Gustaf Degen

PhD student, Associate Lecturer

Research Overview

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.


Twitter: @plantgustaf

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
Chapter (peer-reviewed)

Increasing metabolic potential: C-fixation
Andralojc, P.J., Carmo-Silva, A.E., Degen, G.E., Parry, M.A.J. 18/02/2018
Review article