Spotlight on photosynthesis

With the world population estimated to reach 10 billion by 2050, food production is a major challenge in keeping the world fed, and Australian science could be part of the solution.

One key area of Australian agricultural research is photosynthesis, which is being explored by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Translational Photosynthesis, led by the Australian National University.

“Improving photosynthesis is our best option to achieve global food security and we know how to do it,” says the centre’s director, Robert Furbank. “Australia has always punched above its weight in photosynthesis research, with major discoveries coming out of this country.”

This video explains the collaborative effort being made towards improving photosynthesis and future food security, which will be further discussed in our online Cosmos Briefing – The Future of Food on Thursday 11 February.

To join us for the 45-minute session, beginning 3pm AEDT, please register here.

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