Our lab’s research interests lie in the interplay between bioinorganic chemistry, physical chemistry and structural biology. By establishing novel spectroscopic methodologies, we aim to provide the most complete electronic and structural information concerning the catalytically active (metal) centers and delineate the intricate mechanisms of biological systems that are of interest to medical and renewable energy fields.
Establishing the relation between the structure and the function is one of the key problems in enzymology. Resolution of this fundamental issue allows us not only to understand the inner working of a specific system but also to provide a basis to predict functionality in other, yet to be explored, proteins.
Another goal of our research is to develop high-sensitivity and versatile electron-paramagnetic resonance techniques that would provide structural information about biological systems such as proteins, DNA and RNA in vitro and/or in vivo which could also be used to study the interaction between such biological entities.