This publication Shedding light on photosynthesis provides a summary of the project results by Claudia Büchel published on the Cordis Web page.


MOOCs from our young researcher on Youtube about the subjects and the projects of SE2B.


Muzzopappa F, Wilson A, Yogarajah V, Cot S, Perreau F, Montigny C, Carbon de Bourcier C & Kirilovsky D (2017) The paralogs to the C-terminal domain of the cyanobacterial OCP are carotenoid donors to HCPs. Plant physiology. 175(3):1283-1303.

Pinnola A, Ballottari B, Bargigia I, Alcocer M, D’Andrea C, Cerullo G & Bassi R (2017) Functional modulation of LHCSR1 protein from Physcomitrella patens by zeaxanthin binding and low pH. Scientific Reports 7, 11158.

Rantala M, Tikkanen M & Aro E-M (2017) Proteomic characterization of hierarchical megacomplex formation in Arabidopsis thylakoid membrane. The Plant Journal 92, 5, 951-962.

Tikkanen M & Grebe S (2017) Switching off photoprotection of photosystem I – a novel tool for gradual PSI photoinhibition. Physiol Plant. 2017 doi: 10.1111/ppl.12618.

Choubeh RR,
Wientjes E, Struik PC, Kirilovsky D & van Amerongen H (2018) State transitions in the cyanobacterium Synechococcus elongatus 7942 involve reversible quenching of the photosystem II core.
Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) – Bioenergetics, Vol. 1859, 10, Oct 2018, 1059-1066.

Harris D, Wilson A, Muzzopappa F, Sluchanko N, Friedrich T, Maksimov EG, Kirilovsky D & Adir N (2018) Structural rearrangements in the C-terminal domain homolog of Orange Carotenoid Protein are crucial for carotenoid transfer. Communications Biology 1, 125.

Kouřil R, Nosek L, Semchonok D, Boekema EJ & Ilík P (2018) Organization of Plant Photosystem II and Photosystem I Supercomplexes. Subcell Biochem. 2018;87:259-286. doi: 10.1007/978-981-10-7757-9_9.

Llansola-Portoles MJ, Redeckas K, Streckaité S, Ilioaia C, Pascal AA, Telfer A, Vengris M, Valkunas L & Robert B (2018) Lycopene crystalloids exhibit singlet exciton fission in tomatoes. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys., 20, 8640-8646.

Perroud PF, Haas FB, Hiss M, Ullrich KK, Alboresi A, Amirebrahimi M, Barry K, Bassi R, et al. (2018) The Physcomitrella patens gene atlas project: large-scale RNA-seq based expression data. The Plant Journal 95, 1, 168-182.

Pinnola A, Alboresi A, Nosek L, Semchonok D, Rameez R, Trotta A, Barozzi F, Kouřil R, Dall’Osto L, Aro E-M, Boekema EJ & Bassi R (2018) A LHCB9-dependent photosystem I megacomplex induced under low light in Physcomitrella patens. Nature Plants 4, 910–919.

Rantala M, Paakkarinen V & Aro E-M (2018) Separation of Thylakoid Protein Complexes with Two-dimensional Native-PAGE. Bio-protocol 8(13): e2899. DOI: 10.21769/BioProtoc.2899.

Rantala M, Paakkarinen V & Aro E-M (2018) Analysis of Thylakoid Membrane Protein Complexes by Blue Native Gel Electrophoresis. Journal of Visualized Experiments DOI: 10.3791/58369.

Rouphael Y, Spíchal L, Panzarová K, Casa R & Colla G (2018) High-Throughput Plant Phenotyping for Developing Novel Biostimulants: From Lab to Field or From Field to Lab? Front. Plant Sci. 9:1197.

Streckaite S, Gardian Z, Li F, Pascal AA, Litvin R, Robert B & Llansola-Portoles MJ (2018) Pigment configuration in the light-harvesting protein of the xanthophyte alga Xanthonema debile. Photosynthesis Research 138, 139–148.

Townsend A.J, Saccon F, Giovagnetti V, Wilson S, Ungerer P & Ruban AV (2018) The causes of altered chlorophyll fluorescence quenching induction in the Arabidopsis mutant lacking all minor antenna complexes. Biochim. Biophys. Acta, pii: S0005-2728(18)30038-0,

Calzadilla PI, Muzzopappa F, Sétif P & Kirilovsky D (2019) Different roles for ApcD and ApcF in Synechococcus elongatus and Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 phycobilisomes. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) – Bioenergetics.

Calzadilla PI, Zhan J, Sétif P, Lemaire C, Solymosi D, Battchikova N, Wang Q & Kirilovsky D (2019) The Cytochrome b6f Complex Is Not Involved in Cyanobacterial State Transitions. The Plant Cell 31, 4.

