Anna Matuszyńska

My main research interest covers two areas:

  • the dynamics of photoacclimation during photosynthesis and
  • the production of secondary metabolites by glandular trichomes.

Although these topics seem quite distant, the common ground is photosynthesis. I am currently leading the computational side of the DFG project in a collaboration with Prof. Alain Tissier (Leibniz Institute for Plant Biochemistry, Halle) where we are studying the highly efficient production of secondary metabolites by glandular trichomes inside the tomato. One of the research aims, relevant for the work conducted within CEPLAS, is to understand the mechanisms that integrate development and metabolism. In particular, we would like to answer the question of what are the adaptive metabolic strategies that support high metabolic fluxes?

For the more detailed description of the project, please visit the site of the project.

The five most important publications

  • Matuszyńska A, Saadat NP, Ebenhoh O (2019) Balancing energy supply during photosynthesis - a theoretical perspective. Physiol Plant 166(1):392-402. doi: 10.1111/ppl.12962.
  • Ebenhöh O, van Aalst M, Saadat NP, Nies T, Matuszyńska A (2018) Building Mathematical Models of Biological Systems with modelbase. Journal of Open Research Software, 6(1), p.24.
  • Moejes FW, Matuszyńska A, Adhikari K, Bassi R, Cariti F, Cogne G, Dikaios I, Falciatore A, Finazzi G, Flori S, Goldschmidt-Clermont M, Magni S, Maguire J, Le Monnier A, Muller K, Poolman M, Singh D, Spelberg S, Stella GR, Succurro A, Taddei L, Urbain B, Villanova V, Zabke C, Ebenhoh O (2017) A systems-wide understanding of photosynthetic acclimation in algae and higher plants. J Exp Bot 68(11):2667-2681. doi: 10.1093/jxb/erx137.
  • Matuszyńska A, Heidari S, Jahns P, Ebenhöh O (2016) A mathematical model of non-photochemical quenching to study short-term light memory in plants. Biochim Biophys Acta 1857(12):1860-1869. doi: 10.1016/j.bbabio.2016.09.003.
  • Matuszyńska A, Ebenhöh O (2015) A reductionist approach to model photosynthetic self-regulation in eukaryotes in response to light. Biochem Soc Trans 43(6):1133-1139. doi: 10.1042/BST20150136.
Dr. Anna Matuszyńska


+49 241 80 26524

Institute for Computational Life Science
RWTH Aachen

Worringerweg 1

52074 Aachen
Heinrich Heine University
University of Cologne
Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research
Forschungszentrum Jülich