Crop Ecophysiology Lab (CELab)
The goal of the Crop Ecophysiology Lab (CELab) is to help develop next generation crop varieties with greater resilience to harsh environmental conditions. We aim to:
- Explore physiological mechanisms and identify promising traits that can help enhance abiotic stress resilience in field crops.
- Employ classical physiological methods and high throughput phenotyping approaches to capture wide genetic diversity (including landraces and wild accessions) for the traits of interest.
- Integrate phenome to genome, to identify effective and stable genomic regions that can induce a quantum leap in abiotic stress resilience.
- Develop outputs that can make quantifiable impact on the growers field, through close collaboration and regular feedback from the breeders and commodity commissioners.