Rienk van Grondelle

"By 2050 we could replace nuclear and fossil energy with renewable sources, including photosynthetic algae. The challenge lies in finding the courage to pursue this dream." (VU University Amsterdam's 130th anniversary, 2011)

My name is Rienk van Grondelle. I was born on december 6, 1949. My father was Marinus van Grondelle, my mother Renske Vlietstra. I attended the highschool in Hilversum (Christelijk Lyceum in het Gooi) between 1962 and 1967 and decided to study experimental physics at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam. During my study I got increasingly convinced by the idea that I wanted to explore the relation between physics and life. As a student I went to the medical faculty and discovered that there were physicists everywhere, but we as students did not know about them. I organized my experimental work with Nico Westerhof and Piet Sipkema, two physicists working in the department of physiology on the mechanics of bloodflow. I finishsed my study in 1973 and applied for a position as a PhD-student in the biophysics group in Leiden headed by Lou Duysens. The subject of their work was the study of photosynthesis, they used advanced spectroscopic techniques and were world-leading in their field. For me photosynthesis became the scientific love of my life and since I joined Duysens I have been actively working in this area. In 1983 I returned to Amsterdam, in 1987 I became a full professor of Biophysics at the VU, a position I still hold. In my time I have been very lucky, the structures of many of the major pigment-proteins of photosynthesis were resolved: the bacterial reaction center, the bacterial light-harvesting complex, the plant reaction centers and the plant light-harvesting complexes. The tools of molecular biology became available and together with Neil Hunter in Sheffield we explored many of the possibilities. Finally, in the 70s ultrafast lasers became available that allowed me to study the first events of photosynthesis that occur on a timescale of picoseconds (1 picosecond is 10-12 seconds) together with Villy Sundstrom (now in Lund, Sweden). Over the years I have built a very successful research group in Amsterdam using these tools. Today, we are still in the process of trying to understand the physical basis of photosynthesis. Although we have obtained a clear picture of the sequence of events that takes place after the photosynthetic apparatus absorbs a solar photon, the underlying physical phenomena are not clear at all. In November 2010 the European Research Council gave me 3 million euro's to figure out whether the proteins to which the photosynthetic pigments (chlorophyll, carotenoids) are bound play an active role in the success of photosynthesis. I will do this project together with Bruno Robert in Paris and I am sure we will get there!

Special Issue:

Rienk van Grondelle Festschrift - The Journal of Physical Chemistry B (2013)

Recommended Researchers:
Herbert van Amerongen | Roberto Bassi | Bob Blankenship | Egbert Boekema | Claudia Büchel | Andreas Buchleitner | Richard Cogdell | Roberta Croce | Les Dutton | Gyozo Garab | Graham R. Fleming | Arvi Freiberg | Huub de Groot | Elisabeth von Hauff | Klaas Hellingwerf | Alfred Holzwarth | Neil Hunter | Dwayne Miller | Thomas A. Moore | Vladimir Novoderezhkin | Alexandra Olaya-Castro | Francesco Petruccione | Martin Plenio | Tomas Polivka | Bruno Robert | Alexander Ruban | Bill Rutherford | Greg Scholes | Klaus Schulten | Vladimir Shuvalov | Ivo van Stokkum | Villy Sundstrom | Leonas Valkunas | Yu Xiang Weng | Birgitta Whaley |


Biographical details | Training | Career | Membership | Administrative and managmement activities| Awards and Honours | Invitations at scientific meetings | PhD-students | Postdoctoral fellows |

Biographical details
Name: Prof. dr. Rienk van Grondelle
Room: s-162
Mail: r.van.grondelle@vu.nl
Telephone : +31 20 59 87930
University : VU Amsterdam (website)
Department: Biofysica (website)



Training

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Particulars of doctorate (year obtained, title and supervisor)
1979-1982 Post doc. Leiden Univ (NL), Prof dr. LNM Duysens
1978-1979 Post doc. Un of Bristol (UK), Prof dr. OTG Jones
1973-1978 PhD Biophysics Leiden University (NL), advisor: Prof LNM Duysens, degree was awarded 'cum laude'
1967-1973 Physics/Experimental Physics VU Amsterdam (NL)




Career

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Past and present positions
2009-present Akademie Hoogleraar (Academy Professor) of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences
2007-2009 Professor Blaise Pascal, Ecole National Superieure, Paris, France
2006-2011 Head of the Department of Physics and Astronomy, VU University, Amsterdam (NL)
1987-present Full Professor of Biophysics, Dept.of Physics and Astronomy, Faculty of Sciences, VU University, Amsterdam (NL).
1982-1987 Associate Prof. Dept.of Physics and Astronomy, Faculty of Sciences, VU University, Amsterdam (NL).




Memberships

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Member of the Faculty of 1000 (F1000)
Member of the Royal Dutch Academy of Arts and Sciences (Koninklijke Nederlandse Academie van Wetenschappen)
Foreign Member of the Lithuanian Academy of Science
Member of the American Biophysical Society
Member of American Chemical Society
Member of the Dutch Physical Society
Member of the Dutch Biophysical Society
Member of the European Biophysical Society
Member of the International Society of Photosynthesis Research




Administrative and management activities

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Head of the Department of Physics and Astronomy, Faculty of Science, VU University Amsterdam
Head of the Section Biophysics, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Faculty of Science, VU University Amsterdam
Member of the Energy Committee of FOM/NWO (SCEF)
Member of the Steering Board of the ESF network DYNA
Member of the Steering Board of the Center of Photosynthesis Research
Associate Editor of Photosynthesis Research
Editor Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Elsevier
Member of the Editorial board of the Journal of Physical Chemistry B, Chemical Physics Letters, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, PCM Biophysics




Awards and Honours

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2013 Plenary speaker, International Photosynthesis Conference.
2013 ‘Cui Qi’ professor, Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing.
2013 Member of F1000.
2011 APS Beller Lecturer, APS Dallas, march 2011.
2011 Gordon Lecturer, University of Toronto, Canada.
2010 Fysica Lecturer, Netherlands Physics Society.
2009 Academy Professor, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences.
2007 Chaire Blaise Pascal, Ecole Nationale Supérieure, Paris, Ile de France, France.
2006 Foreign Member of the Lithuanian Academy of Science.
2005 Honorary Doctor, University of Lund, Sweden.
2001 Member of the Royal Dutch Academy of Arts and Sciences (Koninklijke Nederlandse Academie van Wetenschappen).
1978 Thesis Primary and Cytochrome Reactions in Bacterial Photosynthesis 'cum laude', Leiden University.




Invited (accepted) lectures at international conferences and workshops

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2012
Lenk: The design of photosynthesis, Switzerland, 8-11.1.2012
Lessons from nature for solar light harvesting, Ulm, Germany, 15-17.1.2012
Summerschool on Quantum Biology: The design of Photosynthesis, Durban, South-Africa, 24-30.1.2012
Lessons from nature for solar light harvesting, Twente, The Netherlands, 31.1.2012
Quantum nature of charge separation in bacterial photosynthetic reaction centres, Central European Conference on Photochemistry, Athens, Greece, 3-5.2.2012
How photosynthetic light harvesting proteins switch, Single Molecules: Theory meets Single Molecules, San Diego, USA, 25-19.3.2012
Lessons from nature for solar light harvesting, Heraeus-seminar, Bad Honnef, 2-3.4.2012
The design of photosynthetic light harvesting, Basel, Switzerland, 19-21.4.2012
Quantum nature of photosynthesis, London, UK, 4-6.5.2012
2011
Univ. Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany, 18.1.2011
Gordon Lecturer, Univ. of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, 29.1.-3.2.2011
Farquest, AIT, Vienna, Austria, 10.3.2011
APS, Dallas, 21.-25.3.2011
LHP, Kloster Banz, Germany, 10.-14.4.2011
Quantum-Coherent Energy Transfer: implications for biology and new energy technologies, Chicheley, UK, 26.-27.4.2011
Förster 100, Göttingen, Germany, 27.-30.4.2011
Ortvay lecture, Budapest, Hungary, 25.-26.5.2011
Univ. Hamburg/CFEL, Hamburg, Germany, 7.6.2011
ESP2011, Santa Fe, USA, 19.-23.6.2011
ERPOS, Vilnius, Lithuania, 11.-14.7.2011
ICTPPO, Berlin, Germany, 25.-28.7.2011
QUEBS2011, Ulm, Germany, 31.7.-3.8.2011
EBSA, Budapest, Hungary, 23.-27.8.2011
EBSA Biophysics Course on Solar Energy - Biological and Biomimetic Solutions, Szeged, Hungary, 27.-31.8.2011
COMET2011, Oxford, UK, 11.-15.9.2011
Harvest Midterm, Cambridge, UK, 15.-16.9.2011
Photosensitive Processes, Capri, Italy, 19.-23.9.2011
Master Lecture: Quantum Biology, Berlin, Germany, 20.10.2011
Lessons from nature for light harvesting, Beijing, China, 31.1.2011
Excitation energy transfer and non-photochemical quenching in photosystem II, Chengdu, China, 3.11.2011
Quantum biology and photosynthesis, Vienna, Austria, 9-11.12.2011
2010
Lorentz Workshop on the artificial leaf, Leiden, NL, 1.-5.2.2010
SFB Berlin, Germany, 12.-16.3.2010
Arizona State University, Tempe, USA, 12.-20.4.2010
"Fysica-lezing", Utrecht, NL, 23.4.2010
XELAFOT, Santiago, Chile, 15.-24.5.2010
TBSC, Queen Mary, London, UK, 1.-2.6.2010
DYNA, Lausanne, Switzerland, 6.-9.6.2010
QUEBS 2010, Harvard, Boston, USA, 17.-20.6.2010
ENS, Paris, France, 5.-8.7.2010
IUPAC Symposium on Photochemistry, Ferrara, Italy, 11.-14.7.2010
Symposium 60th birthday Graham Fleming, Berkeley, USA, 15.-18.7.2010
Harvest, Venice, Italy, 22.-23.9.2010
Solvay conference: quantum effects in chemistry and biology, Bruxelles, Belgium, 12.-16.10.2010
Non-trivial Quantum effects Biomolecular systems, Capri, Italy, 17.-20.10.2010
Invited colloquium, Berlin, Germany, 12.-13.11.2010
CEA Saclay, Saclay, France 15.12.2010
2009
Univ. of Lund, Lund, Sweden, 24.-28.1.2009
Univ. of Vilnius, Vilnius, Lithuania, 29.-30.1.2009
CEA, Saclay, France, 2.-3.3.2009
Intro 2 workshop on photoprotection and non-photochemical quenching, Parsberg, Germany, 6.-12.3.2009
Light-harvesting processes (LHP), Kloster Banz, Germany, 12.-14.3.2009
Solarbiofuels from micro-organisms, Leiden, NL, 27.3.-1.4.2009
Max-Planck-Institute, Colloquium 60th birthday of Alfred Holzwarth, Mülheim, Germany, 24.-25.4.2009
JPU 2009, Bordeaux, France, 27.-30.4.2009
9th HFSP awardees meeting, Tokyo, Japan, 5.6.2009
Gordon conference on Photosynthesis, Boston, USA, 27.6.-3.7.2009
FEBS, Prague, Czech Republic, 4.-8.7.2009
ECSBM, Palermo, Italy, 28.8.-1.9.2009
Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, KNAW symposium, Utrecht, NL, 15.9.2009
Capetown University, Capetown, Ghana, 3.-8.10.2009
NISB, Budapest, Hungary, 14.-18.10.2009
Molecular Science Solar Fuel, Stockholm, Sweden, 1.-5.11.2009
Start-up EU-network Harvest, Naantali, Finland, 29.11.-2.12.2009
2008
Symposium Douwe Wiersma: Echoes in the future, Groningen, NL, 7.-8.1.2008
KNAW workshop clean solar fuels, Amsterdam, NL, 31.1-1.2.2008
American Biophysical Society, Long beach, California, USA, 2.-6.2.2008
Intro 2 Final meeting, Lanzarote, Spain, 7.-11.2.2008
ESF Research Conference on Molecular Bioenergetics of Cyanobacteria, Sant Feliu de Guixols, Spain, 29.3.-3.4.2008
Lecture Lithuanian Academy of Science, Vilnius, Lithuania, 30.4.-3.5.2008
Lecture Blaise Pascal, ENS, Paris, France, 15.-16.5.2008
Univ. of Lund, Laserlab colloquium, Lund, Sweden, 22.-23.5.2008
UC Irvine, San Francisco, USA, 24. -28.5.2008
Light Energy Conversion in Photosynthesis, Pushchino, Russia, 7.-11.6.2008
Molecular Self-Organization in Micro-, Nano, and Macro Dimensions: From Molecules to Water, to Nanoparticles, DNA and Proteins, Kiev, Ukraine, 8- 10.6.2008
Gordon Research Conference Photosynthesis, Boston, USA, 20.–29.6.2008
Workshop novel methods in exploring carotenoid excited state dynamics, Novi Hrad, Czech Republic, 21. -25.9.2008
Arizona State Univ, Tempe, USA, 12.-20.11.2008
UC Davis, Davis, USA, 12.-20.11.2008
Symposium energy harvesting materials, Boston, USA, 29.11.-2.12.2008
2007
Photoradchem-2007, Kottayam, India, 8/2-11/2
ESF workshop Clean Solar Fuels, Parsberg, FRG, 11/3-14/3
Light-Harvesting Processes, Kloster Banz, FRG, 21/3-24/3
Novartis Photosynthesis Discussion, London, UK, 25/4
Intro2 workshop, Röjtökmuzsaj, Hungary, 13/5-16/5
Advanced Laser Methods, Laskemo Graduate Course, Jyväskylä, Finland, 30/5-1/6
Workshop on Photosynthetic Light-Harvesting Systems, Drymen, UK, 18/7-21/7
Femto8, Oxford, UK, 22/7-27/7
International Symposium of the Collaborative Research Center (CRC) 498 "Protein-Cofactor Interactions in Biological Proceses, Berlin, FRG, 16/9-19/9 Excited States Processes in Electronic and Bio Nanomaterials, Santa Fe, USA, 1/10-4/10
'Molecular Biology of Complex Functions in Botanical Systems' SFB, Velen, FRG, 11/11-12/11
7th ICTPPO, Kyoto, Japan, 9/12-14/12
2nd Int. workshop on Photosynthetic Antennae and Coherent Phenomena, Osaka, Japan, 14/12-16/12
Intro2, Lanzarote, Spain, 7/2-11/2
2006
Intro2/PS1 workshop, Fontrevaud, France, 2/4-7/4
Eur. Solar Energy Brainstorm, Regensburg, FRG, 10/5-13/5
EU workshop "Teaching Biophysics: Curricula, Methods, Problems",Vilnius, Lithuania, June 8/6-10/6
2006GRC Photosynthesis, Bryant College, Rhode Island, USA, 2/7-6/7
14th EBEC, Moscow, 22/7-27/7
ECOF 10, Riga, Latvia, 21/8-24/8
GRC Electronic Spectroscopy and Dynamics, Les Diablettes, Switzerland, 10/9-15/9
Intro2/NPQ workshop, Parsberg, FRG, 22/9-24/9
GRC Renewable Energy: Solar Fuels, Ventura, USA, 21/1-26/1
2005
Physics-Chemistry Colloquium, UC Irvine, 17/2
Basic Research Needs for Solar Energy Utilization, DOE, Washington, 18/4-21/4
Simula05, Dresden, FRG, 6/6-11/6
Intro2 Int. workshop, Vindeln/Umea, Sweden, 12/6-16/6
30th FEBS Congress - 9th IUBMB Conference Budapest, Hungary 2/7-7/7
Int Quantum El. Conf, Tokyo, Japan, 11/7-15/7
7th Femtochemistry, Washington, USA, 17/7-22/7
ICL, Beijing, China, 25/7-29/7
Excited States Processes in Electronic and Bio Nanomaterials, Santa Fe, USA, 8/8-11/8
ACS National meeting, Washington, USA, 28/8-1/9
ESP Aix-les-Bains, France, 3/9-7/9
ECSBM, Aschaffenburg, FRG, 3/9-8/9
6th ICTPPO, Luzern, 11/9-16/9
Biological Physics, Vilnius, Lithuania, 8/10
Charge Separation in Photosystem II, Loosdrecht, NL, 28/10-30/10
Pacifichem 2005, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA, 15/12-20/12
SFB Analysis and control of ultrafast photoinduced reactions, Berlin, FRG, 23/3-26/3
2004
Minerva-Gentner Symposium, Closter Banz, FRG, 21/3-25/3
Femtochemistry and Femtobiology, Pecs, Hungary, 25/3-28/3
SPIE, Strasbourg, France, 26/4-30/4
Intro2 Start-up meeting, Trento, Italy, 13/5-16/5
Lund Laser Center user meeting, Lund, Sweden, 25/5
GRC Electronic Processes in Organic Materials, South Hadley, USA, 25/7-30/7
PS2004, Light-Harvesting workshop, St. Adele, Canada, 26/8-29/8
13th Int Congr. Photosynthesis, Montreal, Canada, 29/8-3/9
Excitons in Conjugates Polymers, Un of Mons, Mons, Belgium, 26/11
4th Generation Light Source, Daresbury, UK, 7/2-8/2
2003
Photosynthesis, Russian Ac. Sci. Moscow, Russia, 21/3-27/3
Nanoscale Optics, Netherlands Royal Academy Colloquium, Amsterdam, NL, 9/4-12/4
Tulip Research School, Noordwijk, NL, 4/4-14/4
Photoactive Molecules in the Gas Phase, Aarhus, Denmark, 2/6-3/6
Femtochemistry VI, Paris, France, 6/7-10/7
Fall ACS meeting, Frontiers in Biophysics, New York, USA, 7/9-11/9
MIT Physics of Light-Harvesting, Boston, USA, 17/9
Photosystem 2, Trois Rivieres, Canada, 19/9
ICTPPO, Passau, FRG, 12/9-17/9
Photosystem 1 Discussion meeting, Mülheim, FRG, 19/11-21/11
Molecule-to-Cell Kick-off meeting, Utrecht, NL, 27/2
2002
Novartis Photosynthesis Discussion, London, UK 15/3
Photovoltaics, Petten, NL, 21/3-22/3
ESF workshop Photobiology, Finland, 25/4-29/4
XIIIth Ultrafast Phenomena, Vancouver, Canada, 12/5-17/5
GRC Photosynthesis, Bristol, RI, USA, 16/6-21/6
LALS 2002, Vilnius, Lithuania, 7/7-11/7
EMBO workshop Molecular Genetics and Biophysical Aspects of Photosynthesis Les Diablerets, Switzerland, 26/1-29/1
2001
Workshop Optodynamics in Biological Systems, Marburg, FRg, 20/3-21/3
ICTPPO, Rhode Island, USA, 25/7-30/7
Photosynthetic Light Harvesting, Surfer's Paradise, Australia, 14/8-17/8
Photodynamics, Havana, Cuba, 10/2-16/2
2000
GRC Molecular Electronic Spectroscopy, Colby Sawyer Coll, New London, NH, USA 30/7-4/8
GRC Donor-Acceptor Complexes, Newport, RI, USA 13/8-18/8
Nato Adv. Res. Workshop, Szeged, Hungary 19/9-22/9
ESF-Ultra, Lisbon, Portugal, 19/10-25/10
Biophysics Symposium Delft Univ. NL, 21/11
Photoreceptor Proteins, Netherlands Royal Academy Colloquium, Amsterdam, NL, 23/11-25/11
SFB-Photosynthesis, Berlin, FRG, 11/12-19/12
Warsaw-Amsterdam meeting, Warsaw, Poland, 17/1-19/1
1999
European Research Conference: Tetrapyrrole Photoreceptors in Photosynthetic Organisms, Castelvecchio di Pascoli, Italy, 3/9-8/9
XIIIth International Biophysics Congress, Delhi, India, 19/9-24/9
ESF Workshop on Interactions Between Chlorophylls and Carotenoids in Photosynthesis, Antalya, Turkey, 11/10-15/10
VIII Int. Conf. on Hopping Transport and Related Phenomena. Murcia, Spain, 7/9-10/9
XIth UPS, Taipei, Taiwan, 25/10-29/10
ESF-symposium "Biophysics of Photosynthesis", Naatali, Finland, 16/12-19/12
GRC Photosynthesis Kimball Ac, Meriden, NH, USA 13/6-18/6
1998
APS, March meeting, Los Angeles, USA, 16/3-20/3/br> EBEC, Göteborg, Sweden, 27/6-2/7/br> GRC Electronic Processes in Organic Materials, Newport, RI, USA, 26/7-31/7
XIth International Congress on Photosynthesis, Budapest, Hungary, 17/8-22/8
Biological Physics Symposium, Santa FE, NM, USA, 20/9-24/9
Midwest Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Wichita, USA, 4/11-6/11
Ultrafast Spectroscopy Symposium, Taipei, Taiwan, 16/12-18/12
Femtochemistry, Leuven, Belgium, 12/7-16/7




PhD-students

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Alessandro Marin.
Tjaart Krueger.
Miroslav Kloz.
Michael Gruber.
Joris Snellenburg.
Acuno Sanchez.
Ludzyna Wlodarczyk.
Marco Ferretti.
Andreas Stahl.
Pawel Maly.
Natalia.P.Pawlowicz. Reaction centers studied with femtosecond visible-pump mid-infrared probe spectroscopy. March-april 2009.
Cosimo. Bonetti. Ultrafast Spectroscopy on Photoactive Proteins. February/march 2009.
Maxime.T. Alexandre. Photophysics of Photoactive Proteins. January/February 2009.
Luuk J.G.W. van Wilderen. Ultrafast protein dynamics revealed by infrared spectroscopy. June 27, 2007.
Chantal van der Weij - de Wit. Excitation energy transfer in large, intact photosynthetic systems. June 29,2007.
Rudi Berrera. The role of carotenoids in natural and artificial photosynthesis. November 26, 2007.
Danielis Rutkauskas. The dynamic organization of the bacterial photosynthetic light-harvesting complexes: fluorescence microspectroscopy. January 19, 2006.
Magdalena Gauden. Mechanism of light activation in blue-light photoreceptors. September 18, 2006.
Mikas Vengris. Biological photoreactions explored by multi-pulse ultrafast spectroscopy. February 1, 2005.
Miguel Palacios. Excitonic interactions and energy transfer in the light-harvesting complex II of plants. February 24, 2005.
Elena G. Andrizhiyevskaya. Energy transfer and trapping in photosynthetic complexes with variable antenna size. March 1, 2005.
Sofia Georgakopoulou. Circular dichroism and ring structures. March 17, 2005.
Dmitrij Frolov. B-branch electron transfer in bacterial reaction centers. November 11, 2005.
E.Papagiannakis. Shedding light on the dark states of carotenoids. June 3, 2004.
Jante M. Salverda. Interacting pigments in light-harvesting complexes studied with nonlinear spectroscopy. January 17, 2003.
Anjali Pandit. Folding and oligomerization of membrane proteins. Spectroscopic studies of bee-venom peptide and a bacterial light-harvesting complex. February 4, 2003.
Frank L. de Weerd. A spectroscopic investigation of chlorophylls and ?-carotenes in photosystems I and II. April 15, 2003.
Olaf F.A. Larsen. Ultrafast dynamics of DNA and a tryptophan-containing peptide. October 3, 2002.
Bas Gobets. The life and times of Photosystem I. Excitation energy transfer and trapping unravelled. October 15, 2002.
Markus Wendling. Spectroscopy on bacterial photosynthetic light-harvesting complexes. An in vitro and in silico study. November 11, 2002.
Raoul. N. Frese. Symmetry in photosynthesis and the role of charge-transfer states in reaction centers and light-harvesting complexes. November 20, 2002.
Claudiu C. Gradinaru. Ultrafast dynamics of chlorophylls and carotenoids in antenna complexes from plants and bacteria. Linking energy transfer kinetics to structural properties. March 1, 2001
Stefania S. Lampoura. Dynamics in biological samples and J-aggregates explored by linear and nonlinear optical spectroscopy. October 18, 2001.
Marion E. van Brederode. New pathways for ultrafast electron transfer in photosynthetic reaction centers of Rhodobacter sphaeroides. July 1, 1999.
Foske J. Kleima. Light harvesting and excitation energy transfer in oxygenic photosynthesis. October 21, 1999.
Corline Koolhaas. The relation between the structure and the spectroscopy of a photosynthetic light-harvesting complex. January 27, 1999.
René Monshouwer. The nature and dynamics of excitations in photosynthetic light-harvesting. March 30, 1998.
Erwin J.G. Peterman. Chlorophylls and carotenoids in oxygenic photosynthesis. Light absorption, excitation transfer, fluorescence, and triplet quenching. February 5, 1998.
Camiel Eyckelhoff. The photosystem 2 reaction center. Biochemical and biophysical aspects of photosynthesis in green plants. March 13, 1997.
Marie-Louise Groot. Primary processes in the reaction center of Photosystem II. Transfer, trapping and thermodynamics. January 22, 1997.
Lucas M.P. Beekman. A structural and functional characterization study of the bacterial photosynthetic apparatus: mutants, charge separation and electric field effects. January 9, 1997.
Matthieu Visser. Energy- and electron transfer in photosynthesis studied by sub-picosecond transient absorption spectroscopy. June 11, 1996.
Oscar Somsen. Excitonic interaction in photosynthesis. Migration and spectroscopy. June, 1995.
Martin Kooyman. Type-II intermediate filament proteins: Structure, assembly and interaction with nucleic acids. June, 1995.
Bart van Haeringen. Transient electric birefringence studies on complex protein systems. May, 1994.
Stefan L. S. Kwa. Plant solar cells under illumination: A spectroscopic study of photosystem II. November, 1993.
Frank van Mourik. Spectral inhomogeneity of the bacterial light-harvesting antennae: Causes and consequences. Maart, 1993
Theo A. Roelofs. Excited state dynamics in Photosysteem II: measuring and modelling picosecond fluorescence kinetics. December, 1991.
Geurt Deinum. Excitation migration in photosynthetic antenna systems. September, 1991.
Maxim E. Kuil. Dynamical and structural aspects of DNA-protein interactions. December, 1989.
Herbert van Amerongen. DNA-protein complexes studied with polarized light spectroscopy. June, 1989.
Leonardus P.A.van Houte. An optical-spectroscopic study on the conformation of the covalent complex of DNA and 2-aminofluorene. November, 1988.
Marcel Vos. Pigment organization and energy transfer in photosynthetic antenna systems. Studies by means of excitation annihilation. June, 1987.
Hendrik N. van der Wal. The function of cytochromes in photosynthetic electron transport of purple bacteria. January, 1987.
Martin A. Scheerhagen. The structure of nucleic acids in the complex with the helix destabilizing protein of bacteriophage T4. April, 1986.




