Plant Biology Seminar Series
Seminars from the RSB Division of Plant Sciences.
12pm 29 March 2023
Nijat Imin, Assoc Professor Intensive Food Production, Western Sydney University
Nitrogen is a key determinant of crop productivity as the acquisition of nitrogen is crucial for photosynthesis and growth.
3.30pm 31 March 2023
Pravin Khambalkar, PhD candidate Jones Group - Disease resistance
Fungal pathogens of crop plants are a major cause for yield loss and a critical concern for global food security.
12pm 6 April 2023
Assoc Professor Danielle Way - Way Group - Plant Ecophysiology and Global Change Biology
Rising atmospheric CO2 concentrations could reach >1000 ppm by 2100, increasing global temperatures 3-4 °C. Both elevated CO2 and warming affect photosynthesis, altering plant growth, survival, and crop yield and quality.
PS Transcendence Webinar Series: Quantitative links between gas exchange of leaves and photosynthetic biochemistry »
Mathematical models of leaf photosynthesis provide a mechanistic base for predicting and assessing changes in photosynthetic CO2 fixation in different environments and provide a means of scaling predictions from leaves to canopies and regions.
PS Webinar Series: Exploring the transcriptomic landscape of the root at single-cell resolution »
The root of Arabidopsis thaliana is an excellent model for studying cell differentiation in plants.
PS Webinar Series - PhD Exit Seminar: In the heat of the night: Exploring the influence of night warming on wheat energy metabolism »
With the onset of climate change we have seen ongoing increases in mean global temperature, including a rise in night temperatures that has outpaced the rate of daytime warming.
PS Transcendence Webinar Series: From curiosity to crop yield »
I began my research career investigating the relationship between photosynthesis and nitrogen in the leaves of wheat, mainly out of curiosity.
PS Webinar Series: The ALBAnian RNA-binding landscape »
RNA-binding proteins (RBPs) are critical regulators of gene expression, but have been poorly studied relative to other classes of gene regulators.
PS Seminar Series- Understanding the wheat stem rust resistance immune receptors: from characterization to functional mechanisms »
The emergence of widely virulent Puccinia graminis f. sp. tritici (Pgt) races over the past two decades has motivated global efforts to identify effective stem rust (Sr) resistance genes.
PS Seminar Series- Immune signalling transduction from TIR-NLR resistance proteins to helper NLR proteins »
Plant resistance proteins act as immune receptors to recognise pathogen effectors and activate defense.
PS Webinar Series- PhD Exit Seminar : From cradle to grave: Regulation of plant stress responses through RNA metabolism »
As the intermediary between DNA and proteins, RNA has a major regulatory role in gene expression.
PS Seminar Series - Signals and PerCEPtion: the role of C-Terminally Encoded Peptide 7 (CEP7) in symbiosis »
The rhizobium-legume symbiosis that occurs within root nodules provides a crucial way for legumes to acquire nitrogen under nitrogen limited conditions.
PS Webinar Series: Anatomical arrangement of Sorghum leaves under high growth temperatures »
Intrinsic water use efficiency (iWUE) is an important trait that influences crop productivity.
PS Webinar Series: Figuring out Stumpy- getting to the root of the problem »
In a screen for root mutants of wheat we targeted long hairs as a desirable trait to improve the efficiency of phosphate uptake from soil.
PS Seminar Series - Stress dependent mRNA usage, a genome uncoupled acclimation mechanism? »
Stress dependent usage of specific mRNAs is a common process in post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression.
PS Seminar Series: Organelles as sensors and mediators of plant cell acclimation to environmental stimuli »
Plant energy organelles such as chloroplasts are central to the evolution and function of plants; indeed it can be argued that chloroplasts are the raison d’ȇtre for plants.
PS Seminar Series - Paying the energy cost of C4 photosynthesis »
Photosynthetic improvement has become a major focus for researchers seeking to increase yields of crop plants.
PS Webinar Series: Peptides take center-stage: Regulation of Nitrogen Acquisition by peptide hormones »
The root system of a plant performs vital functions including resource uptake when nutrient availability in soil is non-homogenous; while also providing a surface for interactions with beneficial microbes.