIRO in Canberra, the last four as an experimental scientist in plant breeding focused on quality in cereal crops using both GM and non-GM methodologies.

During my PhD I investigated coral bleaching. In particular, I looked at the roles of both the coral host and the algal symbiont in this stress response, and whether a coral could change its algal symbiont to become more thermo-tolerant.


Recent Publications

Refereed Journal Articles

  • Whan A, Verbyla AP, Mieog JC, Howitt, CA, Ral J (2017) Transferring a Biomass Enhancement Biotechnology from Glasshouse to Field: A Case Study on Wheat GWD RNAi, DOI: 10.3390/agronomy7040082
  • Mieog JC, Janecek S, Ral, J (2017) New insight in cereal starch degradation: identification and structural characterization of four α-amylases in bread wheat, De Gruyter Open, DOI: 10.1515/amylase-2017-0004