Research Fellows Directory
Dr Erin Dodd
University of East Anglia
The interplay of tiny signalling molecules such as nitric oxide is a fascinating way in which proteins ‘talk’ to each other to mediate biological pathways and respond to their environment. Proteins contain exceptionally tuneable chemical catalysts including iron-sulfur clusters that ‘catch’ these signals and change to carry on the ‘message’. Biological reactions must proceed in a stepwise and controlled fashion. Observing the steps would teach scientists a great deal both about how the natural world does things, and teach us lessons in the design of new catalytic systems of our own. In my work I will explore both protein and synthetic model systems in attempt to do just that.
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