AccliPhot is a newly established Marie Curie Initial Training Network funded by the European Commission. The project has started on the 1st October 2012.
The main research aim of AccliPhot is to investigate and understand short-term acclimation mechanisms to changes in light conditions in photosynthetic organisms. We study acclimation processes on various scales with experimental and theoretical methods. The investigated scales encompass the molecular signalling mechanisms inducing the responses, the implications for metabolism, and whole-organism behaviour, in particular growth and biomass yield. Our aim is to employ this understanding to optimise and upscale biotechnological exploitation of photosynthetic microalgae for the production of biofuels and high-value commodities.