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Enhancing photosynthesis

Headline research projects for this theme:

Regulatory cis-elements (duons) code for amino acids and the spatial patterning of gene expression associated with the C4 leaf. Lead: Julian Hibberd

Engineering non-photochemical quenching to increase responsiveness to changing light intensity increases crop productivity. Lead: Wanne Kromdijk

Exploring the molecular and mechanistic basis to carbon concentrating mechanisms (C4, algal CCM) for increasing plant productivity and global food security. Leads: Julian Hibberd, Howard Griffiths, Gita Yadav.

Associated research groups: 


Some projects will be specifically targeted towards defined UKRI Research Council DTP schemes, as well as being open for applicants applying to the University's Graduate Funding Competition or other sources of funding.

Potential applicants should always approach the potential Supervisor/Group Leader in the first instance to discuss eligibility.

Key to funding opportunities below:

  • BBSRC = BBSRC DTP, iCASE, Targeted,
  • GFC = Graduate Funding Competition,
  • NERC = Cambridge NERC C-CLEAR DTP,
  • OTHER = Other sources of funding

 

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