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Research Group: Plastid and thylakoid dynamics
Our research ambitions aim on dissecting regulatory mechanisms that involve thylakoid membrane protein phosphorylation and elucidating their impact on photosynthetic acclimation to variable environmental conditions.
Further we investigate processes that modulate thylakoid membrane plasticity under such abiotic stress conditions and apply our knowledge on membrane plasticity in bioengineering approaches.
Improving photosynthetic efficiency to increase yield and biomass production holds the promise to meet the increasing demand for arable land for food production and other biological products. To achieve this, one has to know all relevant components affecting photosynthesis, and to be able to actively modulate them in a controlled and predictable manner.
- Regulation of Photosynthesis and Thylakoid dynamics. We aim on dissecting regulatory mechanisms that involve thylakoid membrane protein phosphorylation and elucidating their impact on photosynthetic acclimation to variable environmental conditions. Further, we focus on processes that modulate thylakoid membrane plasticity under such abiotic stress conditions.
- Membrane Protein Scaffolding. We are developing membrane-anchored protein scaffolds for co-localizing membrane-associated enzymes and for manipulating membrane architectures in different host systems.
- Plastid Bioengineering. We develop new approaches in plant engineering with focus on genome modification in a cell type specific developmentally programmed manner.
CHLO-RIDD - Development of novel synthetic, self-tunable modules that allow feedback regulation on cytotoxic biosynthetic pathways.
Green Specialists - Development of methods for creating highly engineered subpopulations of cells within plant tissues
Integrating approaches to develop Nicotiana tabacum as a small molecule production platform - Technology development to overcome limitations in redistributing photosynthetic reducing power towards cytochrome P450s
|Guillem Borràs I Gas||PhD fellow||+45 353-32196|
|Konrad Weber||Postdoc||+45 353-33070|
|Lars Scharff||Assistant professor||+45 353-37655|
|Lisbeth Mikkelsen||Laboratory technician||+45 353-36813|
|Mathias Pribil||Associate professor||+45 353-37774|
|Silas Busck Mellor||Assistant professor||+45 353-20038|
|Vandasue Lily Rodrigues Saltenis||Postdoc||+45 353-32062|
|Yi Zhang||Postdoc||+45 353-35844|
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