International Rice Research Institute

Professor W. Paul Quick Paul leads the C4 rice team at IRRI and is Professor of Plant Physiology at the University of Sheffield in the UK.  His research focuses on plant photosynthesis and the partitioning of photosynthate into food end-products.





Dr Hsiang-Chun Lin Hsiang Chun is currently a postdoc at IRRI with Paul Quick. She gained a PhD in Plant Biochemistry from ETH in Switzerland, where she characterized sugar signalling pathways in Arabidopsis. Her role in the C4 rice project is to manage the verification of transgenic lines and to pyramid rice lines expressing C4 enzymes. She is also providing project partners with 13C labeled samples

for metabolic flux analyses.