Current Students

Senhao ZHANG
PhD Student
senhaoz@student.unimelb.edu.au

Field of research:
I am a PhD student in the Plant Molecular Biology and Biotechnology Laboratory. My research focus is on investigating the role of florigen during Soybean (Glycine max) flowering process.

Awards:

  • Melbourne Research Scholarship

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Sukanya VARAPE
PhD Student
svarape@student.unimelb.edu.au

Field of research: Investigations on the role of VRN genes during soybean flowering.

My aim is to transfer the knowledge of Vernalization pathway genes like VRN1, EMF2 and VIN3, from model plant Arabidopsis to more complex legume system like soybean and investigate their role when vernalization is not required for soybean.

Awards:

  • Melbourne International Research Scholarship (MIRS)
  • Melbourne International Fee Remission Scholarship (MIFRS)

Saeid BABAEI
PhD Student
sbabaeighara@student.unimelb.edu.au

Field of research: Investigations on the role of non-coding RNAs during soybean flowering.

Awards:

  • Melbourne Research Scholarship

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Roshira COLOMBAGE
PhD Student
r.colombage@unimelb.edu.au

Field of research:

My research focus is on functional analysis of heat tolerance genes in crop plant Canola.

Before joining the Plant Molecular Biology and Biotechnology Laboratory, I completed my Master of Science in Plant Cell and Tissue Culture from University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.


Lab alumni (PhD students)

Dr. Akanksha SHARMA

Dr. Faliq WAN-IBRAHIM

Dr. Aqsa TABASUM

Dr. Noppawan NOUNJAN (Visiting PhD student, Khon Kaen University, Thailand)

Dr. Sang Il LEE

Dr. Hina ARYA

Dr. Neeta LOHANI