Dr. Miguel Miñambres Martín

Our research topic is focused on deciphering the mechanisms behind C4 photosynthesis at evolutionary, anatomical, physiological, biochemical and molecular levels. Particularly, we are focused in understanding the differentiation steps leading to C3/C4 intermediate photosynthesis. An additional objective of this multiplexed project is to set up the basis for a synthetic biology approach to control plant cell fate using optogenetic tools, with the ultimate goal of establishing a system to improve plant photosynthesis. The latter could represent a major upstream step for a new green revolution.

Dr. Miguel Miñambres Martin



Institute of Plant Biochemistry
Institute of Synthetic Biology
Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf

Universitätsstraße 1

40225 Düsseldorf

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