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Engineered Near-Infrared Photosynthesis

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Project "EngiNear-IR" data sheet

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Coordinator
THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD 

Organization address
address: FIRTH COURT WESTERN BANK
city: SHEFFIELD
postcode: S10 2TN
website: www.shef.ac.uk

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 Coordinator Country United Kingdom [UK]
 Total cost 251˙857 €
 EC max contribution 251˙857 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.3.2. (Nurturing excellence by means of cross-border and cross-sector mobility)
 Code Call H2020-MSCA-IF-2014
 Funding Scheme MSCA-IF-GF
 Starting year 2015
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2015-12-01   to  2018-11-30

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# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD UK (SHEFFIELD) coordinator 251˙857.00
2    The Pennsylvania State University US (University Park) partner 0.00

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 Project objective

Sunlight is the most abundant and sustainable energy source available to us. It drives photosynthesis, the source of all food and most energy resources on Earth. Phototrophic organisms use antenna complexes to absorb solar energy, and derived excitation energy migrates towards specialised pigment-protein complexes called reaction centres. Here, photosynthetic electron transfer is initiated, converting solar energy into a form that can be stored and used to power cell metabolism. The absorption characteristics of antenna and reaction centre complexes determine the specific wavelengths of light that can be captured and converted into chemical energy; light at other wavelengths is not used, representing a major limitation of light-harvesting efficiency. Improving this efficiency will play a key role in ensuring food and energy security for the future, a societal challenge to be met by the H2020 programme.

EngiNear-IR is a synthetic biology project aimed at exploiting my successful engineering of photopigment biosynthesis in a bacterial host to broaden the range of wavelengths available for photosynthesis. I have diverted the native bacteriochlorophyll a biosynthetic pathway to produce bacteriochlorophyll b, the most strongly red-shifted naturally-occurring photopigment. Incorporation of this foreign pigment into antennae/reaction centres will create novel photosystems that can harness near-infrared regions of the solar spectrum that are currently unused by this host. Apart from its biotechnological potential this research will broaden current understanding of pigment biosynthesis and photosystem assembly, yielding information essential for the improvement of photosynthetic efficiency. The project forms a collaboration between two of the world’s leading photosynthesis research laboratories and exploits the multidisciplinary nature of their studies. The proposed research will provide outstanding research-led training and falls within the H2020 excellence science remit.

