Shining

a light

ON PHOTOSYNTHETIC BACTERIA

Solar energy has enormous potential as a source of alternative energy

The amount of solar energy that hits the Earth every day is 20,000 times greater than the amount of energy consumed by humanity. The key to harnessing this energy is to develop systems that can efficiently convert solar energy into usable energy. Photosynthetic organisms (such as the bacterium we study) possess this capability, making them ideal biocatalysts to use solar energy to power process involved in bioremediation and production of biofuels and bioproducts.

 

Take a look around and view our research to learn more!

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The Fixen Lab values new ideas and being brave, supports learning and inclusivity, and recognizes that success in science is often just as much about embracing failure as it is about attaining success. 


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Our mission

is to use diverse approaches to understand how microbial physiology works so we can get it to work for us.

Come say hi!

You can find us on the beautiful St. Paul, U of MN campus.

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Website design by Jenny Caldwell Design.

© 2020 Fixen Lab.
Website design by Jenny Caldwell Design.

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