Structural Biology, Alternative Energy from Photosynthesis
X-ray crystallographic determination of biologically relevant macromolecular structures. Structure and function of photosynthetic reaction centers and antennas. Energy and electron transfer in biological systems. Elucidation of structural parameters important for stabilizing proteins at elevated temperatures. Homology based modeling of proteins. Heat shock proteins. Enzyme structures, mechanisms of function and development of inhibitors. Development of engineered natural photosynthetic systems for the production of clean energy.
Prof. Harry Gray, Caltech; Prof. David Stern, Boyce Thompson Institute; Prof. Wolfgang Lubitz, MPI Mulheim;