SFB-Colloquia and Seminars

Summer semester 2013


SFB colloquia take place once every month usually on a Monday afternoon.

15 April 2013, 14:30 -- Lecture Hall, Konrad-Zuse-Zentrum, FU Berlin -- [poster]
Prof. Johannes Messinger,
Umeå University, Sweden
On the possible role of structural dynamics in photosynthetic water oxidation
Dr. Felix Ho,
Uppsala University, Sweden
Investigation of a proton pathway in Photosystem II through parallel in vivo mutagenesis and in silico molecular dynamics studies
Prof. Leonardo Guidoni,
University of L'Aquila, Italy
Ab initio molecular dynamics in artificial and natural photosynthesis
13 May 2013, 14:30 -- Lecture Hall A, Physics Dept., FU Berlin -- [poster] [full program]
Prof. Klaus Gerwert,
Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Germany
Proton transfer via protein-bound water molecules in microbial rhodopsins
Prof. Mårten Wikström,
University of Helsinki, Finland
Proton translocation in cellular respiration
Prof. Per Siegbahn,
Stockholm University, Sweden
Proton transfer in photosystem II and cytochrome oxidase
Prof. Jon Hughes,
Justus-Liebig Universität Gießen, Germany
How does phytochrome work?
24 June 2013, 14:15 -- Lecture Hall B, Physics Dept., FU Berlin
Prof. Martin Kaupp,
Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
Quantum-Chemical Studies of Metalloenzyme Sites: From Spectroscopy to Mechanism
20 Sept. 2013, 14:30 -- Lecture Hall A, Physics Dept., FU Berlin -- [program]
Prof. Ute Hochgeschwender,
Duke University, Durham, USA
Bioluminescence Activation of Photoreceptors
Prof. Masahiko Ikeuchi,
University of Tokyo, Japan
Structure and Color Development Mechanism of Cyanobacteriochromes
Prof. J. Clark Lagarias,
University of California, Davis, USA
Color responses of an intrinsically protochromic in CBCRs



Mon, 22 April 2013, 15:15 -- Seminar room E3, Physics Dept., FU Berlin 

Prof. Robert Burnap,
Oklahoma State University, USA

Genetic manipulation of amino acids in the second ligation sphere of the water-oxidizing Mn4Ca cluster of photosystem II

Mon, 17 June 2013, 14:30 and 16:00 -- Lecture Hall B, Physics Dept., FU Berlin  
Prof. Kalina Hristova,
Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA
Studies of protein interactions in membranes

Prof. Wolfgang Gärtner,
Max Planck Institute for Chemical Energy Conversion, Mülheim, Germany

Function of biological photoreceptors and potential biotechnological applications

Tue, 18 June 2013, 14:30 -- Seminar room E2, Physics Dept., FU Berlin

Prof. Vasilij Goltsev,
Sofia University, Bulgaria

Plant phenotyping by prompt and delayed chlorophyll fluorescence

Mon, 8 July 2013, 14:30 -- Lecture Hall B, Physics Dept., FU Berlin

Prof. Hemi Gutman,
Tel Aviv University, Israel

Can short molecular dynamics simulations be informative?

Fri, 9 Aug. 2013, 10:00 -- Seminar room no. 328, Inst. of Chemistry, FU Berlin

Dr. Ana Patricia Gamiz-Hernandez,
University of Basel, Switzerland

pH dependent redox potential in proteins: Rieske and Hydrogenase

Mon, 19 Aug. 2013, 14:30 -- Lecture Hall B, Physics Dept., FU Berlin
Prof. Minoru Sugihara,
Computional Biology Research Center, AIST, Tokyo, Japan
Dynamics of protein:protein interactions - bovine rhodopsin as a case study