Hi ! I am Tanguy, a 3rd year PhD student from France.
I am interested in designing and testing new photosynthesis and carbon fixation routes in phototrophic organisms.
For the last three years, I have focused on building synthetic biology tools to better engineer the chloroplast genome of the green microalgae Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. I use all these new tools to engineer synthetic photorespiration cycles in Chlamydomonas to increase its ability to grow under stressful conditions.
We think using Chlamydomonas as a testbed for complex engineering will speed up the plant-engineering field due to the shorter generation times and the applicability of microbiology techniques.