Postdoctoral fellows

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Elisabet Romero
Sheela Ramanan
Bart van Oort
Maxime Alexandre
Natalia Pawlowicz
Tjaart Krueger
Md Wahadoszamen
Luchao Du
Michal Gwizdala
Fei Ma
Chris Duffy (GB, 2008-2009) Postdoctoral fellow, VU Universit,y Amsterdam, NL
Cristian Ilioaia (Rum., 2007-present) Postdoctoral fellow, VU University, Amsterdam, NL
Rudi Berera (It., 2007-2008). Postdoctoral fellow (Rubicon), CEA-CNRS, Saclay, France.
Marie-Angela Di Donata (It. 2005-present). Postdoctoral fellow, VU University, Amsterdam, NL
Alexander Doust (GB, 2005-2007) Scientist DSM
Krzysztof Gibasiewicz (PL, 2004-2005)Associate Professor of Biophysics, Adam Mickiewicz Un, Poznan, Poland
Janne Ihalainen (Finn. 2003-2006). Professor of NanoBiophysics, Un. Of Jyväskylä, Finland
Elena Andrizhiyevskaya (BR, 2005-2006) Scientist, ASML, NL
Manolis Papagiannakis (Gr., 2005-2007)Assistant Professor, Un. Of Crete, Greece
John T.M. Kennis (NL, 2002-2005). Assistant Professor of Biophysics, VU University, Amsterdam, NL
C.T. Aravindakumar (2003) Professor of Physical Chemistry, Un. of Kottayam, India
Raoul. N. Frese (NL, 2004) Postdoctoral fellow, Un.of Leiden, NL
Jennifer L. Herek (USA, 2002). Professor of Optical Sciences, Twente University, NL
Marie-Louise Groot (NL, 2001-2004). Professor of Biophysics, VU University, Amsterdam, NL
Andy Pascal (GB, 2002). Scientist, CNRS, Saclay, France
Lavanya Premvardhan (USA, 2001-2004). Scientist, CNRS, Paris, France
Delmar S.Larsen (USA, 2002-2004). Assistant Professor of Physical Chemistry, UC Davis, USA
Virgis Barzda (Lith, 1997-1990 Associate Professor of Biophysics, Un. Of Toronto, Canada
Vladimir Novoderezhkin (Russ.,1998-1999) Professor of Physics, Dept of Physics, Moscow State University, Russia
Brent Krueger (USA) (1999). Associate Professor of Physical Chemistry, Hope College, Holland, Michigan, USA
Greg Scholes (Audtralian) (1997). Professor of Physical Chemistry, Un of Toronto, Canada
Tonu Pullerits (Estonian) (1995-1996). Associate.Professor of Chemical Physics, Un of Lund, Sweden
Frank van Mourik (1994-1998). Professor of Physical Chemistry, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland
Michael Bloemendal (NL, 1992-1995) Professor of Chemistry, Hebrew Un., Jerusalem, Israel.
Herbert van Amerongen (NL, 1988-1989). Professor of Biophysics, Wageningen University, NL.
Kees J. Visscher (NL, 1987-1988). Clinical Physicist, NL
William R. Newell (GB, 1988-1990). Computer Scientist, Birmingham, UK
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The VU-Biophysics research group, started by me in 1988, is the world leading group in the study of the primary processes in photosynthesis using laser- and other spectroscopic tools. There is no group in the world who has contributed so much to our current understanding of the light-harvesting and charge separation processes in photosynthesis. We have successfully applied and further developed ultrafast and other laser-spectroscopic techniques to understand the process of photosynthetic light-harvesting and charge separation on the basis of the underlying physics. In addition to applying state-of-the-art techniques we have developed important new experimental tools such as multi-pulse-, visible-pump-midIR-, stark-, and time-resolved single molecule emission spectroscopy. We are the world leading group in the development and application of global- and target-analysis techniques to analyze complex multi-dimensional data. This has directly led to our successful attempts to understand photosynthetic light-harvesting and charge separation at the level of the intact thylakoid membrane. We made essential contributions to the development of the disordered exciton/Redfield relaxation model that explains the complex phenomenology of photosynthetic light-harvesting. On the basis of these achievements we could recently identify the major component in the process of energy dissipation in photosynthesis. Recently, in the Netherlands a major research program Towards BioSolar Cells was initiated (42 MEuro), partly inspired by this work.




Content and impact

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Light-harvesting:
My group has unravelled the physics of photosynthetic excitation energy transfer. Our contributions include the spectroscopic characterization of bacterial LHs, the first pump probe experiments on bacterial membranes, our study of the bacterial light-harvesting building block, the report of exciton equilibration, the observation of exciton-vibrational wave-packets, the measurement of superradiance in bacterial and plant LHs, the characterization of the energy transfer function of the major plant light-harvesting complex LHCII, of Photosystem I and the core-antenna and reaction centre of Photosystem II. We developed the disordered exciton model to understand the spectroscopy of bacterial and plant light-harvesting complexes and reaction centres, which was extended to include the (modified) Redfield theory to describe exciton relaxation and energy transfer.We include charge transfer states and the process of charge separation in reaction centres. The ambition is to extend the model to more complex structures, eventually modelling a plant/bacterial photosynthetic membrane. We initiated single molecule fluorescence microscopy with the aim to watch dynamic fluctuations of the emission of single bacterial LHs. We recently extended these experiments to the plant LHs. We have applied a combination of spectroscopic and various microscopic techniques (electron microscopy, AFM) to investigate the large scale organization of the photosynthetic membrane. By using polarized light-spectroscopy we could demonstrate the large scale organization of the RC-LH1 complexes in the membrane of Rb. Sphaeroides. We were the first to obtain an AFM picture of the membrane of Rb. Sphaeroides. The AFM results together with the polarized light spectroscopy led to a detailed model for the organization of this photosynthetic membrane.

Light-driven charge separation:
We have made major contributions in understanding the process of primary charge separation, in particular in the reaction center of Photosystem II. We developed the multimer-model to describe the spectroscopy and charge separation in the PSII RC. We collected important spectroscopic data to describe charge separation and fluorescence of the PSII RC. We discovered new pathways for charge separation involving the monomeric chlorophyll in the active branch. Using visible-pump-midIR-probe, we could prove that charge separation in the PSII RC is initiated on the accessory Chl in the PSII RC. Based on the Stark effect on PS2RCs we proposed that more than one charge separation pathway may be operative, dependent on the realization of the disorder. Carotenoids: We have identified new electronic excited states in carotenoids incorporated in the light-harvesting antenna complexes of photosynthetic bacteria. In the spirilloxanthin containing LH1 antenna of the purple bacterium Rs. Rubrum, following carotenoid excitation a new excited state was discovered, labelled S*, that is a precursor for very efficient triplet formation. Later we could demonstrate the formation of the same S*-state in the LH2 of antenna of Rb. Sphaeroides, but in this case S*, apart from forming triplets, also contributed to the high energy transfer efficiency in these LH-systems. Today, S* is an accepted part of the complexity of carotenoid excited states, not only in photosynthetic systems but also in artificial photosynthetic constructs.

Non-photochemical quenching:
We showed that in LHCII the most likely site of quenching is the Chl a610-611-612 trimer, where most of the excitations become localized within 10-20 ps after excitation. This suggests that Chl-to-Car energy transfer occurs via one of the low-lying electronic states of the lutein carotenoid, that in the structure of LHCII is closely associated with these three chlorophylls. In covalently-linked Phthalocyanin-Carotenoid dyads, we could quantitatively demonstrate that the quenching of the Phthalocyanin excited state occurred via the population of the carotenoid S1 state. Similarly in aggregates of LHCII the Chl excited state decays via a carotenoid excited state, most likely of lutein 1 in contact with the Chl 610-611-612 trimer. For the first time a molecular mechanism was identified that quantitatively could explain NPQ. In cyanobacteria, grown under iron stress, the pigment-protein IsiA accumulates. We showed that IsiA forms strongly quenched aggregates. Using ultrafast spectroscopy and broadband detection we could show that also in these IsiA-aggregates quenching occurs via the transient population of a carotenoid excited state.




International recognition

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I have published in total 435 scientific papers in peer-reviewed scientific journals, amongst which Nature, Proc.Natl Acad Sci USA, Biophys. J, J. Phys Chem, Biochemistry, etc. Among them a few highly cited reviews (BBA 94, J Phys Chem 99). In total this work has attracted more than 15000 citations and consequently belongs to the best cited research in biophysics. I am the co-author of three frequently used textbooks, two on Environmental Physics, the third on Photosynthetic Excitons. Since 1999 I have received 141 invitations to speak on international conferences (amongst which 9 Gordon conferences) and international workshops. Since 99 I have given 44 invited colloquia all over the globe. Since 1999 I have attracted M 8.6 from various sources (NWO, EU, HFSP) to fund my research. In 2001 I was elected as a member of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, in 2005 I obtained a honorary doctorate from the University in Lund (Sweden), in 2006 I was elected as a foreign member of the Lithuanian Academy of Sciences and in 2007 I was selected for a Chaire Blaise Pascal, Ile de France. In 2009 I was appointed as Academy Professor , by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. I am on the editorial board of 6 journals in my area of science and an associate editor of Photosynthesis Research. My research group is the major partner in the VU-Lasercenter, a European Access facility, part of Laserlab Europe which recently became the Amsterdam Institute for Laserscience and Biomedical Photonics.




Inspire younger researchers towards high quality research

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In total 52 students graduated under my supervision, while since 99 29 post docs have successfully worked with me. Seventeen of those PhD/Postdocs now hold a professor position at a university in the Netherlands (5), Switzerland (1), India (1), Canada (3), Russia (1), Poland (1), USA (2), Italy (1), Finland (1) and Lithuania (1). Twenty-three are active in scientific research (University, Research Institute, Industry), ten have a career in medical/clinical physics in the Netherlands, five found a position as a teacher in physics/chemistry. The others found jobs in commerce, government, science policy, arts etc.




Productively change fields

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About ten years ago I started to collaborate with prof K.J. Hellingwerf in the area of photoactive proteins. This research has been highly successful and the VU-Biophysics group is viewed as one of the key players in this area. More recently I have initiated projects in the field of biomedical imaging with lasers.

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Publications in 2014

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  • M Wahadoszamen, A Ghazaryan, HE Cingil, AM Ara, C Büchel, R van Grondelle, R Berera: Stark fluorescence spectroscopy reveals two emitting sites in the dissipative state of FCP antennas Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA)-Bioenergetics 1837 (1), 193-200 [pdf]
  • M Ferretti, VI Novoderezhkin, E Romero, R Augulis, A Pandit, D Zigmantas, R van Grondelle: The nature of coherences in the B820 bacteriochlorophyll dimer revealed by two-dimensional electronic spectroscopy Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics [pdf]
  • JM Anna, GD Scholes, R van Grondelle: A Little Coherence in Photosynthetic Light Harvesting BioScience 64 (1), 14-25 [pdf]

Publications in 2013

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  • S Pillai, J Ravensbergen, A Antoniuk-Pablant, BD Sherman, R van Grondelle, RN Frese, TA Moore, D Gust, AL Moore, JTM Kennis: Carotenoids as electron or excited-state energy donors in artificial photosynthesis: an ultrafast investigation of a carotenoporphyrin and a carotenofullerene dyad Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 15 (13), 4775-4784 [pdf]
  • JJ Snellenburg, JP Dekker, R van Grondelle, IHM van Stokkum: Functional Compartmental Modeling of the Photosystems in the Thylakoid Membrane at 77 K The Journal of Physical Chemistry B 117 (38), 11363-11371 [pdf]
  • PH Lambrev, Y Miloslavina, IHM van Stokkum, AD Stahl, M Michalik, A Susz, Je Tworzydło, J Fiedor, G Huhn, ML Groot, R van Grondelle, G Garab, L Fiedor: Excitation Energy Trapping and Dissipation by Ni-Substituted Bacteriochlorophyll a in Reconstituted LH1 Complexes from Rhodospirillum rubrum The Journal of Physical Chemistry B 117 (38), 11260-11271 [pdf]
  • IHM van Stokkum, TE Desquilbet, CD van der Weij-de Wit, JJ Snellenburg, R van Grondelle, JC Thomas, JP Dekker, B Robert: Energy Transfer and Trapping in Red-Chlorophyll-Free Photosystem I from Synechococcus WH 7803 The Journal of Physical Chemistry B 117 (38), 11176-11183 [pdf]
  • VI Novoderezhkin, R van Grondelle: Spectra and Dynamics in the B800 Antenna: Comparing Hierarchical Equations, Redfield and Förster Theories The Journal of Physical Chemistry B 117 (38), 11076-11090 [pdf]
  • R van Grondelle, H van Gorkom: The birth of the photosynthetic reaction center: the story of Lou Duysens Photosynthesis research, 1-5 [pdf]
  • M Okamura, CA Wraight, R van Grondelle: Special Issue of Photosynthetic Research Photosynthesis research, 1-2 [pdf]
  • M Maiuri, JJ Snellenburg, IHM van Stokkum, S Pillai, K WongCarter, D Gust, TA Moore, AL Moore, R van Grondelle, G Cerullo, D Polli: Ultrafast Energy Transfer and Excited State Coupling in an Artificial Photosynthetic Antenna The Journal of Physical Chemistry B 117 (46), 14183-14190 [pdf]
  • MTA Alexandre, K Gundermann, AA Pascal, R van Grondelle, C Büchel, B Robert: Probing the carotenoid content of intact Cyclotella cells by resonance Raman spectroscopy Photosynthesis research, 1-9 [pdf]
  • R van Grondelle: Autobiography of Rienk van Grondelle The Journal of Physical Chemistry B 117 (38), 10947-10947 [pdf]
  • TPJ Krüger, C Ilioaia, MP Johnson, E Belgio, P Horton, AV Ruban, R van Grondelle: The specificity of controlled protein disorder in the photoprotection of plants Biophysical journal 105 (4), 1018-1026 [pdf]
  • J Chmeliov, L Valkunas, TPJ Krüger, C Ilioaia, R van Grondelle: Fluorescence blinking of single major light-harvesting complexes New Journal of Physics 15 (8), 085007 [pdf]
  • R Berera, M Gwizdala, IHM van Stokkum, D Kirilovsky, R van Grondelle: Excited States of the Inactive and Active Forms of the Orange Carotenoid Protein The Journal of Physical Chemistry B 117 (31), 9121-9128 [pdf]
  • M Vengris, DS Larsen, L Valkunas, G Kodis, C Herrero, D Gust, TA Moore, AL Moore, R van Grondelle: Separating Annihilation and Excitation Energy Transfer Dynamics in Light Harvesting Systems The Journal of Physical Chemistry B 117 (38), 11372-11382 [pdf]
  • AD Stahl, M Di Donato, I van Stokkum, R van Grondelle, ML Groot: Closed Reaction Centers of PS1 Still Can Perform the First Steps of Charge Separation. A Mid IR Pump Probe Study with fs Resolution Photosynthesis Research for Food, Fuel and the Future, 127-130 [pdf]

Publications in 2012

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  • R Berera, IHM van Stokkum, M Gwizdala, A Wilson, D Kirilovsky, R van Grondelle: The photophysics of the orange carotenoid protein, a light-powered molecular switch The Journal of Physical Chemistry B 116 (8), 2568-2574 [pdf]
  • TPJ Krüger, C Ilioaia, MP Johnson, AV Ruban, E Papagiannakis, P Horton, R van Grondelle: Controlled disorder in plant light-harvesting complex II explains its photoprotective role Biophysical journal 102 (11), 2669-2676 [pdf]
  • M Wahadoszamen, R Berera, AM Ara, E Romero, R van Grondelle: Identification of two emitting sites in the dissipative state of the major light harvesting antenna Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 14 (2), 759-766 [pdf]
  • L Valkunas, J Chmeliov, TPJ Krüger, C Ilioaia, R van Grondelle: How photosynthetic proteins switch The Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters 3 (19), 2779-2784 [pdf]
  • M Kloz, S Pillai, G Kodis, D Gust, TA Moore, AL Moore, R van Grondelle, JTM Kennis: New light-harvesting roles of hot and forbidden carotenoid states in artificial photosynthetic constructs Chemical Science 3 (6), 2052-2061 [pdf]
  • E Romero, BA Diner, PJ Nixon, WJ Coleman, JP Dekker, R van Grondelle: Mixed exciton–charge-transfer states in photosystem II: stark spectroscopy on site-directed mutants Biophysical journal 103 (2), 185-194 [pdf]
  • PN Liao, S Pillai, M Kloz, D Gust, AL Moore, TA Moore, JTM Kennis, R van Grondelle, PJ Walla: On the role of excitonic interactions in carotenoid–phthalocyanine dyads and implications for photosynthetic regulation Photosynthesis research 111 (1-2), 237-243 [pdf]
  • M Kloz, R van Grondelle, J Kennis: Correction for the time dependent inner filter effect caused by transient absorption in femtosecond stimulated Raman experiment Chemical Physics Letters 544, 94-101 [pdf]
  • A Marin, IHM van Stokkum, VI Novoderezhkin, R van Grondelle: Excitation-induced polarization decay in the plant light-harvesting complex LHCII Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry 234, 91-99 [pdf]

Publications in 2011:

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  • GD Scholes, GR Fleming, A Olaya-Castro, R van Grondelle: Lessons from nature about solar light harvesting Nature chemistry 3 (10), 763-774 [pdf]
  • M Kloz, S Pillai, G Kodis, D Gust, TA Moore, AL Moore, R van Grondelle, JTM Kennis: Carotenoid photoprotection in artificial photosynthetic antennas Journal of the American Chemical Society 133 (18), 7007-7015 [pdf]
  • VI Novoderezhkin, E Romero, JP Dekker, R van Grondelle: Multiple Charge‐Separation Pathways in Photosystem II: Modeling of Transient Absorption Kinetics ChemPhysChem 12 (3), 681-688 [pdf]
  • V Novoderezhkin, A Marin, R van Grondelle: Intra-and inter-monomeric transfers in the light harvesting LHCII complex: the Redfield–Förster picture Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 13 (38), 17093-17103 [pdf]
  • TPJ Krüger, C Ilioaia, L Valkunas, R van Grondelle: Fluorescence intermittency from the main plant light-harvesting complex: sensitivity to the local environment The Journal of Physical Chemistry B 115 (18), 5083-5095 [pdf]
  • TPJ Krüger, E Wientjes, R Croce, R van Grondelle: Conformational switching explains the intrinsic multifunctionality of plant light-harvesting complexes Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 108 (33), 13516-13521 [pdf]
  • C Ilioaia, MP Johnson, PN Liao, AA Pascal, R Van Grondelle, PJ Walla, AV Ruban, B Robert: Photoprotection in plants involves a change in lutein 1 binding domain in the major light-harvesting complex of photosystem II Journal of Biological Chemistry 286 (31), 27247-27254 [pdf]
  • C Ilioaia, MP Johnson, CDP Duffy, AA Pascal, R van Grondelle, B Robert, AV Ruban: Origin of absorption changes associated with photoprotective energy dissipation in the absence of zeaxanthin Journal of biological chemistry 286 (1), 91-98 [pdf]
  • CD van der Weij− de Wit, JP Dekker, R van Grondelle, IHM van Stokkum: Charge separation is virtually irreversible in photosystem II core complexes with oxidized primary quinone acceptor The Journal of Physical Chemistry A 115 (16), 3947-3956 [pdf]
  • A Marin, AB Doust, GD Scholes, KE Wilk, PMG Curmi, IHM van Stokkum, R van Grondelle: Flow of excitation energy in the cryptophyte light-harvesting antenna phycocyanin 645 Biophysical journal 101 (4), 1004-1013 [pdf]
  • M Di Donato, LJGW van Wilderen, IHM Van Stokkum, TC Stuart, JTM Kennis, R van Grondelle, KJ Hellingwerf, ML Groot: Proton transfer events in GFP Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 13 (36), 16295-16305 [pdf]
  • B van Oort, A Maréchal, AV Ruban, B Robert, AA Pascal, NCA de Ruijter, R van Grondelle, H van Amerongen: Different crystal morphologies lead to slightly different conformations of light-harvesting complex II as monitored by variations of the intrinsic fluorescence lifetime Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 13 (27), 12614-12622 [pdf]
  • A Gall, R Berera, MTA Alexandre, AA Pascal, L Bordes, MM Mendes-Pinto, S Andrianambinintsoa, KV Stoitchkova, A Marin, L Valkunas, P Horton, JTM Kennis, R van Grondelle, AV Ruban, B Robert: Molecular adaptation of photoprotection: triplet states in light-harvesting proteins Biophysical journal 101 (4), 934-942 [pdf]
  • L Valkunas, J Chmeliov, G Trinkunas, CDP Duffy, R van Grondelle, AV Ruban: Excitation migration, quenching, and regulation of photosynthetic light harvesting in photosystem II The Journal of Physical Chemistry B 115 (29), 9252-926 [pdf]
  • AD Stahl, M Hospes, K Singhal, I van Stokkum, R van Grondelle, ML Groot, KJ Hellingwerf: On the involvement of single-bond rotation in the primary photochemistry of photoactive yellow protein Biophysical journal 101 (5), 1184-1192 [pdf]
  • M Kloz, R van Grondelle, JTM Kennis: Wavelength-modulated femtosecond stimulated raman spectroscopy—approach towards automatic data processing Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 13 (40), 18123-18133 [pdf]
  • VI Novoderezhkin, TAC Stuart, R van Grondelle: Dynamics of exciton relaxation in LH2 antenna probed by multipulse nonlinear spectroscopy J. Phys. Chem. A 115 (16), 3834-3844 [pdf]
  • R van Grondelle, VI Novoderezhkin: Quantum effects in photosynthesis Procedia Chemistry 3 (1), 198-210 [pdf]
  • OA Sytina, VI Novoderezhkin, R van Grondelle, ML Groot: Modeling of multi-exciton transient absorption spectra of protochlorophyllide aggregates in aqueous solution The Journal of Physical Chemistry A 115 (43), 11944-11951 [pdf]
  • IHM van Stokkum, M Gauden, S Crosson, R van Grondelle, K Moffat, JTM Kennis: The Primary Photophysics of the Avena sativa Phototropin 1 LOV2 Domain Observed with Time‐resolved Emission Spectroscopy† Photochemistry and photobiology 87 (3), 534-541 [pdf]
  • OA Sytina, MT Alexandre, DJ Heyes, CN Hunter, B Robert, R van Grondelle, ML Groot: Enzyme activation and catalysis: characterisation of the vibrational modes of substrate and product in protochlorophyllide oxidoreductase Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 13 (6), 2307-2313 [pdf]
  • E Romero, IHM van Stokkum, JP Dekker, R van Grondelle: Ultrafast carotenoid band shifts correlated with Chlz excited states in the photosystem II reaction center: are the carotenoids involved in energy transfer? Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 13 (13), 5573-5575 [pdf]
  • AD Stahl, LI Crouch, MR Jones, I van Stokkum, R van Grondelle, ML Groot: Role of PufX in Photochemical Charge Separation in the RC-LH1 Complex from Rhodobacter sphaeroides: An Ultrafast Mid-IR Pump–Probe Investigation The Journal of Physical Chemistry B 116 (1), 434-444 [pdf]
  • C Ilioaia, T Kruger, MP Johnson, P Horton, AV Ruban, R van Grondelle: Fluorescence dynamics of plant light harvesting complexes studied by single molecule spectroscopy EUROPEAN BIOPHYSICS JOURNAL WITH BIOPHYSICS LETTERS 40, 176-177 [pdf]
  • R van Grondelle: Excitation energy transfer and non-photochemical quenching in photosynthesis EUROPEAN BIOPHYSICS JOURNAL WITH BIOPHYSICS LETTERS 40, 180-180 [pdf]
  • TA Cohen Stuart, M Vengris, VI Novoderezhkin, RJ Cogdell, CN Hunter, R van Grondelle: Direct Visualization of Exciton Reequilibration in the LH1 and LH2 Complexes of Rhodobacter sphaeroides by Multipulse Spectroscopy Biophysical journal 100 (9), 2226-2233 [pdf]

