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Kieran Fox

Kieran

PhD student

Email: k.fox@qmul.ac.uk

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Project Title: Computational Modelling of the Molecular Processes at the Heart of Adaptable Natural Light-Harvesting  

Summary: I am interested in the role of Xanthophylls in light harvesting systems, primarily for their role in the photo-protective mechanism. To Investigate this role I am modelling various important interactions between Xanthophylls and Chlorophylls in their protein cages. I will use these to build an all atom model of the the Photo-System-II Super-Complex. In conjunction with this model, I hope to use a variety of techniques, including Transition Density Cubed calculations and Molecular Dynamics, to investigate the Molecular switch between the quenched and unquenched states. 

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