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Transfer and trapping of light in photosynthesis; a genetic, biochemical andbiophysical approach

Objective




The proposal aims to further our understanding of the structure and function of photosynthetic light-harvesting systems. To
this end six different European Laboratories in Amsterdam,
Sheffield, Glasgow, Umea, Leiden and Jyvaskyla will investigate the genetic, biochemical and biophysical properties of light harvesting complexes from photosynthetic bacteria. These
organisms are ideal for employing a combination of approaches: the construction of new mutant strains, the purification and crystallization of pigment-protein complexes, the analysis with advanced spectroscopic techniques and computer modelling. The results of this collaboration will provide an insight into the special interactions between pigments, proteins and membranes required for the unique efficiency of light energy capture by photosynthetic organisms.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD
Address
Western Bank
S10 2TN Sheffield
United Kingdom

Participants (5)

Rijksuniversiteit Leiden
Netherlands
Address
2,Niels Borhweg
2300 RA Leiden
UNIVERSITY OF UMEAA
Sweden
Address
90187,Universitetsomradet, Naturvetarhuset
901 57 Umeaa
University of Glasgow
United Kingdom
Address
University Avenue
G12 8QQ Glasgow
University of Jyväskylä
Finland
Address
9,Survontie 9
40351 Jyväskylä
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Netherlands
Address
1081,De Boelelaan
1081 HV Amsterdam