Molecular Bioenergetics in Oxygenic Photosynthesis
Akt: 14.10.2020 16:00
Di, 09:00 - 13:00
(Online - zeitABhängig)
Oxygenic photosynthesis is the process that powers life on earth. It hasshaped the atmosphere by CO2 consumption and O2 production. Today oxygenicphotosynthesis also serves as a blueprint for the large-scale productionof non-fossil fuels and high-value products, using merely water and CO2 asraw materials. By closely interfaced lecture periods and lab experiments,the following topics are addressed:
THE BASICS: Basic mechanisms of the photosynthetic light and darkreactions; evolution and current types of photosynthetic organisms; global role andclimate change.
METHODS: Purification of functional photosynthetic membrane particles andprotein complexes, biophysical and biochemical methods in photosynthesisresearch, incl. oxygen polarography, delayed fluorescence after laser-pulseexcitation, IR (infrared) spectroscopy, high pressure liquid chromatography (HPLC),cyclic voltammetry of artificial-photosynthesis catalyst.
SPECIAL TOPIC: Improving photosynthesis: What are the limitations and howcould they be overcome? [OR/AND] Following Nature's lead - Artificial photosynthesis.