Dr Rhiannon Page

Research Associate

Research Overview

My research aim is to develop crop plants that will deliver higher yields and contribute to global food security. Evidence suggests that the best prospect for increasing genetic yield potential is to improve the conversion of sunlight into biomass i.e. the efficiency of photosynthesis. Some photosynthetic organisms have evolved CO2 concentrating mechanisms to boost the CO2 supply to Rubisco, the key enzyme determining photosynthetic rate. Using knowledge and tools from these organisms, we are hoping to develop wheat plants with enhanced photosynthetic performance and increased yield.