Publications in 2010:

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  • Alexandre, M. T. A., E. B. Purcell, et al. Electronic and Protein Structural Dynamics of a Photosensory Histidine Kinase. Biochemistry 49(23).[pdf]
  • Berera, R., I. H. M. van Stokkum, et al. The light-harvesting function of carotenoids in the cyanobacterial stress-inducible IsiA complex. Chemical Physics 373(1-2): 5-70.[pdf].
  • Bonetti, C., M. T. A. Alexandre, et al. Identification of excited-state energy transfer and relaxation pathways in the peridinin-chlorophyll complex: an ultrafast mid-infrared study. Phys Chem Chem Phys 12(32): 9256-66.[pdf]
  • Bonetti, C., M. T. A. Alexandre, et al. Identification of excited-state energy transfer and relaxation pathways in the peridinin-chlorophyll complex: an ultrafast mid-infrared study. Phys Chem Chem Phys 12(32): 9256-66.[pdf]
  • Frolov, D., M. Marsh, et al. Structural and Spectroscopic Consequences of Hexacoordination of a Bacteriochlorophyll Cofactor in the Rhodobacter sphaeroides Reaction Center. Biochemistry 49(9): 1882-1892.[pdf]
  • Giera, W., V. M. Ramesh, et al. Effect of the P700 pre-oxidation and point mutations near A(0) on the reversibility of the primary charge separation in Photosystem I from Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Biochimica et Biophysica Acta 1797(1): p. 106-112. [pdf]
  • van Grondelle, R. and V. I. Novoderezhkin Photosynthesis Quantum design for a light trap. Nature 463(7281): 614-615. [pdf]
  • Kruger, T. P. J., V. I. Novoderezhkin, et al. Fluorescence Spectral Dynamics of Single LHCII Trimers. Biophysical Journal 98(12): 3093-3101.[pdf]
  • Marin, A., Passarini, F, Croce, R., Grondelle, R. van. Energy Transfer Pathways in the CP24 and CP26 Antenna Complexes of Higher Plant Photosystem II: A Comparative Study. Biophys. J. Volume 99, Issue 12, 4056-4065, 15 December 2010. [pdf]
  • Milder, M. T. W., B. Bruggemann, et al. Revisiting the optical properties of the FMO protein. Photosynthesis Research 104(2-3): 257-274.[pdf]
  • Novoderezhkin, V. I., A. B. Doust, et al. Excitation Dynamics in Phycoerythrin 545: Modeling of Steady-State Spectra and Transient Absorption with Modified Redfield Theory. Biophysical Journal 99(2): 344-352.[pdf]
  • Novoderezhkin, V. I. and R. van Grondelle Physical origins and models of energy transfer in photosynthetic light-harvesting. Phys Chem Chem Phys 12(27): 7352-65.[pdf]
  • Pawlowicz, N. P., I. H. M. van Stokkum, et al. An investigation of slow charge separation in a tyrosine M210 to tryptophan mutant of the Rhodobacter sphaeroides reaction center by femtosecond mid-infrared spectroscopy. Phys Chem Chem Phys 12(11): 2693-705. [pdf]
  • Romero, E., I. H. M. van Stokkum, et al. Two Different Charge Separation Pathways in Photosystem II. Biochemistry 49(20): 4300-4307.[pdf]
  • Sytina, O. A., I. H. M. van Stokkum, et al. Protochlorophyllide Excited-State Dynamics in Organic Solvents Studied by Time-Resolved Visible and Mid-Infrared Spectroscopy. Journal of Physical Chemistry B 114(12): 4335-4344. [pdf]

Publications in 2009:

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  • Alexandre, M. T. A., T. Domratcheva, et al. (2009). Primary Reactions of the LOV2 Domain of Phototropin Studied with Ultrafast Mid-infrared Spectroscopy and Quantum Chemistry. Biophysical Journal 97(1): 227-237. [pdf]
  • Alexandre, M. T. A., R. van Grondelle, et al. (2009). Conformational Heterogeneity and Propagation of Structural Changes in the LOV2/J alpha Domain from Avena sativa Phototropin 1 as Recorded by Temperature-Dependent FTIR Spectroscopy. Biophysical Journal 97(1): 238-247. [pdf]
  • Berera, R., R. van Grondelle, et al. (2009). Ultrafast transient absorption spectroscopy: principles and application to photosynthetic systems. Photosynthesis Research 101(2-3): 105-118. [pdf]
  • Berera, R., I. H. M. van Stokkum, et al. (2009). A Mechanism of Energy Dissipation in Cyanobacteria. Biophysical Journal 96(6): 2261-2267. [pdf]
  • Bonetti, C., M. T. A. Alexandre, et al. (2009). Chl-a triplet quenching by peridinin in H-PCP and organic solvent revealed by step-scan FTIR time-resolved spectroscopy. Chemical Physics 357(1-3): 63-69. [pdf]
  • Bonetti, C., M. Stierl, et al. (2009). The Role of Key Amino Acids in the Photoactivation Pathway of the Synechocystis Slr1694 BLUF Domain. Biochemistry 48(48): 11458-11469. [pdf]
  • Gibasiewicz, K., M. Rutkowski, et al. (2009). Fluorescence hole-burning and site-selective studies of LHCII. Photosynthetica 47(2): 232-240. [pdf]
  • van Grondelle, R. (2009). How conformational switching in plant light-harvesting complexes regulates photosynthesis. Febs Journal 276: 65-65.
  • Herek, J. L., T. Polivka, et al. (2009). Excited state dynamics in light harvesting materials (in honor of Villy Sundstrom) Preface. Chemical Physics 357(1-3): 1-3.
  • Pawlowicz, N. P., I. H. M. van Stokkum, et al. (2009). Identification of the Intermediate Charge-Separated State P+beta(-)(L) in a Leucine M214 to Histidine Mutant of the Rhodobacter sphaeroides Reaction Center Using Femtosecond Midinfrared Spectroscopy. Biophysical Journal 96(12): 4956-4965. [pdf]
  • Romero, E., M. Mozzo, et al. (2009). The Origin of the Low-Energy Form of Photosystem I Light-Harvesting Complex Lhca4: Mixing of the Lowest Exciton with a Charge-Transfer State. Biophysical Journal 96(5): L35-L37. [pdf]
  • Schlau-Cohen, G. S., T. R. Calhoun, et al. (2009). Pathways of Energy Flow in LHCII from Two-Dimensional Electronic Spectroscopy. Journal of Physical Chemistry B 113(46): 15352-15363. [pdf]
  • van Stokkum, I. H. M., E. Papagiannakis, et al. (2009). Inter-pigment interactions in the peridinin chlorophyll protein studied by global and target analysis of time resolved absorption spectra. Chemical Physics 357(1-3): 70-78. [pdf]
  • Stuart, T. A. C. and R. van Grondelle (2009). Multipulse spectroscopy on the wild-type and YM210W Bacterial Reaction Centre uncovers a new intermediate state in the special pair excited state. Chemical Physics Letters 474(4-6): 352-356. [pdf]
  • Valkunas, L., I. H. M. van Stokkum, et al. (2009). Exciton migration and fluorescence quenching in LHCII aggregates: Target analysis using a simple nonlinear annihilation scheme. Chemical Physics 357(1-3): 17-20. [pdf]
  • van Wilderen, L., J. M. Key, et al. (2009). Dynamics of Carbon Monoxide Photodissociation in Bradyrhizobium japonicum FixL Probed by Picosecond Midinfrared Spectroscopy. Journal of Physical Chemistry B 113(11): 3292-3297. [pdf]


Publications in 2008:

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  • Alexandre, M. T. A., R. van Grondelle, et al. (2008). Perturbation of the ground-state electronic structure of FMN by the conserved cysteine in phototropin LOV2 domains. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 10(44): 6693-6702. [pdf]
  • Bonetti, C., T. Mathes, et al. (2008). Hydrogen Bond Switching among Flavin and Amino Acid Side Chains in the BLUF Photoreceptor Observed by Ultrafast Infrared Spectroscopy. Biophysical Journal 95(10): 4790-4802. [pdf]
  • Di Donato, M., R. O. Cohen, et al. (2008). Primary charge separation in the photosystem II core from Synechocystis: A comparison of femtosecond visible/midinfrared pump-probe spectra of wild-type and two P-680 mutants. Biophysical Journal 94(12): 4783-4795. [pdf]
  • Frese, R. N., J. C. Pamies, et al. (2008). Protein shape and crowding drive domain formation and curvature in biological membranes. Biophysical Journal 94(2): 640-647. [pdf]
  • Pawlowicz, N. P., R. van Grondelle, et al. (2008). Identification of the first steps in charge separation in bacterial photosynthetic reaction centers of Rhodobacter sphaeroides (vol 95, pg 1268, 2008). Biophysical Journal 95(8): 4089-4089.
  • Pawlowicz, N. P., R. Van Grondelle, et al. (2008). Identification of the first steps in charge separation in bacterial photosynthetic reaction centers of Rhodobacter sphaeroides by ultrafast mid-infrared spectroscopy: Electron transfer and protein dynamics. Biophysical Journal 95(3): 1268-1284. [pdf]
  • Premvardhan, L., D. J. Sandberg, et al. (2008). The charge-transfer properties of the S-2 state of fucoxanthin in solution and in fucoxanthin chlorophyll-a/c(2) protein (FCP) based on stark spectroscopy and molecular-orbital theory. Journal of Physical Chemistry B 112(37): 11838-11853.
  • Rupenyan, A., I. H. M. van Stokkum, et al. (2008). Characterization of the primary photochemistry of proteorhodopsin with femtosecond spectroscopy. Biophysical Journal 94(10): 4020-4030. [pdf]
  • Sytina, O. A., D. J. Heyes, et al. (2008). Conformational changes in an ultrafast light-driven enzyme determine catalytic activity. Nature 456(7224): 1001-U89. [pdf]
  • Toh, K. C., I. H. M. van Stokkum, et al. (2008). On the signaling mechanism and the absence of photoreversibility in the AppA BLUF domain. Biophysical Journal 95(1): 312-321. [pdf]
  • Wilson, A., C. Punginelli, et al. (2008). A photoactive carotenoid protein acting as light intensity sensor. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 105(33): 12075-12080. [pdf]
  • Wit, C., A. B. Doust, et al. (2008). Phycocyanin sensitizes both photosystem I and photosystem II in cryptophyte Chroomonas CCMP270 cells. Biophysical Journal 94(6): 2423-2433. [pdf]

Publications in 2007

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  • A.V. Ruban, R. Berera, C. Ilioaia, I.H.M. van Stokkum, J.T.M.Kennis, A.A.Pascal, H.van Amerongen, B.Robert, P.Horton, R.van Grondelle Identification of a mechanism for photoprotective energy dissipation in higher plants. Nature, 450, (7169), 575-579, 2007 [pdf]
  • Alexandre, M. T. A., J. C. Arents, et al. (2007). A base-catalyzed mechanism for dark state recovery in the Avena sativa phototropin-1 LOV2 domain. Biochemistry 46(11): 3129-3137. [pdf]
  • Alexandre, M. T. A., D. C. Luhrs, et al. (2007). Triplet state dynamics in peridinin-chlorophyll-a-protein: A new pathway of photoprotection in LHCs? Biophysical Journal 93(6): 2118-2128. [pdf]
  • Berera, R., I. H. M. van Stokkum, et al. (2007). Energy transfer, excited-state deactivation, and exciplex formation in artificial caroteno-phthalocyanine light-harvesting antennas. Journal of Physical Chemistry B 111(24): 6868-6877. [pdf]
  • Bonetti, C., T. Mathes, et al. (2007). The light activation mechanism of a novel blue-light photoreceptor. Biophysical Journal : 337A-337A
  • Croce, R., A. Chojnicka, et al. (2007). The low-energy forms of photosystem I light-harvesting complexes: Spectroscopic properties and pigment-pigment interaction characteristics. Biophysical Journal 93(7): 2418-2428. [pdf]
  • de Groot, H., E. Aro, et al. (2007). The European solar to fuel initiative. Photosynthesis Research 91(2-3): PS15.
  • Dekker, J., C. van der Weij, et al. (2007). Photoprotective role of the IsiA chlorophyll-binding protein in cyanobacteria. Photosynthesis Research 91(2-3): PS31.
  • D'Haene, S., K. Tsoukatos, et al. (2007). Echinenone is not involved in photoprotection in the Isi-A chlorophyll-binding protein of cyanobacteria. Photosynthesis Research 91(2-3): PS324.
  • Di Donato, M., R. van Grondelle, et al. (2007). Excitation energy transfer in the Photosystem II core antenna complex CP43 studied by femtosecond visible/visible and visible/mid-infrared pump probe spectroscopy. Journal of Physical Chemistry B 111(25): 7345-7352. [pdf]
  • Frese, R., J. Olsen, et al. (2007). Protein shape and crowding drive domain formation and curvature in photosynthetic membranes. Photosynthesis Research 91(2-3): PS716. [pdf]
  • Frese, R. N., J. C. Pamies, et al. (2007). Depletion interaction between proteins drives the formation of protein domains of different fluidity and curvature in crowded membranes. Biophysical Journal: 221A-221A
  • Gauden, M., J. S. Grinstead, et al. (2007). On the role of aromatic side chains in the photoactivation of BLUF domains. Biochemistry 46(25): 7405-7415. [pdf]
  • Georgakopoulou, S., G. van der Zwan, et al. (2007). Understanding the changes in the circular dichroism of light harvesting complex II upon varying its pigment composition and organization. Biochemistry 46(16): 4745-4754. [pdf]
  • Kennis, J., M. Alexandre, et al. (2007). A base-catalyzed mechanism for dark state recovery in the Avena sativa phototropin-1 LOV2 domain. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology a-Molecular & Integrative Physiology 146(4): 8. [pdf]
  • Novoderezhkin, V. I., J. P. Dekker, et al. (2007). Mixing of exciton and charge-transfer states in Photosystem II reaction centers: Modeling of stark spectra with modified redfield theory. Biophysical Journal 93(4): 1293-1311. [pdf]
  • Novoderezhkin, V. I., D. Rutkauskas, et al. (2007). Multistate conformational model of a single LH2 complex: Quantitative picture of time-dependent spectral fluctuations. Chemical Physics 341(1-3): 45-56. [pdf]
  • Pawlowicz, N. P., M. L. Groot, et al. (2007). separation and energy transfer in the photosystem II core complex studied by femtosecond midinfrared spectroscopy. Biophysical Journal 93(8): 2732-2742. [pdf]
  • Renge, I., R. van Grondelle, et al. (2007). Pigment spectra and intermolecular interaction potentials in glasses and proteins. Biophysical Journal 93(7): 2491-2503. [pdf]
  • Ruban, A. V., R. Berera, et al. (2007). Identification of a mechanism of photoprotective energy dissipation in higher plants. Nature 450(7169): 575-U22. [pdf]
  • Rupenyan, A., I. H. M. van Stokkum, et al. (2007). Entry into the isomerization photocycle of proteorhodopsin studied by visible and midIR transient femtosecond spectroscopy. Photosynthesis Research 91(2-3): PS110. [pdf]
  • Valkunas, L., J. Janusonis, et al. (2007). Protein dynamics revealed in the excitonic spectra of single LH2 complexes. Journal of Luminescence (127-1): 269-275 [pdf]
  • van der Weij-de Wit, C. D., J. A. Ihalainen, et al. (2007). Fluorescence quenching of IsiA in early stage of iron deficiency and at cryogenic temperatures. Biochimica Et Biophysica Acta-Bioenergetics 1767(12): 1393-1400. [pdf]
  • van der Weij-de Wit, C. D., J. A. Ihalainen, et al. (2007). Excitation energy transfer in native and unstacked thylakoid membranes studied by low temperature and ultrafast fluorescence spectroscopy. Photosynthesis Research 93(1-3): 173-182. [pdf]

Publications in 2006:

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  • Berera, R., C. Herrero, et al. (2006). A simple artificial light-harvesting dyad as a model for excess energy dissipation in oxygenic photosynthesis. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 103(14): 5343-5348. [pdf]
  • Berera, R., G. F. Moore, et al. (2006). Charge separation and energy transfer in a caroteno-C-60 dyad: photoinduced electron transfer from the carotenoid excited states. Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences 5(12): 1142-1149. [pdf]
  • Gauden, M., I. H. M. van Stokkum, et al. (2006). Hydrogen-bond switching through a radical pair mechanism in a flavin-binding photoreceptor. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 103(29): 10895-10900. [pdf]
  • Georgakopoulou, S., G. van der Zwan, et al. (2006). Investigation of the effects of different carotenoids on the absorption and CD signals of light harvesting 1 complexes. Journal of Physical Chemistry B 110(7): 3354-3361. [pdf]
  • Georgakopoulou, S., R. van Grondelle, et al. (2006). Explaining the visible and near-infrared circular dichroism spectra of light-harvesting 1 complexes from purple bacteria: A modeling study. Journal of Physical Chemistry B 110(7): 3344-3353. [pdf]
  • van Grondelle, R. and V. I. Novoderezhkin (2006). Energy transfer in photosynthesis: experimental insights and quantitative models. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 8(7): 793-807. [pdf]
  • Heyes, D. J., P. Heathcote, et al. (2006). The first catalytic step of the light-driven enzyme protochlorophyllide oxidoreductase proceeds via a charge transfer complex. Journal of Biological Chemistry 281(37): 26847-26853. [pdf]
  • Laan, W., M. Gauden, et al. (2006). On the mechanism of activation of the BLUF domain of AppA. Biochemistry 45(1): 51-60. [pdf]
  • Novoderezhkin, V. I., D. Rutkauskas, et al. (2006). Dynamics of the emission spectrum of a single LH2 complex: Interplay of slow and fast nuclear motions. Biophysical Journal 90(8): 2890-2902. [pdf]
  • Palacios, M. A., J. Standfuss, et al. (2006). A comparison of the three isoforms of the light-harvesting complex II using transient absorption and time-resolved fluorescence measurements. Photosynthesis Research 88(3): 269-285. [pdf]
  • Papagiannakis, E., I. H. M. van Stokkum, et al. (2006). Excited-state dynamics of carotenoids in light-harvesting complexes. 1. Exploring the relationship between the S-1 and S* states. Journal of Physical Chemistry B 110(11): 5727-5736. [pdf]
  • Papagiannakis, E., M. Vengris, et al. (2006). Use of ultrafast dispersed pump-dump-probe and pump-repump-probe spectroscopies to explore the light-induced dynamics of peridinin in solution. Journal of Physical Chemistry B 110(1): 512-521. [pdf]
  • Papagiannakis, E., M. Vengris, et al. (2006). Excited-state dynamics of carotenoids in light-harvesting complexes. 2. Dissecting pulse structures from optimal control experiments Journal of Physical Chemistry B 110(11): 5737-5746. [pdf]
  • Polivka, T., I. H. M. van Stokkum, et al. (2006). Energy transfer in the major intrinsic light-harvesting complex from Amphidinium carterae. Biochemistry 45(28): 8516-8526. [pdf]
  • Rutkauskas, D., R. J. Cogdell, et al. (2006). Conformational relaxation of single bacterial light-harvesting complexes. Biochemistry 45(4): 1082-1086. [pdf]
  • Rutkauskas, D., V. Novoderezhkin, et al. (2006). Spectral trends in the fluorescence of single bacterial light-harvesting complexes: Experiments and modified redfield simulations. Biophysical Journal 90(7): 2475-2485. [pdf]
  • Rutkauskas, D., J. Olsen, et al. (2006). Comparative study of spectral flexibilities of bacterial light-harvesting complexes: Structural implications. Biophysical Journal 90(7): 2463-2474. [pdf]
  • I.H.M. van Stokkum, B. Gobets, T. Gensch, F. van Mourik, K.J. Hellingwerf, R. van Grondelle, J.T.M. Kennis (Sub)-picosecond spectral evolution of fluorescence in photoactive proteins studied with a Synchroscan streak camera system. Photochem. Photobiol. 82, 2006, p. 380-388 [pdf]
  • van der Weij-De, W., A. B. Doust, et al. (2006). How energy funnels from the phycoerythrin antenna complex to photosystem I and photosystem II in cryptophyte Rhodomonas CS24 cells. Journal of Physical Chemistry B 110(49): 25066-25073. [pdf]
  • L.J.G.W. van Wilderen, M.A. van der Horst, I.H.M. Van Stokkum, K.J. Hellingwerf, R. van Grondelle, M.-L. Groot Ultrafast infrared spectroscopy reveals key step for successful entry into photocycle for Photoactive Yellow Protein. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 103, 2006, p. 15050-15055. [pdf]

Publications in 2005:

