Plants, built for photosynthesis.

Developmental Photosynthesis Research at SIPPE

About Us

Our research aims to understand the regulated formation of photosynthetic machinery, and how it adapts to support efficient CO2 concentrating mechanisms.

We focus to understand and provide knowledge/ideas to support engineering turbo-charged photosynthesis for future crop improvement. The theme is composed of:

1. Development of C4 leaf anatomy and dimorphic chloroplasts;

2. Interactive regulation between CO2 concentrating mechanisms and formation of photosynthetic machinery;

3. Coordination of environmental and genetic regulation of photosynthesis.

What We Explore

We take plant C4 photosynthesis pathway and cynobacteria CO2 concentrating mechanisms as representative highly efficient CO2 assimilation strategies, to perform multi-level studies across photosynthesis, development, environmental adaptation, regulatory networks, and to answer questions about how formation of structures and regulation of metabolisms are co-ordinated for efficient photosynthesis.

Targeting the programmed construction of venue for photosynthetic metabolism–specific leaf and cell structures (including identity decision, cellular layout, functional specialization of chloroplasts and mitochondria, etc.), the lab combines molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry, plant physiology, as well as advanced genetic engineering and system biology approaches, to explore frontiers of developmental photosynthesis, and investigate integrated regulation among transcription factors, phytohormones, environmental responses, and the photosynthesis.

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Peng Wang Lab
300 Fenglin Road, Shanghai 200032, China
wangpeng@sippe.ac.cn, +86 21 54924298

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