Are you looking for an exciting PhD project that might just change the world?
We are currently accepting applications for PhD students interested in undertaking photosynthesis research projects.
Our PhD projects provide training in cutting edge techniques; spanning laboratory and field science, genetics, biochemistry, physiology and modelling. You will work with internationally recognised scientists on exciting projects that are tackling real-world problems, such as climate change and food security.
- Improving leaf carbon dioxide capture efficiency
- Improving light energy capture efficiency
- Exploiting photosynthetic variation
- Linking leaf function and the field performance of crops
The Centre has state-of-the-art plant science research facilities on its six nodes, including The Australian National University, the University of Queensland, the University of Sydney, the University of Western Sydney, CSIRO and the International Institute for Rice Research (IRRI) located in the Philippines.
Western Sydney University
The Western Sydney University Node is looking for two highly motivated and qualified candidates for a PhD program of research based in Hawkesburry Institute of Environment: Functional genomics of C4 photosynthesis to focus on the fine dissection of enzymes regulating the activity of C4 photosynthesis; and Physiology of C4 photosynthesis to investigate the role of stomata and leaf structure in regulating photosynthesis and water use efficiency.”
Contact: Dr Oula Ghannoum
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The Australian National University
Contact the researchers below for a chat about potential projects:
Unravelling the mysteries of C4 photosynthesis to boost crop production
Tools and techniques for measuring photosynthesis in the field
Understanding CO2 diffusion inside leaves
Capturing light, driving productivity
Using cyanobacterial bicarbonate transporters to enhance crop photosynthesis
Talk to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Supercharging CO2 fixation in plants
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The University of Sydney
PhD opportunities are available for the following topic areas:
- Evolutionary relationships of aerobic and anaerobic metabolic reactions
- The substitution and formation of red-shifted chlorophylls
- Spectral extension in photosynthesis: molecular mechanism of photosynthesis driven by red-shifted chlorophylls
- Molecular mechanism of photo-regulation in cyanobacteria
- Developing a pathway to incorporate red-shifted chlorophylls into light-harvesting complexes to extend the solar spectrum in photosynthesis
- Light-harvesting complexes: adaptation and efficiency
- Cyanobaterial photoregulatory mechanisms, pigmentation varieties and their evolutionary significance
For more information, contact one of our researchers.