Fundamental Research Projects

Fundamental research into photosynthetic organisms is the backbone of our work at the MSU-DOE Plant Research Laboratory. Explore the research areas below.

We study the 'biological solar panel' in a holistic way and also as a part of dynamic, rapidly changing environments. We also research how these organisms protect themselves from environmental stresses or attacks by pathogens or pests. 

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The Biological Solar Panel
The Biological Solar Panel

We want to holistically understand photosynthetic processes over a wide range of spatial and temporal scales and develop models that describe these interactions.

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Photosynthesis in real environments
Photosynthesis in real environments

Drought. Frost. Clouds. Photosynthesis has to adapt to ever-changing conditions. We study photosynthesis under realistic conditions so we someday can improve it.

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