Getting More out of the Sunlight: Overcoming Constraints on Photosynthetic Energy Conversion Efficiency

Getting More out of the Sunlight: Overcoming Constraints on Photosynthetic Energy Conversion Efficiency

February 15, 2017

Address

727 E. Tyler St.
Tempe, AZ 85287

Location

Biodesign Institute Auditorium

Date and Time

February 28, 2017, 10:00 am (Length: 1 hour 0 minutes)

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Andreas Weber, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Biology, Institute of Plant Biochemistry, Heinrich Heine University

Life on earth depends on the conversion of solar energy to chemical energy through the process of photosynthesis. Typical crops convert light energy to biomass with efficiencies of approximately 2 to 3 percent, which is less than half of the theoretically achievable maximum. In his seminar, Andreas Weber will discuss constraints on photosynthetic energy conversion efficiency and synthetic biology approaches to overcome these constraints. 

This Discovery Series event is free, open to the public and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Some past lectures in the series are available on demand.