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Dimitri Tolleter – RIPE Project

Dimitri worked on the RIPE Project (Realizing Increased Photosynthetic Efficiency). RIPE is a multi-institutional research project that aims to engineer plants that more efficiently turn the sun’s energy into food to sustainably increase worldwide food productivity. The RIPE project is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Dimitri worked on the IctB (inorganic carbon transport B, from cyanobacteria) and his heterologous expression in tobacco and then in rice, as part of the RIPE project. He also worked on the understanding of the inorganic carbon permeability in the chloroplast.

Dimitri holds a PhD in Plant Biology from the University of Angers, France (2007).

His expertise is on chlorophyll fluorescence, spectroscopy resolved under the time and more broadly on the light harvesting and electron transfer into the chloroplast, as well as in gas exchange (MIMS technology).


Dimitri was part of the Centre from 2014 to 2017