Presented by Professor Susanne von Caemmerer
*This seminar was originally DNA methylation - age, smoking and air pollution presented by Professor Leo Schalkwyk*
In this seminar, hosted by Professor Christine Raines, Professor Susanne von Caemmerer will examine strategies for improving C4 photosynthesis.
Professor Susanne von Caemmerer obtained her BA (Hons) in Pure Mathematics in 1976 (ANU) and her PhD in Plant Physiology in 1981 (ANU). She is now Professor of Molecular Plant Physiology at the Research School of Biology. She was elected to the Australian Academy of Science and Leopoldina (the German Academy of Science) in 2006. Her research focuses on photosynthesis and stomatal function, with an emphasis on the mathematical modeling of the carbon acquisition of plants, the biochemistry of carbon dioxide fixation and regulation of carbon dioxide diffusion in leaves.
She is an Associate Editor for Plant Physiology and sits on the Editorial Board of Plant, Cell and Environment. She is also a member of the C4 Rice Consortium a group multidisciplinary scientist from around the world working together to discover genes that will supercharge photosynthesis in rice to boost food production in the developing world.