NMR diffusometry, thylakoid membrane in chloroplast and light stress

  • The dynamics(diffusion, relaxation) of natural available probe molecules (water, lipids, inorganic phosphate) is explored to probe dynamic changes in thylakoid membranein algae, isolated chloroplasts, and in chloroplasts in leaves in relation to photosynthetic activity and (light) stress.
  • Development of a portable Time Domain NMRleaf sensor (D) to study the relation between leaf/chloroplast water content, thylakoid membrane phase and photosynthetic activity in vivo, in combination with Plant MRI.