Anna Matuszyńska

In silico studies of photosynthesis

In this project I develop further theoretical tools to study the photosynthetic self-regulation of higher plants to changes in light intensities. By connecting ”light reactions” with the dynamic description of the Calvin-Benson-Bassham (CBB) Cycle, we can investigate the tight regulation between the energy supplied by the photosynthetic electron transport chain and the CBB cycle demand.  My interest lies in the role of existing mechanisms, such as alternative electron transport pathways, in the regulation and maintenance of ”vital” ATP to NADPH ratio.

Keywords expertise: kinetic models, NPQ, photosynthesis, secondary metabolism

Dr. Anna Matuszyńska
CEPLAS Anna Matuszyńska

anna.matuszynska[at]hhu.de

 +49 211 81-02926

Institute for Quantitative and Theoretical Biology, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf

Universitätsstraße 1

40225 Düsseldorf

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