Projekt

Heme: From Quantum Mechanics to Oxygen Manager of Life

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København og omegn

This project aims to understand why heme, the unique molecule of our blood with iron in its center, became the central oxygen manager of life on this planet, using fundamental laws of quantum mechanics.

The project computes electronic structures and properties of spin crossover and energies of ligand binding of hemes that are important in life, and related systems important in technologies such as photodynamic therapy and molecular magnetism. We will show how quantum mechanical proeprties of hemes directly explain their importance in life and technology.

We use the quantum mechanical Linux program Turbomole, which can be learned in 1-2 weeks, leaving time for high-level studies of the fundamental quantum causes of the amazing functions of these molecules.

The project requires a good understanding of physical chemistry, interest in learning/using Linux, and some interest in quantum mechanics of life.

 

Background Literature

K. P. Kepp*, Coordination Chemistry Reviews, 2016, in press. "Heme: From quantum spin crossover to oxygen manager of life"





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Kontakt

Virksomhed/organisation

DTU Kemi

Navn

Kasper Planeta Kepp

Stilling

Professor

Mail

kpj@kemi.dtu.dk

Vejleder-info

Kandidatuddannelsen i Anvendt Kemi

Vejleder

Kasper Planeta Kepp

ECTS-point

5 - 30

Kandidatuddannelsen i Fysik og Nanoteknologi

Vejleder

Kasper Planeta Kepp

ECTS-point

5 - 30

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Bygning 101A
2800 Kgs. Lyngby


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dtu@dtu.dk

CVR-nr. 30 06 09 46

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