- Cell specialisation in plants
- Animal systems and cell specialisation
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Centre of Excellence for Translational Photosynthesis
This course has been created as a partnership with the Centre of Excellence for Translational Photosynthesis. You can find out more about the centre and those who worked on the meriSTEM biology course at http://photosynthesis.org.au/ and below.
Dr Tory Clarke’s research uses next generation approaches to exploit phenotypic variation in photosynthesis efficiency to increase wheat yield.
Tory has a diverse plant science research background, researching in areas such as plant hormone biosynthesis, legume nodulation and most recently nitrogen allocation in plant leaf cells using proteomics to determine absolute quantification of cellular protein components.
Tory obtained her B.Biotech (Hon) at the University of Tasmania in 2008 and her PhD in Plant Molecular Biology at the University of Sydney in 2014.
Demi is doing a PhD supervised by Centre researcher Dr Rob Sharwood in collaboration with CSIRO, investigating the prospect of building climate change resilience in cotton through translational physiology. Specifically, Demi will be interrogating the biochemistry and physiology of an array of cotton species and cultivars in a bid to uncover diversity in Rubisco functionality within this important fibre crop.
Broderick Matthews is an experienced science communicator and loves to engage with the community, including facilitating STEM workshops for all ages and teacher professional learning programs.
Broderick also contributes to the Pint of Science AU festival and shares science through “Fuzzy Logic” on 2XX FM community radio in Canberra.
Jay Ridgewell completed a double degree in Applied Science (Biochemistry) and Education (Primary) at Queensland University of Technology and a Graduate Diploma in Science Communication at The Austrlaian National University in 2009. Jay is the meriSTEM project coordinator.
Alma Geesink-Anton is a Medicine student at the University of Sydney. She received a Bachelor of Biomedical Science from the University of New England. Alma has tutored a few courses during her Bachelors degree.
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