Dr Maxie Roessler
Senior Lecturer in Chemistry and Biochemistry
Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgTelephone: +44 (0)20 7882 6627Room Number: Room 1.03, Joseph Priestley Building
We are interested in what spin centres – chemical centres with unpaired electrons – can tell us about how large and complex biological molecules function.
Electron paramagnetic resonance (EPR) spectroscopy is a powerful method for obtaining detailed information about spin centres, as well as long-range interactions between them. Spin centres are often intrinsic to a biological system (e.g. Fe-S clusters, transition metal ions, organic radicals), and can also be introduced into diamagnetic materials in the form of ‘spin labels’.
Our primary interest lies in the application of EPR methods to understand the molecular mechanism of complicated biological machineries, such as NADH:ubiquinone oxidoreductase (complex I), the first enzyme in the mitochondrial respiratory chain.
- Find out more on Maxie Roessler's laboratory website
Current PhD opportunities
- Biocatalysis at the nanoscale
- Combining biophysical and synthetic chemistry to decipher a key enzyme in respiration
- Enzyme catalysis and materials chemistry
- Increasing plant stress tolerance by unravelling and exploiting the mechanism of the photosynthetic NDH complex