Post-doc position

Saul Purton s.purton at ucl.ac.uk
Tue May 2 05:33:13 EST 2000


A position is available for a post doctoral research fellow in the
Photosynthesis Research Group at University College London.

The project, under the direction of Mike Evans, Saul Purton (UCL) and
Peter Heathcote (QMW), will focus on the ligand environment and
properties of the
phylloquinone and redox active chlorophyll within the Photosystem I
reaction centre. The work will involve the generation of site directed
changes in the core
subunits of photosystem I through chloroplast transformation of
Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Transformants will be analysed using a range
of advanced
spectroscopic techniques. The specific objectives of the programme will
be: 1) to determine if electron transfer is unidirectional within the
dimeric environment of the
reaction centre. 2) to identify the active path of electron transfer in
relation to the redox components bound to PsaA and PsaB. 3) to
investigate the factors within the
protein environment which control the properties of the redox active
chlorophyll and the phylloquinone.

The position requires an experienced molecular biologist/biochemist. A
background knowledge of membrane proteins or electron transport systems
would be an

The post is supported by BBSRC for 3 yrs. with salary on the 1A scale
18,420-22,003 pounds including London Allowance.  Further information
can be obtained from Prof. M.C.W. Evans, Dept. of Biology. Darwin
Building, UCL,
Gower St, London WC1E 6BT, UK. Tel: +44 (0)020 7679 7312 or Email:
mike.evans at ucl.ac.uk, to whom applications including a C.V. and the
names of 2 referees should be sent by May 31 2000.

Dr Saul Purton
Department of Biology
University College London
Gower Street
London  WC1E 6BT

Tel: 020 7679 2675
Fax: 020 7679 7096
Email: s.purton at ucl.ac.uk

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