Biomolecules and nanostructures
The Optical Sciences group studies the interaction of light and matter at the nanoscale.
We do this by exploring ways to shape light and its environment. It's what we call
active and passive control. Our current focus is on the interaction of light with
biomolecules and nanostructures. We are part of Twente
University's Department of Science and Technology and member of the
Revisiting the optical properties of the FMO protein(full pdf)
Maaike T. W. Milder, Ben Brüggemann, Rienk van Grondelle, Jennifer L. Herek
Vol. 104 issue 2-3 p. 257-274 march 13, 2010
We review the optical properties of the FMO complex as found by spectroscopic studies of the Qy band over the last two decades. This article emphasizes the different methods used, both experimental and theoretical, to elucidate the excitonic structure and dynamics of this pigment–protein complex.