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Solar Energy to Biomass - Optimisation of light energy conversion in plants and microalgae

Deliverables

Publications

Publications in peer-reviewed journals

Progress Report

Progress Report by ESRs on SE2B’s webpage twice a year

Presentation of Results by ESRs at conference C4

Presentation of Results by ESRs at C4: ‘Biophysics of Photosynthesis: Regulation of Light Use Efficiency’

Patents

Patent filings

Presentation of Results by ESRs at the Conference C3

Presentation of Results by ESRs at C3: ‘From Solar Energy to Business’

Presentation of Results by ESRs at C5

Presentation of Results by ESRs at C5: ‘Solar Energy to Biomass - Optimisation of Light Energy Conversion in Plants and Microalgae’

Presentation of Results by ESRs at the Conference C2

Presentation of Results by ESRs at the Conference C2: ‘Nanoscale Dynamics of the Thylakoid Pigment-Protein Complexes’

SE2B Website

SE2B Website

Workshop W2

Workshop W2: ‘Science and Society’

Workshop W4

Workshop W4: Assembly of MOOCs / MOOC1 finished

Practical Course P4

Practical Course P4: ‘Advanced spectroscopic techniques’

Recruitment

Recruitment of ESRs

Practical Course P3

Practical Course P3 ‘Microalgae industrial production – from theory to practice’

International Scientific Conference with invited speakers C4

International Scientific Conference with invited speakers C4: ‘Biophysics of Photosynthesis: Regulation of Light Use Efficiency’

Final international Scientific Conference C5

Final international Scientific Conference C5: ‘Solar Energy to Biomass - Optimisation of Light Energy Conversion in Plants and Microalgae’

Practical Course P1

Practical Course P1: ‘Microalgae industrial production – from mass culture to product’

International Scientific Conference with invited speakers C3

International Scientific Conference with invited speakers C3: ‘From Solar Energy to Business’, including newspaper coverage

Workshops W1a-c

Workshops W1a-c: IP rights, grant writing, responsible conduct of research

MOOC2

MOOC2 finished

Kick-off meeting (C1)

Kick-off meeting (C1)

Workshops W3 and W5

Workshops W3 and W5: ‘Setting up a start-up company’, and ‘From Science to Industry’

International Scientific Conference with invited speakers C2

International Scientific Conference with invited speakers C2: ‘Nanoscale Dynamics of the Thylakoid Pigment-Protein Complexes’

Practical Course P2

Practical Course P2: ‘Modern methods to visualise the dynamic landscape of the thylakoid membrane’

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Publications

Unraveling the excited-state dynamics and light-harvesting functions of xanthophylls in the Light-Harvesting Complex II using femtosecond stimulated Raman spectroscopy

Author(s): Juan M. Artés Vivancos, Ivo H.M. van Stokkum, Francesco Saccon, Yusaku Hontani, Miroslav Kloz, Alexander Ruban, Rienk van Grondelle, John T.M. Kennis
Published in: Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2020, ISSN 0002-7863
DOI: 10.1021/jacs.0c04619

A Combined Phenotypic and Metabolomic Approach for Elucidating the Biostimulant Action of a Plant-Derived Protein Hydrolysate on Tomato Grown Under Limited Water Availability

Author(s): Kenny Paul, Mirella Sorrentino, Luigi Lucini, Youssef Rouphael, Mariateresa Cardarelli, Paolo Bonini, Maria Begoña Miras Moreno, Hélène Reynaud, Renaud Canaguier, Martin Trtílek, Klára Panzarová, Giuseppe Colla
Published in: Frontiers in Plant Science, Issue 10, 2019, ISSN 1664-462X
DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2019.00493

Specific Lhc Proteins Are Bound to PSI or PSII Supercomplexes in the Diatom Thalassiosira pseudonana

Author(s): Claudio Calvaruso, Anne Rokka, Eva-Mari Aro, Claudia Büchel
Published in: Plant Physiology, Issue 183/1, 2020, Page(s) 67-79, ISSN 0032-0889
DOI: 10.1104/pp.20.00042

