Brazil - The biomechanics and biophotonics of plant health and development

Lead Research Organisation: University of Bristol
Department Name: Biological Sciences


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Description The nature of this award is to facilitate engagement between UK and Brazil partners. Part of this developing collaboration is also our colleague in Prague from the Czech Academy of Science. We have engaged in project development - exploring how our respective skills to address questions pertaining to plant biology. One key question is about the relation between biophotonic emissions and the changes in the gravitational field. While the phenomenon is increasingly well documented, the source of these photons, their wavelength, and more importantly, their quantitative relationship to external micro-gravitational driving events, remains unknown.
Exploitation Route This is too early to say
Sectors Aerospace, Defence and Marine,Agriculture, Food and Drink,Creative Economy,Education,Electronics,Energy,Environment,Pharmaceuticals and Medical Biotechnology

Description Circadian biology - T. Moraes/Stitt 
Organisation Max Planck Society
Department Max Planck Institute Golm
Country Germany, Federal Republic of 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Provide research question and rational to revisit circadian entrainment in view of luni/solar cycles
Collaborator Contribution Phenomenological and genetic analysis of circadian activity - time resolved analysis of plant activity.
Impact none yet
Start Year 2017