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Dr Mike Jones


Studies in my laboratory are focused on understanding the following: -how the protein controls the rate and efficiency of electron transfer during light energy transduction. -how the protein controls the route of electron transfer through the protein and across the membrane. -interactions of this protein with the proteins and lipids that form the membrane environment. -the relationship between structure and the thermal stability of the protein, including the use of mutagenesis to engineer reaction centres with enhanced thermal stability.

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Key words

  • structure; mechanism; stability and environment of reaction centres
  • purple photosynthetic bacteria
  • biological electron transfer
  • light-triggered reactions including transient docking of quinones and cytochromes