Below are our current projects at LEC, for more details on our research please see the linked pages of the academic staff.

 

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2018-2022       Sub-contract to U Illinois as part of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation award. Realizing Increased Photosynthetic Efficiency.

2018-2021       International Wheat Yield Partnership, IWYP. Induction: Faster Adjustment of Photosynthesis to shade-sun transitions in the field to improve wheat yields.

2017-2018       N8 Agri Food Seed Corn Funding. Delaying turnover of Rubisco as a novel mechanism to enhance wheat yields.

2016-2020       Bilateral NSF/Bio-BBSRC. Synthesis of microcompartments in plants for enhanced carbon fixation.

2016-2019       Newton Fund Rice Research. Exploiting a cyanobacterial CO2 concentrating mechanism to increase photosynthesis and yield in rice.

2016-2019       International Wheat Yield Partnership, IWYP. Wider and faster: high throughout phenotypic exploration of novel genetic variation for high biomass breeding in wheat.

2016-2019       International Wheat Yield Partnership, IWYP. Using next generation genetic approaches to exploit phenotypic variation in photosynthetic efficiency to increase wheat yield.

2016-2018       International Wheat Yield Partnership, IWYP. Realising increased photosynthetic efficiency to increase wheat yields.

2015-2018       BBSRC/DBT. Combining field phenotyping and next generation genetics to uncover markers, genes and biology underlying drought tolerance in wheat.

2012-2017       Sub-contract to U Illinois as part of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation award. Realizing Increased Photosynthetic Efficiency.