Dr Alex Wu is an early career researcher and worked in the ARC CoE for Translational Photosynthesis on plant physiology and crop modelling, advancing phenotypic prediction capabilities for supporting crop improvement. His breakthrough work in plant/crop modelling is underpinned by the development of a cross-scale model linking detailed photosynthetic processes at the leaf level with growth and development dynamics at the whole-crop level. Alex’s modelling research is used to unravel the link between key photosynthetic mechanisms and crop yield, and assess photosynthesis and crop designs for boosting yield across environments.

Alex is a recipient of the Australian Society of Plant Scientists premier Peter Goldacre Award, his canopy photosynthesis modelling paper has won a Functional Plant Biology Best Paper Award. Alex has been recently awarded an ARC DECRA on advancing a new physiology-modelling method to understand how interactions between different physiological processes, plant attributes, and the prevailing environment determine productivity.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Applied Science with Honours Class Hon, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Science, The University of Queensland