Institute of Physics, University of Tartu participated in Baltic Sea region cooperation program Green Power Electroncs.
We offer, also after the official end of the project, consulting service to SMEs about cost-effectiveness of solar energetics and taking advantage of the new generation (WBG-materials based) green power electronics solutions.
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web of GreenPE project
Institute of Physics, University of Tartu participates in Baltic Sea region cooperation program Baltic TRAM.
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web of Baltic TRAM project
Network of large scale research facilities ScienceLink
Institute of Physics, University of Tartu participates in Baltic Sea region cooperation program ScienceLink.
Network of clean rooms Technet_nano
Institute of Physics, University of Tartu participates in Baltic Sea region cooperation program Technet_nano.
Read more in web of Technet_nano
Clean room in Tartu Science Park nanolab
Network of partners (PlasTEP) using the varieties of plasma technology to help to protect the environment.
Institute of Physics, University of Tartu participates in Baltic Sea region cooperation programs PlasTEP and PlasTEP+.
Institute of Physics, University of Tartu participates in Graphene Flagship, “the EU’s biggest research initiative ever”, with a project on gas sensors.
Read more in Graphene Flagship web.
CAROTS aims to establish a new type of private or public-private company in the Baltic Sea region: Commercial Analytical Research Organisations (CARO). CAROs, as intermediary bodies between industry and academia, provide enterprises with much quicker yet complete assistance in analytical research in the fields of e.g. new materials, nanotech and life sciences.
Project homepage https://www.carots.eu/
Institute of Physics participates in the EUROfusion programme whose aim is to lead the European Union effort in the the realization of fusion power plants.
The homepage of the EUROfusion consortium is https://www.euro-fusion.org/
Structures of photoactive proteins studied by (in-situ) neutron scattering
Countries and institutions involved in the project:
Institute of Physics, University of Tartu,
Prof. Jörg Pieper, pieper [ät] ut.ee
Institute of Biology, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin
Prof. Athina Zouni, athina.zouni [ät] hu-berlin.de
Institut für Chemie, Technische Universität Berlin
Prof. Thomas Friedrich, friedrich [ät] chem.tu-berlin.de
Project objectives: A proper understanding of protein function requires detailed knowledge about protein structure, which will be demonstrated for two attractive examples. First, photosystem I (PSI) is a remarkably stable membrane protein converting solar energy into electrical and finally storable chemical energy. PSI is of great biotechnological interest as it can be integrated into biohybrid photoelectrochemical cells. For electrode design, structural characterization of the complex formation between PSI and electron donors/acceptors like cytochrome c6, ferredoxin and FNR is needed. Second, the orange carotenoid protein (OCP) is photoswitchable and undergoes a structural transition to its active state upon illumination. Despite of many efforts, the active state structure is still elusive. In the absence of high-resolution structures for the latter examples, small angle neutron scattering (SANS) is the technique of choice to investigate structures in aqueous solution, complex formation or light-induced structural changes. Since PSI is a membrane protein, SANS studies require solubilization using deuterated detergents, which are “invisible” with proper contrast matching and do thus not affect the structure determination of the PSI complexes. In contrast, SANS studies of OCP require the design of a setup for in-situ illumination during the SANS experiments. Both applications will deliver unique structural information.