The Centre is a collaboration of researchers from a range of disciplines, universities and research organisations. There are four universities involved, along with two plant agriculture based research organisations. These include The Australian National University, The University of Queensland, The University of Sydney, University of Western Sydney, the CSIRO and the International Rice Research Institute. The Centre is led by the Centre Director, Deputy Centre Director, Research Program Leaders and the Chief Operations Officer.


The Centre has four Research Programs with ten Chief Investigators and two Partner Investigators associated with research and management within the Centre.

Centre Advisory Board

The Centre’s Advisory Board members have complementary experience in photosynthesis research, public good and private industry agricultural sectors and experience with Australian agriculture.


Part of the mission of the Centre is to skill the next generation of photosynthesis scientists. To this end, the Centre has ambitious targets to train over 80 Honours and PhD students over the coming seven years. Click here to see our current students

Technical, Operations and Administrative Staff

The Centre’s research and operations are supported by technical staff from a wide range of disciplines.  Find out more details about our technical staff and operations and administrative staff.