中科院分子植物科学卓越创新中心第四期“殷宏章论坛”（“Hung-Chang Yin Forum -Ⅳ”）系列讲座将于北京时间2022年4月21日（周四）下午4点邀请剑桥大学的Julian Hibberd教授通过Zoom平台在线进行。报告题目为Using C3 models to understand C4 photosynthesis for crop improvement。该系列讲座对全球科研工作者免费开放。
2022年4月21日 16:00 (北京时间)
Apr 21, 2022 9:00 (BST, UK)
Apr 21, 2022 8:00 (GMT/UTC)
会议ID：876 456 1150
●讲座主题：Using C3 models to understand C4 photosynthesis for crop improvement
Julian Hibberd, Prof. of Plant Sciences in the Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge. Julian received his PhD from University of Wales in 1994, then did Postdoc first in the University of Sheffield and then in University of Cambridge. After this, Julian moved onto become a lecturer in 2000. Julian’s research focuses on studying photosynthesis with the goal of improve photosynthesis for greater efficiency, in particular on understanding how C4 photosynthesis evolved from the ancestral C3 state. Julian made many seminal discoveries on the development and evolution of C4 photosynthesis. These include the finding of characteristics of C4 photosynthesis in stems and petioles of C3 flowering plants, finding regulatory motifs in the coding regions of C4 genes controlling their cell specificity, showing the importance of the chloroplast signaling pathways in the C4 development, showing the importance of sulfur metabolism in the bundle sheath cell, and recently finding the role of NADPH oxidase in generation of reactive oxygen species in the bundle sheath cell. Recently, Julian’s group shows monocotyledonous plants graft at the embryonic root–shoot interface, challenging a long-held dogma that the lack of vascular cambium precludes grafting in monocot. Julian serves on many academic committees, e.g. Management Board of Sainsbury Laboratory Cambridge University, European Representative for the International Photosynthesis Society, etc. He is an Associate Editor of Plant Physiology. Julian’s research has won him many prestigious recognitions, which include Melvin Calvin Award for Research in Photosynthesis, BBSRC Sir David Phillips Research Fellowship (2000-2005), and being recognized as one of Five Crop Researchers Who Could Change the World.