Photosynthesis and Metabolism Group

Co-convenors: Andrew Leakey (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) and Peter Nixon (Imperial College London)

The Photosynthesis and Metabolism Group focuses on improving our basic understanding of photosynthesis and plant metabolic networks, but also on manipulating these processes to improve crops for the future. All aspects of photosynthesis and plant metabolism are relevant to the group, from defining the make-up of a complex network, to determining the role of specific pathways and understanding their co-ordination and regulation. We particularly encourage the work of young PhD and post-doctoral scientists.