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Mohammed Alqurashi

Postgraduate Research Student
School of Biological Sciences
 Mohammed Alqurashi

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Biography

The main goal of my project is to utilize an integrated approach to produce transgenic plants with significantly improved biomass production and photosynthetic performance, by controlling the expression of multiple genes that are critical in the Calvin cycle. The produced transgenic crops will also exhibit the desired traits of maximum productivity, even under drought stress. Two objectives are important to achieve in this project. Firstly, find out whether GAPA2 and RAP2.12 are significant in the regulation of Calvin cycle enzymes under growth of drought condition this hypothesis come from Variational Bayesian State Space Modelling (VBSSM) using time-series transcriptome data from drought-affected plants. Secondly, study the relative role of the different forms of plastid GAPDH enzyme in determining the rate of photosynthetic carbon assimilation using Arabidopsis knock out mutants under drought and non-drought condition.

Qualifications

  • 2005-2009: BSC Medical Biotechnology, Taif University - Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

  • 2013-2014: MSC Biotechnology, Queensland University of Technology - Australia

Contact

mkhalq@essex.ac.uk

Location:

Colchester Campus