Design principles of solar light harvesting in plants: Functional architecture of the monomeric antenna CP29

Author(s): Vincenzo Mascoli, Vladimir Novoderezhkin, Nicoletta Liguori, Pengqi Xu, Roberta Croce
Published in: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Bioenergetics, Issue 1861/3, 2020, Page(s) 148156, ISSN 0005-2728
DOI: 10.1016/j.bbabio.2020.148156

Rapid regulation of photosynthetic light harvesting in the absence of minor antenna and reaction centre complexes

Author(s): Francesco Saccon, Vasco Giovagnetti, Mahendra K Shukla, Alexander V Ruban
Published in: Journal of Experimental Botany, Issue 71/12, 2020, Page(s) 3626-3637, ISSN 0022-0957
DOI: 10.1093/jxb/eraa126

Evolution and function of light harvesting proteins

Author(s): Claudia Büchel
Published in: Journal of Plant Physiology, Issue 172, 2015, Page(s) 62-75, ISSN 0176-1617
DOI: 10.1016/j.jplph.2014.04.018

State transitions in cyanobacteria studied with picosecond fluorescence at room temperature

Author(s): Ahmad Farhan Bhatti, Reza Ranjbar Choubeh, Diana Kirilovsky, Emilie Wientjes, Herbert van Amerongen
Published in: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Bioenergetics, Issue 1861/10, 2020, Page(s) 148255, ISSN 0005-2728
DOI: 10.1016/j.bbabio.2020.148255

Understanding the Biostimulant Action of Vegetal-Derived Protein Hydrolysates by High-Throughput Plant Phenotyping and Metabolomics: A Case Study on Tomato

Author(s): Kenny Paul, Mirella Sorrentino, Luigi Lucini, Youssef Rouphael, Mariateresa Cardarelli, Paolo Bonini, Hélène Reynaud, Renaud Canaguier, Martin Trtílek, Klára Panzarová, Giuseppe Colla
Published in: Frontiers in Plant Science, Issue 10, 2019, ISSN 1664-462X
DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2019.00047

The robustness of the terminal emitter site in major LHCII complexes controls xanthophyll function during photoprotection

Author(s): Francesco Saccon, Milan Durchan, Tomáš Polívka, Alexander V. Ruban
Published in: Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences, 2020, ISSN 1474-905X
DOI: 10.1039/d0pp00174k

Specific thylakoid protein phosphorylations are prerequisites for overwintering of Norway spruce ( Picea abies ) photosynthesis

Author(s): Steffen Grebe, Andrea Trotta, Azfar Ali Bajwa, Ilaria Mancini, Pushan Bag, Stefan Jansson, Mikko Tikkanen, Eva-Mari Aro
Published in: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Issue 117/30, 2020, Page(s) 17499-17509, ISSN 0027-8424
DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2004165117

Light-harvesting complexes access analogue emissive states in different environments

Author(s): Vincenzo Mascoli, Andrius Gelzinis, Jevgenij Chmeliov, Leonas Valkunas, Roberta Croce
Published in: Chemical Science, Issue 11/22, 2020, Page(s) 5697-5709, ISSN 2041-6520
DOI: 10.1039/d0sc00781a

Switching off photoprotection of photosystem I - a novel tool for gradual PSI photoinhibition

Author(s): Mikko Tikkanen, Steffen Grebe
Published in: Physiologia Plantarum, Issue 162/2, 2018, Page(s) 156-161, ISSN 0031-9317
DOI: 10.1111/ppl.12618

Paralogs of the C-Terminal Domain of the Cyanobacterial Orange Carotenoid Protein Are Carotenoid Donors to Helical Carotenoid Proteins

Author(s): Fernando Muzzopappa, Adjélé Wilson, Vinosa Yogarajah, Sandrine Cot, François Perreau, Cédric Montigny, Céline Bourcier de Carbon, Diana Kirilovsky
Published in: Plant Physiology, Issue 175/3, 2017, Page(s) 1283-1303, ISSN 0032-0889
DOI: 10.1104/pp.17.01040

State transitions in the cyanobacterium Synechococcus elongatus 7942 involve reversible quenching of the photosystem II core

