Min Chen

University of Sydney

Sessions by Min Chen

[Day 1]
12.00 am - 01.00 pm
Theme: 5 Universal Principles of Company Growth
[Day 2]
01.00 am - 02.00 pm
Theme: 7 Key Business Owner Functions
[Day 3]
01.00 am - 02.00 pm
Theme: Our Best Mistakes in Business


Dr Min Chen is a Professor of plant physiology at the University of Sydney. She obtained her PhD from the same university in 2003. After a short postdoc at ANU, she returned to Sydney as an Australia Research Council (ARC) postdoctoral fellow, followed by other ARC research fellowships for every academic level, and the granting of an ARC Centre of Excellence for Translational Photosynthesis. Her foundational work in plant photosynthesis saw her win the Science Minister’s Prize for Life Scientist of the Year, the recipient of the Robin Hill Award of the International Society for Photosynthesis Research, and the Peter Goldacre Award by the Australian Society of Plant Scientists. Throughout her research career, she has maintained a strong focus on biochemical characteristics and photosynthetic functions of red-shifted chlorophylls. Her research in photosynthesis in cyanobacteria and algae has revealed a novel type of chlorophyll, revealed unknown variation in light-harvesting strategies, and informed how energy is transferred in these processes, thus finding innovative ways of enhancing light penetration into crop canopies and reducing the wastage of excess sunlight.