Mathias Pribil's lab
Thylakoid plasticity and reversible protein-phosphorylation
In order to meet the increasing demand for arable land for food production and other biological products, one promising approach is to improve photosynthesis and thereby biomass production. To achieve this, one has to know all relevant components affecting photosynthetic electron flow, and to be able to actively modulate them in a controlled and predictable manner.
My research ambitions aim on dissecting the chloroplast protein phosphorylation networks that regulate photosynthetic electron flow and modulate thylakoid plasticity in a light-dependent manner. The long term potential is to improve photosynthesis and biomass accumulation under specific environmental conditions.