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  • Alexandre, M. T. A., L. J. G. van Wilderen, et al. (2005). Early steps in blue light reception by plants: an ultrafast mid-infrared spectroscopic study of the LOV2 domain of phototropin. Biophysical Journal 88(1): 509A-509A.
  • Andrizhiyevskaya, E. G., A. Chojnicka, et al. (2005). Origin of the F685 and F695 fluorescence in Photosystem II. Photosynthesis Research 84(1-3): 173-180. [pdf]
  • Doust, A. B., I. H. M. van Stokkum, et al. (2005). Mediation of ultrafast light-harvesting by a central dimer in phycoerythrin 545 studied by transient absorption and global analysis. Journal of Physical Chemistry B 109(29): 14219-14226. [pdf]
  • Frolov, D., M. C. Wakeham, et al. (2005). Investigation of B-branch electron transfer by femtosecond time resolved spectroscopy in a Rhodobacter sphaeroides reaction centre that lacks the Q(A) ubiquinone. Biochimica Et Biophysica Acta-Bioenergetics 1707(2-3): 189-198. [pdf]
  • Gauden, M., S. Yeremenko, et al. (2005). Photocycle of the flavin-binding photoreceptor AppA, a bacterial transcriptional antirepressor of photosynthesis genes. Biochemistry 44(10): 3653-3662. [pdf]
  • Gibasiewicz, K., R. Croce, et al. (2005). Excitation energy transfer pathways in Lhca4. Biophysical Journal 88(3): 1959-1969. [pdf]
  • Gibasiewicz, K., A. Szrajner, et al. (2005). Characterization of low-energy chlorophylls in the PSI-LHCI supercomplex from Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. A site-selective fluorescence study. Journal of Physical Chemistry B 109(44): 21180-21186. [pdf]
  • van Grondelle, R. (2005). Primary events in photoactive yellow protein. Abstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society 230: 83-PHYS.
  • Groot, M. L., N. P. Pawlowicz, et al. (2005). Initial electron donor and acceptor in isolated Photosystem II reaction centers identified with femtosecond mid-IR spectroscopy. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 102(37): 13087-13092. [pdf]
  • Groot, M. L., N. P. Pawlowicz, et al. (2005). Initial charge separation in photosystem II reaction centers identified with femtosecond mid-infrared spectroscopy. Febs Journal 272: 449-450.
  • Ihalainen, J. A., R. Croce, et al. (2005). Excitation decay pathways of Lhca proteins: A time-resolved fluorescence study. Journal of Physical Chemistry B 109(44): 21150-21158. [pdf]
  • Ihalainen, J. A., S. D'Haene, et al. (2005). Aggregates of the chlorophyll-binding protein IsiA (CP43') dissipate energy in cyanobacteria. Biochemistry 44(32): 10846-10853. [pdf]
  • Ihalainen, J. A., F. Klimmek, et al. (2005). Excitation energy trapping in photosystem I complexes depleted in Lhca1 and Lhca4. Febs Letters 579(21): 4787-4791. [pdf]
  • Ihalainen, J. A., I. H. M. van Stokkum, et al. (2005). Kinetics of excitation trapping in intact Photosystem I of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii and Arabidopsis thaliana. Biochimica Et Biophysica Acta-Bioenergetics 1706(3): 267-275. [pdf]
  • Larsen, D. S. and R. van Grondelle (2005). Initial photoinduced dynamics of the photoactive yellow protein. Chemphyschem 6(5): 828-837. [pdf]
  • Novoderezhkin, V. I., E. G. Andrizhiyevskaya, et al. (2005). Pathways and timescales of primary charge separation in the photosystem II reaction center as revealed by a simultaneous fit of time-resolved fluorescence and transient absorption. Biophysical Journal 89(3): 1464-1481. [pdf]
  • Novoderezhkin, V. I., M. A. Palacios, et al. (2005). Excitation dynamics in the LHCII complex of higher plants: Modeling based on the 2.72 angstrom crystal structure. Journal of Physical Chemistry B 109(20): 10493-10504. [pdf]
  • Papagiannakis, E., I. H. M. van Stokkum, et al. (2005). Spectroscopic characterization of the excitation energy transfer in the fucoxanthin-chlorophyll protein of diatoms. Photosynthesis Research 86(1-2): 241-250. [pdf]
  • Potter, J. A., P. K. Fyfe, et al. (2005). Strong effects of an individual water molecule on the rate of light-driven charge separation in the Rhodobacter sphaeroides reaction center. Journal of Biological Chemistry 280(29): 27155-27164. [pdf]
  • Premvardhan, L., E. Papagiannakis, et al. (2005). The charge-transfer character of the S-0 -> S-2 transition in the carotenoid peridinin is revealed by stark spectroscopy. Journal of Physical Chemistry B 109(32): 15589-15597. [pdf]
  • Premvardhan, L., M. A. van der Horst, et al. (2005). How light-induced charge transfer accelerates the receptor-state recovery of photoactive yellow protein from its signaling state. Biophysical Journal 89(6): L64-L66. [pdf]
  • Rutkauskas, D., V. Novoderezhkin, et al. (2005). Fluorescence spectroscopy of conformational changes of single LH2 complexes. Biophysical Journal 88(1): 422-435. [pdf]
  • Vengris, M., D. S. Larsen, et al. (2005). Ultrafast dynamics of isolated model photoactive yellow protein chromophores: "Chemical perturbation theory" in the laboratory. Journal of Physical Chemistry B 109(9): 4197-4208. [pdf]
  • Watson, A. J., P. K. Fyfe, et al. (2005). Replacement or exclusion of the B-branch bacteriopheophytin in the purple bacterial reaction centre: The H-B cofactor is not required for assembly or core function of the Rhodobacter sphaeroides complex. Biochimica Et Biophysica Acta-Bioenergetics 1710(1): 34-46. [pdf]

Publications in 2004:

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  • D. Abramavicius, L. Valkunas, R. van Grondelle Exciton dynamics in ring-like photosynthetic light-harvesting complexes: a hopping model. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 6, 2004, p. 3097-3105 [pdf]
  • E.G. Andrizhiyevskaya, D. Frolov, R. van Grondelle, J.P. Dekker Energy transfer and trapping in the photosystem I complex of Synechococcus PCC 7942 and in its supercomplex with IsiA. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1656, 2004, p. 104-113 [pdf]
  • E.G. Andrizhiyevskaya, D. Frolov, R. van Grondelle, J.P. Dekker On the role of the CP47 core antenna in the energy transfer and trapping dynamics of Photosystem II . Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 6, 2004, p. 4810-4819 [pdf]
  • S. Bahatyrova, R.N. Frese, C.A. Siebert, J.D. Olsen, K.O. van der Werf, R. van Grondelle, R.A. Niederman, P.A. Bullough, C. Otto, C.N. Hunter The native architecture of a photosynthetic membrane. Nature 430, 2004, p. 1058-1061 [pdf]
  • B. Brüggemann, K. Sznee, V. Novoderezhkin, R. van Grondelle, V. May From structure to dynamics: Modeling exciton dynamics in the photosynthetic antenna PS1. J. Phys. Chem. B 108, 2004, p. 13536-13546 [pdf]
  • R. Croce, T. Morosinotto, J.A. Ihalainen, A. Chojnicka, J. Breton, J.P. Dekker, R. van Grondelle, R. Bassi Origin of the 701 nm fluorescence emission of the Lhca2 subunit of higher plant photosystem I. J. Biol. Chem. 279, 2004, p. 48543-48549 [pdf]
  • R.N. Frese, C.A. Siebert, R.A. Niederman, C.N. Hunter, C. Otto, R. van Grondelle The long-range organization of a native photosynthetic membrane. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 101, 2004, p. 17994-17999 [pdf]
  • M. Gauden, S. Crosson, I.H.M. van Stokkum, R.van Grondelle, K. Moffat, J.T.M. Kennis Low-temperature and time-resolved spectroscopic characterization of the LOV2 domain of Avena sativa phototropin. In: Femtosecond Laser Applications in Biology (ed. S. Avrillier, J.M. Tualle), Proceedings of SPIE, SPIE Bellingham, WA 5463, 2004, p. 97-104
  • S. Georgakopoulou, R. van Grondelle, G. van der Zwan Circular dichroism of carotenoids in bacterial light-harvesting complexes: Experiments and modeling. Biophys. J. 87, 2004, p. 3010-3022 [pdf]
  • M. Germano, C.C. Gradinaru, A.Ya. Shkuropatov, I.H.M. van Stokkum, V.A. Shuvalov, J.P. Dekker, R. van Grondelle, H.J. van Gorkom Energy and electron transfer in photosystem II reaction centers with modified pheophytin composition. Biophys. J. 86, 2004, p. 1664-1672 [pdf]
  • Kodis G, Herrero C, Palacios R, Mariño-Ochoa E, Gould S, Garza L de la, Grondelle R van, Gust D, Moore TA, Moore AL, Kennis JTM Light harvesting and photoprotective functions of carotenoids in compact artificial photosynthetic antenna designs. J. Phys. Chem. B 108, 2004, p. 414-425 [pdf]
  • Germano M, Gradinaru CC, Ya. Shkuropatov A, Stokkum IHM van, Shuvalov VA, Dekker JP, Grondelle R van, Gorkom H.J van Energy and electron transfer in photosystem II reaction centers with modified pheophytin composition. Biophys. J. 86, 2004, p. 1664-1672 [pdf]
  • Goushcha AO, Manzo AJ, Kharkyanen VN, Grondelle R van, Scott GW Light-induced equilibration kinetics in membrane-bound photosynthetic reaction centers: Nonlinear dynamic effects in multiple scattering media. J. Phys. Chem. B 108, 2004, p. 2717-2725 [pdf]
  • M.L. Groot, J. Breton, L.J.G.W. van Wilderen, J.P. Dekker, R. van Grondelle Femtosecond visible/visible and visible/mid-IR pump-probe study of the photosystem II core antenna complex CP47 J. Phys. Chem. B 108, 2004, p. 8001-8006 [pdf]
  • J.L. Herek, M. Wendling, Z. He, T.Polívka, G. Garcia-Asua, R.J. Cogdell, C.N. Hunter, R. van Grondelle, V. Sundström, T. Pullerits Ultrafast carotenoid band shifts: Experiment and theory J. Phys. Chem. B 108, 2004, p. 10398-10403 [pdf]
  • Kennis JTM, Stokkum IHM van, Crosson S, Gauden M, Moffat K, Grondelle R van The LOV2 domain of phototropin: A reversible photochromic switch. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 126, 2004, p. 4512-4513 [pdf]
  • Kodis G, Herrero C, Palacios R, Mariño-Ochoa E, Gould S, Garza L de la, Grondelle R van, Gust D, Moore TA, Moore AL, Kennis JTM Light harvesting and photoprotective functions of carotenoids in compact artificial photosynthetic antenna designs. J. Phys. Chem. B 108, 2004, p. 414-425 [pdf]
  • D.S. Larsen, I.H.M. van Stokkum, M. Vengris, M.A. van der Horst, F.L. de Weerd, K.J. Hellingwerf, R. van Grondelle Incoherent manipulation of the photoactive yellow protein photocycle with dispersed pump-dump-probe spectroscopy Biophys. J. 87, 2004, p. 1858-1872 [pdf]
  • Larsen DS, Vengris M, Stokkum IHM van, Horst MA van der, Weerd FL de, Hellingwerf KJ, Grondelle R van Photoisomerization and photoionization of the photoactive yellow protein chromophore in solution. Biophys. J. 86, 2004, p. 2538-2550 [pdf]
  • O.F.A. Larsen, I.H.M. van Stokkum, F.L. de Weerd, M. Vengris, C.T. Aravindakumar, R. van Grondelle, N.E. Geacintov, H. van Amerongen Ultrafast transient-absorption and steady-state fluorescence measurements on 2-aminopurine substituted dinucleotides and 2-aminopurine substituted DNA duplexes Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 6, 2004, p. 154-160 [pdf]
  • F. van Mourik, M.-L. Groot, R. van Grondelle, J.P. Dekker, I.H.M. van Stokkum Global and target analysis of fluorescence measurements on Photosystem 2 reaction centers upon red excitation. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 6, 2004, p. 4820-4824 [pdf]
  • V.I. Novoderezhkin, A.G. Yakovlev, R. van Grondelle, V.A. Shuvalov Coherent nuclear and electronic dynamics in primary charge separation. In: photosynthetic reaction centers: A Redfield theory approach J. Phys. Chem. B 108, 2004, p. 7445-7457 [pdf]
  • Larsen OFA, Stokkum IHM van, Weerd FL de, Vengris M, Aravindakumar CT, Grondelle R van, Geacintov NE, Amerongen H van Ultrafast transient-absorption and steady-state fluorescence measurements on 2-aminopurine substituted dinucleotides and 2-aminopurine substituted DNA duplexes. Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 6, 2004, p. 154-160 [pdf]
  • V.I. Novoderezhkin, M.A. Palacios, H. van Amerongen, R. van Grondelle Energy-transfer dynamics in the LHCII complex of higher plants: Modified Redfield approach. J. Phys. Chem. B 108, 2004, p. 10363-10375 [pdf]
  • M.A. Palacios, S. Caffari, R. Bassi, R. van Grondelle, H. van Amerongen[pdf] Stark effect measurements on monomers and trimers of reconstituted light-harvesting complex II of plants Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1656, 2004, p. 177-188 [pdf]
  • E. Papagiannakis, D.S. Larsen, I.H.M. van Stokkum, M. Vengris, R.G. Hiller, R. van Grondelle Resolving the excited state equilibrium of peridinin in solution. Biochemistry 43, 2004, p. 15303-15309 [pdf]
  • Premvardhan LL, Buda F, Horst MA van der, Lührs DC, Hellingwerf KJ, Grondelle R van Impact of photon absorption on the electronic properties of p-coumaric acid Derivatives of the photoactive yellow protein chromophore. J. Phys. Chem. B 108, 2004, p. 5138-5148 [pdf]
  • Rutkauskas D, Novoderezkhin V, Cogdell RJ, Grondelle R van Fluorescence spectral fluctuations of single LH2 complexes from Rhodopseudomonas acidophila strain 10050. Biochemistry 43, 2004, p. 4431-4438 [pdf]
  • I.H.M. van Stokkum, D.S. Larsen, R. van Grondelle Global and target analysis of time-resolved spectra. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1657, 2004, p. 82-104 [pdf]
  • M. Vengris, I.H.M. van Stokkum, X. He, A.F. Bell, P.J. Tonge, R. van Grondelle, D.S. Larsen Ultrafast excited and ground-state dynamics of the green fluorescent protein chromophore in solution. J. Phys. Chem. A 108, 2004, p. 4587-4598 M. Vengris, M.A. van der Horst, G. Zgrablic, I.H.M. van Stokkum, S. Haacke, M. Chergui, K.J [pdf]
  • Hellingwerf, R. van Grondelle, D.S. Larsen Contrasting the excited-state dynamics of the photoactive yellow protein chromophore: Protein versus solvent environments. Biophys. J. 87, 2004, p. 1848-1857 [pdf]

Publications in 2003:

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  • Boeker E., Grondelle R van, Blankert P Environmental physics as a teaching concept. Eur. J. Phys. 24, 2003, p. S59-S68
  • Frese RN, Germano M, Weerd FL de, Stokkum IHM van, Ya. Shkuropatov A, Shuvalov VA, Gorkom HJ van, Grondelle R van, Dekker JP Electric field effects on the chlorophylls, pheophytins and b-carotenes in the reaction center of photosystem II. Biochemistry 42, 2003, p. 9205-9213 [pdf]
  • Georgakopoulou S, Cogdell RJ, Grondelle R van, Amerongen H van Linear-dichroism measurements on the LH2 antenna complex of Rhodopseudomonas acidophila strain 10050 show that the transition dipole moment of the carotenoid rhodopin glucoside is not collinear with the long molecular axis. J. Phys. Chem. B 107, 2003, p. 655-658 [pdf]
  • Gobets B, Valkunas L, Grondelle R van Bridging the gap between structural and lattice-models: a parametrization of energy transfer and trapping in photosystem I. Biophys. J. 85, 2003, p. 3872-3882 [pdf]
  • Gobets B, Stokkum IHM van, Mourik F van, Dekker JP, Grondelle R van Excitation wavelength dependence of the fluorescence kinetics in photosystem I particles from Synechocystis PCC 6803 and Synechococcus elongatus. Biophys. J. 85, 2003, p. 3883-3998 [pdf]
  • Gradinaru CC, Grondelle R van, Amerongen H van Selective interaction between xanthophylls and chlorophylls in LHCII probed by femtosecond transient absorption spectroscopy. J. Phys. Chem. B 107, 2003, p. 3938-3943 [pdf]
  • Groot ML, Wilderen LJGW van, Larsen DL, Horst MA van der, Stokkum IHM van, Hellingwerf KJ, Grondelle R van Initial steps of signal generation in Photoactive Yellow Protein revealed with femtosecond mid-infrared spectroscopy. Biochemistry 42, 2003, p. 10054-10059 [pdf]
  • Heyes DJ, Hunter CN, Stokkum IHM van, Grondelle R van, Groot ML Ultrafast enzymatic reaction dynamics in protochlorophyllide oxidoreductase. Nature Struct. Biol. 10, 2003, p. 491-492 [pdf]
  • Kennis JTM, Crosson S, Gauden M, Stokkum IHM van, Moffat K, Grondelle R van Primary reactions of the LOV2 domain of phototropin, a plant blue-light photoreceptor. Biochemistry 42, 2003, p. 3385-3392 [pdf]
  • Larsen DS, Papagiannakis E, Stokkum IHM van, Vengris M, Kennis JTM, Grondelle R van Excited state dynamics of b-carotene explored with dispersed multi-pulse transient absorption. Chem. Phys. Lett. 381, 2003, p. 733-742 [pdf]
  • Larsen OFA, Stokkum IHM van, Groot ML, Kennis JTM, Grondelle R van, Amerongen H van Electronic states in 2-aminopurine revealed by ultrafast transient absorption and target analysis. Chem. Phys. Lett. 371, 2003, p. 157-163 [pdf]
  • Larsen OFA, Stokkum IHM van, Pandit A, Grondelle R van, Amerongen H van Ultrafast polarized fluorescence measurements on tryptophan and a tryptophan-containing peptide. J. Phys. Chem. B 107, 2003, p. 3080-3085 [pdf]
  • Mourik F van, Frese RN, Zwan G van der, Cogdell RJ, Grondelle R van Direct observation of solvation dynamics and dielectric relaxation in the photosynthetic light-harvesting-2 complex of Rhodopseudomonas acidophila. J. Phys. Chem. B 107, 2003, p. 2156-2161 [pdf]
  • Novoderezhkin V, Salverda JM, Amerongen H van, Grondelle R van Exciton modeling of energy-transfer dynamics in the LHCII Complex of higher plants: A Redfield theory approach. J. Phys. Chem. B 107, 2003, p. 1893-1912 [pdf]
  • Novoderezhkin V, Wendling M, Grondelle R van Intra- and interband transfers in the B800-B850 antenna of Rhodospirillum molischianum: Redfield theory modeling of polarized pump-probe kinetics. J. Phys. Chem. B 107, 2003, p. 11534-11548 [pdf]
  • Palacios MA, Frese RN, Gradinaru CC, Stokkum IHM van, Premvardhan LL, Horton P, Ruban AV, Grondelle R van, Amerongen H van Stark spectroscopy of the light-harvesting complex II in different oligomerization states. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1605, 2003, p. 83-95
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  • Pandit A, Larsen OFA, Stokkum IHM van, Grondelle R van, Kraayenhof R, Amerongen H van Ultrafast polarized fluorescence measurements on monomeric and self-associated melittin. J. Phys. Chem. B 107, 2003, p. 3086-3090 [pdf]
  • Pandit A, Stokkum IHM van, Georgakopoulou S, Zwan G van der, Grondelle R van Investigations of intermediates appearing in the reassociation of the light-harvesting 1 complex of Rhodospirillum rubrum. Photosynth. Res. 75, 2003, p. 235-248 [pdf]
  • Papagiannakis E, Das SK, Gall A, Stokkum IHM van, Robert B, Grondelle R van, Frank HA, Kennis JTM Light harvesting by carotenoids incorporated into the B850 light-harvesting complex from Rhodobacter sphaeroides R-26.1: Excited-state relaxation, ultrafast triplet formation and energy transfer to bacteriochlorophyll. J. Phys. Chem. B 107, 2003, p. 5642-5649 [pdf]
  • Papagiannakis E, Stokkum IHM van, Grondelle R van, Niederman RA, Zigmantas D, Sundström V, Polívka T A near-infrared transient absorption study of the excited-state dynamics of the carotenoid spirilloxanthin in solution and in the LH1 complex of Rhodospirillum rubrum. J. Phys. Chem. B 107, 2003, p. 11216-11223 [pdf]
  • Petushkov VN, Stokkum IHM van, Gobets B, Mourik F van, Lee J, Grondelle R van, Visser AJWG Ultrafast fluorescence relaxation spectroscopy of 6,7-dimethyl-(8-ribityl)-lumazine and riboflavin, free and bound to antenna proteins from bioluminescent bacteria. J. Phys. Chem. B 107, 2003, p. 10934-10939 [pdf]
  • Premvardhan LL, Horst MA van der, Hellingwerf KJ, Grondelle R van Stark spectroscopy on Photoactive Yellow Protein, E46Q and a non-isomerising derivative, probes photo-induced charge motion. Biophys. J. 84, 2003, p. 3226-3239 [pdf]
  • Robert B, Cogdell RJ, Grondelle R van The light-harvesting system of purple bacteria. Light-Harvesting Antennas in Photosynthesis (B.R. Green and W.W. Parson, eds.), Kluwer Academic Publishers, The Netherlands, 2003, p. 169-194
  • Salverda JM, Vengris M, Scholes GD, Krueger BP, Czarnoski AR, Novoderezhkin V, Amerongen H van, Grondelle R van Energy transfer in light-harvesting complexes LHCII and CP29 of spinach studied with three-pulse echo peak shift and transient grating. Biophys. J. 84, 2003, p. 450-465 [pdf]
  • Wakeham MC, Frolov D, Fyfe PK, Grondelle R van, Jones MR Acquisition of photosynthetic capacity by a reaction centre that lacks the QA ubiquinone; possible insights into the evolution of reaction centres? Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1607, 2003, p. 53-63 [pdf]
  • Weerd FL de, Kennis JTM, Dekker JP, Grondelle R van b-Carotene to chlorophyll singlet energy transfer in the photosystem I core of Synechococcus elongatus proceeds via the b-carotene S2 and S1 states. J. Phys. Chem. B 107, 2003, p. 5995-6002 [pdf]
  • Weerd FL de, Dekker JP, Grondelle R van Dynamics of b-carotene to chlorophyll singlet energy transfer in the core of photosystem II. J. Phys. Chem. B 107, 2003, p. 6214-6220 [pdf]
  • Wendling M, Mourik F van, Stokkum IHM van, Salverda JM, Michel H, Grondelle R van Low-intensity pump-probe measurements on the B800 band of Rhodospirillum molischianum. Biophys. J. 84, 2003, p. 440-449 [pdf]

Publications in 2002:

