Research in the Furbank Group focuses on the identification of enhanced photosynthetic properties in crop and model plant germplasm and improving C4 photosynthesis. In rice, the Group is using molecular techniques to install a CO2 concentrating mechanism as part of the IRRI led Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation-supported C4 Rice Consortium. In wheat, the Group works closely with the Grains Research and Development Corporation to identify genetic variation in photosynthetic performance and develop new tools for high throughput measurement of photosynthesis.
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Improving C4 photosynthesis by genetic manipulation (Honours, Higher degree by research)
The impact of transposon variation on the evolvability of grasses (Summer scholar course, Honours, Graduate, Higher degree by research)