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Professor Peter Heathcote

Peter

Professor of Biochemistry and Co-Director of Nanchang Joint programme in Biomedical Sciences

Email: p.heathcote@qmul.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7882 8881
Room Number: Room 3.12a, Fogg Building

Research

Research Interests:

Protein cofactor interactions in photosynthetic reaction centres, respiratory chain complexes and enzymes involved in tetrapyrrole biosynthesis.

The study of the structure and function of photosynthetic reaction centres has been my main field of research until recently, with recent studies concentrating on studies of the ferredoxin-reducing or Type I reaction centres (i.e. the photosystem I reaction centre and equivalents in green sulphur bacteria and Heliobacteria). A variety of spectroscopic techniques have been employed to study the redox co-factors involved in electron transfer, and the pigment molecules involved in light energy transfer.

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