Furbank Group – Improving photosynthesis and crop yield

Wheat and rice

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.

Members

Leader

Robert Furbank

Robert Furbank
Robert heads the Furbank Lab – Improving photosynthesis and crop yield, and is the Centre Director of Translational...

Administration Officer

Chief Operations Officer

Communication Officer

PhD Student

Postdoctoral Fellow

Special Project Student

Technical Assistant

Technical Officer

Projects

Open to students

News & events

News

21
Apr
2016
2016 marks 50 years since Hal Hatch and Roger Slack discovered the C4 photosynthesis pathway, while working in sugarcane.
12
Nov
2015
A team of Australian researchers will contribute to a G20 nations plan to strengthen future, global food security by making more energy efficient wheat.

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Highlights

Rob Sharwood

Research background

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