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  • Andrizhiyevskaya EG, Schwabe TME, Germano M, D'Haene S, Kruip J, Grondelle R van, Dekker JP Spectroscopic properties of PSI-IsiA supercomplexes from the cyanobacterium Synechococcus PCC 7942. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1556, 2002, p. 265-272 [pdf]
  • Frese RN, Palacios MA, Azzizi A, Stokkum IHM van, Kruip J, Rögner M, Karapetyan NV, Schlodder E, Grondelle R van, Dekker JP Electric field effects on red chlorophylls, beta-carotenes and P700 in cyanobacterial photosystem I complexes. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1554, 2002, p. 180-191 [pdf]
  • Gensch T, Gradinaru CC, Stokkum IHM van, Hendriks J, Hellingwerf KJ, Grondelle R van The primary photoreaction of photoactive yellow protein (PYP): anisotropy changes and excitation wavelength dependence. Chem. Phys. Lett. 356, 2002, p. 347-354 [pdf]
  • Georgakopoulou S, Frese RN, Johnson E, Koolhaas C, Cogdell RJ, Grondelle R van, Zwan G van der Absorption and CD spectroscopy and modeling of various LH2 complexes from purple bacteria. Biophys. J. 82, 2002, p. 2184-2197 [pdf]
  • Ihalainen JA, Jensen PE, Haldrup A, Stokkum IHM van, Grondelle R van, Scheller HV, Dekker JP Pigment organization and energy transfer dynamics in isolated Photosystem I (PSI) complexes from Arabidopsis thaliana depleted of the PSI-G, PSI-K, PSI-L, or PSI-N subunit. Biophys. J. 83, 2002, p. 2190-2201 [pdf]
  • Novoderezhkin V, Grondelle R van Exciton-vibrational relaxation and transient absorption dynamics in LH1 of Rhodopseudomonas viridis: A Redfield theory approach. J. Phys. Chem. B 106, 2002, p. 6025-6037 [pdf]
  • Palacios MA, Weerd FL de, Ihalainen JA, Grondelle R van, Amerongen H van Superradiance and exciton (de)localization in light-harvesting complex II from green plants? J. Phys. Chem. B 106, 2002, p. 5782-5787 [pdf]
  • Pandit A, Ma H, Stokkum IHM van, Gruebele M, Grondelle R van Time-resolved dissociation of the light-harvesting 1 complex of Rhodospirillum rubrum, studied by infrared laser temperature jump. Biochemistry 41, 2002, p. 15115-15120 [pdf]
  • Papagiannakis E, Kennis JTM, Stokkum IHM van, Cogdell RJ, Grondelle R van An alternative carotenoid-to-bacteriochlorophyll energy transfer pathway in photosynthetic light harvesting. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 99, 2002, p. 6017-6022
  • Weerd FL de, Stokkum IHM van, Amerongen H van, Dekker JP, Grondelle R van Pathways for energy transfer in the core light-harvesting complexes CP43 and CP47 of photosystem II. Biophys. J. 82, 2002, p. 1586-1597 [pdf]
  • Weerd FL de, Stokkum IHM van, Grondelle R van Subpicosecond dynamics in the excited state absorption of all-trans beta-carotene. Chem. Phys. Lett. 354, 2002, p. 38-43 [pdf]
  • Weerd FL de, Palacios MA, Andrizhiyevskaya EG, Dekker JP, Grondelle R van Identifying the lowest electronic states of the chlorophylls in the CP47 core antenna protein of photosystem II. Biochemistry 41, 2002, p. 15224-15233 [pdf]
  • Wendling M, Lapouge K, Mourik F van, Novoderezhkin V, Robert B, Grondelle R van Steady-state spectroscopy of zinc-bacteriopheophytin containing LH1 - an in vitro and in silico study. Chem. Phys. 275, 2002, p. 31-45 [pdf]
  • Wendling M, Przyjalgowski MA, Gülen D, Vulto SIE, Aartsma TJ, Grondelle R van, Amerongen H van The quantitative relationship between structure and polarized spectroscopy in the FMO complex of Prosthecochloris aestuarii: refining experiments and simulations. Photosynth. Res. 71, 2002, p. 99-123 [pdf]

Publications in 2001:

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  • Amerongen H van, Grondelle R van Understanding the energy transfer function of LHCII, the major light-harvesting complex of green plants. J. Phys. Chem. B 105, 2001, p. 604-617 [pdf]
  • Amerongen H van, Dekker JP, Grondelle R van Energy transfer in photosystem II is slow. PS2001 Proceedings: 12th International Congress on Photosynthesis, CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne, Australia, 2001, p. S31-015
  • Barzda V, Grauw CJ de, Vroom J, Kleima FJ, Grondelle R van, Amerongen H van, Gerritsen HC Fluorescence lifetime heterogeneity in aggregates of LHCII revealed by time-resolved microscopy. Biophys. J. 81, 2001, p. 538-546
  • Barzda V, Gulbinas V, Kananavicius R, Amerongen H van, Grondelle R van, Valkunas L Singlet-singlet annihilation kinetics in aggregates and trimers of LHCII. Biophys. J. 80, 2001, p. 2409-2421 [pdf]
  • Gobets B, Stokkum IHM van, Rögner M, Kruip J, Schlodder E, Karapetyan NV, Dekker JP, Grondelle R van Time-resolved fluorescence emission measurements of photosystem I particles of various cyanobacteria A unified compartmental model. Biophys. J. 81, 2001, p. 407-424 [pdf]
  • Gobets B, Kennis JTM, Ihalainen JA, Brazzoli M, Croce R, Stokkum IHM van, Bassi R, Dekker JP, Amerongen H van, Fleming GR, Grondelle R van Excitation energy transfer in dimeric light-harvesting complex I: a combined streak-camera/fluorescence upconversion study. J. Phys. Chem. B 105, 2001, p. 10132-10139 [pdf]
  • Gobets B, Grondelle R van Energy transfer and trapping in photosystem I. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1507, 2001, p. 80-99 [pdf]
  • Gobets B, Stokkum IHM van, Rögner M, Kruip J, Schlodder E, Karapetyan NV, Dekker JP, Grondelle R van Fluorescence kinetics of Photosystem I core particles with different low energy chlorophyll content: A unified quantitative analysis. PS2001 Proceedings: 12th International Congress on Photosynthesis, CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne, Australia, 2001, p. S6-008 [pdf]
  • Gradinaru CC, Kennis JTM, Papagiannakis E, Stokkum IHM van, Cogdell RJ, Fleming GR, Niederman RA, Grondelle R van An unusual pathway of excitation energy deactivation in carotenoids: Singlet-to-triplet conversion on an ultrafast timescale in a photosynthetic antenna. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 98, 2001, p. 2364-2369 [pdf]
  • Grondelle R van, Novoderezhkin V Dynamics of excitation energy transfer in the LH1 and LH2 light-harvesting complexes of photosynthetic bacteria. Biochemistry 40, 2001, p. 15057-15068 [pdf]
  • Ihalainen JA, Jensen PE, Haldrup A, Stokkum IHM van, Grondelle R van, Scheller HV, Dekker JP Spectroscopic characterization of isolated PSI-200 complexes from plants devoid of the PSI-G, PSI-K, PSI-L and PSI-N subunits. PS2001 Proceedings: 12th International Congress on Photosynthesis, CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne, Australia, 2001, p. S6-013 [pdf]
  • Kennis JTM, Gobets B, Stokkum IHM van, Dekker JP, Grondelle R van, Fleming GR Light harvesting by chlorophylls and carotenoids in the photosystem I core complex of Synechococcus elongatus. A fluorescence upconversion study. J. Phys. Chem. B 105, 2001, p. 4485-4494 [pdf]
  • Krueger BP, Lampoura SS, Stokkum IHM van, Papagiannakis E, Salverda JM, Gradinaru CC, Rutkauskas D, Hiller RG, Grondelle R van Energy transfer in the peridinin chlorophyll a protein of Amphidinium carterae studied by polarized transient absorption and target analysis. Biophys. J. 80, 2001, p. 2843-2855 [pdf]
  • Larsen OFA, Stokkum IHM van, Gobets B, Grondelle R van, Amerongen H van Probing the structure and dynamics of a DNA hairpin by ultrafast quenching and fluorescence depolarization. Biophys. J. 81, 2001, p. 1115-1126 [pdf]
  • Pandit A, Visschers RW, Stokkum IHM van, Kraayenhof R, Grondelle R van Oligomerization of light-harvesting I antenna peptides of Rhodospirillum rubrum. Biochemistry 40, 2001, p. 12913-12924 [pdf]
  • Papagiannakis E, Kennis JTM, Stokkum IHM van, Cogdell RJ, Grondelle R van A new carotenoid-to-BChl energy transfer pathway in photosynthetic light harvesting. PS2001 Proceedings: 12th International Congress on Photosynthesis, CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne, Australia, 2001, p. S1-010 [pdf]
  • Salverda JM, Grondelle R van Primary processes in photosynthesis studied by femtosecond nonlinear spectroscopy. Femtochemistry (F.C. De Schryver, S. De Feyter and G. Schweitzer, eds.), Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, Germany, 2001, p. 399-415
  • Weerd FL de, Stokkum IHM van, Dekker JP, Amerongen H van, Grondelle R van Energy transfer in the CP43 and CP47 complexes of photosystem II. PS2001 Proceedings: 12th International Congress on Photosynthesis, CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne, Australia, 2001, p. S31-014 [pdf]
  • Yatskou MM, Koehorst RBM, Hoek A van, Donker H, Schaafsma TJ, Gobets B, Stokkum IHM van, Grondelle R van Spectroscopic properties of a self-assembled zinc porphyrin tetramer II. Time-resolved fluorescence spectroscopy. J. Phys. Chem. A 105, 2001, p. 11432-11440 [pdf]

Publications in 2000:

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  • Barzda V, Vengris M, Valkunas L, Grondelle R van, Amerongen H van Generation of fluorescence quenchers from the triplet states of chlorophylls in the major light-harvesting complex II from green plants. Biochemistry 39, 2000, p. 10468-10477 [pdf]
  • Dekker JP, Grondelle R van Primary charge separation in photosystem II. Photosynth. Res. 63, 2000, p. 195-208 [pdf]
  • Frese RN, Olsen JD, Branvall R, Westerhuis WHJ, Hunter CN, Grondelle R van The long-range supraorganization of the bacterial photosynthetic unit: A key role for PufX. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 97, 2000, p. 5197-5202 [pdf]
  • Gradinaru CC, Stokkum IHM van, Pascal AA, Grondelle R van, Amerongen H van Identifying the pathways of energy transfer between carotenoids and chlorophylls in LHCII and CP29. A multicolor, femtosecond pump-probe study. J. Phys. Chem. B 104, 2000, p. 9330-9342 [pdf]
  • Ihalainen JA, Gobets B, Sznee K, Brazzoli M, Croce R, Bassi R, Grondelle R van, Korppi-Tommola JEI, Dekker JP Evidence for two spectroscopically different dimers of light-harvesting complex I from green plants. Biochemistry 39, 2000, p. 8625-8631 [pdf]
  • Kleima FJ, Hofmann E, Gobets B, Stokkum IHM van, Grondelle R van, Diederichs K, Amerongen H van Förster excitation energy transfer in peridinin-chlorophyll-a-protein. Biophys. J. 78, 2000, p. 344-353 [pdf]
  • Kleima FJ, Wendling M, Hofmann E, Peterman EJG, Grondelle R van, Amerongen H van Peridinin chlorophyll a protein: relating structure and steady-state spectroscopy. Biochemistry 39, 2000, p. 5184-5195 [pdf]
  • Koolhaas MHC, Zwan G van der, Grondelle R van Local and nonlocal contributions to the linear spectroscopy of light-harvesting antenna systems. J. Phys. Chem. B 104, 2000, p. 4489-4502 [pdf]
  • Lampoura SS, Grondelle R van, Stokkum IHM van, Cogdell RJ, Wiersma RA, Duppen K Exciton dynamics in LH1 and LH2 of Rhodopseudomonas acidophila and Rhodobium marinum probed with accumulated photon echo and pump-probe measurements. J. Phys. Chem. B 104, 2000, p. 12072-12078 [pdf]
  • Novoderezhkin V, Monshouwer R, Grondelle R van Electronic and vibrational coherence in the core light-harvesting antenna of Rhodopseudomonas viridis. J. Phys. Chem. B 104, 2000, p. 12056-12071 [pdf]
  • Pascal AA, Peterman EJG, Gradinaru CC, Amerongen H van, Grondelle R van, Robert B Structure and interactions of the chlorophyll a molecules in the higher plant Lhcb4 antenna protein. J. Phys. Chem. B 104, 2000, p. 9317-9321 [pdf]
  • Ridge JP, Fyfe PK, McAuley KE, Brederode ME van, Robert B, Grondelle R van, Isaacs NW, Cogdell RJ, Jones MR An examination of how structural changes can affect the rate of electron transfer in a mutated bacterial photoreaction centre. Biochem. J. 351, 2000, p. 567-578 [pdf]
  • Salverda JM, Mourik F van, Zwan G van der, Grondelle R van Energy transfer in the B800 rings of the peripheral bacterial light-harvesting complexes of Rhodopseudomonas acidophila and Rhodospirillum molischianum studied with photon echo techniques. J. Phys. Chem. B 104, 2000, p. 11395-11408 [pdf]
  • Wendling M, Pullerits T, Przyjalgowski MA, Vulto SIE, Aartsma TJ, Grondelle R van, Amerongen H van Electron-vibrational coupling in the Fenna-Matthews-Olson complex of Prosthecochloris aestuarii determined by temperature dependent absorption and fluorescence line narrowing measurements. J. Phys. Chem. B 104, 2000, p. 5825-5831 [pdf]


Publications in 1999:

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  • Brederode ME van, Mourik F van, Stokkum IHM van, Jones MR, Grondelle R van Multiple pathways for ultrafast transduction of light energy in the photosynthetic reaction center of Rhodobacter sphaeroides. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 96, 1999, p. 2054-2059 [pdf]
  • Brederode ME van, Stokkum IHM van, Katilius E, Mourik F van, Jones MR, Grondelle R van Primary charge separation routes in the BChl : BPhe heterodimer reaction centers of Rhodobacter sphaeroides. Biochemistry 38, 1999, p. 7545-7555 [pdf]
  • Brederode ME van, Grondelle R van New and unexpected routes for ultrafast electron transfer in photosynthetic reaction centers. FEBS Lett. 455, 1999, p. 1-7 [pdf]
  • van Grondelle R, Somsen OJG Excitation energy transfer in photosynthesis. In: Resonance Energy Transfer (Andrews DL and Demidov AA, eds.) John Wiley and Sons, Chichester, UK, 1999, p. 366-398
  • Groot M-L, Frese RN, de Weerd FL, Bromek K, Pettersson Å, Peterman EJG, van Stokkum IHM, van Grondelle R, Dekker JP Spectroscopic properties of the CP43 core antenna protein of photosystem II. Biophys. J. 77, 1999, p. 328-340 [pdf]
  • Kleima FJ, Hobe S, Calkoen F, Urbanus ML, Peterman EJG, Grondelle R van, Paulsen H, Amerongen H van Decreasing the chlorophyll a/b ratio in reconstituted LHC-II: Structural and functional consequences. Biochemistry 38, 1999, p. 6587-6596 [pdf]
  • Novoderezhkin V, Monshouwer R, Grondelle R van Disordered exciton model for the core light-harvesting antenna of Rhodopseudomonas viridis. Biophys. J. 77, 1999, p. 666-681 [pdf]
  • Novoderezhkin VI, Monshouwer R, Grondelle R van Exciton (de)localization in the LH2 antenna of Rhodobacter sphaeroides as revealed by relative difference absorption of the LH2 antenna and the B820 subunit. J. Phys. Chem. B 103, 1999, p. 10540-10548 [pdf]
  • Pascal AA, Gradinaru CC, Wacker U, Peterman EJG, Calkoen F, Irrgang K-D, Horton P, Renger G, Grondelle R van, Robert B, Amerongen H van Spectroscopic characterization of the spinach Lhcb4 protein (CP29), a minor light-harvesting complex of photosystem II. Eur. J. Biochem. 262, 1999, p. 817-823 [pdf]
  • Ridge JP, Brederode ME van, Goodwin MG, Grondelle R van, Jones MR Mutations that modify or exclude binding of the QA ubiquinone and carotenoid in the reaction center from Rhodobacter sphaeroides. Photosynth. Res. 59, 1999, p. 9-26 [pdf]
  • Sundström V, Pullerits T, Grondelle R van Photosynthetic light-harvesting: Reconciling dynamics and structure of purple bacterial LH2 reveals function of photosynthetic unit. J. Phys. Chem. B 103, 1999, p. 2327-2346 [pdf]
  • Visschers RW, Vulto SIE, Jones MR, Grondelle R van, Kraayenhof R Functional LH1 antenna complexes influence electron transfer in bacterial photosynthetic reaction centers. Photosynth. Res. 59, 1999, p. 95-104 [pdf]
  • T.M.H. Creemers, C.A. de Caro, R.W. Visschers, R. van Grondelle, S. Völker Spectral hole burning and fluorescence line narrowing in subunits of the light-harvesting complex LH1 of purple bacteria. J. Phys. Chem. B 103, 1999, p. 9770-9776 [pdf]
  • Westerhuis WHJ, Hunter CN, Grondelle R van, Niederman RA Modeling of oligomeric-state dependent spectral heterogeneity in the B875 light-harvesting complex of Rhodobacter sphaeroides by numerical simulation. J. Phys. Chem. B 103, 1999, p. 7733-7742 [pdf]

Publications in 1998:

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  • Barzda V, Peterman EJG, Grondelle R van, Amerongen H van The influence of aggregation on triplet formation in light-harvesting chlorophyll a/b pigment-protein complex II of green plants. Biochemistry 37, 1998, p. 546-551 [pdf]
  • Barzda V, Vengris M, Calkoen F, Grondelle R van, Amerongen H van Reversible light-induced fluorescence quenching - an inherent property of LHC-II. In: Photosynthesis: Mechanisms and Effects (Garab G, ed.) Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, 1998, p. 337-340
  • Brederode ME van, Ridge J, Stokkum IHM van, Mourik F van, Jones MR, Grondelle R van On the efficiency of energy transfer and the different pathways of electron transfer in mutant reaction centers of Rhodobacter sphaeroides. Photosynth. Res. 55, 1998, p. 141-146 [pdf]
  • Frese RN, Gobets B, Stokkum IHM van, Grondelle R van, Mourik F van Dielectric relaxation on a picosecond time-scale at 77 K a fluorescence study on the LH2 B800-820 complex of Rps. acidophila. In: Photosynthesis: Mechanisms and Effects (Garab G, ed.) Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, 1998, p. 41-44
  • Gobets B, Dekker JP, Grondelle R van Transfer-to-the-trap limited model of energy transfer in photosystem 1. In: Photosynthesis: Mechanisms and Effects (Garab G, ed.) Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, 1998, p. 503-508
  • Gobets B, Stokkum IHM van, Mourik F van, Rögner M, Kruip J, Dekker JP, Grondelle R van Time-resolved fluorescence measurements of photosystem 1 from Synechocystis PCC 6803. In: Photosynthesis: Mechanisms and Effects (Garab G, ed.) Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, 1998, p. 571-574
  • Gradinaru CC, Pascal AA, Mourik F van, Robert B, Horton P, Grondelle R van, Amerongen H van Ultrafast evolution of the excited states in the minor chlorophyll a/b complex CP29 from green plants studied by energy-selective pump-probe spectroscopy. Biochemistry 37, 1998, p. 1143-1149 [pdf]
  • Gradinaru CC, Özdemir S, Gülen D, Stokkum IHM van, Grondelle R van, Amerongen H van The flow of excitation in LHC-II monomers. Implications for the structural model of the major plant antenna. Biophys. J. 75, 1998, p. 3064-3077 [pdf]
  • Gradinaru CC, Stokkum IHM van, Grondelle R van, Amerongen H van Ultrafast absorption changes of the LHC-II carotenoids upon selective excitation of the chlorophylls. In: Photosynthesis: Mechanisms and Effects (Garab G, ed.) Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, 1998, p. 277-281
  • Gussakovsky EE, Barzda V, Amerongen H van, Grondelle R van, Shahak Y Circular polarization of luminescence correlates with circular dichroism at varied structural organization of grana in pea chloroplasts. In: Photosynthesis: Mechanisms and Effects (Garab G, ed.) Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, 1998, p. 317-320
  • Kleima FJ, Hobe S, Calkoen F, Urbanus ML, Peterman EJG, Grondelle R van, Paulsen H, Amerongen H van Spectroscopic characterization of reconstituted LHC-II which contains mainly chl b and xanthophylls. In: Photosynthesis: Mechanisms and Effects (Garab G, ed.) Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, 1998, p. 259-264 [pdf]
  • Kleima FJ, Hofmann E, Gobets B, Stokkum IHM van, Grondelle R van, Amerongen H van Peridinin chlorophyll protein: structure and dynamics related. In: Photosynthesis: Mechanisms and Effects (Garab G, ed.) Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, 1998, p. 441-444
  • Koolhaas MHC, Frese RN, Fowler GJS, Bibby TS, Georgakopoulou S, Zwan G van der, Hunter CN, Grondelle R van Identification of the upper exciton component of the B850 bacteriochlorophylls of the LH2 antenna complex, using a B800-free mutant of Rhodobacter sphaeroides. Biochemistry 37, 1998, p. 4693-4698 [pdf]
  • Monshouwer R, Baltuska A, Mourik F van, Grondelle R van Time-resolved absorption difference spectroscopy of the LH-1 antenna of Rhodopseudomonas viridis. J. Phys. Chem. A 102, 1998, p. 4360-4371 [pdf]
  • Pålsson L-O, Flemming C, Gobets B, Grondelle R van, Dekker JP, Schlodder E Energy transfer and charge separation in photosystem I. P700 oxidation upon selective excitation of the long-wavelength antenna chlorophylls of Synechococcus elongatus. [pdf] Biophys. J. 74, 1998, p. 2611-2622
  • Peterman EJG, Amerongen H van, Grondelle R van, Dekker JP The nature of the excited state of the reaction center of photosystem II of green plants. A high-resolution fluorescence spectroscopy study. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 95, 1998, p. 6128-6133 [pdf]
  • Peterman EJG, Wenk S-O, Pullerits T, Pålsson L-O, Grondelle R van, Dekker JP, Rögner M, Amerongen H van Fluorescence and absorption spectroscopy of the weakly fluorescing chlorophyll a in cytochrome b6f of Synechocystis PCC 6803. Biophys. J. 75, 1998, p. 389-398 [pdf]
  • Salverda JM, Mourik F van, Stokkum IHM van, Wendling M, Grondelle R van Polarized and colored photon echo measurements on the LH2 antenna of Rps. acidophila and Rs. molischianum. In: Photosynthesis: Mechanisms and Effects (Garab G, ed.) Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, 1998, p. 45-48
  • Somsen OJG, Chernyak V, Frese RN, Grondelle R van, Mukamel S Excitonic interactions and Stark spectroscopy of light-harvesting systems. J. Phys. Chem. B 102, 1998, p. 8893-8908 [pdf]
  • Wendling M, Mourik F van, Stokkum IHM van, Salverda JM, Michel H, Grondelle R van Low-intensity pump-probe measurements on the B800 band of Rhodospirillim molischianum. In: Photosynthesis: Mechanisms and Effects (Garab G, ed.) Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, 1998, p. 49-52
  • Westerhuis WHJ, Vos M, Grondelle R van, Amesz J, Niederman RA Altered organization of light-hatvesting complexes in phospholipid-enriched Rhodobacter sphaeroides chromatophores as determined by fluorescence yield and singlet-singlet annihilation measurements. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1366, 1998, p. 317-329 [pdf]

Publications in 1997:

