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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 Postgraduate 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:

  • GFC = Postgraduate Funding Competition,
  • NERC = Cambridge NERC C-CLEAR DTP,
  • OTHER = Other sources of funding

 

Title Description
Kromdijk Group: What can we learn from solar induced fluorescence signals to better constrain gross primary productivity? NERC / GFC / Other
Webb Group: Dynamic plasticity of the circadian clock GFC / OTHER
Webb Group: Entrainment of the Circadian Oscillator by Sugars by bZIP transcription Factors GFC / OTHER
Webb Group: The circadian clock as a regulator of yield traits in wheat GFC / OTHER
Webb Group: Mathematical Modelling of the Regulation of Circadian Period GFC / OTHER
Webb Group: The role of TOR kinase in regulating the circadian oscillator and metabolism GFC / OTHER
Webb Group: Mechanism controlling the propagation of Ca2+ signals in plants GFC / OTHER

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