28 November 2016

Head of CPSC in DR2 Dagen


Head of Copenhagen Plant Science Centre, Professor Poul Erik Jensen appears on the Danish daily news programme DR2 Dagen.

A feature in the Danish news programme DR2 Dagen on 24 November highlights recent developments in plant research. A new paper published in Science shows how faster light adaptation in plants increases productivity, with scientists from the University of Illinois succeeding in increasing biomass production in tobacco plants with about 15%.

Head of CPSC Poul Erik Jensen, expert in the process of photosynthesis, comments on and explains the research as well as giving his take on which steps plant scientists should take next.

The research is based on the article Improving photosynthesis and crop productivity by accelerating recovery from photoprotection (2016) Kromdijk J, Glowacka K, Leonelli L, Gabilly S, Iwai M, Niyogi KK, Long SP. Science 354: 857-861. Read the full paper here.