Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Lubitz

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Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Lubitz

Max-Planck-Institut für Bioanorganische Chemie
Stiftstraße 34-36, 45470 Mülheim an der Ruhr
Phone +49 208 306-3614
Fax 49 208 306-3955

Curriculum Vitae & Publications

List of Publications

Expertise in Structural Biology

  • EPR spectroscopy (cw/pulse, multifrequency/high field, variable temperature)
  • ENDOR (electron-nuclear double resonance)
  • ELDOR (electron-electron double resonance)
  • MCD spectroscopy (low temperature and variable field)
  • Microcalorimetry
  • Time Resolved Absorption & Fluorescence Spectroscopy
  • Mößbauer Spectroscopy (variable field, low temperature)
  • Vibrational spectroscopy (FTIR and Resonance Raman)

Main areas of research interest

  • Structure and function of hydrogenases
  • Molecular mechanism of photosynthesis
  • Light-induced water splitting (water oxidase)
  • Molecular mechanisms of nitric oxide transmitting heme proteins
  • Photochemistry and signal transduction of biological photoreceptors

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Research Group and Equipment

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Important references

  • W. Lubitz, E. J. Reijerse, J. Messinger (2008). Solar Water-Splitting into H2 and O2: Design Principles of Photosystem II and Hydrogenases. Energy Environ. Sci. 1, 15-31.
  • W. Lubitz, E. Reijerse, M. van Gastel (2007). [NiFe] and [FeFe] Hydrogenases Studied by Advanced Magnetic Resonance Techniques. Chem. Rev. 107, 4331-4365.
  • W. Lubitz, F. Lendzian and R. Bittl (2002). Radicals, Radical Pairs and Triplet States in Photosynthesis. Acc. Chem. Res. 35, 313-320.
  • Losi, A., Polverini, E., Quest, B. & Gärtner, W. (2002). First evidence for phototropin-like blue-light receptors in prokaryots. Biophys. J. 82, 2627-2634.
  • Knipp, M., Yang, F., Berry, R. E., Zhang, H., Shokhirev, M. & Walker, F. A. (2007). Spectroscopic and functional characterization of nitrophorin 7 from the blood-feeding insect Rhodnius prolixus reveals an important role of its isoform-specific N-terminus for proper protein function. Biochemistry 46, 13254-13268.
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