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Talk - Prof. Tilman Kottke

Nov 06, 2023 | 03:00 PM c.t. - 04:30 PM

The SFB 1078 kindly invites you to the following colloquium talk:

Prof. Tilman Kottke

Biophysical Chemistry and Diagnostics, Bielefeld University, Bielefeld University, DE

Title: In-Cell Spectroscopy Reveals Mechanisms of Aureochrome and Cryptochrome Photoreceptors

Abstract: Flavin-binding photoreceptors such as aureochrome and cryptochrome regulate a variety of cellular responses to light and are applied as optogenetic tools for tailored dimerization and clustering. The primary photoreaction of the flavin comprises electron and proton transfer steps that lead to specific changes in secondary structure of the receptors. These structural changes propagate the light signal to the binding partners and and have been identified by time-resolved infrared difference spectroscopy. An important question is whether these mechanisms of signal propagation are preserved under the complex conditions of the cellular environment. I will present our current view of the mechanisms of aureochrome and cryptochrome, supported by findings from spectroscopy in living cells.

Time & Location

Nov 06, 2023 | 03:00 PM c.t. - 04:30 PM

Altensteinstr. 23a
14195 Berlin