Author(s): Reza Ranjbar Choubeh, Emilie Wientjes, Paul C. Struik, Diana Kirilovsky, Herbert van Amerongen
Published in: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Bioenergetics, 2018, ISSN 0005-2728
DOI: 10.1016/j.bbabio.2018.06.008

The causes of altered chlorophyll fluorescence quenching induction in the Arabidopsis mutant lacking all minor antenna complexes

Author(s): Alexandra J. Townsend, Francesco Saccon, Vasco Giovagnetti, Sam Wilson, Petra Ungerer, Alexander V. Ruban
Published in: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Bioenergetics, 2018, ISSN 0005-2728
DOI: 10.1016/j.bbabio.2018.03.005

Separation of Thylakoid Protein Complexes with Two-dimensional Native-PAGE

Author(s): Marjaana Rantala, Virpi Paakkarinen, Eva-Mari Aro
Published in: BIO-PROTOCOL, Issue 8/13, 2018, ISSN 2331-8325
DOI: 10.21769/BioProtoc.2899

Functional analysis of LHCSR1, a protein catalyzing NPQ in mosses, by heterologous expression in Arabidopsis thaliana

Author(s): Ioannis Dikaios, Christo Schiphorst, Luca Dall’Osto, Alessandro Alboresi, Roberto Bassi, Alberta Pinnola
Published in: Photosynthesis Research, Issue 03 July 2019, 2019, Page(s) 1-16, ISSN 0166-8595
DOI: 10.1007/s11120-019-00656-3

Spectroscopic Properties of Violaxanthin and Lutein Triplet States in LHCII are Independent of Carotenoid Composition

Author(s): Francesco Saccon, Milan Durchan, Radek Kaňa, Ondřej Prášil, Alexander V. Ruban, Tomáš Polívka
Published in: The Journal of Physical Chemistry B, Issue 2019XXXXXXXXXX-XXX, 2019, Page(s) https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcb.9b06293, ISSN 1520-6106
DOI: 10.1021/acs.jpcb.9b06293

Single-molecule microscopy studies of LHCII enriched in Vio or Zea

Author(s): Marijonas Tutkus, Francesco Saccon, Jevgenij Chmeliov, Oskaras Venckus, Ignas Ciplys, Alexander V. Ruban, Leonas Valkunas
Published in: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Bioenergetics, Issue 1860/6, 2019, Page(s) 499-507, ISSN 0005-2728
DOI: 10.1016/j.bbabio.2019.05.002

Capturing the Quenching Mechanism of Light-Harvesting Complexes of Plants by Zooming in on the Ensemble

Author(s): Vincenzo Mascoli, Nicoletta Liguori, Pengqi Xu, Laura M. Roy, Ivo H.M. van Stokkum, Roberta Croce
Published in: Chem, Issue 29 August 2019, 2019, Page(s) 10.1016/j.chempr.2019.08.002, ISSN 2451-9294
DOI: 10.1016/j.chempr.2019.08.002

Interdomain interactions reveal the molecular evolution of the orange carotenoid protein

Author(s): Fernando Muzzopappa, Adjélé Wilson, Diana Kirilovsky
Published in: Nature Plants, Issue 5/10, 2019, Page(s) 1076-1086, ISSN 2055-0278
DOI: 10.1038/s41477-019-0514-9

Different roles for ApcD and ApcF in Synechococcus elongatus and Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 phycobilisomes

Author(s): Pablo I. Calzadilla, Fernando Muzzopappa, Pierre Sétif, Diana Kirilovsky
Published in: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Bioenergetics, Issue 1860/6, 2019, Page(s) 488-498, ISSN 0005-2728
DOI: 10.1016/j.bbabio.2019.04.004

Light‐controlled carotenoid transfer between water‐soluble proteins related to cyanobacterial photoprotection

Author(s): Yury B. Slonimskiy, Fernando Muzzopappa, Eugene G. Maksimov, Adjélé Wilson, Thomas Friedrich, Diana Kirilovsky, Nikolai N. Sluchanko
Published in: The FEBS Journal, Issue 286/10, 2019, Page(s) 1908-1924, ISSN 1742-464X
DOI: 10.1111/febs.14803

