Current Studies

Our green line: Photosynthesis & Plant Engineering

  • Structure, function & adaptability of photosynthetic machineries.
  • Biogenesis and breakdown of the photosynthetic apparatus during leaf development and senescence.
  • Structural, molecular and regulatory mechanisms of desiccation tolerance in resurrection plants.
  • Engineering out toxins from drought-tolerant nutritious plants for human consumption.


Individuality and Evolvability in Microbial Communities

  • What is the relationship between environmental dynamics and population variability and survivability?
  • To what extent is the ability of individuals to survive deterministic/stochastic?
  • What is the dynamics of the mapping between phenotypic and genotypic state space?
  • Can individuals, or communities as a whole, acquire new adaptive functions following training by synthetic feedbacks?


Click here for past studies.