SFB 1078 at the online user meeting of the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource (SSRL) and the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) in 2020
The SFB 1078 gained visibility during the online user meeting of the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource (SSRL) and the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS) via the prominent contribution of one of our members, Dr. Mohamed Ibrahim:
Mohamed Ibrahim, a former PhD student in our IGK who is now working in the SFB 1078 as a postdoc in the group of Holger Dobbek is one of the top three candidates selected by the User Executive Committee of SSRL/LCLS for the Young Investigator Award and will gave a talk during the Young Investigator Awards Plenary Session in October 2020.
He talked about using a unique combination of X-ray free electron lasers imaging and spectroscopy to understand the mechanism of photosystem II during the first substrate water insertion. Photosystem II is an efficient machine designed by nature to harvest solar energy and convert it. Revealing the mechanism of this protein could help to inform the design of renewable energy technology.