C4 Photosynthesis: past, present and future

Date & time: 11.30am 10 April – 10.30am 13 November 2016, AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time)
Location: The Shine Dome, the Australian Academy of Science

In 1966, two scientists working on sugar cane in Australia made the revolutionary discovery that changed plant sciences forever: they discovered C4 photosynthesis.

2016 marks 50 years since the publication of the biochemical characterisation of the C4 pathway by Hal Hatch and Roger Slack.

To celebrate this occasion the ARC Centre of Excellence for Translational Photosynthesis is  holding a special Conference entitled “C4 Photosynthesis: past, present and future” in Canberra from 10 to 13 April, 2016.

The conference will bring together world experts in the field of C4photosynthesis ranging from molecular genetics to ecophysiology to applied efforts to engineer C4 into C3 crops.

There will also be a public lecture given by Professor Rowan Sage on “The evolution of C4 photosynthesis” at the Shine Dome of the Australian Academy of Science on 12 April. 

The conference has received generous sponsorship from the Research School of Biology.

More information and registration details can be found at C4 conference 2016.


Natalia Bateman Vargas

Email: natalia.bateman@anu.edu.au