Context

Photosynthesis has huge potential to provide solutions to future challenges associated with anthropogenic driven climate change. Critical to harnessing this potential is a detailed understanding of how photosynthetic organisms function.

The research

To provide novel insights at an unprecedented level we want to understand the location, interactors and function of every cellular component for a photosynthetic organism. To achieve this, we have developed high-throughput fluorescence protein tagging and affinity purification followed by mass spectrometry methods in cyanobacteria. This technology will allow us to understand photosynthetic changes at a complete cellular level across a broad range of conditions.

 Diverse localisation patterns of cyanobacterial proteins fluorescently tagged with mNeonGreen. Cartoon credit: Kelvinsong / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)

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Centre for Novel Agricultural Products

cnap@york.ac.uk
+44 (0)1904 328776
Department of Biology, University of York, Wentworth Way, York YO10 5DD

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Featured researcher
Luke Mackinder

Luke Mackinder

Professor Mackinder's research focuses on understanding the molecular basis of carbon fixation in algae and cyanobacteria. 

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Contact us

Centre for Novel Agricultural Products

cnap@york.ac.uk
+44 (0)1904 328776
Department of Biology, University of York, Wentworth Way, York YO10 5DD

Related links

Mackinder Lab