Systems Theory Approach in Engineering Resilient Plants for Environmental Sustainability
When plants are stressed, at the molecular level, their complex network of genetic components are altered, resulting in suboptimal biological functions. From the viewpoint of control engineering, stress response mechanism can be naturally formulated as a disturbance rejection problem and the goal is to utilise the systems theory components (e.g. network science, systems biology, control theory) to develop tools for designing synthetic genetic controller to improve stress responses mechanism in plant. Student will carried out analyses include network modelling, theoretical analysis, control design and simulation that seek to engineering resilient plants under stress.