This project will investigate photosynthetic photonic structures in nature and the correlation between natural photonics and photosynthesis efficiency. In particular we will develop the tools to study both properties simultaneously at single cell level.
The research will focus primarily on photosynthetic photonic structures in plants (https://www.nature.com/articles/nplants2016162) but other systems such as algae (Science Advances, 4, eaan8917,2018) or bacteria could also be explored. Therefore, candidates with a background on optical setup development and/or characterization of natural photonic structures will be highly valued. Applications should be submitted through the following website:
This is a 2.5 years position funded by the Portuguese National Government.