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Mercator Fellow



Multiscale biomolecular simulations applied to cellular respiration and photosynthesis

Principal Investigators: Prof. Dr. Ville Kaila (Stockholm University)

Ville Kaila’s work is focused on understanding molecular principles of enzyme catalysis, with a special emphasis on how biological systems capture and store chemical and light energy. These processes are of key importance for elucidating the molecular basis of cell respiration and photosynthesis, and a main research theme within the CRC1078. To obtain insight into the structure, energetics, and dynamics of these membrane-bound proteins, Kaila’s research team employs and develops new methodologies of computational biochemistry that are combined with biochemical and biophysical experiments