A PhD position at the Institute for Plant Physiology of the Justus Liebig University is available immediately. The position (E13 65%) is funded for three years as part of the project "Phytochrome from photochemistry to signalling" (DFG Hu702/12) in collaboration with Chen Song in Jörg Matysik’s lab in Leipzig.
Controlling the outcome of chemical reactions is arguably one of the holy grails of chemical physics. Recent experiments1 have shown that it is possible to direct a photophysical process using infrared light, taking a step towards achieving this goal.
There is growing interest in the use of photosynthetic proteins in devices for solar energy conversion, biosensing, photosensing, photocatalysis, touch sensing, molecular electronics and biodegradable solar cells.