Plant Science Seminar: New insights in photosynthetic energy conversion in higher plants
- Wednesday 13 March 2019
- Gorlaeus Building
2333 CC Leiden
- LMUY 04.28
In plants, the energy-converting machinery is harbored in a specialized thylakoid membrane system inside the chloroplasts. Structural attributes of the thylakoid membrane system provides a special environment for photosynthetic electron transport and light-harvesting.
The talk provides an update about our recent findings on structure-function relationships in plant thylakoid membranes ranging from the molecular to the whole membrane level. Special emphasis will be given to structural thylakoid dynamics that is key for understanding adaption processes of photosynthetic energy conversion to environmental changes.