Engineering rice to implement the C4 carbon concentration mechanism
Comparing Rubisco kinetics, including the effects of heavy water on those kinetics.
Exploring the possibility of increasing light use efficiency of higher plants by manipulating enzymes of the photosynthetic electron transport chain in chloroplasts
Modelling photosynthetic processes on the leaf level
Understanding C4 photosynthesis
Exploiting phenotypic variation in photosynthesis efficiency to increase wheat yield.
Working on Rubisco biogenesis and protein interactions
Working on converting key agricultural production simulations to couple them to photosynthesis models.
Researching how the circadian clock interacts with photosynthesis
Introducing functional cyanobacterial bicarbonate transporters into higher plant chloroplasts
Investigating the photosynthetic pigment-protein complexes of C4 plants
Exploring how red-shifted chlorophylls may contribute to extend the photosynthetic active radiation region and improve the light-harvesting efficiency.
Researching physiological and genetic traits and integrating phenotypic and genotypic information for advances in crop yield.
Understanding the biology of a subset of Aquaporin proteins termed COporins
Using statistical and computational tools to characterise genetic variation in adaptive traits across the sorghum genome
Supporting research on tobacco transformation and cloning.
Researching sugar sensors affecting photosynthesis in C4 grasses
Analysing the genome of the chlorophyll-f containing cyanobacteria H. hongdechloris. and investigating the molecular mechanism of light-harvesting complexes using red-shifted chlorophylls.
Researching the genetics of photosynthesis and growth in Brachyopodium
Studying plants and their interaction with changing environment, using different physiological and molecular biology approaches.
Investigating the differences of light-harvesting protein complexes in response to the varied environmental conditions including the nutrients, temperature and light conditions.
Incorporating carboxysomes into plant chloroplasts for the enhancement of photosynthesis.
Exploring novel approaches to improve the catalytic efficiency of the CO2-fixing enzyme, Rubisco.
Researching processes involved in light activation of cyanobacterial bicarbonate transporters
Researching CO2 acquisition by cyanobacteria
Understanding of the inorganic carbon permeability in the chloroplast
Investigating the potential impact of future climate scenarios on the Australian wheatbelt
Elucidating the regulation and diversification of C4 photosynthesis, particularly at the level of gene expression.
Optimising bioengineering and breeding strategies for increasing photosynthesis and growth in major crops