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Queensland Government

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Centre for Integrative Legume Research (CILR)

Flowers of a Pongamia tree

The University of Queensland

The Centre for Integrative Legume Research is an internationally-renowned research network of plant scientists conducting cutting-edge research into predominantly legumes and other plant species. We focus on legumes because of their wide role in human and environmental well-being, their special ability to enter a nitrogen-fixing symbiosis with soil bacteria, and their broad scientific database in phytochemistry, genetics, genomics and physiology. Our scientists aim to understand how plant cells communicate, grow and differentiate. Research into plant physiology, molecular and cell biology is providing fundamental insights into developing enhanced food production, agricultural sustainability, environmental quality and products for human health.


Key science sectors

Strengths and capabilities

  • Plant physiology
  • Plant genetics
  • Molecular and cell biology

Number of research staff

20–100 research staff


John Hines Building (62) Level 2, The University of Queensland, St. Lucia, Queensland, 4072

Lead researchers

Organisation type

  • University Research Centre

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Last updated:
3 June 2019