Our research is focused on understanding plant metabolism, mostly using stable isotopes (13C, 15N, 33S) and metabolomics. We use both natural isotope abundance and isotopic labelling to shed light on metabolic fluxes and interactions between metabolic pathways. Plant leaves have competing metabolisms occurring at the same time (photosynthesis, photorespiration, mitochondrial respiration, nitrogen and sulphur assimilation) but the means by which they are reconciled and orchestrated within plant cells is hardly documented.
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Chemical mechanism of Rubisco catalysis (Undergraduate, Honours, Graduate, Higher degree by research)
Isotope effects and natural isotope abundance (Undergraduate, Honours, Graduate, Graduate entry medicine, Higher degree by research)
Redefining metabolic schemes in plant respiration (Undergraduate, Honours, Graduate, Higher degree by research)