Pigment configuration in the light-harvesting protein of the xanthophyte alga Xanthonema debile

Author(s): Simona Streckaite, Zdenko Gardian, Fei Li, Andrew A. Pascal, Radek Litvin, Bruno Robert, Manuel J. Llansola-Portoles
Published in: Photosynthesis Research, Issue 138/2, 2018, Page(s) 139-148, ISSN 0166-8595
DOI: 10.1007/s11120-018-0557-1

Photoactivation Mechanism, Timing of Protein Secondary Structure Dynamics and Carotenoid Translocation in the Orange Carotenoid Protein

Author(s): Patrick E. Konold, Ivo H. M. van Stokkum, Fernando Muzzopappa, Adjélé Wilson, Marie-Louise Groot, Diana Kirilovsky, John T. M. Kennis
Published in: Journal of the American Chemical Society, Issue 141/1, 2018, Page(s) 520-530, ISSN 0002-7863
DOI: 10.1021/jacs.8b11373

Structural rearrangements in the C-terminal domain homolog of Orange Carotenoid Protein are crucial for carotenoid transfer

Author(s): Dvir Harris, Adjele Wilson, Fernando Muzzopappa, Nikolai N. Sluchanko, Thomas Friedrich, Eugene G. Maksimov, Diana Kirilovsky, Noam Adir
Published in: Communications Biology, Issue 1/1, 2018, Page(s) Article number: 125 (2018), ISSN 2399-3642
DOI: 10.1038/s42003-018-0132-5

Analysis of Thylakoid Membrane Protein Complexes by Blue Native Gel Electrophoresis

Author(s): Marjaana Rantala, Virpi Paakkarinen, Eva-Mari Aro
Published in: Journal of Visualized Experiments, Issue 139, 2018, ISSN 1940-087X
DOI: 10.3791/58369

The unique photosynthetic apparatus of Pinaceae: analysis of photosynthetic complexes in Picea abies

Author(s): Steffen Grebe, Andrea Trotta, Azfar A Bajwa, Marjaana Suorsa, Peter J Gollan, Stefan Jansson, Mikko Tikkanen, Eva-Mari Aro
Published in: Journal of Experimental Botany, Issue 70/12, 2019, Page(s) 3211-3225, ISSN 0022-0957
DOI: 10.1093/jxb/erz127

Proteomic characterization of hierarchical megacomplex formation in Arabidopsis thylakoid membrane

Author(s): Marjaana Rantala, Mikko Tikkanen, Eva-Mari Aro
Published in: The Plant Journal, Issue 92/5, 2017, Page(s) 951-962, ISSN 0960-7412
DOI: 10.1111/tpj.13732

Tuning antenna function through hydrogen bonds to chlorophyll a

Author(s): Manuel J. Llansola-Portoles, Fei Li, Pengqi Xu, Simona Streckaite, Cristian Ilioaia, Chunhong Yang, Andrew Gall, Andrew A. Pascal, Roberta Croce, Bruno Robert
Published in: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Bioenergetics, 2019, Page(s) 148078, ISSN 0005-2728
DOI: 10.1016/j.bbabio.2019.148078

Lycopene crystalloids exhibit singlet exciton fission in tomatoes

Author(s): M. J. Llansola-Portoles, K. Redeckas, S. Streckaité, C. Ilioaia, A. A. Pascal, A. Telfer, M. Vengris, L. Valkunas, B. Robert
Published in: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, Issue 20/13, 2018, Page(s) 8640-8646, ISSN 1463-9076
DOI: 10.1039/c7cp08460a

A LHCB9-dependent photosystem I megacomplex induced under low light in Physcomitrella patens

Author(s): Alberta Pinnola, Alessandro Alboresi, Lukáš Nosek, Dmitry Semchonok, Arshad Rameez, Andrea Trotta, Fabrizio Barozzi, Roman Kouřil, Luca Dall’Osto, Eva-Mari Aro, Egbert J. Boekema, Roberto Bassi
Published in: Nature Plants, Issue 4/11, 2018, Page(s) 910-919, ISSN 2055-0278
DOI: 10.1038/s41477-018-0270-2

