Tomas Morosinotto is professor in plant physiology at university of Padova. Research activity focuses on the study of photosynthesis in different organisms investigating how evolution shaped the regulation of this metabolic process in algae, mosses and plants. Information from basic research is exploited for the development of application of algae for production of biomolecules, designing genetic strategies to improve productivity at industrial scale.
University of Padova, Italy
Talk title and synopsis
Lessons from evolution to improve photosynthetic productivity
Molecular mechanisms for regulation of photosynthesis changed during evolution following adaptation to new ecological niches. Considering the major impact of those regulatory mechanisms on growth, a deeper understanding of their role open the possibility of improving productivity in plants and algae.