Genomes | Light | Life

Exploring photosynthetic diversity for sustainability


Our research topics:

Carbon concentrating mechanisms in higher plants

Our projects focus on diversity, evolution, and regulation of carbon concentrating mechanism in higher plants.                     (click here for more details)

  • C3-C4 intermediate photosynthesis 
  • CAM photosynthesis
  • Maximising C4 photosynthesis in maize
Connecting organelles
  • Photorespiration – integration into the cellular network
  • The role of transport proteins in cellular metabolism
  • The peroxisomal hub
  • Inter-membrane interactions                                                     (click here for more details)
Synthetic biology
  • Synthetic redesigning of plant photorespiration and metabolic engineering of algae

           (click here for more details)

Gene Structure Models
  • Modelling Gene Structure with Deep Neural Networks

           (click here for more details)

Manganese management

Our research focusses on revealing evolutionary conserved mechanisms of manganese management in oxygenic photosynthesis.

  • Manganese Management in Photoautotrophs 

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Carbon utilization in algae
  • Inorganic and organic carbon utilization by extremophile red algae

           (click here for more details)


Prof. Dr. Andreas Weber

Biochemie der Pflanzen Heinrich-Heine-Universität Universitätsstraße 1
Gebäude: 26.03
Etage/Raum: 01.30
40225 Düsseldorf
Tel.: +49 211 81-12347
Verantwortlich für den Inhalt: E-Mail sendenProf.Dr. Andreas Paul M. Weber