Chmeliov J, Gelzinis A, Franckevičius M, Tutkus M, Saccon F, Ruban AV & Valkunas L (2019) Aggregation-Related Nonphotochemical Quenching in the Photosynthetic Membrane. J. Phys. Chem. Lett., 10, 23, 7340–7346.

Dikaios I, Schiphorst C, Dall’Osto L, Alboresi A, Bassi R & Pinnola A (2019) Functional analysis of LHCSR1, a protein catalyzing NPQ in mosses, by heterologous expression in Arabidopsis thaliana. Photosynth Res 1–16. doi: 10.1007/s11120-019-00656-3.

Grebe S, Trotta A, Bajwa AA, Suorsa M, Gollan PJ, Jansson S, Tikkanen M, Aro E-M (2019) The unique photosynthetic apparatus of Pinaceae: analysis of photosynthetic complexes in Picea abies. Journal of Experimental Botany 70, 12, 3211–3225.

Harris D, Wilson A, Muzzopappa E, Sluchanko NN, Maksimov EG, Kirilovsky D, & Adir N (2018) Structural shifts in the C-terminal domain homolog of Orange Carotenoid Protein are crucial for carotenoid transfer. Communications Biology.

Kirilovsky D & Büchel C (2019) Evolution and function of light-harvesting antenna in oxygenic photosynthesis. Advances in Botanical Research 91, 247-293.

Konold PE, van Stokkum IHM, Muzzopappa E, Wilson A, Groot M-L, Kirilovsky D & Kennis JTM (2019) Photoactivation mechanism, timing of protein secondary structure dynamics and carotenoid translocation in the Orange Carotenoid. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 141(1), 520–530.

Mascoli V, Liguori N, Xu P, RoyLM, van Stokkum IHM & Croce R (2019) Capturing the Quenching Mechanism of Light-Harvesting Complexes of Plants by Zooming in on the Ensemble. Chem (in press),

Muzzopappa F, Wilson A & Kirilovsky D (2019) Interdomain interactions reveal the molecular evolution of the orange carotenoid protein. Nat. Plants.

Muzzopappa F & Kirilovsky D (2019) Changing Color for photoprotection: the Orange Carotenoid Protein. Trends in Plant Science (invited review, accepted). Front. Plant Sci. 10:47.

Paul K, Sorrentino M, Lucini L, Rouphael Y, Cardarelli M, Bonini P, Reynaud H, Canaguier R, Trtílek M, Panzarová K & Colla G (2019) Understanding the Biostimulant Action of Vegetal-Derived Protein Hydrolysates by High-Throughput Plant Phenotyping and Metabolomics: A Case Study on Tomato. Front. Plant Sci. 10:493.

Paul K, Sorrentino M, Lucini L, Rouphael Y, Cardarelli M, Bonini P, Begoña Miras Moreno M, Reynaud H, Canaguier R, Trtílek M, Panzarová K & Colla G (2019) A Combined Phenotypic and Metabolomic Approach for Elucidating the Biostimulant Action of a Plant-Derived Protein Hydrolysate on Tomato Grown Under Limited Water Availability. Front. Plant Sci. 10:493.

Saccon F, Durchan M, Kaňa R, Prášil O, Ruban AV ( Polívka T (2019) Spectroscopic Properties of Violaxanthin and Lutein Triplet States in LHCII Are Independent of Carotenoid Composition. J. Phys. Chem. B 2019.

Slonimskiy YB, Muzzopappa E, Maksimov EG, Wilson A, Friedrich T, Kirilovsky D & Sluchanko NN (2019) Light‐controlled carotenoid transfer between water‐soluble proteins related to cyanobacterial photoprotection. FEBS J.

Tutkus M, Saccon F, Chmeliov J, Venckus O, Ciplys I, Ruban AV & Valkunas L (2019) Single-Molecule Microscopy Studies of LHCII Enriched in Vio or Zea. Biochim. Biophys. Acta – Bioenerg. 2019, 1860 (6), 499–507.

Akhtar P, Biswas A, Petrova N, Zakar T, van Stokkum IHM & Lambrev PH (2020) Time-resolved fluorescence study of excitation energy transfer in the cyanobacterium Anabaena PCC 7120. Photosynthesis Research 144, 247–259.

Bhatti AF, Choubeh RR, Kirilovsky D, Wientjes E & van Amerongen H (2020) State transitions in cyanobacteria studied with picosecond fluorescence at room temperature. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) – Bioenergetics 1861, 10, 148255.

Biswas A, Huang X, Lambrev PH & van Stokkum IHM (2020) Modelling excitation energy transfer and trapping in the filamentous cyanobacterium Anabaena variabilis PCC 7120. Photosynthesis Research 144, 261–272.

