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Ricardo Assunção

Freie Universität Berlin

Department of Physics, Institute of Experimental Physics

Biophysics and Photosynthesis

Arnimallee 14
Room 1.1.56
14195 Berlin

Chemist from Portugal, doing my PhD in Berlin.

My research focuses on understanding the photosynthetic water oxidation that occurs in photosystem II. In particular, I study the reaction kinetics and use water analogues to gather insight into the still unknown substrate water molecules involved in the O2 bond formation. Among others, the main techniques that I work with are time-resolved oxygen polarography and chlorophyll fluorescence.