The University of Wollongong (UOW) awarded the degree in recognition for Professor Furbank’s outstanding scholarship in plant biology and his national and international service to sustainable agricultural development and innovation.
The Centre has appointed Professor Robert Furbank as its new Director, effective from January 2016.
Meet an ANU student who wants to grow enough food for the world
The third phase of the C4 rice project marks another step on the road to significantly increased crop yields that will help meet the food needs of billions of people across the developing world, as rice is a staple for nearly half of the world’s population.
“Improvements in photosynthesis are now widely recognised as the new frontier for increasing crop yields”—Long and Ort, 2010; Zhu et al., 2010; Ainsworth et al., 2012
The Centre is a collaboration of researchers from a range of disciplines, universities and research organisations.
The Centre’s research is focused on improving the ability of the two major food plants – wheat and rice – to convert sunlight, air and water into leaf and seed production through photosynthesis.
This will contribute to a new yield revolution for food crops.Watch the Video
By bringing together leading researchers and cutting edge facilities from multiple institutions, this Centre is leading photosynthesis innovation into the future.Read more
The Centre is keen to establish links, collaborations and partnerships with industry and community organisations.
Find out more about how you could become involved with our research…Read more