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Redesigning the Photosynthetic Light Reactions

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 854126

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 April 2020

  • End date

    31 March 2026

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 7 496 829,50

  • EU contribution

    € 7 496 829

Hosted by:

LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN

Germany

Project description

English EN

Designing photosynthetic organisms that make the most of sunlight

Photosynthesis is a fundamental process on Earth, harnessing the energy of sunlight to generate the oxygen we breathe and the food we eat. However, plants and other photosynthetic organisms absorb only a fraction of the available solar energy, and then incur further losses when converting this energy into biomass. Enhancing the collection and storage of solar energy for photosynthesis could improve food and energy production. The EU-funded PhotoRedesign project aims to take up this challenge: by combining expertise in genetics, biochemistry and biophysics, the team will design novel versions of photosynthesis in the model cyanobacterium Synechocystis. PhotoRedesign will modify complex photosynthetic processes that were hitherto considered immutable, thereby allowing photosynthetic organisms to utilise more sunlight energy, and ultimately increasing biomass (food) and biofuel production.

Host institution

LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN

Address

Geschwister Scholl Platz 1
80539 Muenchen

Germany

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 2 499 900

Beneficiaries (3)

LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 2 499 900

MIKROBIOLOGICKY USTAV AV CR V.V.I

Czechia

EU Contribution

€ 2 498 861

THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 2 498 068

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 854126

Status

Ongoing project

  • Start date

    1 April 2020

  • End date

    31 March 2026

Funded under:

H2020-EU.1.1.

  • Overall budget:

    € 7 496 829,50

  • EU contribution

    € 7 496 829

Hosted by:

LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN

Germany