Changing Color for Photoprotection: The Orange Carotenoid Protein

Author(s): Fernando Muzzopappa, Diana Kirilovsky
Published in: Trends in Plant Science, Issue 25/1, 2020, Page(s) 92-104, ISSN 1360-1385
DOI: 10.1016/j.tplants.2019.09.013

The Cytochrome b 6 f Complex Is Not Involved in Cyanobacterial State Transitions

Author(s): Pablo I. Calzadilla, Jiao Zhan, Pierre Sétif, Claire Lemaire, Daniel Solymosi, Natalia Battchikova, Qiang Wang, Diana Kirilovsky
Published in: The Plant Cell, Issue 31/4, 2019, Page(s) 911-931, ISSN 1040-4651
DOI: 10.1105/tpc.18.00916

The Physcomitrella patens gene atlas project: large-scale RNA-seq based expression data

Author(s): Perroud, Pierre-François; Haas, Fabian B; Hiss, Manuel; Ullrich, Kristian K; et al; Szövényi, Peter
Published in: Perroud, Pierre-François; Haas, Fabian B; Hiss, Manuel; Ullrich, Kristian K; et al; Szövényi, Peter (2018). The Physcomitrella patens gene atlas project: large-scale RNA-seq based expression data. The Plant Journal, 95(1):168-182., Issue 2, 2018, ISSN 1365-313X
DOI: 10.5167/uzh-161740

High-Throughput Plant Phenotyping for Developing Novel Biostimulants: From Lab to Field or From Field to Lab?

Author(s): Youssef Rouphael, Lukáš Spíchal, Klára Panzarová, Raffaele Casa, Giuseppe Colla
Published in: Frontiers in Plant Science, Issue 9, 2018, ISSN 1664-462X
DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2018.01197

Functional modulation of LHCSR1 protein from Physcomitrella patens by zeaxanthin binding and low pH

Author(s): Alberta Pinnola, Matteo Ballottari, Ilaria Bargigia, Marcelo Alcocer, Cosimo D’Andrea, Giulio Cerullo, Roberto Bassi
Published in: Scientific Reports, Issue 7/1, 2017, ISSN 2045-2322
DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-11101-7

Modelling excitation energy transfer and trapping in the filamentous cyanobacterium Anabaena variabilis PCC 7120

Author(s): Avratanu Biswas, Xinpeng Huang, Petar H. Lambrev, Ivo H. M. van Stokkum
Published in: Photosynthesis Research, 2020, ISSN 0166-8595
DOI: 10.1007/s11120-020-00723-0

Time-resolved fluorescence study of excitation energy transfer in the cyanobacterium Anabaena PCC 7120

Author(s): Parveen Akhtar, Avratanu Biswas, Nia Petrova, Tomas Zakar, Ivo H. M. van Stokkum, Petar H. Lambrev
Published in: Photosynthesis Research, 2020, ISSN 0166-8595
DOI: 10.1007/s11120-020-00719-w

Unique organization of photosystem II supercomplexes and megacomplexes in Norway spruce

Author(s): Roman Kouřil, Lukáš Nosek, Monika Opatíková, Rameez Arshad, Dmitry A. Semchonok, Ivo Chamrád, René Lenobel, Egbert J. Boekema, Petr Ilík
Published in: The Plant Journal, 2020, ISSN 0960-7412
DOI: 10.1111/tpj.14918

Revisiting cyanobacterial state transitions

Author(s): Pablo I. Calzadilla, Diana Kirilovsky
Published in: Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences, Issue 19/5, 2020, Page(s) 585-603, ISSN 1474-905X
DOI: 10.1039/c9pp00451c

Organization of Plant Photosystem II and Photosystem I Supercomplexes.

Author(s): Roman Kouřil, Lukáš Nosek, Dmitry Semchonok, Egbert J. Boekema, Petr Ilík
Published in: Subcellular Biochemistry, 2018, Page(s) 259-286
DOI: 10.1007/978-981-10-7757-9_9