Ms. Raj Rani

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Raj Rani M.Sc.

Jaeger Group
Institut für Molekulare Enzymtechnologie
Forschungszentrum Jülich
Stetternicher Forst
Building: 15.8
Floor/Room: 2.403
52426 Jülich
Phone +492461-61-2939
Fax +492461-61-2490

Mini Academic CV

University degrees:

First degree or intermediate examination:

  • BSc (Botany, Zoology, Chemistry), 2004, Punjabi University, Patiala, India

Second degree and/or intermediate examination:

  • MSc (Biotechnology), 2006, Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University, Rishikesh, India

Attended conferences:

  • International conference on "Open source for computer aided drug discovery"(OSCADD), March 2009 organized by Institute of Microbial Technology(IMTECH), Chandigarh, India.

BioStruct PhD project

Blue-light activated LOV-photoswitches and their biotechnological applications
This project aims to evaluate the potential of bacterial photoreceptors of the light, oxygen, voltage (LOV)-family to generate genetically-encoded biocatalyst-photoswitches, which allow for the light-dependent modulation of enzyme activities (properties) at will. To provide a rational basis for the engineering of such switches, biomolecular NMR will be used to study the signal-transduction mechanism in bacterial LOV-proteins. The main focus-point will be the unfolding or dissociation of LOV-domain C-terminal helical extensions, which have previously, in plant LOV-systems, been suggested to unfold upon light excitation. This light-dependent conformational change allows in the plant-system to trigger the activity in LOV-associated effector domains.


Topic Supervisor:

undefinedProf. Dr. Karl-Erich Jaeger, Institut für Molekulare Enzymtechnolgie, Jaeger Group

Complementary Supervisor:

undefinedProf. Dr. D. Willbold, Institute for physical biology, Willbold Group

Complementary Supervisor:

Dr. Ulrich Krauss, Institut für Molekulare Enzymtechnolgie, FZ Jülich

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