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

Yu J, Knoppova J, Michoux F, et al., 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, ISSN:0027-8424

Cardona T, Shao S, Nixon PJ, 2018, Enhancing photosynthesis in plants: the light reactions., Essays Biochem, Vol:62, Pages:85-94

Shao S, Cardona T, Nixon PJ, 2018, Early emergence of the FtsH proteases involved in photosystem II repair, Photosynthetica, Vol:56, ISSN:0300-3604, Pages:163-177

Beckova M, Yu J, Krynicka V, et al., 2017, 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, Vol:372, ISSN:0962-8436

Conference

Sawa M, Fantuzzi A, Nixon P, et al., Development of printed solar biobattery for use in bioelectronics, Arm Summit 2018, Centro internazionale di studi d'architettura Andrea Palladio

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