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Yazen Al-Salman

Exploring how leaf structural and functional traits impact water use efficiency (WUE) in the C4 crop Sorghum.

Yazen was part of the Centre from 2017 to 2021

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Urs Benning

Elucidating the functional control of photosynthesis by sugars in C3 and C4 plants

Urs was part of the Centre from 2017 to 2021

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Sally-Anne Buck

Working on the directed evolution of Rubisco

Sally was part of the Centre from 2017 to 2020

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Yogesh Keshav Chaudhari

Uderstanding the interplay between sugar signalling and C4 photosynthesis

Yogesh was part of the Centre from 2018 to 2021

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Lily Chen

Elucidating the role of Setaria viridis SWEETs in sugar transport pathways

Lily was part of the Centre from 2016 to 2021

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Andrew Fletcher

Characterising traits that contribute to the efficient use of water by wheat plants

Andrew was part of the Centre from 2015 to 2020

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Demi Gamble

Investigating the prospect of building climate change resilience in cotton through translational physiology

Demi was part of the Centre from 2017 to 2020

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Tristan Gibson

Investigating CO2 assimilation rates of sorghum varieties and if they differ in providing improved photosynthesis capacity.

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Matteo Gionfriddo

Researching the directed evolution of plant Rubisco using a screening system conceived in The Whitney lab of the Centre’s ANU Node.

Matteo was part of the Centre from 2019 to 2020

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Walter Israel

Resolving the differences in carbon isotope discrimination during photosynthesis among C4 biochemical subtypes in grasses

Walter was part of the Centre from 2015 to 2020

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Rowarne Leith

Modifying the properties of PEP carboxylase in C4 plants to examine the role of this enzyme in controlling photosynthesis

Rowarne was part of the Centre from 2017 to 2021

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Jiawei Liu

Researching sorghum and wheat growth simulations under variable rainfall environments.

Jiawei was part of the Centre from 2019 to 2020

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Diego Marquez Antivilo

Investigating the effect of soil type and water management on stomatal response.

Diego was part of the Centre from 2017 to 2021

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Nghiem Nguyen

Working on the phenomic analysis of CO2 acquisition by cyanobacteria

Nghiem was part of the Centre from 2016 to 2021

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Piyapol Phetmunee

Applying the canopy photosynthesis model (DCaPS) to unravelling variations in sorghum and maize radiation use efficiency and transpiration efficiency.

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Sacha Pulsford

Focusing on the cyanobacterial’s CO2 concentrating mechanism and the use of synthetic biology to transfer it to C3 crop plants

Sacha was part of the Centre from 2018 to 2020

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Timothy Rhodes

Improving Rubisco catalysis

Timothy was with the Centre from 2016 to 2021

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Julius Sagun

Investigating how different C4 grass species use and transform light energy from the sun.

Julius was part of the Centre from 2015 to 2019

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Tanya Skinner

Enhancing the growth of tobacco by modifying the catalytic properties of the key photosynthetic enzyme Rubisco, using directed evolution.

Tanya was part of the Centre from 2020 to 2021

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Ashley Tan

Understanding the interaction between aquaporins and carbonic anhydrase

Ashley was part of the Centre in 2020

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Hahn Vo

Understanding how stress signalling might affect some photosynthetic genes translation regulation, and if it has an effect on plant photosynthesis capacity.

Hahn was part of the Centre from 2020 to 2021

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Emmanuel Young

Researching the biology of Rubisco Activase enzyme.

Emmanuel was part of the Centre from 2018 to 2021

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Ding Yuan

Bioengineering enzymes to adjust carbon fixation

Ding was part of the Centre from 2014 to 2021

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Xiaoyu Zhi

Predicting the photosynthetic capacity from hyperspectral data in sorghum

Xiaoyu was part of the Centre from 2018 to 2020

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Yu Zhou

Exploring the evolutionary protein landscape of Rubisco

Yu was part of the Centre from 2017 to 2021

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