Photobiotechnology group, RUB

The group deals with the basic questions of the biochemistry, genetic and biotechnology of photosynthetic microorganism. Microorganism that practice an oxygenic photosynthesis are able to metabolize hydrogen under certain conditions. The focus of their research is to understand the coaction of these different metabolic pathways (photosynthesis, sulphur cycle, nitrogen fixation and hydrogen metabolism) in the photosynthetic cyanobacteria and green algae. Within this framework the scientists currently investigate the biotechnological application of the basic research results with regard to a „biological H2-production“.

Further information

Prof. Dr. Thomas Happe  Dr. Christina Marx