Research is focused mainly on: i) studies of adaptation and acclimation of photochemical reactions toward biotic and abiotic stress factors; ii) unraveling the correlation between structure and functionality of pigment-protein complexes; iii) development of biological assays based on photosynthetic activity (whole cells, extracts and macromolecular assemblies) for the detection of environmental pollutants; studies on the interaction of nanomaterials and microalgae.
The laboratory is equipped to perform analyses on the efficiency of the primary photosynthetic reactions and photosynthetic yield of unicellular phototrophs and higher plants. Main technics exploited in the laboratory are based on chlorophyll a fluorescence spectroscopy and polarographic detection of oxygen production or consumption rate.
Li-250A light meter with LI-190R quantum sensor (Li-Cor Biosciences, Lincoln, NB, USA) – measurement of irradiance of incident photosynthetically active radiation (400-700 nm), portable version;
Chlorolab 2 System, Clark-type oxygen electrode (Hansatech Instr. Ltd., Norfolk, UK) – measurement of respiration and photosynthesis from liquid samples under automated illumination;
Fluorimeter Plant Efficiency Analyzer (PEA, Hansatech Instr. Ltd., Norfolk, UK) – measurement of chlorophyll a fluorescence induction, measurement with leaves and suspensions;
FluorCam 700 MF (PSI, Spol. s.r.o., Burno, Czech Republic) – 2D measurement of chlorophyll fluorescence a induction from whole sample area, measurement with leaves;
Double-Modulation Fluorimeter FL 3500/F (Photon Systems Instruments spol. s r.o., Brno, Czech Republic) – measurement of chlorophyll a fluorescence induction, QA reoxidtion rate, state transition and quenching analyses, measurements with suspensions.
Name and Surname: MAYA DIMOVA LAMBREVA
Unit: IC-CNR, Via Salaria Km 29,300, 00015 Monterotondo (RM)
Tel: +39 0690672921
From Left : Chlorolab 2 (Hansatech Instr.) Fluorimeter FL 3500/F (PSI) Fluorimeter Plant Efficiency Analyzer (Hansatech Instr.)