Gustaf DegenPhD student, Associate Lecturer
I am interested in the regulation of carbon assimilation. My research looks at the role of Rubisco activase, a key regulator in photosynthesis, in T. aestivum (wheat) and its wild relatives. I am using genetic, biochemical and physiological approaches to identify superior enzymes in these species.
Because of a growing world population and a changing environment, more productive and resilient crops must be developed. I hope that my research can aid in improving current wheat cultivars to ensure future food security.
Spectrophotometric Determination of Rubisco Activity and Activation State in Leaf Extracts
Sales, C., Degen, G.E., Bernardes Da Silva, A., Carmo-Silva, A.E. 22/05/2018 In: Photosynthesis. Springer Science + Business Media
Increasing metabolic potential: C-fixation
Andralojc, P.J., Carmo-Silva, A.E., Degen, G.E., Parry, M.A.J. 18/02/2018