Groth Group

Group leader

Title

Name

First Name

Position

Prof. Dr.

Groth

Georg

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Researchers

Title

Name

First Name

Position

Dr.

Voet van Vormizeele

Jan

Senior Scientist


BioStruct Fellow

Title

Name

First Name

Position

MSc

Grieben

Mariana

PhD student

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Further Team Members

Technicians:

1

Master/Diploma students:

3

PHD/MD students:

4


Contact

Groth Georg
Biochemical Plant Physiology
Plant Biochemistry
Heinrich Heine University
Universitaetsstr. 1
40225 Düsseldorf

Tel: +49 211 81-12822
Fax: +49 211 81-13569

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Expertise in Structural Biology

  • X-ray crystallography
  • Fluorescence Spectroscopy

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Main areas of research interest

  • Structure and molecular mechanism of plant membrane proteins (ATP synthase, plant hormone receptors)
  • Plant hormone signalling
  • Protein-protein interaction
  • Functional characterization of proteins by single molecule techniques
  • Regulation of plant ATP synthase by phytotoxins

Facilities

The laboratories cover the following gene technology security levels:

S1

Other security laboratories or special facilities:

  • Radioactive laboratory
  • Greenhouses

Laboratory Equipment

General equipment available in the laboratories:

  • Biochemistry
  • Biophysics
  • Molecular biology
  • Microbiology
  • Plant Biology


Special equipment, which is not generally available in most laboratories:

  • X-ray generator
  • crystallization robot

Important References

  • Groth, G. & Pohl. E. (2001). The Structure of the Chloroplast F1-ATPase at 3.2 Å Resolution. J. Biol. Chem. 276, 1345-1352.
  • Groth, G. (2002). Structure of spinach chloroplast F1-ATPase complexed with the phytopathogenic inhibitor tentoxin. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 99, 3464-3468.
  • Pavlova, P., Shimabukuro, K., Hisabori, T., Groth, G., Lill, H. & Bald, D. (2004). Complete inhibition and partial re-activation of single F1-ATPase molecules by tentoxin: New properties of the re-activated enzyme. J. Biol. Chem. 279, 9685-9688.
  • Meiß, E., Konno, H., Groth, G. & Hisabori, T. (2008). Molecular Processes of Inhibition and Stimulation of ATP Synthase Caused by the Phytotoxin Tentoxin. J. Biol. Chem. 283, 24594-24599.
  • Scharein, B., Voet van Vormizeele, J., Harter, K. & Groth, G. (2008). Ethylene signalling: Identification of a putative ETR1-AHP1 phosphorelay complex by fluorescence spectroscopy. Anal. Biochem. 377, 72-76.

Cooperators

  • Chang, Caren, Prof. Dr., University of Maryland, USA
  • Hisabori, Toru, Prof. Dr., Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan
  • Harter, Klaus, Prof. Dr., Center for Plant Molecular Biology, University of Tuebingen, Germany
  • Simon, Rüdiger, Prof. Dr., University of Düsseldorf, Germany
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