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Hammad Khan – IWYP

Hammad Khan’s research  focuses on phenotyping the photosynthetic variation in wheat using a combination of physiological and phenomics approaches i.e. gas-exchange, leaf spectral reflectance and carbon isotope discrimination. He is currently working with John Evans and Bob Furbank on an International Wheat Yield Partnership (IWYP) project funded by GRDC and includes collaboration with CSIRO, CIMMYT (Mexico) and project partners from UK. The project aims to characterize and exploit the genetic variation for photosynthesis to improve wheat yield.

Hammad obtained his PhD in Plant Physiology and Molecular Biology from The University of Western Australia (UWA) in 2016. His research explored ‘Mechanisms of salt tolerance in chickpea’ while working at UWA and Australian Centre for Plant Functional Genomics (ACPFG), Adelaide. Hammad’s PhD project was funded by Endeavour Postgraduate Award and was part of AISRF Grand Challenge Project ‘Genomic Approaches for Stress Tolerant Chickpea’.