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

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Publications

Journals

Zhang L, Selao T, Nixon P, et al., 2019, Photosynthetic conversion of CO2 to hyaluronic acid by engineered strains of the cyanobacterium Synechococcus sp. PCC 7002, Algal Research, Vol:44, ISSN:2211-9264

Viola S, Bailleul B, Yu J, et al., 2019, Probing the electric field across thylakoid membranes in cyanobacteria., Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A, Vol:116, Pages:21900-21906

Kiss E, Knoppova J, Pascual Aznar G, et al., 2019, A photosynthesis-specific rubredoxin-like protein is required for efficient association of the D1 and D2 proteins during the initial steps of photosystem II assembly, The Plant Cell, Vol:31, ISSN:1040-4651, Pages:2241-2258

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

Patents

Zhang L, Selao T, Norling B, et al., 2019, Photosynthetic hyaluronic acid production by metabolically engineered cyanobacteria, Singapore

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