Biosciences and Biotechnology Institute of Aix-Marseille
The main scientific objectives of the laboratory are to understand the photosynthetic mechanisms of conversion and storage of the light energy by microalgae or cyanobacteria, to identify the limiting steps and to define and validate strategies of optimization in order to propose new ways of production of biofuel (biohydrogene, biodiesel).
Human resources 20 to 25 The laboratory is composed of 4 permanent researchers, 8 engineers and technicians and several students and postdoctoral researchers.
CEA is a French government-funded technological research organisation in four main areas: low-carbon energies, defense and security, information technologies and health technologies. A prominent player in the European Research Area, it is involved in setting up collaborative projects with many partners around the world.