About Adam Dimech

Dr. Adam Dimech is a plant scientist, photographer and blogger who lives with his wife in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Adam Dimech standing in front of a large azalea bush
Adam Dimech at the National Rhododendron Gardens, Victoria, Australia.


Dr. Adam Dimech works as a government research scientist within Agriculture Victoria at the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport & Resources (DEDJTR). He is based at the Centre for AgriBiosciences (AgriBio) on the grounds of La Trobe University in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

With his strong background in the plant sciences, Dr. Dimech conducts research into crop and pasture grass improvement, specialising in high-throughput image-based plant phenotyping, gene transformation, tissue culture and molecular biology. Adam currently works on experiments in wheat (Triticum aestivum) but has spent many years working on pasture grasses. He has also previously worked on canola (Brassica napus).

The AgriBio building illuminated at night, reflected in a pond
The Centre for AgriBiosciences at La Trobe Univerity, pictured at dusk.

Dr. Dimech was awarded a PhD in Horticultural Science from the University of Melbourne in 2007. Previous to that, he graduated with an Honours degree in Horticultural Science from Burnley College. Dr. Dimech has also worked previously at the University of Melbourne and Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne.

Dr. Dimech is fascinated by plant physiology and thoroughly enjoys working with plants. You can find a list of his research publications here.


Dr. Adam Dimech is an enthusiastic photographer and licences his images via Photologium. Dr. Dimech’s photography has been featured in a wide range of publications, including newspapers, books and magazines. He also enjoys gardening and travel.

On weekends, Adam sells plants with his wife at community markets across Melboune under the name Plants by Adam.


Dr. Dimech is a member of the Victorian Branch Council which governs the activities of the Community & Public Sector Union and sits on the committee of the Eltham Community Market Stallholders Association Incorporated.

Dr. Dimech was a founding member of Melbourne Heritage Action and before that, served on the council and executive of the University of Melbourne Postgraduate Association between 2003-6.


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