This projects uses novel tools to collect and analyse the biochemicals and enzymes released by sorghum roots in response to different growth environments. The student has opportunity to learn sophisticated flux and imaging tools to gain deeper understanding of how plants respond to organic and inorganic fertilisers. The student can explore the analysis of metabolites with international collaborators, the presence of enzymes and root structures. This fundamental research has potential to inform regenerative agriculture, novel organics-based fertilisers, and plant breeding.

Project members

Primary Supervisor:

Professor Susanne Schmidt

School of Agriculture and Food Sciences

Associate Supervisor:

Dr Nicole Robinson

Research Fellow
School of Agriculture and Food Sciences