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. Enhancing the light reactions of photosynthesis

2. The assembly and repair of photosystem II and the biogenesis of the thylakoid membrane

3. Cyanobacterial and chloroplast synthetic biology

Please see Research tab for more information

3-year PhD Studentship currently Available - Leverhulme Centre for Cellular Bionics

The SolarBioChip: development of a solar bio-battery for printed bioelectronics



 

Publications

Journals

Selão TT, Włodarczyk A, Nixon PJ, et al., 2019, Growth and selection of the cyanobacterium Synechococcus sp. PCC 7002 using alternative nitrogen and phosphorus sources, Metabolic Engineering, Vol:54, ISSN:1096-7176, Pages:255-263

Yu J, Knoppova J, Michoux F, et al., 2018, Ycf48 involved in the biogenesis of the oxygen-evolving photosystem II complex is a seven-bladed beta-propeller protein, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, Vol:115, ISSN:0027-8424, Pages:E7824-E7833

Books

Barber J, Ruban AV, Nixon PJ, 2019, Oxygen Production and Reduction in Artificial and Natural Systems, WORLD SCIENTIFIC, ISBN:9789813276918

Patents

Selao TT, Norling B, Nixon PJ, 2018, Genetically engineered cyanobacteria for growth in unsterilized conditions using antibiotic-free selection, Singapore

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