2024 Honours/Masters Cohort Initial Student Seminars - PS

10:00-10:20 Laura Bailey, Hons Investigating stress resilience mechanisms in Australian native grasses
10:20-10:40 Jessica Caley Hons Characterising the interaction between aquaporin AtlPIP2:1 and calcium dependent protein kinases, AtCPK3 and AtCPK21
10:40-11:00 Holly Howdle Hons Impacts of elevated CO2 on wheat yield and nutritional value
11:00-11:20 Riley Furbank Hons Investigating cell specific stress-signalling pathways in C4 photosynthesis
11:20-11:40 Amy McEachern Hons Impacts of elevated CO2 on wheat yield and nutritional value
Break (40mins)      
12:20-12:40 Avanthika Cheyanne Gunasekeran Mast Aggressiveness in Australian wheat strip rust isolates
12:40-13:00 Senwei Tan Hons Investigating the molecular mechanisms of PR1 mediated plant immunity
13:00-13:20 Harrison Christie Hons Comparative genomics and transcriptomics of two putative hyperparasitic fungal isolates of Epicoccum nigrum
13:20-13:40 Lucy Molloy Hons Synthetic Biology to Engineer Novel Disease Resistance in Cereal Crops
13:40-14:00 Ben Silke Hons Designing protein inhibitors to disarm plant pathogens
Break (20mins)      
14:20-14:40 Haoran Li Hons Elucidating the role of plasmadesmata in wheat stripe rust fungal infection
14:40-15:00 Tumi Thorsteinsson Hons Identifying the genetic basis of cytoplasmic male sterility and fertility restoration in wheat (Triticumaestivum) carrying Aegilops kotschyi mitochondria.
15:00-15:20 Tasman Singh Uppal Hons Planning, selection and genetic modification of Carinata for improved flowering maturation times
15:20-15:40 Xiaowen Chen Mast Uncovering the molecular function of RFL-mTERF proteins in Arabidopsis thaliana
15:40-16:00 Zirui Zhang Mast Genome biology of pollinator adaptation in orchid Chiloglottis trapeziformis