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AMO Seminar - Yoni Toker: 'Isomerizations of The Retinal Chromophore'

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Tidspunkt

torsdag 4. december 2014,  kl. 15:15 - 16:00

Sted

Fys. Aud.

Title:

Isomerizations of The Retinal Chromophore

Speaker:

Yoni Toker
Departement of Physics
Institute of Nano-technology and Advanced Materials

Abstract:

The primary step of every known form of animal vision is absorption of a photon by the retinal chrompore which causes an isomerization. In recent years a technique based on two stages of ion mobility spectroscopy (IMS-IMS) is emerging which allows one to measure isomerizations directly and determine internal energy barriers. We will present studies of thermal isomerizations of the retinal chrompore using IMS-IMS and their implications for understanding the role of Rhodopsin proteins in tuning the chromphores properties.

Coffee, tea and cake will be served at 15:05