Members

Prof. James Barber FRS

Ernst Chain Professor of Biochemistry

 

Division of Molecular Biosciences, Imperial College London, SW7 2AZ, UK

 

Structure and function of photosystems
Photosystems I and II
Artificial photosynthesis
Solar Fuels

 

The Barber Group website

 

 

Dr. Christopher D. P. Duffy

Lecturer in Cellular and Molecular Biology

 

School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, Queen Mary University of London, E1 4NS, UK

 

The quantum chemistry of carotenoids
The theory of carotenoids in light harvesting
Energy transfer in photosynthetic antennae and membranes.

 

The Duffy Lab website

 

 

Dr. Guy Hanke

Senior Lecturer in Plant Cell and Molecular Biology

 

School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, Queen Mary University of London, E1 4NS, UK

 

Electron transport
Electron partitioning
Ferredoxin
Ferredoxin:NADP(H) reductase

 

The Hanke Lab website

 

 

Prof. Peter Heathcote

Professor of Biochemistry and Co-Director of the Nanchang Joint Programme in Biomedical Sciences

 

School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, Queen Mary University of London, E1 4NS, UK

 

Protein cofactor interactions in photosynthetic reaction centres

Respiratory chain complexes and enzymes involved in tetrapyrrole biosynthesis.

 

The Heathcote Lab website

 

Nanchang programme

 

 

Prof. Conrad Mullineaux

 

Professor of Molecular Biology, Head of the Department of Cellular and Molecular Biology

 

School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, Queen Mary University of London, E1 4NS, UK

 

Biophysics of prokaryotic cells

Cyanobacterial photosythesis

Dynamics of the thylakoid membrane

The role of protein mobility in biogenesis, regulation, turnover and repair

 

The Mullineaux Lab website

 

 

Dr. James Murray

Lecturer

 

Faculty of Natural Sciences, Department of Life Science, Imperial College London, SW7 2AZ, UK

 

Structural biology
Carbon fixation
Photosystem II assembly and repair 
Artificial photosynthesis

 

The Murray Lab website

 

 

Dr. Jon Nield

Senior Lecturer in Structural Biology, Principal Research Fellow

 

School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, Queen Mary University of London, E1 4NS, UK

 

Structural Biology
Electron microscopy
Single Particle Analysis
Photosynthesis
Plant Sciences 

 

The Nield Lab website

 

 

Prof. Peter Nixon

Professor of Biochemistry

 

Faculty of Natural Sciences, Department of Life Science, Imperial College London, SW7 2AZ, UK

 

PSII structure and function

Assembly and repair of photosynthetic reaction centres

Chloroplast transformation

Cyanobacterial synthetic biology

 

The Nixon Lab website

 

 

Dr Alexandra Olaya-Castro

Reader in Physics

 

Department of Physics and Astronomy, University College London, WC1E 6BT, London, UK

 

The quantum physics of energy transfer and conversion in photosynthetic antennae and reaction centres
Theory of signatures and consequences of quantum coherence in exciton and electron transfer in photosynthesis 
Bio-inspired energy transfer and conversion devices

 

The Olaya-Castro Lab

 

 

Prof. Saul Purton

Professor in Algal Biotechnology

 

Institute of Structural and Molecular Biology, University College London, WC1E 6BT, UK

 

Algal biotechnology

Algal photosynthesis

Chlamydomonas

Chloroplast genetic engineering

Synthetic biology

 

The Purton Lab website

 

 

Prof. Peter Rich

Professor of Bioenrgetics

 

Institute of Structural and Molecular Biology, University College London, WC1E 6BT, UK

 

Electron transfer
Proton transfer
Transient spectroscopy
Infrared spectroscopy
Chlororespiration

 

The Glynn Laboratory of Bioenergetics at UCL website

 

 

Prof. Alexander Ruban

Professor in Biophysics

 

School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, Queen Mary University of London, E1 4NS, UK

 

Photosynthetic light harvesting
Xanthophylls in photosynthesis
Photoprotective mechanisms in the photosynthetic membrane
Structure and dynamics of the photosynthetic membrane

 

The Ruban Lab website

 

 

Prof. Bill Rutherford FRS

Chair in Biochemistry of Solar Energy

 

Imperial College London, SW7 2AZ, UK

 

Photosynthetic water oxidation
Photosynthetic reaction centres: Photosystem II
Evolution of photosynthetic electron transfer
Nitrogen fixation

 

The Rutherford Laboratory website

 

 

Dr Alison Telfer

Honorary Research Fellow

 

Facutly of Natural Sciences, Department of Life Sciences, Imperial College London, SW7 2AZ, UK

 

Chlorophylls
Carotenoids
Electron transfer in and around Photosystem I and II
Chlorophyll triplet states and singlet oxygen

 

Dr Telfer's research website (Imperial)

Reporter article on Dr Telfer's career (Imperial)

 

 

 

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