5-15微生物代谢国家重点实验室-启智讲坛第十二讲
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报告题目:How bacterial photosynthesis works

主 讲 人:克里斯托弗•尼尔•亨特(Christopher Neil Hunter)

英国皇家学会院士

英国谢菲尔德大学教授

报告时间:2014年5月15日(星期四) 10:00

报告地点:闵行校区生物药学楼树华多功能厅

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主讲人简介:

Christopher N. Hunter是英国谢菲尔德大学生物与生物技术系教授、英国皇家学会院士。他是光合细菌领域国际上顶尖专家之一,主要研究方向为生物起源和光合作用中膜的功能和结构。他以生物化学、生物物理学、纳米科学等多学科交叉手段,从蛋白质和细胞两个水平研究微生物光合作用机制,是在该领域首位融合分子遗传学和生物物理学手段来研究蛋白质工程的科学家,主编了光合作用领域标准教科书“The Purple Phototrophic Bacteria”。他的最新进展是创造性的将原子力显微镜和纳米技术手段应用于光合作用和膜蛋白的研究中,这为收集并使用太阳能的设备理性设计打下了基础。

Introduction:

Christopher N. Hunter is Krebs Professor of Biochemistry, Department of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology in University of Sheffield. He was elected as the Fellow of the Royal Society in 2009. He is one of the leading experts in the field of bacteria photosynthetic, and has made a great influence in aspects of physiological and biochemical mechanisms of photosynthetic bacteria. He is the chief editor for a standard text in photosynthesis "The Purple Phototrophic Bacteria". His research interests include the function and structure of biological origin and photosynthesis in the film.

He was one of the first in his field to fuse the disciplines of molecular genetics and biophysics for protein engineering studies. He invented genetic systems to identify and characterise the genes for chlorophyll and carotenoid biosynthesis, then he used the genes to make recombinant proteins for a long-term programme of enzyme kinetics, and more recently he have innovated in photosynthesis and membrane protein research by applying atomic force microscopy and nanotechnology approaches. The fabrication of functional, nano-patterned arrays of photosynthetic complexes, the first such work for a membrane protein, forms the basis for rational design of devices for collecting and using solar energy.