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Fred (Wah Soon) Chow

Professor Chow’s research focused on:

  • In vivo monitoring of light-induced electron transfers in leaf photosynthesis;
  • Quantification and functionality of Photosystem II;
  • Photoinactivation and recovery of Photosystem II
  • Acclimation of photosynthesis to the light environment
  • Cyclic electron flow around Photosystem I
  • Entropy in relation to chloroplast structure and function.

His key areas of expertise are:

  • Photosynthetic light-harvesting;
  • Photosynthetic electron transport;
  • Structural organization of photosynthetic membranes;
  • Photosynthetic acclimation to the light environment.

Professor Fred Chow holds a PhD from Flinders University of South Australia, 1977 and a BSc (Hons) from The University of Tasmania, 1972.

In 2015 he was nominated as a Thomson ISI Highly Cited Researcher in the Plant & Animal Science category.

Fred (Wah Soon) was part of the Centre from 2014 to 2021