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ANU to support Aussie start-up in growing plants on the moonANU will lend its unique expertise in plant biology to an ambitious mission led by Australian space start-up Lunaria One that aims to grow plants on the moon by as early as 2025.
Scientists to harvest valuable resources from wastewaterA team of researchers from the ANU Research School of Biology and CSIRO has been awarded more than $1 million to develop technology that harvests valuable resources from our wastewater.
Fungi fighter named ACT’s emerging scientistUsing cutting-edge technology, biologist Dr Benjamin Schwessinger from The Australian National University (ANU) is helping to protect the biosecurity of Australia's unique flora and agricultural industry.
PS Seminar Series - Turning up the heat: How will climate change affect forests and crops?
10 June 2022
PS Seminar Series - Coupling carbon allocation & sugar signaling with development for yield & resilience »
Prof Yong-Ling Ruan - Honorary Group Leader, Division of Plant Sciences, The Australian National University
Source-to-sink allocation of, and sink-to-sink competition for, photoassimilates, mainly in the form of sucrose, play a key role in determining energy and resource distribution in...
25 May 2022
PS Seminar Series - Gene regulatory dynamics of germinating seeds from bulk tissue to single-cell resolution »
A/Prof Mathew G. Lewsey - Co-Deputy Director, ARC Research Hub for Medicinal Agriculture, La Trobe University, Melbourne Australia
Seeds provide 70% of global food resources, being the most valuable output from plant production. They also play a critical role in agriculture because the lifecycle of most crops...
25 March 2022
Joint Seminar : PS Seminar Series - Overview of ARC Discovery Project: Cereal blueprints for a water-limited world »
Professor Andrew Borrell, Crop Physiologist, The University of Queensland
Plants are sessile organisms and are therefore unable to seek out environmental conditions optimal for their growth and development.
19 November 2021
Professor James Schnable, Associate Professor, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Research interests - Working on developing new methods to combine information from corn, sorghum, and related orphan crops and wild species to identify genetic changes that alter...
17 November 2021
PS Webinar Series: The necrotrophic effector ToxA from Parastagonospora nodorum interacts with wheat NHL proteins to facilitate...
Dr Bayantes Dagvadorj, Postdoctoral Researcher, Solomon Group, RSB, ANU
The wheat necrotrophic fungal pathogen, Parastagonospora nodorum, secretes effector proteins to manipulate host immunity and promote successful infection.
29 October 2021
PS Webinar Series - PhD Exit Seminar: Using RNAseq to dissect virulence factors of wheat and barley pathogen Bipolaris sorokiniana...
Haochen Wei, PhD Student, Solomon Group, RSB, ANU
Bipolaris sorokiniana is a hemibiotrophic pathogen causing spot blotch (SB) and common root rot (CRR) in both wheat and barley, and is causal to significant yield and economic...
20 October 2021
Professor Julian Hibberd, Professor, University of Cambridge
Prior to the discovery of C4 photosynthesis by Hal Hatch and Roger Slack in 1966 there were clues that some plants partitioned photosynthesis between specific leaf cell types.
13 October 2021
PS Transcendence Webinar Series: Quantitative links between gas exchange of leaves and photosynthetic biochemistry »
Professor Susanne von Caemmerer, Emeritus Professor, RSB, ANU
Mathematical models of leaf photosynthesis provide a mechanistic base for predicting and assessing changes in photosynthetic CO2 fixation in different environments and provide a...
24 September 2021
PS Webinar Series - PhD Exit Seminar: In the heat of the night: Exploring the influence of night warming on wheat energy metabolism...
Bradley Posch, PhD Student, Atkin Group, RSB, ANU
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.
12 May 2021
Dr Maria Ermakova, Post Doc, Furbank and von Caemmerer Group, RSB, ANU
Photosynthetic improvement has become a major focus for researchers seeking to increase yields of crop plants.
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