On September 25 , Professor Michael Hipper paid a visit to Institute of Hydrobiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IHB). During his visit, he gave a lecture entitled “Regulation of Algal Photosynthesis in Response to Changing Environment - Calcium Dependent Regulation of Photosynthesis in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii” .
Prof.Hipper is now professor and the departmenthead of Institute of Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology at University of Munster, Germany. Their research is aimed to understand adaption strategies to environment stresses of plant cell, especially the molecular machinery which are involved in assembly, function, maintenance and regulation of the photosynthetic machinery in oxygenic chloroplast photosynthesis. In his lecture, Pro.Hipper introduced how they have found a super complex which exhibits cyclic electron transfer activity and only exists in anaerobic conditions by quantitative proteomics. He has been studying the calcium binding protein ( CAS) in chloroplast, and has proved the regulation of calcium on photosynthesis. In addition, he presented the idea of improving the cell’s capacity of producing H2 through knocking out certain genes associated with photosynthesis.
The latest research achievements of Pro.Hipper are published in Important publications , like Plant Cell, EMBO J, PNAS and Nature etc.. He is also a editorialboardmember of Journal of Biological Chemistry, Frontiers in Plant Proteomics, International Journal of Proteomics and Current Chemical Biology.