Ions in the Fire: Laser Spectroscopy of Cryogenically Cooled Molecular Ions
Grant number: DP150101427 | Funding period: 2015 - 2019
This project will combine sophisticated laser and mass spectrometric techniques to probe the structure and function of cryogenically cooled biological molecules that are the core operational units for vision, photosynthesis and protein labelling. Knowledge gained from the project will be used to calibrate modern computational approaches to describing and predicting molecular function. It is expected that the project will provide foundations for understanding and optimising the biological systems upon which life depends, and for developing new light-activated molecular devices including molecular motors, switches and energy harvesting systems.
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Deprotonated para-coumaric acid is commonly considered as a model for the chromophore in photoactive yellow protein, which undergo..