LKY Distinguished Visitor – Professor James Barber


LKY Distinguished Visitor Professor James Barber FRS (Imperial College London, UK) (Left photo: Left) visited the RMBR on the 12th Novemember 2008 for a short tour hosted by Associate Professor Hugh Tan (Left photo: Right) and Dr. Tan Swee Hee (Left photo: Centre).

Prof. Barber will be giving a talk on ‘Light driven electron transport and catalysis in the water splitting enzyme of photosynthesis revealed by crystallography’. The core of his research has been to investigate photosynthesis and the functional role of the photosystems with emphasis on their structures. Much of his work has focused on Photosystem II, a remarkable biological machine able to use light energy to split water into oxygen and reducing equivalents, a reaction upon which we are all dependent.

Date : 12 November 2008, Wednesday
Time : 6.00 pm to 7.30 pm
Venue : NUS Shaw Foundation Alumni House Auditorium, Level 2

Photos by Tan Heok Hui.

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