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Rebecca Ainscough

Improving the nutritional value of canola by altering its Rubisco

Rebecca was part of the Centre from 2016 to 2020

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Hugo Alonso-Cantabrana – C4 Rice Project

Engineering rice to implement the C4 carbon concentration mechanism

Hugo was part of the Centre from 2014 to 2017

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Margaret Barbour

Developing and applying new theory and measurement techniques to address issues related to biosphere-atmosphere exchange

Margaret was part of the Centre from 2016 to 2019

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Elizabeth Barnes

Elizabeth was part of the Centre from 2014 to 2018

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Nurul Abdul Bashir

Investigating a gene marker for tobacco plastome transformation

Nurul was part of the Centre in 2015

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Camille Bathellier

Comparing Rubisco kinetics, including the effects of heavy water on those kinetics.

Camille was part of the Centre from 2015 to 2017

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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

Hannah was part of the Centre from 2015 to 2018

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Jan Anderson

Researching the architecture of thylakoid membranes and molecular mechanisms of light regulation in higher plants.

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Marie Bouteille-Pallas

Studying the genetic basis of photosynthetic capacity variability on sorghum

Marie was part of the Centre from 2015 to 2016

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Matthew Brookhouse – SIEF Project

Matthew was part of the Centre from 2014 to 2015

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Adam Carroll

Dr Carroll is the Manager of the Joint Mass Spectrometry Facility. Dr Carroll was part of the Centre from 2014 to 2015.

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Sachin Gorakshnath Chavan

Identifying plant and photosynthetic traits governing wheat water and nutrient use efficiency under elevated CO2, heat stress and drought

Sachin was part of the Centre from 2014 to 2018

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Michael (Mun Hon) Cheah

Researching the Photosystem II mechanism

Michael was part of the Centre from 2016 to 2018

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Vincent Chochois

Working on photosynthetic functional genomics

Vincent was part of the Centre from 2015 to 2017

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Brendon Conlan

Working on Rubisco biogenesis and protein interactions

Brendon was part of the Centre from 2014 to 2019

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Carly Conlan – CoETP and RIPE Project

Supporting research into the details of Rubisco biogenesis and catalytic functions.

Carly was part of the Centre from 2014 to 2015

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Philippa d’Ews Thomson – RIPE Project

Providing technical assistance to the Whitney lab at ANU

Philippa was part of the Centre from 2015 to 2017

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Ross Deans – SIEF Project

Investigating stomatal physiology by combining both modelling and experimental approaches.

Ross was with the Centre from 2015 to 2019

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Ross Dennis

Studying sugar sensing in cereal seed and plant development

Ross was part of the Centre from 2015 to 2019

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Hannah Dieberg Wilkins

Proving support to Program 4 at the ANU centre Node

Hannah was part of the Centre from 2019 to 2020

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Anne-Sophie Dielen

Characterising proteins involved in sodium gradient generation on bacteria and plants

Anne-Sophie was part of the Centre in 2014

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Alastair (Al) Doherty

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

Al was part of the Centre from 2014 to 2019

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Jacob Downs

Characterising the molecular mechanism of the photosynthetic reaction centres in H. hongdechloris

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Jiahui Du

Focusing on functional characterisation of cyanobacterial HCO₃⁻

Jiahui was part of the Centre from 2015 to 2017

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Alisha Duncan

Alisha was part of the Centre from 2015 to 2020

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Mark Eldridge

Developing distal and proximal sensing capabilities for high-throughput phenotyping using drones and new phenotyping platforms.

Mark was part of the Centre from 2015 to 2018

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Anaida Ferrer

Anaida was part of the Centre from 2015 to 2018

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Anna Flis

Researching how the circadian clock interacts with photosynthesis

Anna was part of the Centre from 2016 to 2020

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Kristine Flores

Investigating the optimal culture conditions for newly isolated chlorophyll f-containing cyanobacteria

Kristine was part of the Centre in 2015, 2017

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Christie Foster

Investigating the photosynthetic pigment-protein complexes of C4 plants

Christie was part of the Centre from 2016 to 2017

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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.

Harsh was part of the Centre from 2014 to 2017

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Petrus (Peter) Groeneveld

Supporting research on the coordination of CO2 fixation and transpiration in plants.

Peter was part of the Centre from 2015 to 2018

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Zoe Groeneveld

Zoe was part of the Centre from 2014 to 2015

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Claire Harris

Researching how stomatal conductance varies throughout the day in response to environmental factors

Claire was part of the Centre from 2018 to 2019

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Clémence Henry

Researching sugar sensors affecting photosynthesis in C4 grasses

Clémence was part of the centre from 2015 to 2017

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Sophie Holland

Supporting research aimed at bioengineering enzymes to adjust carbon fixation.

