Dr Michal Gwizdala
I am passionately exploring how photosynthetic microorganisms sustain solar energy conversion under stress conditions. I want to know how different components of the photosynthetic molecular machinery work together and how these interactions impact the photosynthetic processes and the organisms. I use biochemical and molecular biology tools combined with spectroscopy to unravel the molecular mechanisms in natural and engineered photosynthetic systems. Eventually, I aim to develop and implement custom pigment-protein complexes that will turn present-day non-photosynthetic microorganisms into light-driven cell-factories.