Qi Zhou, first author of “PTOX-dependent safety valve does not oxidize P700 during photosynthetic induction in the pgr5 mutant”
Current Position: Ph.D. student in Lab of Plant Molecular Genetics, Division of Biological Science, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University
Education: Department of Botany, Graduate School of Science, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
Non-scientific Interests: Climbing, equestrian and traveling
Brief Bio: My research interest in on the molecular biology related to the solution of global climate change. Therefore, I joined the lab of Prof. Shikanai in Kyoto University, where we are studying the regulation of photosynthetic electron transport. PTOX2 is a safety valve for electrons and mediates high activity of chlororespiration in Chlamydomonas. We introduced the Chlamydomomas PTOX2 gene into Arabidopsis to study its impact on photosynthetic electron transport, especially focusing on cyclic electron transport around photosystem I. I am happy to participate in this research prject. I hope that my research leads to the understanding of the most fundamental and important energy conversion system in nature. I am now in the final stage of the Ph.D. program and look forward to continuing exciting research and the journey of science.