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  • Baltuska A, Stokkum IHM van, Kroon A, Monshouwer R, Hellingwerf KJ, Grondelle R van The primary events in the photoactivation of yellow protein. Chem. Phys. Lett. 270, 1997, p. 263-266 [pdf]
  • Beekman LMP, Steffen M, Stokkum IHM van, Olsen JD, Hunter CN, Boxer SG, Grondelle R van Characterization of the light harvesting antennas of photosynthetic purple bacteria by Stark spectroscopy: 1. LH1 antenna complex and the B820 subunit from Rhodospirillum rubrum. J. Phys. Chem. B 101, 1997, p. 7284-7292 [pdf]
  • Beekman LMP, Frese RN, Fowler GJS, Picorel R, Cogdell RJ, Stokkum IHM van, Hunter CN, Grondelle R van Characterization of the Light Harvesting antennas of photosynthetic purple bacteria by Stark spectroscopy: 2. LH2 complexes: Influence of the protein environment. J. Phys. Chem. B 101, 1997, p. 7293-7301 [pdf]
  • Biewenga GP, Haenen GRMM, Groen BH, Biewenga JE, Grondelle R van, Bast A Combined non-enzymatic and enzymatic reduction favors bioactivation of racemic lipoic acid: An advantage of a racemic drug? Chirality 9, 1997, p. 362-366
  • Brederode ME van, Jones MR, Grondelle R van Fluorescence excitation spectra of membrane-bound photosynthetic reaction centers of Rhodobacter sphaeroides in which the tyrosine M210 residue is replaced by tryptophan: evidence for a new pathway of charge separation. Chem. Phys. Lett. 268, 1997, p. 143-149 [pdf]
  • Brederode ME van, Jones MR, Mourik F van, Stokkum IHM van, Grondelle R van A new pathway for transmembrane electron transfer in photosynthetic reaction centers of Rhodobacter sphaeroides not involving the excited special pair. Biochemistry 36, 1997, p. 6855-6861 [pdf]
  • Eijckelhoff C, Vacha F, Grondelle R van, Dekker JP, Barber J Spectroscopic characterization of a 5 Chl a photosystem II reaction center complex. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1318, 1997, p. 266-274 [pdf]
  • Fleming GR, Grondelle R van Femtosecond spectroscopy of photosynthetic light-harvesting systems. Curr. Opinion Struct. Biol. 7, 1997, p. 738-748 [pdf]
  • Frese R, Oberheide U, Stokkum IHM van, Grondelle R van, Foidl M, Oelze J, Amerongen H van The organization of bacteriochlorophyll c in chlorosomes from Chloroflexus aurantiacus and the structural role of carotenoids and protein. An absorption, linear dichroism, circular dichroism and Stark spectroscopy study. Photosynth. Res. 54, 1997, p. 115-126 [pdf]
  • Grondelle R van, Monshouwer R, Valkunas L Photosynthetic light-harvesting. Pure Appl. Chem. 69, 1997, p. 1211-1218.
  • Groot M-L, Mourik F van, Eijckelhoff C, Stokkum IHM van, Dekker JP, Grondelle R van Charge separation in the reaction center of photosystem II studied as function of temperature. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 94, 1997, p. 4389-4394 [pdf]
  • Groot M-L, Grondelle R van, Leegwater JA, Mourik F van Radical pair quantum yield in reaction centers of photosystem II of green plants and of the bacterium Rhodobacter sphaeroides. Saturation behavior with sub-picosecond pulses. J. Phys. Chem. B 101, 1997, p. 7869-7873 [pdf]
  • Gülen D, Grondelle R van, Amerongen H van Structural information on the light-harvesting complex II of green plants that can be deciphered from polarized absorption characteristics. J. Phys. Chem. B 101, 1997, p. 7256-7261 [pdf]
  • Helenius V, Monshouwer R, Grondelle R van Temperature-dependent lifetimes and quantum yield of the singlet and triplet states of the B820 subunit of LH1 antenna complex of purple bacterium Rhodospirillum rubrum. J. Phys. Chem. B 101, 1997, p. 10554-10559 [pdf]
  • Kleima FJ, Gradinaru CC, Calkoen F, Stokkum IHM van, Grondelle R van, Amerongen H van Energy transfer in LHC-II monomers at 77K studied by sub-picosecond transient absorption spectroscopy. Biochemistry 36, 1997, p. 15262-15268 [pdf]
  • Kooijman M, Bloemendal M, Traub P, Grondelle R van, Amerongen H van Transient electric birefringence study of intermediate filament formation from vimentin and glial fibrillary acidic protein. J. Biol. Chem. 272, 1997, p. 22548-22555 [pdf]
  • Koolhaas MHC, Zwan G van der, Mourik F van, Grondelle R van Spectroscopy and structure of bacteriochlorophyll dimers. I. Structural consequences of nonconservative circular dichroism spectra. Biophys. J. 72, 1997, p. 1828-1841
  • Koolhaas MHC, Zwan G van der, Frese RN, Grondelle R van Red shift of the zero crossing in the CD spectra of the LH2 antenna complex of Rhodopseudomonas acidophila: A structure-based study. J. Phys. Chem. B 101, 1997, p. 7262-7270 [pdf]
  • Liuolia V, Valkunas L, Grondelle R van Excitons in chains of dimers. J. Phys. Chem. B 101, 1997, p. 7343-7349 [pdf]
  • Monshouwer R, Abrahamsson M, Mourik F van, Grondelle R van Superradiance and exciton delocalization in bacterial photosynthetic light-harvesting systems. J. Phys. Chem. B 101, 1997, p. 7241-7248 [pdf]
  • Peterman EJG, Monshouwer R., Stokkum IHM van, Grondelle R van, Amerongen H van Ultrafast singlet excitation transfer from carotenoids to chlorophylls via different pathways in light-harvesting complex II of green plants. Chem. Phys. Lett. 264, 1997, p. 279-284 [pdf]
  • Peterman EJG, Pullerits T, Grondelle R van, Amerongen H van Electron-phonon coupling and vibronic fine structure of light-harvesting complex II of green plants: Temperature dependent absorption and high-resolution fluorescence spectroscopy. J. Phys. Chem. B 101, 1997, p. 4448-4457 [pdf]
  • Peterman EJG, Gradinaru CC, Calkoen F, Borst JC, Grondelle R van, Amerongen H van The xanthophylls in light-harvesting complex II of higher plants: light harvesting and triplet quenching. Biochemistry 36, 1997, p. 12208-12215 [pdf]
  • Ruban AV, Calkoen F, Kwa SLS, Grondelle R van, Horton P, Dekker JP Characterisation of LHC-II in the aggregated state by linear and circular dichroism spectroscopy. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1321, 1997, p. 61-70 [pdf]
  • Somsen OJG, Grondelle R van, Westerhoff H Biocomplexity and the essence of the living state. Complexity 2, no 5, 1997, p. 3-4
  • Stokkum IHM van, Beekman LMP, Jones MR, Brederode ME van, Grondelle R van Primary electron transfer kinetics in membrane-bound Rhodobacter sphaeroides reaction centers: A global and target analysis. Biochemistry 36, 1997, p. 11360-11368 [pdf]
  • Yu J-Y, Nagasawa Y, Grondelle R van, Fleming GR Three pulse echo peak shift measurements on the B820 subunit of LH1 of Rhodospirillum rubrum. Chem. Phys. Lett. 280, 1997, p. 404-409 [pdf]

Publications in 1996:

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  • Beekman LMP, Stokkum IHM van, Monshouwer R, Reinders AJ, McGlynn P, Visschers RW, Jones MR and Grondelle R van Primary electron transfer in membrane-bound reaction centers with mutations at the M210 position. J. Phys. Chem. 100, 1996, p. 7256-7268
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  • Brederode ME van, Beekman LMP, Kuciauskas D, Jones MR, Stokkum IHM van, Grondelle R van Characteristics of the electron transfer reactions in the M210W reaction centre only mutant of Rhodobacter sphaeroides. In: The Reaction Center of Photosynthetic Bacteria: Structure and Dynamics (Michel-Beyerle ME, ed.), Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1996, p. 225-237
  • Eijckelhoff C, Roon H van, Groot M-L, Grondelle R van, Dekker JP Purification and spectroscopic characterization of photosystem II reaction center complexes isolated with or without Triton X-100. Biochemistry 35, 1996, p. 12864-12872 [pdf]
  • Groen BH, Bloemendal M, Mulders JWM, Hadden JM, Chapman D, Stokkum IHM van, Grondelle R van Spectroscopic characterization of recombinant follicle stimulating hormone. Spectrochimica Acta A 52, 1996, p. 1331-1346
  • Grondelle R van Fysica van leven: een nieuw begin. Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Natuurkunde 62, 1996, p. 162-165
  • Grondelle R van, Monshouwer R Excitation energy transfer and trapping in photosynthesis. In: Ultrafast Phenomena X (Barbara PF, Fujimoto JG, Knox WH, Zinth W, eds.) Springer Series in Chemical Physics 62, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1996, p. 311-313
  • Grondelle R van, Monshouwer R, Valkunas L Photosynthetic light-harvesting. Ber. Bunsen Ges. Phys. Chem. 100, 1996, p. 1950-1957
  • Groot M-L, Dekker JP, Grondelle R van, Hartog FTH den, Völker S Energy transfer and trapping in isolated photosystem II reaction centers of green plants at low temperature. A study by spectral hole-burning. J. Phys. Chem. 100, 1996, p. 11488-11495 [pdf]
  • Groot M-L, Pålsson L-O, Pribic R, Stokkum IHM van, Dekker JP, Grondelle R van Energetics and excited state dynamics of the radical pair formation in isolated CP47-reaction center complexes of Photosystem II at various temperatures. In: Fast Elementary Processes in Chemical and Biological Systems (Tramer A, ed.), AIP Press, New York, 1996, pp. 288-292
  • Groot M-L, Mourik F van, Stokkum I van, Grondelle R van Quantum beats in the reaction center of photosystem II. In: Ultrafast Phenomena X (Barbara PF, Fujimoto JG, Knox WH, Zinth W, eds.) Springer Series in Chemical Physics 62, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1996, p. 344-345
  • Monshouwer R, Grondelle R van Excitations and excitons in bacterial light-harvesting complexes. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1275, 1996, p. 70-75 [pdf]
  • Monshouwer R, Baltuska A, Mourik F van, Grondelle R van Polarized pump-probe spectroscopy on the LH1 antenna of Rhodopseudomonas viridis at room temperature. In: Ultrafast Phenomena X (Barbara PF, Fujimoto JG, Knox WH, Zinth W, eds.) Springer Series in Chemical Physics 62, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 1996, p. 316-317
  • Oksanen JAI, Helenius VM, Hynninen PH, Amerongen H van, Korppi-Tommola JEI, Grondelle R van Circular and linear dichroism of aggregates of chlorophyll a and chlorophyll b in 3-methylpentane and paraffin oil. Photochem. Photobiol. 64, 1996, p. 356-362
  • Oling F, Boekema EJ, Ortiz de Zarate I, Visschers RW, Grondelle R van, Keegstra W, Brisson A, Picorel R Two-dimensional crystals of LH2 light-harvesting complexes from Ectothiorhodospira sp. and Rhodobacter capsulatus investigated by electron microscopy. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1273, 1996, p. 44-50
  • Pålsson L-O, Dekker JP, Schlodder E, Monshouwer R, Grondelle R van Polarized site-selective fluorescence spectroscopy of the long-wavelength emitting chlorophylls in isolated photosystem I particles of Synechococcus elongatus. Photosynth. Res. 48, 1996, p. 239-246
  • Peterman EJG, Hobe S, Calkoen F, Grondelle R van, Paulsen H, Amerongen H van Low-temperature spectroscopy of monomeric and trimeric forms of reconstituted light-harvesting chlorophyll a/b complex. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1273, 1996, p. 171-174 [pdf]
  • Renge I, Grondelle R van, Dekker JP Matrix and temperature effects on absorption spectra of ß-carotene and pheophytin a in solution and in green plant photosystem II. J. Photochem. Photobiol. A 96, 1996, p. 109-122 [pdf]
  • Somsen OJG, Valkunas L, Grondelle R van A perturbed two-level model for exciton trapping in small photosynthetic systems. Biophys. J. 70, 1996, p. 669-683
  • Somsen OJG, Grondelle R van, Amerongen H van Spectral broadening of interacting pigments: Polarized absorption by photosynthetic proteins. Biophys. J. 71, 1996, p. 1934-1951
  • Visser HM, Kleima FJ, Stokkum IHM van, Grondelle R van, Amerongen H van Probing the many energy-transfer processes in the photosynthetic light-harvesting complex II at 77K using energy-selective sub-picosecond transient absorption spectroscopy. Chemical Physics 210, 1996, p. 297-312 [pdf]
  • Visser HM, Somsen OJG, Mourik F van, Grondelle R van Excited-state energy equilibration via subpicosecond energy transfer within the inhomogeneously broadened light-harvesting antenna of LH-1-only Rhodobacter sphaeroides mutants M2192 at room temperature and 4.2 K. J. Phys. Chem. 100, 1996, p. 18859-18867 [pdf]

Publications in 1995:

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  • Amerongen H van, Grondelle R van Transient absorption spectroscopy as a tool to study processes and dynamics in biology. Meth. Enzymol. 246, 1995, p. 201-226
  • Beekman LMP, Visschers RW, Monshouwer R, Heer-Dawson M, Mattioli TA, McGlynn P, Hunter CN, Robert B, Stokkum IHM van, Grondelle R van, Jones MR Time-resolved and steady-state spectroscopic analysis of membrane-bound reaction centers from Rhodobacter sphaeroides: comparisons with detergent-solubilised complexes. Biochemistry 34, 1995, p. 14712-14721
  • Bradforth SE, Jimenez R, Mourik F van, Grondelle R van, Fleming GR Excitation transfer in the core light-harvesting complex (LH-1) of Rhodobacter sphaeroides: an ultrafast fluorescence depolarization and annihilation study. J. Phys. Chem. 99, 1995, p. 16179-16191
  • Durrant JR, Dekker JP, Kwa SLS, Grondelle R van, Barber J, Porter G, Klug DR Trapping of excitation energy by photosystem two reaction centres: Is P680 a multimer? Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 38, 1995, p. 135-138
  • Durrant JR, Klug DR, Kwa SLS, van Grondelle R, Porter G, Dekker JP A multimer model for P680, the primary electron donor of photosystem II. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 92, 1995, p. 4798-4802
  • Groot M-L, Peterman EJG, Stokkum IHM van, Dekker JP, Grondelle R van Triplet and fluorescing states of the CP47 antenna complex of photosystem II studied as a function of temperature. Biophys. J. 68, 1995, p. 281-290
  • Haeringen B van, Lange F de, Stokkum IHM van, Srai SKS, Evans RW, Grondelle R van, Bloemendal, M Dynamic structure of human serum transferrin from transient electric birefringence experiments. Proteins 23, 1995, p. 233-240
  • Kooijman M, Amerongen H van, Traub P, Grondelle R van, Bloemendal M The assembly state of the intermediate filament proteins desmin and glial fibrillary acidic protein at low ionic strength. FEBS Lett. 358, 1995, p. 185-188
  • Kooijman M, Bloemendal M, Traub P, Grondelle R van, Amerongen H van Hydrodynamic and electrical characterization of T-vimentin dimers and tetramers by transient electric birefringence measurements. J Biol. Chem. 270, 1995, p. 2931-2937
  • Koolhaas MHC, Zwan G van der, Mourik F van, Grondelle R van Correlation of non-conservative CD signals, absorption spectra and dimer structure. Application to the B820 subunit. In: Photosynthesis: From Light to Biosphere (Mathis P, ed.) Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, 1995, Vol. I, p. 351-354
  • Monshouwer R, Visschers RW, Mourik F van, Freiberg A, Grondelle R van Low-temperature absorption and site-selected fluorescence of the light-harvesting antenna of Rhodopseudomonas viridis. Evidence for heterogeneity. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1229, 1995, p. 373-380
  • Monshouwer R, Ortiz de Zarate I, Mourik F van, Grondelle R van Low-intensity pump- probe spectroscopy on the B800 to B850 transfer in the light harvesting 2 complex of Rhodobacter sphaeroides. Chem. Phys. Lett. 246, 1995, p. 341-346
  • Peterman EJG, Dukker FM, Grondelle R van, Amerongen H van Chlorophyll a and carotenoid triplet states in light-harvesting complex II of higher plants. Biophys. J. 69, 1995, p. 2670-2678
  • Pullerits T, Monshouwer R, Mourik F van, Grondelle R van Temperature dependence of electron-vibronic spectra of photosynthetic systems. Computer simulations and comparison with experiment. Chemical Physics 194, 1995, p. 395-407
  • Ruban AV, Dekker JP, Horton P, Grondelle R van Temperature dependence of chlorophyll fluorescence in the light harvesting complex II of higher plants. Photochem. Photobiol. 61, 1995, p. 216-221
  • Valkunas L, Liuolia V, Dekker JP, Grondelle R van Description of energy migration and trapping in photosystem I. The application of a model with two scaling parameters. Photosynth. Res. 43, 1995, p. 149-154
  • Valkunas L, Trinkunas G, Liuolia V, Grondelle R van Nonlinear annihilation of excitations in photosynthetic systems. Biophys. J. 69, 1995, p. 1117-1129
  • Visschers RW, Germeroth L, Michel H, Monshouwer R, Grondelle R van Spectroscopic properties of the light-harvesting complexes from Rhodospirillum molischianum. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1230, 1995, p. 147-154
  • Visser HM, Somsen OJG, Mourik F van, Lin S, Stokkum IHM van, Grondelle R van Direct observation of sub-picosecond equilibration of excitation energy in the light-harvesting antenna of Rhodospirillum rubrum. Biophys. J. 69, 1995, p. 1083-1099
  • Visser HM, Groot M-L, Mourik F van, Stokkum IHM van, Dekker JP, Grondelle R van Subpicosecond transient absorption difference spectroscopy on the reaction center of photosystem II: radical pair formation at 77 K. J. Phys. Chem. 99, 1995, p. 15304-15309

Publications in 1994:

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  • Amerongen H van, Kwa SLS, Bolhuis BM van, Grondelle R van Polarized fluorescence and absorption of macroscopically aligned light-harvesting complex II. Biophys. J. 67, 1994, p. 837-847
  • Amerongen H van, Bolhuis BM. van, Betts S, Mei R, Grondelle R van, Yocum CF, Dekker JP Spectroscopic characterization of CP26, a chlorophyll a/b binding protein of the higher plant Photosystem II reaction center. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1188, 1994, p. 227-234
  • Beekman LMP, Mourik F van, Jones MR, Visser HM, Hunter CN, Grondelle R van Trapping kinetics in mutants of the photosynthetic purple bacterium Rhodobacter sphaeroides: Influence of the charge separation rate and consequences for the rate-limiting step in the light-harvesting process. Biochemistry 33, 1994, p. 3143-3147
  • Bradforth S, Jimenez R, Fidler V, Fleming GR, Nagarajan S, Norris JR, Mourik F van, Grondelle R van Ultrafast energy transfer in the core light-harvesting complex of the photosynthetic bacterium Rhodobacter sphaeroides observed by fluorescence upconversion. In: Ultrafast Phenomena IX. Springer Series in Chemical Physics (Barbara PF, Knox WH, Mourou G and Zewail AH, eds.), Vol. 60, 1994, p. 441-442, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
  • Caro C de, Visschers RW, Grondelle R van, Völker S Spectral hole-burning in pigment-protein complexes of photosynthetic bacteria. J. Luminescence 58, 1994, p. 149-153
  • Caro C de, Visschers RW, Grondelle R van, Völker S Inter- and intraband energy transfer in LH2-antenna complexes of purple bacteria. A fluorescence line-narrowing and hole-burning study. J. Phys. Chem. 98, 1994, p. 10584-10590
  • Crielaard W, Visschers RW, Fowler GJS, Grondelle R van, Hellingwerf KJ, Hunter CN Probing the B800 bacteriochlorophyll binding site of the accessory light-harvesting complex from Rhodobacter sphaeroides using site directed mutants. I. Mutagenesis, effects on binding, function and electrochromic behaviour of its carotenoids. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1183, 1994, p. 473-482
  • Fleming GR, Grondelle R van The primary steps of photosynthesis. Physics Today 47 , 1994, p. 48-55
  • Gobets B, Amerongen H van, Monshouwer R, Kruip J, Rögner M, Grondelle R van, Dekker JP Polarized site-selected fluorescence spectroscopy of isolated photosystem I particles. Biochim. Biophys Acta 1188, 1994, p. 75-85
  • Grondelle R van, Dekker JP, Gillbro T, Sundström V Energy transfer and trapping in photosynthesis. Biochim. Biophys Acta 1187,1994, p. 1-65
  • Groot M-L, Peterman EJG, Kan PJM van, Stokkum IHM, Dekker JP, Grondelle R van Temperature dependent triplet and fluorescence quantum yields of the photosystem II reaction center described in a thermodynamic model. Biophys. J. 67, 1994, p. 318-330
  • Haeringen B van, Dekker JP, Bloemendal M, Rögner M, Grondelle R van, Amerongen H van The simultaneous measurement of electric birefringence and dichroism. A study on photosystem I particles. Biophys. J. 67, 1994, p. 411-417
  • Hess S, Pullerits T, Åkesson E, Sundström V, Visscher KJ, Feldshtein F, Babin A, Gulbinas V, Grondelle R van Ultrafast energy transfer in LH2 antenna complex of the photosynthetic purple bacteria Rhodobacter sphaeroides, Rhodopseudomonas palustris and Rhodopseudomonas acidophila. Lith. J. Phys. 34, 1994, p. 79-88
  • Hoff WD, Stokkum IHM van, Ramesdonk HJ van, Brederode ME van, Brouwer AM, Fitch JC, Meyer TE, Grondelle R van, Hellingwerf KJ Measurement and global analysis of the absorbance changes in the photocycle of the photoactive yellow protein from Ectothiorhodospira halophila. Biophys. J. 67, 1994, p. 1691-1705
  • Kooijman M, Bloemendal M, Amerongen H van, Traub P, Grondelle R van Characterization of multiple oligomeric vimentin intermediate filament units by transient electric birefringence measurements. J. Mol. Biol. 236, 1994, p. 1241-1249
  • Koolhaas MHC, Mourik F van, Zwan G van der, Grondelle R van The B820 sub-unit of the bacterial light-harvesting antenna, a disordered dimer? J. Luminescence 60&61, 1994, p. 515-519
  • Kwa SLS, Völker S, Tilly NT, Grondelle R van, Dekker JP Polarized site-selection spectroscopy of chlorophyll a in detergent. Photochem. Photobiol. 59, 1994, p. 219-228
  • Kwa SLS, Eijckelhoff C, Grondelle R van, Dekker JP Site-selection spectroscopy of the reaction center complex of photosystem II. I. Triplet-minus-singlet absorption difference: a search for a second exciton band of P-680. J. Phys. Chem. 98, 1994, p. 7702-7711
  • Kwa SLS, Tilly NT, Eijckelhoff C, Grondelle R van, Dekker JP Site-selection spectroscopy of the reaction center complex of photosystem II. II. Identification of the fluorescing species at 4 K. J. Phys. Chem. 98, 1994, p. 7712-7716
  • Mourik F van, Verwijst RR, Mulder JM, Grondelle R van Singlet-triplet spectroscopy of the light-harvesting BChl a complex of Prostecochloris aestuarii. The nature of the low-energy 825 nm transition. J. Phys. Chem. 98, 1994, p. 10307-10312
  • Nussberger S, Dekker JP, Kühlbrandt W, Bolhuis BM van, Grondelle R van, Amerongen H van Spectroscopic characterization of three different monomeric forms of the main chlorophyll a/b binding protein from chloroplast membranes. Biochemistry 33, 1994, p. 14775-14783
  • Peterman EJG, Dekker JP, Grondelle R van, Amerongen H van, Nussberger S Wavelength-selected polarized fluorescence of monomeric, trimeric and aggregated Light-Harvesting Complex II of green plants. Lith. J. Phys. 34, 1994, p. 301-305
  • Pullerits T, Mourik F van, Monshouwer R, Visschers RW, Grondelle R van Electron-phonon coupling in the B820 subunit form of LH1 studied by temperature dependence of optical spectra. J. Luminescence 58, 1994, p. 168-171
  • Pullerits T, Visscher KJ, Hess S, Sundström V, Freiberg A, Timpmann K, Grondelle R van Energy transfer in the inhomogeneously broadened core antenna of purple bacteria: a simultaneous fit of low intensity picosecond absorption and fluorescence kinetics. Biophys. J. 66, 1994, p. 236-248
  • Reddy NRS, Amerongen H van, Kwa SLS, Grondelle R van, Small GJ Low energy exciton level structure and dynamics in LHC-II trimers from the Chl a/b antenna complex of photosystem II. J. Phys. Chem. 98, 1994, p. 4729-4735
  • Savikhin S, Amerongen H van, Kwa SLS, Grondelle R van, Struve WS Low-temperature energy transfer in LHC-II trimers from the Chl a/b light-harvesting antenna of photosystem II. Biophys. J. 66, 1994, p. 1597-1603
  • Somsen OJG, Mourik F van, Grondelle R van, Valkunas L Energy migration and trapping in a spectrally and spatially inhomogeneous light-harvesting antenna. Biophys. J. 66, 1994, p. 1580-1596
  • Somsen OJG, Visser HM, Valkunas L, Grondelle R van Numerical simulation of thermal equilibration in spectrally inhomogeneous light-harvesting antennae. Lith. J. Phys. 34, 1994, p. 370-374
  • Valkunas L, Somsen OJG, Mourik F van, Grondelle R van Energy migration in spectrally inhomogeneous photosynthetic antenna systems. Lith. J. Phys. 34, 1994, p. 89-93
  • Visschers RW, Crielaard W, Fowler GJS, Hunter CN, Grondelle R van Probing the B800 bacteriochlorophyll binding site of the accessory light-harvesting complex from Rhodobacter sphaeroides using site directed mutants. II. A low-temperature spectroscopy study of structural aspects of the pigment-protein conformation. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1183, 1994, p. 483-490

