The Australian Plant Phenomics Facility wishes to congratulate PhD students Rohan Riley (Western Sydney University) and Sijesh Natarajan (Sugar Research Australia/University of Queensland) on receiving APPF Postgraduate Internship Awards!

The $12,000 awards will cover Rohan and Sijesh’s project fees and will contribute towards their accommodation and travel costs.

As part of his PhD project at the Hawkesbury Institute for the Environment at Western Sydney University, Rohan will work with the team at The Plant Accelerator® in Adelaide using high-throughput phenotyping to  investigate the growth phenotypes of the model cereal Brachypodim distachyon under salt stress and the interaction with mycorrhiza.

Sijesh, a PhD student at the School of Agriculture and Food Sciences at the University of Queensland, will use climate controlled growth rooms and imaging technologies at the High Resolution Plant Phenomics Centre (HRPPC) in Canberra to investigate the effect of vapour pressure deficit on transpiration efficiency of sugarcane genotypes in a drying soil.

Congratulations, Rohan and Sijesh. We look forward to working with you!