Sophie was part of the Centre from 2014 to 2017

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Meisha-Marika Holloway-Phillips

Meisha was part of the Centre in 2018

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Amanda Huen

Providing research assistance and lab management in research projects related to chlorophyll biochemistry and functions of red-shifted chlorophylls in photosynthesis

Amanda was part of the Centre in 2016

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Alexander Ivakov

Researching the genetics of photosynthesis and growth in Brachyopodium

Alexander was part of the Centre from 2016 to 2017

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Maxim Kapralov

Performing computational analysis of the genes encoding the major the CO2 fixing enzyme, Rubisco.

Maxim was part of the Centre from 2014 to 2015

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Hammad Khan – IWYP

Studying plants and their interaction with changing environment, using different physiological and molecular biology approaches.

Hammad was part of the Centre from 2017 to 2020

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Fiona Koller

Supporting research investigating photosynthesis including measurements of leaf gas exchange, enzyme activity, protein expression and gene expression.

Fiona was part of the Centre from 2014 to 2019

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Bingjun (Amy) Li

Working on the photosynthetic enzyme Rubisco on red algae

Amy was part of the Centre in 2016

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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.

Yaqiong (Nicole) was part of the Centre from 2014 to 2021

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Yi-Leen Lim

Providing new avenues for improving the CO2 fixing capacity of Rubisco for crop enhancement

Yi-Leen was part of the Centre from 2014 to 2016

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Elena Martin-Avila

Exploring novel approaches to improve the catalytic efficiency of the CO2-fixing enzyme, Rubisco.

Elena was part of the Centre from 2014 to 2018

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Katherine Meacham

Researching the analysis of light harvesting and spatial and temporal dynamics of electron transport rate in rice

Katherine was part of the Centre from 2014 to 2015

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Sara Milward

Studying Rubisco activase interactions

Sara was part of the Centre from 2018 to 2019

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Tendo Thomas Mukassa Mugerwa

Tendo is a microbial ecologist who assists Professor Chen with managing the laboratory.

Tendo was part of the Centre from 2014 to 2017

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Bratati Mukerjee

Researching processes involved in light activation of cyanobacterial bicarbonate transporters

Bratati was part of the Centre from 2014 to 2017

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Geetika Nand

Identifying mechanisms that can explain observed genetic variation in transpiration efficiency in sorghum

Geetika was part of the Centre from 2016 to 2017

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Gunnar Öquist

Professor Öquist was part of the Centre from 2014 to 2017

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Don Ort

Don was a member of the Advisory Board from 2014 to 2017

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Hannah Osborn

Understanding CO2 diffusion in the C4 photosynthetic pathway

Hannah was with the Centre from 2015 to 2018

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Harshini Pinto

Researching the evolutionary and ecological aspects C4 photosynthesis

Harshini was part of the Centre from 2014 to 2015

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Nina Potts

Nina was part of the Centre in 2015

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Benjamin (Ben) Rae

Researching CO2 acquisition by cyanobacteria

Ben was part of the Centre from 2015 to 2017

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Timothy Ryan

Characterising PEP carboxylase overexpression and RNAi plants

Timothy was part of the Centre from 2014 to 2017

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Stephanie Skinner

Characterizing PIP aquaporins in Arabidopsis thaliana

Stephanie was part of the Centre in 2017

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Bala Sonawane

Investigating how light and temperature impact the efficiency and plasticity of the CCM in C4 grasses

Bala was part of the Centre from 2014 to 2016

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Guillaume Tcherkez

Working on plant metabolic fluxes and interactions between metabolic pathways

Guillaume was part of the Centre from 2016 to 2018

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Dimitri Tolleter – RIPE Project

Understanding of the inorganic carbon permeability in the chloroplast

Dimitri was part of the Centre from 2014 to 2017

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Natalie Vella

Researching the light harvesting complexes of Halomicronema hongdechloris

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Lauren Venugoban

Investigating genes which may be critical to establishing the C4 photosynthetic pathways and anatomy in non-C4 crops

Lauren was part of the Centre from 2015 to 2017

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James (Jim) Watson

Designing and developing data pipelines for the remote and proximal sensing of crop traits

James was part of the Centre from 2014 to 2018

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Alex Watson-Lazowski

Elucidating the regulation and diversification of C4 photosynthesis, particularly at the level of gene expression.

Alex was part of the Centre from 2015 to 2019.

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Laura Wey

Supporting research on the Phenomic analysis of CO2 in cyanobacteria

Laura was part of the Centre from 2015 to 2018

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Robert Willows

Characterising Halomicronema hongdechloris, the chlorophyll f synthesizing cyanobacteria

Robert was with the Centre from 2014 to 2017

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Robert Wilson

Researching the molecular evolution and biochemistry of Rubisco

Robert was part of the Centre from 2014 to 2015

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Peng Zhang

Understanding the processes that might have important functions in the regulation of C4 photosynthesis

Peng was part of the Centre from 2014 to 2019

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