Prof. Dr. Athina Zouni

Research interests

structrural and functional analysis of plastoquinone:oxidoreductase photosystem II (PSII), improving the resolution of the X-ray structure, analyzing the polypeptide and cofactor composition

Research Fields in UniCat

Research Field E3*
Research Field D3

* Main Research Field

2007-2011: B1

Selection of research projects

Cynaobacterial photosystem II at 2.9Å resolution: role of quinones, lipids, channels and chloride


Relevant News

Donnerstag, 10. August 2017

Photosystem II without Mn4CaO5-Cluster

New research highlight: Holger Dau, Holger Dobbek, Athina Zouni, and coworkers reveal structural insights into the light-driven auto-assembly process of the water-oxidizing Mn4CaO5-cluster in photosystem II.

Montag, 21. November 2016

Reserach Highlight "Structure of photosystem II and substrate binding at room temperature"

Here we report the use of femtosecond pulses from an X-ray free electron laser (XFEL) to obtain damage-free, room temperature structures of dark-adapted (S1), two-flash illuminated (2F; S3-enriched), and ammonia-bound two-flash illuminated (2F-NH3; S3-enri

Dienstag, 19. Februar 2013

New paper in "Science" on simultaneous femtosecond X-ray spectroscopy and diffraction of photosystem II

In the latest Issue of Science, Prof. Athina Zouni and colleagues from Berkeley, Menlo Park, Umea, Stockholm, and Grenoble report on simultaneous femtosecond X-ray Spectroscopy and diffraction of photosystem II at room temperature.mehr

Donnerstag, 05. Juli 2012

Room temperature femtosecond X-ray diffraction of photosystem II microcrystals

New publication of Athina Zouni and coworkers in PNASmehr

Montag, 16. Februar 2009

Cyanobacterial photosystem II at 2.9-Å resolution and the role of quinones, lipids, channels and chloride

Photosystem II (PSII) is a large homodimeric protein–cofactor complex located in the photosynthetic thylakoid membrane that acts as light-driven water:plastoquinone oxidoreductase... You can find the full article of Athina Zouni et al. on "Cyamehr

Prof. Dr. Athina Zouni

Athina Zouni
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Inst. für Biologie / FG Biochemie und Struktrubiologie
Unter den Linden 6
Berlin , 10099
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