The many structures of the light-active biomolecules

Some molecules change their spatial structure when exposed to light – in other words, they look different in light and darkness. What exactly happens during the conversion has not yet been researched in detail.
How the light-sensitive part of the biomolecule phytochrome changes from a light-adapted state to a dark-adapted state has been investigated by researchers at RUB and Philipps-Universität Marburg. So far, the structures of only a few light-sensitive biomolecules are known – and only for the final states in light and darkness, but not for the intermediate steps. Using various spectroscopic methods, the Bochum-Marburg team has now succeeded in gaining new insights into dynamic structural changes.

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RESOLV secures funding for the next 7 years!

The DFG selected our joint proposal by RUB and TU Dortmund University. The Cluster will tackle new research topics in solvation science.

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The second Materials Chain International Conference, MCIC 2018, will take place from November 12 to November 14 2018 in Bochum, Germany.

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RUB ranks highly in chemistry

In the Funding Atlas 2018, published by the German Research Foundation (DFG), Ruhr-Universität Bochum is top tier in the discipline chemistry.

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