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Photophysics of marine crustacaea

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18:30 – 19:30 13 Jan 2010
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E0.05,, John Dalton Building, Manchester Metropolitan University, Chester Street, Manchester M1 5GD

Speakers: John Helliwell, University of Manchester

The colouration of the lobster shell is famously known from its colour change on cooking. Related colouration properties for the ‘sailor of the sea’, Velella velella, are derived from a large biological macromolecule ‘velellacyanin’, for which various biophysics and biochemistry research has been undertaken. The overall interest for physicists arises from the photophysics and photochemistry details as well as from the physics based techniques that have been applied, notably X-ray crystal structure analysis and and electron microscopy ‘single particle analysis’, to determine the 3D molecular and atomic structures involved .

Event type: Lecture/Talk
Organised by: Manchester and District Branch
Contact details: Christie Theodorakou
Christie.Theodorakou@physics.cr.man.ac.uk

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