Büchel C (2020) Light-Harvesting Complexes of Diatoms: Fucoxanthin-Chlorophyll Proteins. In: Larkum A., Grossman A., Raven J. (eds) Photosynthesis in Algae: Biochemical and Physiological Mechanisms vol 45, 441-457.

Calvaruso C, Rokka A, Aro E-M & Büchel C (2020) Specific Lhc Proteins Are Bound to PSI or PSII Supercomplexes in the Diatom. Plant Physiology 183, 1.

Calzadilla PI & Kirilovsky D (2020) Revisiting cyanobacterial state transitions. Photochem. Photobiol. Sci.,19, 5, 585-603.

Grebe S, Trotta A, Bajwa AA, Mancini I, Bag P, Jansson S, Tikkanen M & Aro E-M (2020) Specific thylakoid protein phosphorylations are prerequisites for overwintering of Norway spruce (Picea abies) photosynthesis. PNAS 117 (30) 17499-17509.

Harris D, Muzzopappa F, Glaser F, Wilson A, Kirilovsky D & Adir N (2020) Structural dynamics in the C terminal domain homolog of orange carotenoid protein reveals residues critical for carotenoid uptake. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) – Bioenergetics 1861, 8, 148214.

Kirilowsky D (2020) Modulating Energy Transfer from Phycobilisomes to Photosystems: State Transitions and OCP-Related Non-Photochemical Quenching. In: Larkum A., Grossman A., Raven J. (eds) Photosynthesis in Algae: Biochemical and Physiological Mechanisms, vol 45, 367-396.

Kouřil K, Nosek L, Opatíková M, Arshad R, Semchonok DA, Chamrád I, Lenobel R, Boekema EJ & Ilík P (2020) Unique organization of photosystem II supercomplexes and megacomplexes in Norway spruce. The Plant Journal.

Llansola-Portoles MJ, Li F, Xu P, Streckaite S, Ilioaia C, Yang C, Gall A, Pascal AA, Croce R & Robert B (2020) Tuning antenna function through hydrogen bonds to chlorophyll a. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) – Bioenergetics 1861, 4, 148078.

Mahbub M, Hemm L, Yang Y, Kaur R, Carmen H, Engl C, Huokko T, Riediger M, Watanabe S, Liu L-N, Wilde A, Hess WR & Mullineaux CW (2020) mRNA localization, reaction centre biogenesis and thylakoid membrane targeting in cyanobacteria. Nature Plants 6, 1179–1191.

Mascoli V, Gelzinis A, Chmeliov J, Valkunas L & Croce R (2020) Light-harvesting complexes access analogue emissive states in different environments. Chem. Sci.,11, 5697-5709.

Mascoli V, Bersanini L & Croce R (2020) Far-red absorption and light-use efficiency trade-offs in chlorophyll f photosynthesis. Nature Plants 6, 1044–1053.

Mascoli V, Novoderezhkin V, Liguori N, Xu P & Croce R (2020) Design principles of solar light harvesting in plants: Functional architecture of the monomeric antenna CP29. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) – Bioenergetics 1861, 3, 148156.

Muzzopappa F & Kirilovsky D (2020) Changing Color for Photoprotection: The Orange Carotenoid Protein. Trends in Plant Science 25, 1, 92-104.

Saccon F, Durchan M, Polívka T & Ruban AV (2020) The robustness of the terminal emitter site in major LHCII complexes controls xanthophyll function during photoprotection. Photochem. Photobiol. Sci. Advanced Article.

Saccon F, Giovagnetti V, Shukla MK & Ruban AV (2020) Rapid regulation of photosynthetic light harvesting in the absence of minor antenna and reaction centre complexes. Journal of Experimental Botany 71, 12, 3626–3637.

Schiphorst C & Bassi R (2020) Chlorophyll-Xanthophyll Antenna Complexes: In Between Light Harvesting and Energy Dissipation. In: Larkum A, Grossman A, Raven J (eds) Photosynthesis in Algae: Biochemical and Physiological Mechanisms, vol 45, 27-55.

Streckaite S, Macernis M, Li F, Trsková EK, Litvin R, Yang C, Pascal AA, Valkunas L, Robert B & Llansola-Portoles MJ (2020) Modeling Dynamic Conformations of Organic Molecules: Alkyne Carotenoids in Solution. The Journal of Physical Chemistry A.

Vivancos JMA, van Stokkum IHM, Saccon F, Hontani Y, Kloz M, Ruban AV, van Grondelle R & Kennis JTM (2020) Unraveling the excited-state dynamics and light-harvesting functions of xanthophylls in the Light-Harvesting Complex II using femtosecond stimulated Raman spectroscopy. Journal of the American Chemical Society.