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Prof. dr. Kylie Vincent

University of Oxford

We are interested in understanding details of the redox chemistry and mechanisms of catalysis occurring at enzyme active sites. A central theme in our research is to bridge the gaps between different techniques in bioinorganic chemistry. We combine electrochemistry and spectroscopy to control and study enzymes as they engage in catalytic turnover. We apply these approaches to single crystals of enzymes to bridge the gaps between solution and solid state measurements and reveal structures of catalytically active intermediates. Our studies target a range of metalloproteins including hydrogenases, nitrogenase, carbon monoxide dehydrogenase and nitric oxide sensing proteins. Understanding and exploiting selective nature's catalysts should provide inspiration for development of new classes of energy-cycling catalysts


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Prof. dr. Kylie Vincent
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