A/PROF Saman Seneweera

A/PROF Saman Seneweera


  • Plant Physiology and Biochemistry (Photosynthesis, carbon an nitrogen metabolism in higher plants, source sink regulation, plant response to climate change)
  • crop Response to Climate Change (grain quality, plant growth and development)



  • Saman  conducts research into understanding the climate stress on crop physiological process aiming to increases the crop yield potential and quality. He uses range of techniques including genetics, proteomics, metabolomics, and ionomics to identify new physiological and molecular markers for crop improvement.   


Member of

  • Australian Society of Plant Scientist. Full time member 1994 - 2010
  • American Society of Plant Biologists. Full time member 1993 - 2008


Selected publications



Education and training

  • PhD, University of Western Sydney 1996
  • Sri Lanka, University of Ruhuna 0190

Awards and honors

  • MSLE Research Excellence Award -2011 The University of Melbourne, 2012
  • Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Fellowship, 2001
  • Science and Technology Fellow, Japan, 1999
  • Australian International Development Assistance Bureau, 1991



Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • Saman is happy to supervise research students in the area of crop science, plant physiology and biochemistry. Saman's main research focus is on the impact of climate change on cereal physiology and grain chemistry. If you are interested, Saman is happy to disuse about available student projects.