University of Bonn
Explore JUMPA Projects with the University of Melbourne, FZJ and the University of Bonn.
Molecular mechanisms of microbe-enhanced plant performance under nitrogen limitation Nitrogen is the most abundant and essential mineral for plants. It is in nucleic acids and proteins; notably rubisco for photosynthesis. The world population is growing and available arable land is decreasing. Higher demand for crop production has come with an increased use of chemical fertilizer; of which N is the major …
Development of next generation fertilisers and their interactions with the soil/plant system Project Duration: 2019 - 2022 Supervisors: The University of Melbourne:Prof. Ute Roessner, Prof. Uta Wille Forschungszentrum Jülich: Prof. Michelle Watt Home University: The University of Melbourne Partner University: The University of Bonn Student Profile: I have always been interested in interdisciplinary and innovative scientific topics, and so chose to study Biomedicinal Chemistry for my …
The effects of renewable fertilizer on wheat root morphology Phosphorus (P) is an essential element for plant nutrition and its scarcity is one of the major restraints in agricultural crop production. Mineral rock phosphate P fertilizers, although they are poorly accessed by plants and unused residues result in run-off that pollutes the groundwater, are a finite resource still irreplaceable today. Microalgae …
Root microbe interaction to benefit cereal growth under temperature stress During my PhD I will investigate the impact of beneficial microbes on root architecture and metabolism of the model grass Brachypodium distachyon grown under non-optimal temperatures and specifically the interaction between Brachypodium distachyon and the plant growth promoting bacterium Azospirillum brasilense at sub-optimal temperatures. In particular, I am focusing on the effect …