Professor Hiroto Naora established the RSBS Molecular Biology Unit in 1968, which he directed until his official retirement in the mid-1990s. He donated funds to the Naora Hiroto Graduate Student Travel Scholarship. Further funding was donated by his daughter, Honami, after Professor Naora's death in 2019.
Australian research could help breeders develop more drought-resilient crops that can produce more food and more profit with less water.
Drought tolerance is critically important in the face of climate change, population growth and land-use pressures.
Natural selection is a cornerstone of modern biology and remains the primary explanation for how species adapt to their environment. Population genetic methods have been developed to quantify natural selection in the genome.