Student opportunities in molecular analysis of CO2 acquisition by cyanobacteria

Separation of algal rubisco

Description

Details of projects for Honours and PhD students are not advertised on this public website. However, a number of highly suitable projects are always available, so if you are interested in any area mentioned above please phone or email for a discussion on designing a challenging project that suits your interests.

A few example of project areas include:

  • Molecular and physiological analysis of CO2 concentrating mechanisms (CCMs) in cyanobacteria and microalgae including phylogenetic and evolutionary analysis of CCM components.
  • Exploiting CCM components to engineer crop plants with greater productivity under semi-arid conditions expected under climate change.
  • Dertermining kinetic data for diverse forms of bicaronate transporters and co-relating specific amino acid residues with affinity for bicarbonate.
  • Phylogenetic analysis of CCM gene evolution and detection of horizontal gene transfer (HGT).
  • How are carboxysomes (Rubisco containing mini-organelles) assembled in cyanobacteria?

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