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The energy lansdscape of folded spheres, assuming elastic membranes and sticky inner surfaces, will be explored. 

Professor Stephen Hyde

Using 3D microscopy to understand drought tolerance in plants

Plants have an amazing ability to control water transport through their stems and leaves, with some species able to keep functioning in very hostile conditions. This project will use 3D X-ray microscopy to explore the physical changes in plant cells as a result of water stress.

A/Prof Adrian Sheppard, Dr Anna Herring, Prof Jodie Bradby

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