Biological nitrogen fixation - from genes to environment

Associate Professor Ulrike Mathesius is a plant scientist who has won multiple awards for teaching and research.  Her research focuses on how soil microbes shape the plant.  A central idea of her work is that microbes have ‘hijacked’ plant signalling pathways for their own purposes.  This has implications for utilising microbes to alter crop plant performance and for trying to develop nitrogen-fixing symbioses in non-legumes.


On campus
In school


Interactive presentation

Program duration

60 minutes (flexible)

Year group

Years 10 -12

Number of students

100 (flexible)


Weekdays excluding public holidays. Please contact us for availability throughout the rest of the year. At least 1 months’ notice required


No cost

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