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Hugo Alonso-Cantabrana – C4 Rice Project

Engineering rice to implement the C4 carbon concentration mechanism

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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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Florian Busch

Modelling photosynthetic processes on the leaf level

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Javier Cano

Understanding C4 photosynthesis

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Tory Clarke – IWYP

Exploiting phenotypic variation in photosynthesis efficiency to increase wheat yield.

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Brendon Conlan

Working on Rubisco biogenesis and protein interactions

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Alastair (Al) Doherty

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

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Anna Flis

Researching how the circadian clock interacts with photosynthesis

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Britta Förster – RIPE Project

Introducing functional cyanobacterial bicarbonate transporters into higher plant chloroplasts

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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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Barbara George-Jaeggli

Researching physiological and genetic traits and integrating phenotypic and genotypic information for advances in crop yield.

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Michael Groszmann

Understanding the biology of a subset of Aquaporin proteins termed COporins

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Adrian Hathorn

Using statistical and computational tools to characterise genetic variation in adaptive traits across the sorghum genome

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Wil (Wei Yih) Hee – RIPE Project

Supporting research on tobacco transformation and cloning.

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Clémence Henry

Researching sugar sensors affecting photosynthesis in C4 grasses

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Miguel Hernandez-Prieto

Analysing the genome of the chlorophyll-f containing cyanobacteria H. hongdechloris. and investigating the molecular mechanism of light-harvesting complexes using red-shifted chlorophylls.

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Alexander Ivakov

Researching the genetics of photosynthesis and growth in Brachyopodium

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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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Benedict (Ben) Long – RIPE Project

Incorporating carboxysomes into plant chloroplasts for the enhancement of photosynthesis.

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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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Bratati Mukerjee

Researching processes involved in light activation of cyanobacterial bicarbonate transporters

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Benjamin (Ben) Rae

Researching CO2 acquisition by cyanobacteria

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Dimitri Tolleter – RIPE Project

Understanding of the inorganic carbon permeability in the chloroplast

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James (Jim) Watson

Investigating the potential impact of future climate scenarios on the Australian wheatbelt

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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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Chung-Chi (Alex) Wu

Optimising bioengineering and breeding strategies for increasing photosynthesis and growth in major crops

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