Dean Price

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Associate Professor Dean Price teaches at the Australian National University. Dean has received multiple awards including an ARC National Research Fellowship and a Queen Elizabeth II Research Fellowship. He has been published in over 100 studies, and has work featured in multiple journals, like the Annual Review of Plant Biology. Dean’s research is presently focused on the molecular biology and physiology of photosynthesis in cyanobacteria (blue-green photosynthetic bacteria) with emphasis on gaining a full understanding of the adaptive mechanism known as the CO2 concentrating mechanism (CCM) in these organisms. He has produced a suite of defined CCM mutants for intensive analysis. A present goal of this work is to allow the engineering of some useful CCM components into higher plants so that water and nitrogen-use efficiency can be improved.