Centrum Algatech

Mikrobiologický ústav AV ČR, v.v.i. - vědecké pracoviště Třeboň
Our long-term interest lies in photosynthesis, in the process of  light-reactions. In more details, our group would like to explore a link between spatial proteins organization in thylakoids and their photosynthetic function. We have identified and described photosynthetic microdomains in thylakoids of cyanobacteria. Therefore, we are keen on to explore their role in forming a mosaic-like organization of thylakoids and for overall function of photosynthesis. Simultaneously, we are also interested on various aspects of photoprotection (an effect of non-photochemical quenching) from the level of whole cells (chloroplast) to single protein level. We would like to open a new type of questions in photosynthetic research – those that deals with microscopic effects in photosynthesis visible only at sub-cellular level (e.i. on nano- and micro-scale levels).