Tcherkez Lab - Plant metabolic fluxes and interactions

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Our research is focused on understanding plant metabolism, mostly using stable isotopes (13C, 15N, 33S) and metabolomics. We use both natural isotope abundance and isotopic labelling to shed light on metabolic fluxes and interactions between metabolic pathways. Plant leaves have competing metabolisms occurring at the same time (photosynthesis, photorespiration, mitochondrial respiration, nitrogen and sulphur assimilation) but the means by which they are reconciled and orchestrated within plant cells is hardly documented.

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Leader

Guillaume Tcherkez

Guillaume Tcherkez
Curriculum Vitae – Guillaume Tcherkez.

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Laboratory Technician

PhD Student

Postdoctoral Scientist

Special Project Student

Visiting Fellow

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News & events

News

Biology Olympiad students
27
Oct
2016
A team of four high school students went to Hanoi, Vietnam for the 2016 Biology Olympiad individual competitions; a week of theory and practical exams. Out of 176 competitors, three Australian students were awarded a silver medal each, with our final competitor earning a bronze. A great result and many thanks to Guillaume Tcherkez and Bee Gunn for lending their time and expertise to teach the students.
17
Oct
2016
The opening ceremony for Professor Guillaume Tcherkez's exhibition 'Flora of the Paris basin' took place at the Australian National Botanic Gardens (ANBG) on the evening of Friday 14 October.
29
Sep
2016
Scientists at The Australian National University (ANU) are working with researchers in France to develop a new potential way to detect and monitor breast cancer that could involve a simple blood test.
New Group Leaders Denisse Leyton and Guillaume Tcherkez
02
Feb
2015
The Research School of Biology welcomes two new Group Leaders, Denisse Leyton and Guillaume Tcherkez.

Highlights

Guillaume

Guillaume Tcherkez

Plant leaves have competing metabolisms occurring at the same time (photosynthesis, photorespiration, mitochondrial respiration, nitrogen and sulphur assimilation) but the means by which they are reconciled and orchestrated within plant cells is hardly documented.

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