Through seven research objectives, the RIPE project is modeling the complete photosynthetic process to identify opportunities to improve photosynthesis at all levels molecules to crop canopies and translating successes to achieve sustainable increases in the yield of staple food crops.

Grow virtual crops

We can virtually grow a crop in a few seconds using computer models that test many possibilities to pinpoint opportunities to improve photosynthesis and increase yield.

Realize virtual predictions

We realize these simulated changes through genetic engineering that enables us to make modifications with precision and speed.

Actualize enhanced plants  

We actualize these modifications first in a model plant, which is faster and easier to study, and traits that increase productivity are translated to food crops.