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Dr Mike Jones

Dr Mike Jones

Dr Mike Jones
B.Sc., Ph.D.(Wales)

Reader in Biochemistry

Area of research

Structure, mechanism, stability and device applications of photovoltaic reaction centres

Office A.100 g
Biomedical Sciences Building,
University Walk, Clifton BS8 1TD
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 331 2135

Research summary

Photoreaction centres are nature’s solar batteries. These complexes of protein, chlorophyll, quinone and other cofactors use the energy of sunlight to create an electrical potential difference across a charge-impermeable membrane. The potential difference generated by photoreaction centres is used to power a wide range of energy-requiring reactions in biology, and these proteins can be exploited for a variety of applications in photovoltaics, photosensing, chemical sensing, photocatalysis and biocomputing. 

Reaction centres are found in plants, algae and bacteria, and the best understood of these multicomponent integral membrane proteins is the relatively simple variant found in the purple photosynthetic bacteria. As ...

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