Ions in the Fire: Laser Spectroscopy of Cryogenically Cooled Molecular Ions

Grant number: DP150101427 | Funding period: 2015 - 2019

Completed

Abstract

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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