Faraday Discussion 148: Spectroscopy, Theory and Mechanism in Bioinorganic Chemistry
5 - 7 July 2010
University of Nottingham, United Kingdom
This meeting was aimed at exploring the key challenges in understanding the biological chemistry of metals.
State of the art work using advanced physical and computational methods to probe the electronic structure and the reactivity at the active sites of metalloenzymes will be presented.
These investigations are truly interdisciplinary and the development and application of physical methods and computational chemistry to biological problems require spectroscopists and theoretical chemists to collaborate with each other and with a wide range of other scientists, notably biochemists and coordination chemists. This is particularly true as spectroscopy and theory typically provide insight into slightly different aspects of reactivity. Attendance of Faraday Discussion 148 provided substantial benefits to both experimentalists and theoreticians working in this field.
- Copper chemistry. Redox behaviour, oxygen binding, multi-copper centres, catalysis and mechanisms
- Haem and non-haem iron, and other metal centres
- Insight from advanced spectroscopic methods, including time-resolved structural studies
- Reaction mechanisms: what do we learn from computation and spectroscopy?
- Computational techniques: DFT, QM/MM, MD, and others...
Professor Jeremy Harvey (University of Bristol, UK) (Chair)
Dr Jonathan McMaster (University of Nottingham, UK)
Dr Julea Butt (University of East Anglia, UK)
Dr Robert Deeth (University of Warwick, UK)
Professor Andrew Thomson (University of East Anglia, UK)
We would like to thank the Inorganic Biochemistry Discussion Group (IBDG) of the RSC and Bruker for their sponsorship of Faraday Discussion 148.
We would like to thank the British Biophysical Society for their co-sponsorship support of Faraday Discussion 148.
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