24 June 2013

Profile of Agnieszka Zygadlo Nielsen in ACS Synthetic Biology

As first author of the article "Redirecting Photosynthetic Reducing Power toward Bioactive Natural Product Synthesis",  Agnieszka Zygadlo Nielsenwas profiled in ACS Synthetic Biology's June issue.

The article in the same issue discusses the Lightdriven group's current research, which has shown that it is possible to move a complete biosynthetic pathway consisting of cytochrome P450 enzymes from one compartment of the plant cell (the endoplasmatic reticulum) to the chloroplast. 

The advantage of this is to let the energy-demanding P450 enzymes receive their energy directly from the photosynthetic molecular machinery present in the chloroplast.