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Prof. Dr.

Susanne von Caemmerer

Year of election: 2006
Section: Organismic and Evolutionary Biology
City: Canberra
Country: Australia
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Susanne von Caemmerer is distinguished for many important contributions to the study of photosynthesis. Her research focuses on diffusion and fixation of CO2 by leaves and she developed simple mathematical models for quantitative descriptions of CO2 fixation. These are now used world wide for the calculation of global CO2 fixation. In recent years she had used antisense RNA technology to generate transgenic plants with reduced amounts of different photosynthetic enzymes to study the regulation of C3 and C4 photosynthesis.


  • 2005 Professorin für molekulare Pflanzenphysiologie an der Research School of Biology der Australian National University, Canberra, Australien
  • Centre Deputy Director und Co-Leader, Research Program 1, ARC Centre of             Excellence for Transnational Photosynthesis, Australian National University,             Canberra, Australien
  • 1994-2005 Fellow an der Australian National University, Canberra, Australien
  • 1983-1994 Research Fellow an der Australian National University, Canberra, Australien
  • 1982-1983 Post-Doktorandin an der Carnegie Institute Washington, Stanford, California, USA
  • 1981 Promotion in Pflanzenphysiologie an der Australian National University, Canberra, Australien
  • 1976 Bachelor-Abschluss in reiner Mathematik an der Australian National University, Canberra, Australien


  • Member, Australian Society of Plant Scientists


  • Principal Investigator, C4 Rice Consortium, „C4 Rice Center, International Rice Research Institute“, Los Baños, Laguna, Philippinen
  • 2014-2016 Secondary Investigator, „Thermal acclimation of leaf mesophyll conductance“, Australian Research Council
  • 2014-2016 Primary Investigator, „Enhancing and manipulating C4 Photosynthesis“, Australian Research Council
  • 2011-2013 Primary Investigator, „Using Arabidopsis mutants to discover the role of guard cell chloroplast in the stomatal response to light“, Australian Research Council
  • 2011-2013 Primary Investogator, „Quantifying C18OO discrimination and CO2 diffusion in C3 and C4 leaves“, Australian Research Council
  • 2010-2013 Secondary Investigator, „Improving plant productivity and human health using next generation biotechnology approaches“, Australian Research Council
  • 2008-2010 Primary Investigator, „The metabolic and enzymatic regulation of C4 photosynthesis and its impact on photosynthetic productivity“, Australian Research Council
  • 2007-2009 Secondary Investigator, „What limits CO2 diffusion inside leaves? Dissecting the diffusion path with Arabidopsis mutants“, Australian Research Council
  • 2004-2006 Primary Investigator, „Stomatal Function in Transgenic Plants with Altered Guard Cell Metabolism“, Australian Research Council

Auszeichnungen und Mitgliedschaften

  • 2016 Peter Baume Award der Australian National University
  • 2014 Charles F. Kettering Award der American Society of Plant Biologists
  • 2013 Corresponding Member der American Society of Plant Biologists
  • seit 2006 Mitglied der Nationalen Akademie der Wissenschaften Leopoldina
  • 2006 Fellow der Australian Academy of Science




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