Rational Design of Artificial Metal-Based Enzymes

17 Mar 2014

Giovanna Ghirlanda is one of the EFRC Principal Investigators. She is an Associate Professor at the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, ASU. In the Center she leads a collaborative research of Subtask 3 with an objective to design and optimize artificial catalysts for hydrogen production. “...We are interested in evolving or designing, rationally, of novel proteins that can carry out the specific reactions, specifically hydrogen production. ... This leads us to the design of increasingly complicated inorganic ligands... EFRC is an excellent training ground for students and postdocs. It exposes them to a lot of different ways of addressing the same problems, which resulted in increasing creativity... That’s the part I appreciate the most...”

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