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Hugo Alonso-Cantabrana – C4 Rice Project

Engineering rice to implement the C4 carbon concentration mechanism

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Margaret Barbour

Developing and applying new theory and measurement techniques to address issues related to biosphere-atmosphere exchange

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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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Sachin Gorakshnath Chavan

Identifying plant and photosynthetic traits governing wheat water and nutrient use efficiency under elevated CO2, heat stress and drought

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Michael (Mun Hon) Cheah

Researching the Photosystem II mechanism

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Vincent Chochois

Working on photosynthetic functional genomics

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Brendon Conlan

Working on Rubisco biogenesis and protein interactions

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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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Alastair (Al) Doherty

Working on converting key agricultural production simulations to couple them to photosynthesis models.

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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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Kristine Flores

Investigating the optimal culture conditions for newly isolated chlorophyll f-containing cyanobacteria

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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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Claire Harris

Researching how stomatal conductance varies throughout the day in response to environmental factors

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Clémence Henry

Researching sugar sensors affecting photosynthesis in C4 grasses

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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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Yaqiong (Nicole) Li

Investigating the differences of light-harvesting protein complexes in response to the varied environmental conditions including the nutrients, temperature and light conditions.

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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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Sara Milward

Studying Rubisco activase interactions

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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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Geetika Nand

Identifying mechanisms that can explain observed genetic variation in transpiration efficiency in sorghum

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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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Viridiana Silva-Perez

Characterising the photosynthetic properties of different wheat varieties, and develop faster screening techniques that measure the spectrum of light reflected from the leaf

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Stephanie Skinner

Characterizing PIP aquaporins in Arabidopsis thaliana

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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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James (Jim) Watson

Designing and developing data pipelines for the remote and proximal sensing of crop traits

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Alex Watson-Lazowski

Elucidating the regulation and diversification of C4 photosynthesis, particularly at the level of gene expression.

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Laura Wey

Supporting research on the Phenomic analysis of CO2 in cyanobacteria

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Robert Willows

Characterising Halomicronema hongdechloris, the chlorophyll f synthesizing cyanobacteria

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Robert Wilson

Researching the molecular evolution and biochemistry of Rubisco

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Peng Zhang

Understanding the processes that might have important functions in the regulation of C4 photosynthesis

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