Dr Gustaf Degen
School of Biosciences
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School of Biosciences
- 2010-2016: Bachelor's and Master's degrees at Heinrich-Heine University Dusseldorf, Michigan State University and Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research
- 2016-2020: PhD in Biological Sciences at Lancaster University
- 2020-present: PostDoc in the Johnson lab, University of Sheffield
- Research interests
I am interested in the regulation of the light reactions of photosynthesis, in particular dynamic thylakoid stacking via STN7 and regulation of cyclic electron flow.
- A deep dive into seagrass Rubisco catalytic properties uncovers a distinct evolutionary trajectory. Plant Physiology.
- Under (stromal redox) pressure: NADP+ synthesis regulates photosystem I biogenesis. Plant Physiology, 189(4), 1890-1892.
- Inhibition of Arabidopsis stomatal development by plastoquinone oxidation. Current Biology.
- An isoleucine residue acts as a thermal and regulatory switch in wheat Rubisco activase. The Plant Journal, 103(2), 742-751.
- Rubisco activation by wheat Rubisco activase isoform 2β is insensitive to inhibition by ADP. Biochemical Journal, 476(18), 2595-2606.
- Increasing metabolic potential: C-fixation. Essays in Biochemistry, 62(1), 109-118.
- PGR5 is required to avoid photosynthetic oscillations during light transitions. Journal of Experimental Botany.
- The long and the short of it: Adaptation of carbon uptake and metabolic flux to different daylengths. Plant Physiology.
- Pod power: Soybean pod and seed photosynthesis contributes to yield. Plant Physiology.
- A Tale of Two CETs: Untangling Cyclic Electron Transfer. Plant Physiology.
- High cyclic electron transfer via the PGR5 pathway in the absence of photosynthetic control. Plant Physiology.
- Heat‐induced changes in the abundance of wheat Rubisco activase isoforms. New Phytologist.
- Spectrophotometric Determination of RuBisCO Activity and Activation State in Leaf Extracts, Methods in Molecular Biology (pp. 239-250). Springer New York
- PGR5 is required to avoid photosynthetic oscillations during light transitions, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.
- Supercharged PGR5-dependent cyclic electron transfer compensates for mis-regulated chloroplast ATP synthase, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory.
- Teaching activities
Round Robin Tutorials volunteer (2020-2021)