Tanguy Chotel



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.

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