Dr. Paula Mulo

The ultimate aim of our project is to resolve how the reducing power produced by the photosystems is distributed towards various stromal reactions. We have specifically focused on (i) the physiological specificities of different leaf FNR (ferredoxin-NADP+ oxidoreductase) isoforms in chloroplast metabolism, (ii) the functional roles of membrane-bound and soluble FNR pools, (iii) the mechanisms of FNR-containing multi-protein complex formation at the thylakoid membrane, and (iv) the effects of post-translational modifications on photosynthetic processes (e.g. NADP+ photoreduction).