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Hugo Alonso-Cantabrana – C4 Rice Project

Engineering rice to implement the C4 carbon concentration mechanism

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Elizabeth Barnes

Elizabeth works as the Plant Science Administrator at the University of Queensland, supporting Centre’s Research Program 4.

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Nurul Abdul Bashir

Investigating a gene marker for tobacco plastome transformation

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Camille Bathellier

Comparing Rubisco kinetics, including the effects of heavy water on those kinetics.

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Hannah Birke

Exploring the possibility of increasing light use efficiency of higher plants by manipulating enzymes of the photosynthetic electron transport chain in chloroplasts

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Jan Anderson

Researching the architecture of thylakoid membranes and molecular mechanisms of light regulation in higher plants.

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Marie Bouteille-Pallas

Studying the genetic basis of photosynthetic capacity variability on sorghum

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Vincent Chochois

Working on photosynthetic functional genomics

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Carly Conlan – CoETP and RIPE Project

Supporting research into the details of Rubisco biogenesis and catalytic functions.

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Philippa d’Ews Thomson – RIPE Project

Providing technical assistance to the Whitney lab at ANU

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Anne-Sophie Dielen

Characterising proteins involved in sodium gradient generation on bacteria and plants

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Jacob Downs

Characterising the molecular mechanism of the photosynthetic reaction centres in H. hongdechloris

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Jiahui Du

Focusing on functional characterisation of cyanobacterial HCO₃⁻

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Mark Eldridge

Developing distal and proximal sensing capabilities for high-throughput phenotyping using drones and new phenotyping platforms.

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Christie Foster

Investigating the photosynthetic pigment-protein complexes of C4 plants

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Harsh Garg

Exploring how red-shifted chlorophylls may contribute to extend the photosynthetic active radiation region and improve the light-harvesting efficiency.

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Sophie Holland

Supporting research aimed at bioengineering enzymes to adjust carbon fixation.

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Amanda Huen

Providing research assistance and lab management in research projects related to chlorophyll biochemistry and functions of red-shifted chlorophylls in photosynthesis

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Alexander Ivakov

Researching the genetics of photosynthesis and growth in Brachyopodium

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Maxim Kapralov

Performing computational analysis of the genes encoding the major the CO2 fixing enzyme, Rubisco.

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Hammad Khan – IWYP

Studying plants and their interaction with changing environment, using different physiological and molecular biology approaches.

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Yi-Leen Lim

Providing new avenues for improving the CO2 fixing capacity of Rubisco for crop enhancement

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Elena Martin-Avila

Exploring novel approaches to improve the catalytic efficiency of the CO2-fixing enzyme, Rubisco.

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Katherine Meacham

Researching the analysis of light harvesting and spatial and temporal dynamics of electron transport rate in rice

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Tendo Thomas Mukassa Mugerwa

Tendo is a microbial ecologist who assists Professor Chen with managing the laboratory.

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Bratati Mukerjee

Researching processes involved in light activation of cyanobacterial bicarbonate transporters

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Gunnar Öquist

Advisory Board member 2014-2016

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Don Ort

Advisory Board Member 2014-2016

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Hannah Osborn

Understanding CO2 diffusion in the C4 photosynthetic pathway

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Harshini Pinto

Researching the evolutionary and ecological aspects C4 photosynthesis

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Benjamin (Ben) Rae

Researching CO2 acquisition by cyanobacteria

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Timothy Ryan

Characterising PEP carboxylase overexpression and RNAi plants

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Bala Sonawane

Investigating how light and temperature impact the efficiency and plasticity of the CCM in C4 grasses

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Dimitri Tolleter – RIPE Project

Understanding of the inorganic carbon permeability in the chloroplast

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Natalie Vella

Researching the light harvesting complexes of Halomicronema hongdechloris

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Lauren Venugoban

Investigating genes which may be critical to establishing the C4 photosynthetic pathways and anatomy in non-C4 crops

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Laura Wey

Supporting research on the Phenomic analysis of CO2 in cyanobacteria

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Robert Wilson

Researching the molecular evolution and biochemistry of Rubisco

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