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2014 ARC Centre of Excellence for Translational Photosynthesis

The ARC Centre of Excellence for Translational Photosynthesis seeks to develop and harness advances in photosynthesis research, crop bioengineering, plant phenomics and computational tools to realise increased and sustainable crop yields, opening new routes to achieving the next revolution in plant productivity. It will deliver improved yield by undertaking a continuum of fundamental and applied photosynthesis research and targeting projects with a high probability of producing increased yield. Links with national and international institutions, consortia and breeding companies will enhance the prospects of translating genetic improvements into crops such as wheat, rice and sorghum for improved yield.

Funding: $22 million over 7 years

Centre Director*: Professor Robert Furbank

Administering Organisation: The Australian National University

Collaborating and Partner Organisations:

  • The University of Queensland
  • The University of Sydney
  • University of Western Sydney
  • Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation
  • International Rice Research Institute

Please visit the ARC Centre of Excellence for Translational Photosynthesis website for further information.

*Initial Centre Director: Professor Murray Badger

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