Imperial College London

ProfessorPeterNixon

Faculty of Natural SciencesDepartment of Life Sciences

Professor of Biochemistry
 
 
 
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Contact

 

+44 (0)20 7594 5269p.nixon

 
 
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Location

 

705Sir Ernst Chain BuildingSouth Kensington Campus

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Summary

 

Summary

The Nixon group is studying various aspects of solar energy conversion by chloroplasts and cyanobacteria. Projects include:

1. The structure and function of the Photosystem II complex involved in water-splitting

2. The assembly and repair of PSII and the biogenesis of the thylakoid membrane

3. Cyanobacterial synthetic biology

4. Over-expression of high-value products in higher plant chloroplasts

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Publications

Journals

Beckova M, Yu J, Krynicka V, et al., Structure of Psb29/Thf1 and its association with the FtsH protease complex involved in photosystem II repair in cyanobacteria, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, ISSN:1471-2970

Barretto SS, Michoux F, Hellgardt K, et al., 2017, Pneumatic hydrodynamics influence transplastomic protein yields and biological responses during in vitro shoot regeneration of Nicotiana tabacum callus: Implications for bioprocess routes to plant-made biopharmaceuticals, Biochemical Engineering Journal, Vol:117, ISSN:1369-703X, Pages:73-81

Beckova M, Gardian Z, Yu J, et al., 2017, Association of Psb28 and Psb27 Proteins with PSII-PSI Supercomplexes upon Exposure of Synechocystis sp PCC 6803 to High Light, Molecular Plant, Vol:10, ISSN:1674-2052, Pages:62-72

Ahmad N, Michoux F, Loessl AG, et al., 2016, Challenges and perspectives in commercializing plastid transformation technology, Journal of Experimental Botany, Vol:67, ISSN:0022-0957, Pages:5945-5960

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