[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP150101427]
Researchers Prof Evan Bieske
Brief description Sophisticated laser and mass spectrometric techniques will be combined to probe the structure and function of cryogenically cooled biological molecules that are the core operational units for vision, photosynthesis and protein labelling. Knowledge gained from the studies will be used to calibrate modern computational approaches to describing and predicting molecular function. Ultimately, the project will provide foundations for understanding and optimising the biological systems upon which life depends, and for developing new light-activated molecular devices including molecular motors, switches, and energy harvesting systems.
Funding Amount $534,300
Funding Scheme Discovery Projects