My research group develops mathematical models of plant energy metabolism and photosynthesis. One focus lies on the investigation of acclimation processes of the electron transport chain: how is the trade-off between maximal photosynthetic yield and protection against damaging light intensities achieved? We also develop novel methods to simulate and describe the production and degradation of biopolymers such as starch and complex secondary metabolites. Thirdly, we are interested in understanding the timing of metabolism: how are key processes regulated by the diurnal rhythm and the circadian clock?
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Institute for Quantitative and Theoretical Biology
Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf
22.07, Level 00 32, Postbox 006