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Name Dr Mike Jones
Job title Reader in Biochemistry
Department School of Biochemistry University of Bristol
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Qualifications BSc, PhD(Wales)
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Keywords structure, mechanism, stability and environment of reaction centres
purple photosynthetic bacteria
biological electron transfer
light-triggered reactions including transient docking of quinones and cytochromes
Areas of expertise Studies in my laboratory are focused on understanding the following:
-how the protein controls the rate and efficiency of electron transfer during light energy transduction.
-how the protein controls the route of electron transfer through the protein and across the membrane.
-interactions of this protein with the proteins and lipids that form the membrane environment.
-the relationship between structure and the thermal stability of the protein, including the use of mutagenesis to engineer reaction centres with enhanced thermal stability.