Once again we all gathered to discuss the year’s progress and highlights – on the riverside in Bangkok. It has been a good year with some substantial papers published (see publications). Sadly we said goodbye to two of our postdocs – Hugo Alonso and Dong Yeon Lee – we wish them the very best in their new projects/roles.
The path to C4 rice is complex but we got one step closer along the evolutionary trajectory form C3 to C4 as outlined in our latest paper published in Current Biology
Years of collaborative effort by many in the team leads to a more manageable number of genes to analyse. See – http://rdcu.be/tSU0
Many congratulations to Professor Susanne von Caemmerer, who was presented with the Australian National University’s highly regarded Peter Baume award.
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We were very pleased to meet Professor Dirk Inze during the C4 Rice Annual Meeting in Bangkok in December 2016, as he joined Professors Dan Voytas and Bill Taylor as a highly-valued member of the External Advisory Board.
Professor Jane Langdale presented a Seminar About Long Term Thinking at the Long Now Foundation in San Fransisco on March 14th 2016.
You can see Professor Langdale’s talk, ‘Radical Ag: C4 Rice and Beyond’ here:
C4 Rice highlighted on BBC World service Discovery program on the Future of Food Episode 2
‘Independent and parallel evolution of new genes by gene duplication in two origins of C4 photosynthesis provides new insight into the mechanism of phloem loading in C4 species.’
Developing resilience to climate change in rice – C4 rice and more: http://europe.newsweek.com/genetically-modified-rice-climate-change-world-hunger-424773