Publications in 1993:

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  • Beekman LMP, Visschers RW, Visscher KJ, Althuis B, Barz W, Oesterhelt D, Sundström V, Grondelle R van Excitation energy transfer in mutants of Rb. sphaeroides: the effects of changes in the core antenna size. In: Ultrafast Phenomena VIII. Springer Series in Chemical Physics (Martin JL, Migus A, Mourou G and Zewail AH, eds.), Vol. 55, 1993, p. 552-554, SpringerVerlag Berlin Heidelberg
  • Bloemendal M, Grondelle R van Lineardichroism spectroscopy for the study of structural properties of proteins. Molecular Biology Reports 18, 1993, p. 49-69
  • Boonstra AF, Visschers RW, Calkoen F, Grondelle R van, Bruggen EFJ van, Boekema EJ Structural characterization of the B800-850 and B875 light-harvesting antenna complexes from Rhodobacter sphaeroides by electron microscopy. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1142, 1993, p. 181-188
  • Fowler GJS, Crielaard W, Visschers RW, Grondelle R van, Hunter CN Site-directed mutagenesis of the LH2 light-harvesting complex of Rhodobacter sphaeroides: changing bLys23 to Gln results in a shift in the 850 nm absorption peak. Photochem. Photobiol. 57, 1993, p. 2-5
  • Haeringen B van, Bogaerde MR van den, Eden D, Grondelle R van, Bloemendal M Further characterization of structural and electric properties of nonspherical a-crystallin. Eur. J. Biochem. 217, 1993, p. 143-150
  • Laan H van der, Caro D de, Schmidt Th, Visschers RW, Grondelle R van, Fowler GJS, Hunter CN, Völker S Excited-state dynamics of mutated antenna complexes of purple bacteria studied by hole-burning. Chem. Phys. Lett. 212, 1993, p. 569-580
  • Lee J van der, Bald D, Kwa SLS, Grondelle R van, Rögner M, Dekker JP Steady-state polarized light spectroscopy of isolated photosystem I complexes. Photosynth. Res.35, 1993, p. 311-321
  • Mourik F van, Visscher KJ, Mulder JM, Grondelle R van Spectral inhomogeneity of the light-harvesting antenna of Rhodospirillum rubrum probed by triplet-minus-singlet spectroscopy and singlet-triplet annihilation at low temperatures. Photochem. Photobiol. 57, 1993, p. 19-23
  • Roelofs TA, Kwa SLS, Grondelle R van, Dekker JP, Holzwarth AR Primary processes and structure of the photosystem II reaction center: II. Low-temperature picosecond fluorescence kinetics of a D1-D2-Cyt-b559 reaction center complex isolated by short Tritonexposure. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1143, 1993, p. 147-157
  • Visscher KJ, Gulbinas V, Cogdell RJ, Grondelle R van, Sundström V Ultrafast energy transfer within the light-harvesting antenna of photosynthetic purple bacteria. In: Ultrafast Phenomena VIII. Springer Series in Chemical Physics(Martin JL, Migus A, Mourou G and Zewail AH, eds.) Vol. 55, 1993, p. 559-561, SpringerVerlag Berlin Heidelberg
  • Visschers RW, Mourik F van, Monshouwer R, Grondelle R van Inhomogeneous spectral broadening of the B820 subunit form of LH1. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1141, 1993, p. 238-244
  • Visschers RW, Grondelle R van, Robert B Resonance Raman spectroscopy of the B820 subunit of the core antenna from Rhodospirillum rubrum G9. Biochim. Biophys Acta 1183, 1993, p. 369373
  • Vlaanderen I, Grondelle R van, Bloemendal M The use of Fast Protein Liquid (size exclusion). Chromatography for the fractionation of crystallins and the study of b-crystallin aggregation. J. Liquid Chromatogr. 16, 1993, p. 367-382

Publications in 1992:

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  • Crielaard W, Mourik F van, Grondelle R van, Konings WN, Hellingwerf KJ Spectral identification of the electrochromically active carotenoids of Rhodobacter sphaeroides in chromatophores and reconstituted liposomes. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1100, 1992, p. 9-14
  • Fowler GJS, Visschers RW, Grief GG, Grondelle R van, Hunter CN Genetically modified photosynthetic antenna complexes with blueshifted absorbance bands. Nature 355, 1992, p. 848-850
  • Haeringen B van, Jiskoot W, Grondelle R van, Bloemendal M Acid-induced structural changes of a mouse IgG2a monoclonal antibody (MN12) studied bytransient electric birefringence measurement. J. Biomol. Struct. Dynam. 9, 1992, p. 991-1011
  • Haeringen B van, Eden D, Bogaerde MR van de, Grondelle R van, Bloemendal M a-Crystallin exists in a non-spherical form. A study on the rotational properties and reconstituted acrystallin. Eur. J. Biochem. 210, 1992, 211-216
  • Hemelrijk PW, Kwa SLS, Grondelle R van, Dekker JP Spectroscopic properties of LHC-II, the main light-harvesting chlorophyll a/b protein complex from chloroplast membranes. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1098, 1992, p. 159-166
  • Hoff WD, Kwa SLS, Grondelle R van, Hellingwerf KJ Low temperature absorbance and fluorescence spectroscopy of the photoactive yellow protein from Ectothiorhodospira halophila. Photochem. Photobiol. 56, 1992, p. 529-540
  • Jones MR, Visschers RW, van Grondelle R, & Hunter CN Construction of a mutant of a mutant of Rhodobacter sphaeroides with the reaction centre as the sole pigment-protein complex. Biochemistry 31, 1992, p. 4458-4465
  • Kan PJM van, Groot ML, Kwa SLS, Dekker JP, Grondelle R van Chlorophyll triplet states in the CP47-D1-D2-cytochrome b-559 complex of photosystem II. In: "The Photosynthetic Bacterial Reaction Center II", Breton J and Vermeglio A, eds. Plenum Press, New York, p. 411-420
  • Kooijman M, Bloemendal M, Traub P, Grondelle R van Fluorescence study of the nucleic acid binding site of vimentin. FEBS Lett. 302, 1992, p. 177-180
  • Kwa SLS, Newell WR, Grondelle R van, Dekker JP The reaction center of photosystem II studied with polarized fluorescence spectroscopy. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1099, 1992, p. 193-202
  • Kwa SLS, Groeneveld FG, Dekker JP, Grondelle R van, Amerongen H van, Lin S, Struve WS Steady-state and time-resolved polarized light spectroscopy of the green plant light-harvesting complex II. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1101, 1992, p. 143-146
  • Kwa SLS, Amerongen H van, Lin S, Dekker JP, Grondelle R van, Struve WS Ultrafast energy transfer in LHC-II trimers from the Chl a/b light-harvesting antenna of photosystem II. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1102, 1992, p. 202-212
  • Leguyt T, Visschers RW, Crielaard W, van Grondelle R, & Hellingwerf K Low temperature fluorescence and absorption spectroscopy of reaction center and antenna complexes from Ectothiorhodospira mobilis, Rhodopseudomonas palustris and Rhodobacter sphaeroides. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1102, 1992, p. 177-185
  • Mourik F van, Verwijst RR, Mulder JM, Grondelle R van Excitation transfer dynamics and spectroscopic properties of the light-harvesting BChl a complex of Prostecochloris aestuarii. J. Luminescence 53, 1992, p. 499-502
  • Mourik F van, Visschers RW, Grondelle R van Energy transfer and aggregate size effects in the inhomogeneously broadened core light-harvesting complex of Rhodobacter sphaeroides. Chem. Phys. Lett. 193, 1992, p. 1-7
  • Mourik F van, Hawthornthwaite AM, Vonk C, Evans MB, Cogdell RJ, Sundström V, Grondelle R van Spectroscopic characterization of the low-light B800-850 light-harvesting complex of Rhodopseudomonas palustris, strain 2.1.6. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1140, 1992, p. 85-9.4
  • Stuiver MH, Bergsma WG, Arnberg AC, Amerongen H van, Grondelle R van, Vliet PC van der Structural alterations of double-stranded DNA in complex with the Adenovirus DNA-binding protein. J. Mol. Biol. 225, 1992, p. 999-1011
  • Sundström V, Grondelle R van Dynamics of energy transfer and trapping in photosynthetic bacteria. In Dynamics and mechanisms of photoinduced transfer and related phenomena (Mataga N, Okada T and Masuhara H, eds.) Elsevier Science Publishers, 1992, p. 485-498
  • Sundström V, Grondelle R van Ultrafast dynamics of excitation energy transfer and trapping in BChl a and BChl bcontaining photosynthetic bacteria. J. Photochem. Photobiol. B 15, 1992, p. 159-170
  • Valkunas L, Mourik F van, Grondelle R van On the role of spectral and spatial inhomogeneity on the process of excitation energy transfer. J. Photochem. Photobiol. B 15, 1992, p. 141-150
  • Visschers RW, Nunn R, Calkoen F, Mourik F van, Hunter CN, Rice DW, Grondelle R van Spectroscopic characterization of B820 subunits from light-harvesting complex I of Rhodospirillum rubrum and Rhodobacter sphaeroides prepared with the detergent n-octyl-rac-2,3dipropylsulfoxide. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1100, 1992, p. 259-266
  • Zhang FG, Gillbro T, Grondelle R van, Sundström V Dynamics of energy transfer and trapping in the light-harvesting antenna of Rhodopseudomonas viridis. Biophys. J. 61, 1992, p. 694-703
  • Zhang FG, Grondelle R van, Sundström V Pathways of energy flow through the light-harvesting antenna of the photosynthetic purple bacterium Rhodobacter sphaeroides. Biophys. J. 61, 1992, p. 911-920

Publications in 1991:

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  • Amerongen H van, Haeringen B van, Gurp M van, Grondelle R van Polarized fluorescence measurements on ordered photosynthetic antenna complexes: Chlorosomes of Chloroflexus aurantiacus and B800-850 antenna complexes of Rhodobacter sphaeroides. Biophys.J. 59, 1991, p. 992-1001
  • Griebenow K, Holzwarth AR, Mourik F van, Grondelle R van Pigment organization and energy transfer in green bacteria. 2. Circular and linear dichroism spectra of proteincontaining and protein-free chlorosomes isolated from Chloroflexus aurantiacus strain Ok70fl. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1058, 1991, p. 194-202
  • Grondelle R van, Bergström H, Sundström V Trapping of excitation energy in photosynthetic purple bacteria. In: Photobiology, The Science and Its Applications (Riklis E, ed.) Plenum Press, New York, 1991, p. 367-378
  • Grondelle R van, Visscher KJ Excitatie-energieoverdracht en ladingsscheiding in de fotosynthese. Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Natuurkunde 16, 1991, p. 207-213
  • Houte LPA van, Westra JG, Retèl J, Grondelle R van A circular dichroism study on the conformation of d(CGT) modified with N-acetyl-2-aminofluorene or 2-aminofluorene. J. Biomol. Struct. Dynam. 9, 1991, p. 45-59
  • Jiskoot W, Bloemendal M, Haeringen B van, Grondelle R van, Beuvery EC, Herron JN, Crommelin DJA Non-random conformation of a mouse IgG2a monoclonal antibody at low pH. Eur. J. Biochem. 201, 1991, p. 223-232
  • Lankelma JS, Mülder HS, Mourik F van, Wong Fong Sang HW, Kraayenhof R, Grondelle R van Cellular daunomycin fluorescence in multidrug resistant 2780AD cells and its relation to cellular drug localisation. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1093, 1991, p. 147-152
  • Mourik F van, Oord CJR van der, Visscher KJ, Parkes-Loach PS, Loach PA, Visschers RW, Grondelle R van Exciton interactions in the light-harvesting antenna of photosynthetic bacteria studied with singlet-triplet spectroscopy and singlet-triplet annihilation on the B820 subunit form of Rhodospirillum rubrum. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1059, 1991, p. 111-119
  • Newell WR, Amerongen H van, Barber J, Grondelle R van Spectroscopic characterization of the reaction centre of Photosystem II using polarised light: Evidence for b-carotene excitons in PS II reaction centres. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1057, 1991, p. 232-238
  • Sundström V, Grondelle R van Dynamics of excitation energy transfer in bacterial photosynthesis. In: Chlorophylls (Scheer H, ed.), CRC Uniscience Series, Boca Raton, FL, USA, 1991, p. 1097-1124
  • Visschers RW, Chang MC, Mourik F van, ParkesLoach PS, Heller BA, Loach PA, Grondelle R van Fluorescence polarization and low-temperature absorption spectroscopy of a subunit form of light-harvesting complex I from purple photosynthetic bacteria. Biochemistry 30, 1991, p. 5734-5742

Publications in 1990:

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  • Amerongen H van, Kuil ME, Scheerhagen MA, Grondelle R van Structure calculations for single-stranded DNA in the complex with the single-stranded DNA-binding protein GP32 of bacteriophage T4. A remarkable DNA-structure. Biochemistry 29, 1990, p. 5619-5625
  • Amerongen H van, Kwa SLS, Grondelle R van Complex between single-stranded DNA and gene 5 protein of bacteriophage M13 studied with linear dichroism and ultraviolet absorption. J. Mol. Biol. 216, 1990, 717-727
  • Bloemendal M, Leunissen JAM, Amerongen H van, Grondelle R van Average orientation of aromatic residues in proteins determined from linear dichroism spectroscopy. A comparison of results on bovine g-crystallins with X-ray data. J. Mol. Biol. 216, 1990, p. 181-186
  • Cogdell RJ, Hawthornthwaite AM, Ferguson LA, Evans MB, Li M, Gardiner A, Mackenzie RC, Thornber JP, Brunisholz RA, Zuber H, Grondelle R van, Mourik F van The structure and function of some unusual variable antenna complexes. In: Molecular Biology of Membrane-Bound Complexes in Phototrophic Bacteria (Drews G, Dawes EA, eds.) Plenum Press, New York, 1990, p. 211-218
  • Cogdell RJ, Hawthornthwaite AM, Evans MB, Ferguson LA, Kerfeld C, Thornber JP, Mourik F van, Grondelle R van Isolation and characterisation of an unusual antenna complex from the marine purple sulphur photosynthetic bacterium Chromatium purpuratum BN5500. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 1019, 1990, p. 239-244
  • Houte LPA van, Retèl J, Westra JG, Grondelle R van The fluorescence emission properties of dGuo-C8-AAF, dGuo-C8-AF and the imidazole ringopened products of dGuoC8AF indicate a different dynamic structure for the various compounds. Carcinogenesis 11, 1990, p. 701-704
  • Hunter CN, Bergström H, Grondelle R van, Sundström V Energy-transfer dynamics in three light-harvesting mutants of Rhodobacter sphaeroides: a picosecond study. Biochemistry 29, 1990, 3203-3207
  • Kuil ME, Oord CJR van der, Vlaanderen CA, Haeringen B van, Grondelle R van A refined calculation of the solution dimensions of the complex between gene 32 protein and single-stranded DNA based on estimates of the bending persistence length. J. Biomol. Struct. Dyn. 7, 1990, p. 943-957
  • Kuil ME, Holmlund K, Vlaanderen CA, Grondelle R van Study of the binding of single-stranded DNA-binding protein to DNA and Poly(rA) using electric field induced birefringence and circular dichroism spectroscopy. Biochemistry 29, 1990, p. 8184-8189
  • Laan H van der, Schmidt Th, Visschers RW, Visscher KJ, Grondelle R van,Völker S Energy transfer in the B800-850 antenna complex of purple bacteria Rhodobacter sphaeroides: a study by spectral holeburning. Chem. Phys. Lett. 170, 1990, 231-238
  • Mourik F van, Visschers RW, Chang MC, Cogdell RJ, Sundström V, Grondelle R van Spectroscopic properties of pigment-protein complexes from photosynthteic purple bacteria in relation to their structure and function. In: Molecular Biology of MembraneBound Complexes in Phototrophic Bacteria (Drews G, Dawes EA, eds.) Plenum Press, New York, 1990, p. 345-356
  • Stokkum IHM van, Spoelder HJW, Bloemendal M, Grondelle R van, Groen FCA Estimation of protein secondary structure and error analysis from circular dichroism spectra. Anal. Biochem. 191, 1990, p. 110-118
  • Sundström V, Grondelle R van Energy transfer in photosynthetic light-harvesting antennas. J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 7, 1990, 1595-1603



Publications in 1989:

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  • Amerongen H van, Grondelle R van Orientation of the bases of the single-stranded DNA and polynucleotides in complexes formed with the gene 32 protein of bacteriophage T4. A linear dichroism study. J. Mol. Biol. 209, 1989, p. 433-445
  • Bergström H, Grondelle R van, Sundström V Characterization of excitationenergy trapping in photosynthetic purple bacteria at 77K. FEBS Lett. 250, 1989, p. 503-508
  • Bloemendal M, Amerongen H van, Bloemendal H, Grondelle R van A structural study of bovine lens a-crystallin and ist subunits by absorption and linear dichroism spectroscopy. Eur. J. Biochem. 184, 1989, p. 427-432
  • Deinum G, Aartsma TJ, Grondelle R van, Amesz J Singlet-singlet annihilation measurements on the antenna of Rhodospirillum rubrum between 300 and 4K. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 976, 1989, p. 63-69
  • Houte LPA van, Grondelle R van, Retèl J, Westra JG, Zinger D, Sutherland JC, Kim S, Geacintov NE Excited state properties of the N-(deoxyguanos-in-8-yl)-2-aminofluorene adducts. Photochem. Photobiol. 49, 1989, p. 387-394
  • Hunter CN, Grondelle R van, Dorssen RJ van The construction and properties of a mutant of Rhodobacter sphaeroides with the LH1 antenna as the sole pigment protein. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 973, 1989, p. 383-389
  • Hunter CN, Grondelle R van, Olsen JD Photosynthetic antenna proteins: 100 ps before photochemistry starts. Trends Biochem. Sci. 14, 1989, p. 72-76
  • Kuil ME, Amerongen H van, Vliet PC van der, Grondelle R van Complex formation between the Adenovirus DNA-binding protein and single-stranded poly (rA). Cooperativity and salt dependence. Biochemistry 28, 1989, p. 9795-9800
  • Matthijs HCP, Staay GWM van der, Amerongen H van, Grondelle R van, Garab G Structural organization of chlorophyll b in the prochlorophyte Prochlorotrix hollandica: Lack of chlorophyll b eximer circular dichroism bands. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 975, 1989, p. 185-187
  • Scheerhagen MA, Kuil ME, Amerongen H van, Grondelle R van A model for the complex between the helix destabilizing protein GP 32 of Bacteriophage T4 and single-stranded DNA. J. Biomol. Struct. Dyn. 6, 1989, p. 701-706
  • Visscher KJ, Bergström H, Sundström V, Hunter CN, Grondelle R van Temperature dependence of energy transfer from the long-wavelength antenna BChl-896 to the reaction center in Rhodospirillum rubrum, Rhodobacter sphaeroides wt and M21 mutant from 77K to 177K studied by picosecond absorption spectroscopy. Photosynth. Res. 22, 1989, p. 211-217
  • Westerhuis WHJ, Vos M, Dorssen RJ van, Grondelle R van, Amesz J, Niederman RA Associations of pigment-protein complexes in phospholipid-enriched bacterial photosynthetic membranes. In: Biological Roles of Plant Lipids (Biacs PA, Gruiz K, Kremmer T, eds.) Plenum Publishing Corporation, NewYork, 1989, p. 227-231

Publications in 1988:

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  • Amerongen H van, Vasmel H, Grondelle R van Linear dichroism of chlorosomes from Chloroflexus Aurantiacus in compressed gels and electric fields. Biophys. J. 54, 1988, p. 65-76
  • Amerongen H van, Kuil ME, Mourik F van, Grondelle R van Linear dichroism of the complex between the gene 32 protein of bacteriophage T4 and poly (1, N6-ethenoadenylic acid). J. Mol. Biol. 204, 1988, p. 397-405
  • Bergström H, Sundström V, Grondelle R van, Gillbro T, Cogdell RJ Energy transfer dynamics of isolated B800-B820 pigment-protein complexes of Rhodobacter sphaeroides and Rhodopseudomonas acidophila. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 936, 1988, p. 90-98
  • Bergström H, Westerhuis WHJ, Sundström V, Grondelle R van, Niederman RA, Gillbro T Energy transfer within the isolated B875 light-harvesting pigment-protein complex of Rhodobacter sphaeroides at 77 K studied by picosecond absorption spectroscopy. FEBS Letters 233, 1, 1988, p. 12-16
  • Dorssen RJ van, Hunter CN, Grondelle R van, Korenhof AM, Amesz J Spectroscopic properties of antenna complexes of Rhodobacter sphaeroides in vivo. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 932, 1988, p. 178-188
  • Gillbro T, Sandström A, Spangford M, Sundström V, Grondelle R van Excitation energy annihilation in aggregates of chlorophyll a/b complexes. Springer Verlag in Chemical Physics 48, 1988, p. 596-598
  • Gillbro T, Sandström A, Spangford M, Sundström V, Grondelle R van Excitation energy annihilation in aggregates of chlorophyll a/b complexes. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 934, 1988. p. 369-374
  • Grondelle R van, Bergström H, Sundström V, Dorssen RJ van, Vos M. Hunter CN Excitation energy transfer in the light-harvesting antenna of photosynthetic purple bacteria: the role of the long-wavelength absorbing pigment B896. In: Scheer H. Schneider S (eds.) Photosynthetic light-harvesting systems. Structure and function. Walter de Gruyter & Co, Berlin, New York, 1988, p. 519-530
  • Grondelle R van, Sundström V Excitation energy transfer in photosynthesis. In: Scheer H, Schneider S (eds.) Photosynthetic light-harvesting systems. Structure and function. Walter de Gruyter & Co, Berlin, New York, 1988, p. 403-438
  • Houte LPA van, Westra JG, Retèl J, Grondelle R van A spectroscopic study of the conformation of poly d(G-C). poly d(G-C) modified with the carcinogenic 2-aminofluorene. Carcinogenesis 9, 1988, p. 1017-1027
  • Hunter CN, Grondelle R van The use of mutants to investigate the organization of the photosynthetic apparatus of Rhodobacter sphaeroides. In: Scheer H. Schneider S (eds) Photosynthetic light-harvesting systems. Structure and function. Walter de Gruyter & Co, Berlin, New York, 1988, p. 247-260
  • Lankelma J, Koopman G, Grondelle R van, Pinedo HM In-beam light absorption measurement of anthracyclines in cells with a flowthrough system. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 964, 1988, p. 200-206
  • Newell WR, Amerongen H van, Grondelle R van, Aalberts JW, Drake AF, Udvarhelyi P, Barber J Spectroscopic characterization of the reaction centre of photosystem two from higher plants. FEBS Letters, 228, 1988, p. 162-166
  • Sundström V, Bergström H, Gillbro T, Grondelle R van, Westerhuis W, Niederman RA, Cogdell RJ Energy transfer in light-harvesting antenna of purple bacteria, studied by picosecond spectroscopy. In: Scheer H, Schneider S (eds.) Photosynthetic light-harvesting systems. Structure and function. Walter de Gruyter & Co., Berlin, New York, 1988, p. 513-518
  • Vos M. Dorssen RJ van, Amesz J, Grondelle R van, Hunter CN The organization of the photosynthetic apparatus of Rhodobacter sphaeroides: studies of light-harvesting mutants using singlet-singlet quenching. Biochim. Biphys. Acta 933. 1988, p. 132-140

