The ARC Centre of Excellence for Translational Photosynthesis is currently looking for Honours students interested in photosynthesis research projects.
Our Honours projects provide training in a cutting-edge techniques; spanning laboratory and field science, genetics, biochemistry, physiology and modelling. You will work with internationally recognised scientists on exciting projects that are tackling real-world problems, such as climate change and food security.
The Centre has state-of-the-art plant science research facilities at its six nodes, including ANU, the University of Queensland, the University of Sydney, Western Sydney University, CSIRO and the International Institute for Rice Research (IRRI) located in the Philippines.
We provide students with an unique opportunity to work with internationally recognised leaders in exciting photosynthesis research projects from one of the following programs:
Contacts and topics for potential Honours projects in 2021 include:
Unravelling the mysteries of C4 photosynthesis to boost crop production
Tools and techniques for measuring photosynthesis in the field
Using aquaporins to enhance photosynthesis and plant performance
Capturing light, driving productivity
Using cyanobacterial bicarbonate transporters and carboxysomes to enhance crop photosynthesis
Supercharging CO2 fixation in plants