About us

Our group studies photosynthesis mostly in microalgae but also in plants, focusing on how it might be improved through an interdisciplinary approach. We investigate regulation and dynamics of light energy utilization in order to increase algal biomass yield and high valuable product accumulation. For this purpose we are currently studying the possibility to tune photoprotective mechanisms or pigment metabolism through insertional and chemical mutagenesis, exploring also the accumulation of specific high valuable products. In addition, our efforts are extended to genomic and transcriptomic approaches to target our biotechnological intervention. Our aim requires us to work with a wide variety of algal species ranging from model to non-model ones.