Publications in 1987:

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  • Vos M, Nuijs AM, Grondelle R van, Dorssen RJ van, Gerola PD and Amesz J Excitation transfer in chlorosomes of green photosynthetic bacteria. Biochim. Biophys Acta 891, 1987, 275-285
  • Amerongen H van, Grondelle R van, Vliet PC van der Interaction between adenovirus DNA-binding protein and single-stranded polynucleotides studied by circular dichroism and ultraviolet absorption. Biochemistry 26 (15), 1987, p. 4646-4652
  • Grondelle R van Bergström H, Sundström V, Gillbro T Energy transfer within the bacteriochlorophyll antenna of purple bacteria at 77 K, studied by picosecond absorption recovery. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 894, 1987, p. 313-326
  • Wal H van der, Grondelle R van, Millett F, Knaff DB Oxidation of cytochrome c2 and of cytochrome c by reaction centers of Rhodospirillum and Rhodobacter sphaeroides. The effect of ionic strenght and of lysine modification on oxidation rates. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 893, 1987, p. 490-498

Publications in 1986:

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  • Wal HN van der and Grondelle R van Oxidation of Cytochrome c2 by Photosynthetic Reaction Centers of Rhodospirillum Rubrum and Rhodopseudomonas sphaeroides. Photosynthetis Research 9 , 1986, p. 159-166
  • Scheerhagen MA, Vlaanderen CA, Blok J and Grondelle R van Binding Stoichiometry of the gene 32 protein of phage T4 in the complex with single-stranded DNA deduced from Boundary Sedimentation. Journal of Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics 3, 1986, p. 887-898
  • Scheerhagen MA, Bokma JT, Vlaanderen CA, Blok J and Grondelle R van A specific model for the conformation of single-stranded polynucleotides in the complex with the helix-destabilizing protein GP32 of bacteriophage T4. Biopolymers 25, 1986, p. 1419-1448
  • Houte LPA van, Bokma JT, Lutgerink JT, Westra JG, Grondelle R van, Retèl J and Blok J An optical study of the conformation of the aminofluorene-DNA complex. Carcinogenesis, 9, p. 1017-1027
  • Sundström V, Grondelle R van, Bergström H, Åkesson E and Gillbro T Excitation energy transport in the bacteriochlorophyll antenna systems of Rhodospirillum rubrum and Rhodopseudomonas sphaeroides, studied by low intensity picosecond absorption spectroscopy. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 851, 1986, p. 431-446
  • Vos M, Grondelle R van, Kooy FW van der, Poll D van der, Amesz J and Duysens LNM Singlet-singlet annihilation at low temperatures in the antenna of purple bacteria. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 850, 1986, p. 501-512
  • Nuijs AM, Grondelle R van, Joppe HLP, Bochove AC van and Duysens LNM A picosecond absorption study on bacteriochlorophyll excitation, trapping and primary change separation in chromatophores of Rhodospirillum rubrum. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 850, 1986, p. 286-293
  • Grondelle R van The structure, function and assembly of the light-harvesting antenna of photosynthetic purple bacteria. Laser Chem. 6, 1986, p. 307-318
  • Bergström H, Åkesson E, Sundström V, Grondelle R van and Gillbro T Energy transfer within the isolated light-harvesting B800-850 pigment-protein complex of Rhodopseudomonas sphaeroides. Biochim. Biophys. Acta, 852, 1986, p. 279-287

Publications in 1985:

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  • Kingma H, Grondelle R van and Duysens LNM Magnetic field effects in photosynthetic bacteria. I. Magnetic-field-induced bacteriochlorophyll emission changes in the reaction center and the antenna of Rhodospirillum, rubrum, Rhodopseudomonas sphaeroides and Prosthecochloris aestuarii. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 808 1985, p. 363-382
  • Kingma H, Grondelle R van, Duysens LNM Magnetic field effects in photosynthetic bacteria. II. Formation of triplet states in the reaction center and the antenna of Rhodospirillum rubrum and Rhodopseudomonas sphaeroides. Magnetic field effects. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 808, 1985, p. 383-399
  • Scheerhagen MA, Blok J and Grondelle R van The conformation of the helix destabilizing protein GP 32 of bacteriophage T4 and single-stranded DNA. Journal of Biomolecular structure and Dynamics 2, 1985, p. 821-829
  • Scheerhagen MA, Amerongen H van, Grondelle R van and Blok J Hydrodynamical studies of a DNA-protein complex. Elongation of single-stranded nucleic acids upon complexation with the gene 32 protein of phage T4 deduced from electric field-nduced bire-fringence experiments. FEBS. Letters 179, 1985, p. 221-224
  • Grondelle R van and Amesz J. Excitation energy transfer in photosynthetic systems. In: Light Emission by Plants and Bacteria (Govindjee, J. Amesz and D.C. Fork, eds.) chapter 8, p. 191223. Academic Press, Inc. Orlando, Florida 32887
  • Coremans JMCC, Wal HN van der, Grondelle R van, Amesz J and Knaff DB The pathway of cyclic electron transport in chromatophores of Chromaticum vinosum. Evidence for a Q-cycle mechanism. Biochim. Biophys Acta 807, 1985, p. 134-142
  • Hunter CN, Kramer HJM, and Grondelle R van Linear dichroism and fluorescence emission of antenna complexes during photosynthetic unit assembly in Rhodopseudomonas sphaeroides. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 807, 1985, p. 44-51
  • Pennoyer JD, Kramer HJM, Grondelle R van, Westerhuis WHJ, Amesz J and Niederman RA Excitation energy transfer in Rhodopseudomonas sphaeriodes chromatophore membranes fused to liposomes. FEBS Letters 182, 1985, p. 145-150
  • Grondelle R van Excitation Energy Transfer, Trapping and Annihilation in Photosynthetic Systems. Biochim. Biophys. Acta Reviews 811, 1985, p. 147-195
  • Scheerhagen MA, Amerongen H van, Kuil ME, Grondelle R van and Blok J The conformation of a DNA-protein complex. In: Physical Optics of Dynamic phenomena and Processes in Macromolecular Systems (sedlácek, B. ed.). Walter de Gruyter and Co., Berlin-New York, 1985, p. 321-324
  • Scheerhagen MA, Kuil ME, Grondelle R van and Blok J Hydrodynamic studies of a DNAprotein complex. Dimensions of the complex of single-stranded 145 base DNA with gene 32 protein pf phage T4 deduced from quasielastic light scattering. FEBS Letters 184, 1985, p. 221-225
  • Scheerhagen MA, Blok J and Grondelle R van The conformation of the complex of the helixdestabilizing protein GP32 of bacteriophage T4 and single-stranded DNA. Journal of Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics 2, 1985, p. 821-829
  • Nuijs AM, Grondelle R van, Joppe HLP, Bochove AC van and Duysens LNM Singlet and Triplet Excited Carotenoid and Antenna Bacteriochlorophyll of the Photosynthetic Bacterium Rhodospirillum rubrum as studied by Picosecond Absorbance Difference Spectroscopy. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 810, 1985, p.94-105

Publications in 1984:

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  • Zhu QS, Wal HN van der, Grondelle R van, Berden JA Flash-induced transfer through mitochrondrial QH2: cytochrome c oxidoreductase in the presence of bacterial reaction centers and cytochrome c. Analysis of subsequent processes and effect of inhibitors. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 764 1984, p. 343-346
  • Bochove AC van, Griffiths WT, Grondelle R van The primary reaction in the photoreduction of photochlorophyllide monitored by nanosecond fluorescence measurements. Photochem. Photobiol. 39, 1984, p. 101-106
  • Kramer HJM, Grondelle R van, Hunter CN, Westerhuis WJH, Amesz J Pigment organization of the B800-850 antenna complex of Rhodopseudomonas sphaeroides. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 765, 1984, p. 156-165
  • Kramer HJM, Pennoyer JD, Grondelle R van, Westerhuis WHJ, Niederman RA and Amesz J Low temperature optical properties and pigment organization of the B875 Light-harvesting bacteriochlorophyll-protein complex of purple photosynthetic bacteria. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 767, 1984, p. 335-344

Publications in 1983:

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  • Grondelle R van, Hunter CN, Bakker JGC, Kramer HJM Size and structure of antenne complexes of photosynthetic bacteria as studied by singlet-singlet quenching of the bacteriochlorophyll fluorescence yield. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 723, 1983, p. 30-36
  • Hollander WTF den, Bakker JGC, Grondelle R van Trapping, loss and annihilation of excitations in a photosynthetic system. I. Theoreticalaspects. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 725, 1983, p. 492-507
  • Kingma H, Duysens LNM and Grondelle R van Magnetic field-stimulated luminiscense and a matrix model for energy transfer. A new method for determining the redox state of the first quinone acceptor in the reaction center of whole cells of Rhodospirillum rubrum. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 725, 1983, p. 434-443
  • Wal HN van der, Grondelle R van Flash-induced electron transport in b -and c-type cytochromes in Rhodospirillum rubrum. Evidence for a Qcycle. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 725, 1983, p. 94-103
  • Bochove AC van, Swarthoff T, Kingma H, Hof RM, Grondelle R van, Duysens LNM and Amesz J A study of the primary charge separation in green bacteria by means of flash spectroscopy. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 764, 1983, p. 343-346
  • Zhu QS, Wal HN van der, Grondelle R van, Berden JA Kinetics of flash induced electron transfer between bacterial reaction centers, mitochondrial ubiquinol: cytochrome c oxido reductase and cytochrome c. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 725, 1983, p. 121-130
  • Bochove AC van, Swarthoff T, Kingma H, Hof RM, Grondelle R van, Duysens LNM and Amesz J A study of the primary charge separation in green bacteria by means of flash spectroscopy. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 764, 1983, p. 343-346

Publications in 1982:

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  • Wal HN van der, Grondelle R van, Kingma H, Bochove AC van The effect of a membrane potential on the kinetics of the nanosecond recombination luminiscence and the reaction center triplet yield in Rhodospirillum rubrum chromatophores. FEBS Lett. 145, 1982, p. 155-159
  • Grondelle R van, Kramer HJM, Rijgersberg CP Energy transfer in the B800-850-carotenoid light-harvesting complex of various mutants of Rhodopseudomonas sphaeroides and of Rhodopseudomonas capsulata. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 682, 1982, p. 208-215
  • Grondelle R van, Duysens LNM Primary light absorption processes and charge separation in photosynthetic organisms. In: Handbook of Biosolar resources, Vol. I: Basic principles (Zaborsky, ed.). CRC Press, Inc., 1982

Publications in 1981:

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  • Wal HN van der, Grondelle R van, Duysens LNM and Giménez-Gallego G The flash-induced photoreduction of a cytochrome b in chromatophores of Rhodospirillum rubrum. The effect of NADH on its reduction. Photobiochem. Photobiophys. 2, 1981, p. 149-158
  • Feick R, Grondelle R van, Rijgersberg CP and Drews G Fluorescence emission by wild-type and mutant strains of Rhodopseudomonas capsulata. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 593, 1980, p. 241-253
  • Talsky G, Rijgersberg CP, Grondelle R van, Feick R and Drews G Derivative absorption spectroscopy of the pigment-protein complexes from Rhodopseudomonas capsulata. Z. Naturforsch. 35c, 1980 p. 722-725

Publications in 1980:

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  • Grondelle R van and Duysens LNM On the quenching of the fluorescence yield in photosynthetic systems. Plant Physiol. 65, 1980, p. 751-754
  • Rijgersberg CP, Grondelle R van and Amesz J Energy transfer and bacteriochlorophyll fluorescence in purple bacteria at low temperature. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 592, 1980, p. 53-64
  • Rademaker H, Hoff AJ, Grondelle R van and Duysens LNM Carotenoid triplet yields in normal and deuterated Rhodospirillum rubrum. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 592, 1980, p. 240-257


Publications in 1979:

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  • Hunter CN, Grondelle R van, Holmes NG, Jones OTG and Niederman RA Fluorescence yield properties of a fraction enriched in newly synthesized bacteriochlorophyll a-protein complexes from Rhodopseudomonas sphaeroides. Photochem. Photobiol. 30, 1979, p. 313-316
  • Hunter CN, Grondelle R van, Holmes NG and Jones OTG The reconstitution of energy transfer in membranes from a bacteriochlorophyll-less mutant of Rhodopseudomonas sphaeroides by addition of light-harvesting and reaction centre pigment-protein complexes. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 548, 1979, p. 458-470

Publications in 1978:

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  • Grooth BG de, Grondelle R van , Romijn JC and Pulles MPJ The mechanism of reduction of the ubiquinon pool in photosynthetic bacteria at different redox potentials. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 503, 1978, p. 480-490
  • Valle-Tascón S del, Grondelle R van and Duysens LNM Flash-induced photophosphorylation in Rhodosprillum rubrum chromatophores. I. The relationship between cytochrome c-420 content and photophosphorylation. Biochim. Biophys. Acta 504, 1978, p. 26-39

Most Characteristic Publications

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  • Anna JM, Scholes GD, van Grondelle R. A Little Coherence in Photosynthetic Light Harvesting BioScience 64 (1), 14-25, 2014 [pdf]
  • Krüger TPJ, Ilioaia C, Johnson MP, Belgio E, Horton P, Ruban AV, van Grondelle R. The specificity of controlled protein disorder in the photoprotection of plants Biophysical journal 105 (4), 1018-1026, 2013 [pdf]
  • Romero E, van Stokkum IHM, Novoderezhkin VI, et al. Two Different Charge Separation Pathways in Photosystem II Biochemistry 49, p.4300-4307, 2010 [pdf]
  • Novoderezhkin VI, van Grondelle R Physical origins and models of energy transfer in photosynthetic light-harvesting. Physical Chemistry 12, p.7352-7365, 2010 [pdf]
  • Sytina OA, Heyes DJ, Hunter CN, et al Conformational changes in an ultrafast light-driven enzyme determine catalytic activity. Nature.456 p.1001-U89, 2008 [pdf]
  • A.V. Ruban, R. Berera, C. Ilioaia, I.H.M. van Stokkum, J.T.M.Kennis, A.A.Pascal, H.van Amerongen, B.Robert, P.Horton, R.van Grondelle Identification of a mechanism for photoprotective energy dissipation in higher plants. Nature, 450, (7169), 575-579, 2007 [pdf]
  • R. Berera, C. Herrero, I.H.M. van Stokkum, M. Vengris, G. Kodis, R.E. Palacios, H. van Amerongen, R. van Grondelle, D. Gust, T.A. Moore, A.L. Moore, J.T.M. Kennis A simple artificial light-harvesting dyad as a model for excess energy dissipation in oxygenic photosynthesis Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 103, 5343-5348, 2006 [pdf]
  • R. van Grondelle, V.I. Novoderezhkin Energy transfer in photosynthesis: experimental insights and quantitative models Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. 8, 793-807, 2006 [pdf]
  • M.L. Groot, N.P. Pawlowicz, L.J.G.W. van Wilderen, J. Breton, I.H.M. van Stokkum, R. van Grondelle Initial electron donor and acceptor in isolated Photosystem II reaction centers identified with femtosecond mid-IR spectroscopy. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 102, 13087-13092, 2005 [pdf]
  • R.N. Frese, C.A. Siebert, R.A. Niederman, C.N. Hunter, C. Otto, R. van Grondelle The long-range organization of a native photosynthetic membrane. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 101, 17994-17999, 2004 [pdf]
  • Gradinaru CC, Kennis JTM, Papagiannakis E, Stokkum IHM van, Cogdell RJ, Fleming GR, Niederman RA, Grondelle R van An unusual pathway of excitation energy deactivation in carotenoids: Singlet-to-triplet conversion on an ultrafast timescale in a photosynthetic antenna. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 98, 2364-2369, 2001 [pdf]
  • Amerongen H van, Grondelle R van Understanding the Energy Transfer Function of LHCII, the Major Light-Harvesting Complex of Green Plants. J.Phys. Chem. B 106, p. 604-617, 2001 [pdf]
  • Brederode ME van, Mourik F van, Stokkum IHM van, Jones MR, Grondelle R van Multiple pathways for ultrafast transduction of light energy in the photosynthetic reaction center of Rhodobacter sphaeroides. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 96, 2054-2059, 1999 [pdf]
  • Sundström V, Pullerits T, Grondelle R van Photosynthetic light-harvesting: Reconciling dynamics and structure of purple bacterial LH2 reveals function of photosynthetic unit. J. Phys. Chem. B 103, 2327-2346, 1999 [pdf]
  • Grondelle R van, Dekker JP, Gillbro T, Sundström V Energy transfer and trapping in photosynthesis. Biochim. Biophys Acta 1187,1994, p. 1-65 [pdf]
Monographs| Book Chapters|

Monographs

  • Boeker, E. and Grondelle, R. van (2011): Environmental Physics (3rd edition). John Wiley & Sons, 464 pp. ISBN: 978-0-470-66676-0 I

  • Environmental Science. Physical Principles and Applications, E.Boeker and R. van Grondelle, John Wiley & Sons, 2001, ISBN: 978-0-471-49577-2 (Chinese translation 2003)

  • Photosynthetic Excitons, H. van Amerongen, L. Valkunas, R. van Grondelle. World Scientific, 2000,

  • Environmental Physics (2nd edition). E. Boeker and R. van Grondelle, John Wiley & Sons,, 1999, ISBN: 978-0-471-99780-1 (Polish translation 2002)

  • Environmental Physics. E. Boeker and R. van Grondelle, John Wiley & Sons, 1995, ISBN: 978-0-471-93931-5






Book chapters

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  • R. van Grondelle, J. P. Dekker, V.I. Novoderezhkin. Modeling Light-Harvesting and Primary Charge Separation in Photosystem I and Photosystem II. In: Photosynthesis in Silico: Understanding Complexity from Molecules to Ecosystems (Editors: A. Laisk, L. Nedbal, and Govindjee) In the series: Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration. Series Editor:Govindjee

  • N.V. Karapetyan, E. Schlodder, R. van Grondelle, J.P. Dekker The long-wavelength chlorophylls of photosystem I. In: Photosystem I: The Light-Driven Plastocyanin:Ferredoxin Oxidoreductase (J.H. Golbeck, ed.), Springer, The Netherlands, 2006, pp. 178-192

  • R. van Grondelle, B. Gobets Transfer and trapping of excitations in plant photosystems. In: Chlorophyll a fluorescence, a signature of photosynthesis (C.C. Papageorgiou and Govindjee, eds.), Springer, Heidelberg, Germany, 2005, p. 107-132

  • B. Robert, R.J. Cogdell, R. van Grondelle The light-harvesting system of purple bacteria. In: Light-Harvesting Antennas in Photosynthesis (B.R. Green and W.W. Parson, eds.), Kluwer Academic Publishers, The Netherlands, 2003, p. 169-194

  • J.M. Salverda, R. van Grondelle Primary processes in photosynthesis studied by femtosecond nonlinear spectroscopy In: Femtochemistry (F.C. De Schryver, S. De Feyter and G. Schweitzer, eds.), Wiley-VCH, Weinheim, Germany, 2001, p. 399-415

  • R. van Grondelle, O.J.G. Somsen Excitation energy transfer in photosynthesis. In: Resonance Energy Transfer (D.L. Andrews and A.A. Demidov, eds.), John Wiley and Sons, Chichester, UK, 1999, p. 366-398

  • Sundström V, Grondelle R van Kinetics of excitation energy transfer and trapping in purple bacteria. In: Anoxygenic Photosynthetic Bacteria (Blankenship, R.E., Madigam, M.T., Bauer, C.E. eds), Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, The Netherlands, 1997, p. 349-372

  • Sundström V, Grondelle R van Dynamics of excitation energy transfer in bacterial photosynthesis. In: Chlorophylls (Scheer H, ed.), CRC Uniscience Series, Boca Raton, FL, USA, 1991, p. 1097-1124

  • Grondelle R van, Bergström H, Sundström V Trapping of excitation energy in photosynthetic purple bacteria. In: Photobiology, The Science and Its Applications (Riklis E, ed.) Plenum Press, New York, 1991, p. 367-378

  • Sundström V, Grondelle R van Energy transfer in photosynthetic light-harvesting antennas. In: J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 7, 1990, 1595-1603

  • In: Scheer H. Schneider S (eds) Photosynthetic light-harvesting systems. Structure and function. Walter de Gruyter & Co, Berlin, New York, 1988, p. 247-260

  • Hunter CN, Grondelle R van The use of mutants to investigate the organization of the photosynthetic apparatus of Rhodobacter sphaeroides.

  • Grondelle R van, Sundström V Excitation energy transfer in photosynthesis. In: Scheer H, Schneider S (eds.) Photosynthetic light-harvesting systems. Structure and function. Walter de Gruyter & Co, Berlin, New York, 1988, p. 403-438

  • Grondelle R van and Amesz J. Excitation energy transfer in photosynthetic systems. In: Light Emission by Plants and Bacteria (Govindjee, J. Amesz and D.C. Fork, eds.) chapter 8, p. 191-223. Academic Press, Inc. Orlando, Florida 32887

  • Grondelle R van, Duysens LNM Primary light absorption processes and charge separation in photosynthetic organisms. In: Handbook of Biosolar resources, Vol. I: Basic principles (Zaborsky, ed.). In: CRC Press, Inc., 1982

25 years of photosynthesis research | De Groene Amsterdammer | Radio 5 | 130x Looking Further | ERC Advanced Grant | Academy Professor Prize | How to survive 2050 |

Harvesting light: 25 years of photosynthesis research at Biophysics VU Amsterdam
On December 6 Rienk van Grondelle will celebrate his 63rd birthday. But more important to Rienk is that he is now more than 25 years professor in Biophysics at the VU University Amsterdam. On these two occasions we are organizing a symposium on Thursday December 6 and Friday December 7, 2012.
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Interview with De Groene Amsterdammer (dutch) - The 10 biggest breakthroughs in science
89 Dutch beta-scientists discuss the most important developments in their field, the breakthroughs that they expect, and the value of their science to the society.
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Radio 5 (dutch) - Hoe?Zo!Wetenschapscafé
Fotosynthese is de motor van moeder aarde. Door dit proces beter te begrijpen kunnen we misschien wel van de natuur afkijken hoe we een effectieve zonnecel kunnen maken. Biofysicus Rienk van Grondelle houdt zich als KNAW Akademiehoogleraar al jarenlang bezig met dit complexe proces.
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130x Looking Further
To celebrate VU University Amsterdam's 130th anniversary, we present a special book: 130x Looking Further. In this book, we look further into the future, and deeper into the essential values of our university. It isa book in which we reflect on the values that lie at the very heart of our academic and societal endeavours.
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ERC Advanced Grant
Prof. Rienk van Grondelle received an ERC Advanced Grant of almost 3 million euro, which will fund his research into the role chlorophyll-binding proteins play in determining the success of photosynthesis.
See also: Prestigious ERC Advanced Grant to Professor of Biophysics Rienk van Grondelle
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Academy Professor Prize

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Rienk van Grondelle has been awarded an Academy Professorship for his outstanding contributions to the understanding of the first stage in photosynthesis. He has very successfully approached this field of research from a biophysical perspective, and has established one of the leading research groups in the world in this field. More specifically, Grondelle's unique contribution has been to carry out pioneering research at the junction of biology, physics, and chemistry. By using new laser-based technology, Rienk van Grondelle's group was the first to highlight the very rapid molecular process by which plants harvest as much sunlight as possible without suffering damage as a result. The pigment that absorbs the light appears to transfer excessive energy to another pigment, where it is converted into warmth and disappears without causing any damage.
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