Speaker: Associate Professor Michael Djordjevic
Small (~5-50 amino acid), secreted, peptide signals encoded by over 10 plant multigene families mediate cell-to-cell communication and play important roles in controlling divers
Speaker: Dr Kastoori Hingorani
The photosynthetic reaction centre (RC) is central to the conversion of solar energy into chemical energy and is a model for bio-mimetic engineering approaches to this end.
Speaker: Dr Maxim Kapralov, Whitney Group, PS
The performance of the CO2-fixing enzyme, Rubisco, is often one of the limiting steps in photosynthesis, and hence can greatly affect crop yield.
Speaker: David McK. Bird, Bioinformatics Research Center and Department of Plant Pathology, NC State University, Raleigh, NC, USA
As a genus, root-knot nematodes (RKN: Meloidogyne spp.) are amongst the world's most economically-important plant pathogens.