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André Graça

My research focuses on structural and biophysical studies of the Photosystem II complex of the model plant thale cress, Arabidopsis thaliana.

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Doctoral student at Department of Chemistry
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KB.A3, Linnaeus väg 10 Umeå universitet, 901 87 Umeå

I am currently diving deep into the structural biology of Photosystem II (PSII) of the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana. I am striving to make a major contribution to the plant research field in order to fight the increasing problem of food scarcity.

The idea is to relate the obtained structural information of wild-type PSII with the one obtained from mutants. To address this problem I use Cryo-Electron Microscopy (Cryo-EM), fluorescence spectroscopy techniques (STED-FCS, smFRET & FLIM) and several bioinformatics techniques.

Additionally, I have interests in the topic of evolution, advances in spectroscopy and Cryo-EM techniques, and the way we handle and process scientific data in a world increasingly driven by massive datasets.

I support open science and I am very keen to establish new collaborations. Welcome to contact me. 😊

Scientific Reports, Nature Publishing Group 2021, Vol. 11, (1)
Graça, André T.; Hall, Michael; Persson, Karina; et al.