 Publications

year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2018 David J.K. Swainsbury, Kaitlyn M. Faries, Dariusz M. Niedzwiedzki, Elizabeth C. Martin, Adam J. Flinders, Daniel P. Canniffe, Gaozhong Shen, Donald A. Bryant, Christine Kirmaier, Dewey Holten, C. Neil Hunter
Engineering of B800 bacteriochlorophyll binding site specificity in the Rhodobacter sphaeroides LH2 antenna
published pages: , ISSN: 0005-2728, DOI: 10.1016/j.bbabio.2018.11.008
Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Bioenergetics 2019-02-28
2018 Pu Qian, C. Alistair Siebert, Peiyi Wang, Daniel P. Canniffe, C. Neil Hunter
Cryo-EM structure of the Blastochloris viridis LH1–RC complex at 2.9 Å
published pages: 203-208, ISSN: 0028-0836, DOI: 10.1038/s41586-018-0014-5
Nature 556/7700 2019-02-28
2019 Gaozhong Shen, Daniel P. Canniffe, Ming-Yang Ho, Vasily Kurashov, Art van der Est, John H. Golbeck, Donald A. Bryant
Characterization of chlorophyll f synthase heterologously produced in Synechococcus sp. PCC 7002
published pages: , ISSN: 0166-8595, DOI: 10.1007/s11120-018-00610-9
Photosynthesis Research 2019-02-28
2018 Daniel P. Canniffe, Jennifer L. Thweatt, Aline Gomez Maqueo Chew, C. Neil Hunter, Donald A. Bryant
A paralog of a bacteriochlorophyll biosynthesis enzyme catalyzes the formation of 1,2-dihydrocarotenoids in green sulfur bacteria
published pages: 15233-15242, ISSN: 0021-9258, DOI: 10.1074/jbc.ra118.004672
Journal of Biological Chemistry 293/39 2019-02-12
2018 Marcia Ortega-Ramos, Daniel P. Canniffe, Matthew I. Radle, C. Neil Hunter, Donald A. Bryant, John H. Golbeck
Engineered biosynthesis of bacteriochlorophyll gF in Rhodobacter sphaeroides
published pages: 501-509, ISSN: 0005-2728, DOI: 10.1016/j.bbabio.2018.02.006
Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Bioenergetics 1859/7 2019-02-12
2018 Marcia Ortega-Ramos, Daniel P. Canniffe, Matthew I. Radle, C. Neil Hunter, Donald A. Bryant, John H. Golbeck
Engineered biosynthesis of bacteriochlorophyll gF in Rhodobacter sphaeroides
published pages: 501-509, ISSN: 0005-2728, DOI: 10.1016/j.bbabio.2018.02.006
Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Bioenergetics 1859/7 2019-06-18
2018 Guangyu E. Chen, Daniel P. Canniffe, Samuel F. H. Barnett, Sarah Hollingshead, Amanda A. Brindley, Cvetelin Vasilev, Donald A. Bryant, C. Neil Hunter
Complete enzyme set for chlorophyll biosynthesis in Escherichia coli
published pages: eaaq1407, ISSN: 2375-2548, DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aaq1407
Science Advances 4/1 2019-06-18
2017 Guangyu E. Chen, Daniel P. Canniffe, C. Neil Hunter
Three classes of oxygen-dependent cyclase involved in chlorophyll and bacteriochlorophyll biosynthesis
published pages: 6280-6285, ISSN: 0027-8424, DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1701687114
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 114/24 2019-06-18
2016 Guangyu E. Chen, Daniel P. Canniffe, Elizabeth C. Martin, C. Neil Hunter
Absence of the cbb 3 Terminal Oxidase Reveals an Active Oxygen-Dependent Cyclase Involved in Bacteriochlorophyll Biosynthesis in Rhodobacter sphaeroides
published pages: 2056-2063, ISSN: 0021-9193, DOI: 10.1128/JB.00121-16
Journal of Bacteriology 198/15 2019-06-18
2016 Guangyu E. Chen, Andrew Hitchcock, Philip J. Jackson, Roy R. Chaudhuri, Mark J. Dickman, C. Neil Hunter, Daniel P. Canniffe
Two Unrelated 8-Vinyl Reductases Ensure Production of Mature Chlorophylls in Acaryochloris marina
published pages: 1393-1400, ISSN: 0021-9193, DOI: 10.1128/JB.00925-15
Journal of Bacteriology 198/9 2019-06-18
2017 Ming-Yang Ho, Nathan T Soulier, Daniel P Canniffe, Gaozhong Shen, Donald A Bryant
Light regulation of pigment and photosystem biosynthesis in cyanobacteria
published pages: 24-33, ISSN: 1369-5266, DOI: 10.1016/j.pbi.2017.03.006
Current Opinion in Plant Biology 37 2019-06-18
2018 Daniel P. Canniffe, Jennifer L. Thweatt, Aline Gomez Maqueo Chew, C. Neil Hunter, Donald A. Bryant
A paralog of a bacteriochlorophyll biosynthesis enzyme catalyzes the formation of 1,2-dihydrocarotenoids in green sulfur bacteria
published pages: 15233-15242, ISSN: 0021-9258, DOI: 10.1074/jbc.ra118.004672
Journal of Biological Chemistry 293/39 2019-06-18
2018 Philip J. Jackson, Andrew Hitchcock, David J.K. Swainsbury, Pu Qian, Elizabeth C. Martin, David A. Farmer, Mark J. Dickman, Daniel P. Canniffe, C. Neil Hunter
Identification of protein W, the elusive sixth subunit of the Rhodopseudomonas palustris reaction center-light harvesting 1 core complex
published pages: 119-128, ISSN: 0005-2728, DOI: 10.1016/j.bbabio.2017.11.001
Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - Bioenergetics 1859/2 2019-06-18
2016 Andrew Hitchcock, Philip J. Jackson, Jack W. Chidgey, Mark J. Dickman, C. Neil Hunter, Daniel P. Canniffe
Biosynthesis of Chlorophyll a in a Purple Bacterial Phototroph and Assembly into a Plant Chlorophyll–Protein Complex
published pages: 948-954, ISSN: 2161-5063, DOI: 10.1021/acssynbio.6b00069
ACS Synthetic Biology 5/9 2019-06-18

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