Finnish Infrastructure for Photosynthesis Research / Fotosynteesin tutkimuskeskus
PHOTOSYN, the Finnish Infrastructure for Photosynthesis Research (Fotosynteesin tutkimuskeskus) refers to the organizational structures, facilities and scientific instrumentation that form the operational core of the photosynthesis research at Molecular Plant Biology (Department of Life Technologies, Faculty of Technology University of Turku). Located at BioCity and PharmaCity, the PHOTOSYN infrastructure serves the plant biology and algae biotech community in Finland, and enables research collaboration with front line international academic and industrial R&Ds.
Background to PHOTOSYN
PHOTOSYN covers the infrastructure for the basic and applied photosynthesis research conducted at the Molecular Plant Biology, as part of the Department of Life Technologies, Faculty of Technology at the University of Turku.
PHOTOSYN supports the molecular research on oxygenic photosynthetic organisms, plants, green algae and cyanobacteria, and covers different areas of research in biochemistry, biophysics, molecular biology, synthetic biology, genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, and biotechnology. Read more about the research.
Facilities and methods
PHOTOSYN Finnish Infrastructure for Photosynthesis Research / Fotosynteesin tutkimuskeskus covers:
- Molecular Plant Biology facilities at BioCity and PharmaCity under the BioCity Turku umbrella organization, that supports and coordinates life science and molecular medicine related research at the University of Turku and Åbo Akademi University
- Growth facilities and equipment for cultivating and studying photosynthetic organisms
- Collection of analytical and preparative equipment, methods and tools needed in molecular photosynthesis research
- Libraries of photosynthetic organisms and mutants
- Associated permits and data management policies
Prof. Yagut Allahverdiyeva
PI management board
Prof. Eva-Mari Aro, Prof.
Prof. Eevi Rintamäki
Assoc. Prof Paula Mulo
Assist Prof. Tikko Tikkanen
Assist. Prof Pauli Kallio
Adjunct Prof. Esa Tyystjärvi
Adjunct Prof. Taina Tyystjärvi
For specific information on PHOTOSYN and links to involved researchers, please contact the coordinator Maija Lespinasse.