skip to content

Department of Plant Sciences


Additional information about the P2P are available in the links here below:


Botanic Gardens Cambridge:






University of Cambridge:


Links and scientific publications are available to  give insight about the technologies operating in the P2P:

  • McCormick AJ, Bombelli P, Bradley RW, Thorne R, Wenzel T,  Howe CJ (2015) Biophotovoltaics: oxygenic photosynthetic organisms in the world of bioelectrochemical systems. Energ Environ Sci. In press
  • Bombelli P,  Mueller T, Herling TW, Howe CJ, Knowles TPJ (2014) A high power-density mediator-free microfluidic biophotovoltaic device for cyanobacterial cells.  Advanced Energy Materials DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201401299
  • Bradley RW, Bombelli P, Lea-Smith DJ, Howe CJ (2013) Terminal oxidase mutants of the cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. PCC6803 show increased electrogenic activity in biological photo-voltaic systems. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 15:13611-13618.
  • McCormick AJ, Bombelli P, Lea-Smith DJ, Bradley RW, Scott AM, Smith AG, Fisher AC and Howe CJ (2013) Hydrogen  production  through  oxygenic  photosynthesis  using  the  cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 in a bio-photoelectrolysis cell (BPE) system. Energ Environ Sci. 6:2682-2690.
  • Bombelli P, Iyer DMR, Covshoff S, McCormick AJ, Yunus K, Hibberd JM, Fisher AC and Howe CJ (2012) Comparison of power output by rice (Oryza sativa) and an associated weed (Echinochloa glabrescens) in vascular plant bio-photovoltaic (VP-BPV) systems. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology 97:429-438.
  • Bradley RW, Bombelli P, Rowden SJL and Howe CJ (2012) Biological Photovoltaics: Intra- and Extra-cellular Electron Transport by Cyanobacteria. Biochem Soc Trans. 40: 1302-1307.
  • Bombelli P, Zarrouati  M, Thorne RJ, Schneider K, Rowden SJL, Ali A, Yunus K,  Cameron PJ,  Fisher AC, Wilson DI, Howe CJ, McCormick AJ (2012) Surface morphology and surface energy of anode materials influence power outputs in a multi-channel mediatorless bio-photovoltaic (BPV) system. Phys Chem Chem Phys DOI:10.1039/C2CP42526B.
  • McCormick AJ, Bombelli P, Scott AM, Philips AJ, Smith AG, Fisher AC, Howe CJ (2011) Photosynthetic biofilms in pure culture harness solar energy in a mediatorless bio-photovoltaic (BPV) cell system. Energ Environ Sci 4:4699-4709.
  • Bombelli P, Bradley RW, Scott AM, Philips AJ, McCormick AJ, Cruz SM, Anderson A, Yunus K, Bendall DS, Cameron P, Davies J, Smith AG, Howe CJ, Fisher AC (2011) Quantitative analysis of the factors limiting solar power transduction by Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 in biological photovoltaic devices. Energ Environ Sci 4:4690-4698.

Our team


  • Glenn Harrison
  • Mike Morgan

Cambridge University Botanic Garden

  • Sally Pettit
  • Felicity Plent
  • Phil Starling
  • Giulio Veronese


  • Shoaib Gangat

Architettura MCMM

  • Fabio Fantuzzi
  • Margherita Cesca


  • Hamish Watson
  • Jo Slota-Newson


  • Angus Cunningam
  • Anna Roochove

TPB Productions

  • Tim Butterfield

Univeristy of Cambridge

  • Chris Howe
  • Ross Dennis
  • Robert Nimmo
  • Paulo Bombelli
  • Toby Call
  • Nigel Boulding
  • Simon West
  • Greg Habrych

Wilmott Dixon Group

  • Tim Lock
  • Les Carter