Centre Algatech

Institute of Michrobiology, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic

Algal Ecophysiology

We are interested in a physiology of photothrophs with a special focuse on problems of photosynthesis. We study regulation of photosynthesis in various photothrops (cyanobacteria, algae, bacteria) from ecophysiology level (biophysical measurements during cruises in open oceans) to a protein level .

The following projects are currently running:

Photosynthesis of Chromera velia

Nitrogen fixation in diazotrophic cyanobacteria

Effect of increased CO2 on nitrogen fixation

Ecophysiology of marine algae

Mechanism of non-photochemical quenching and state transitions

Dynamics of photosynthetic proteins