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Making iron-sulphur clusters

Event schedule details

Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 June

Both days: 14.30-14.50, 16.30-16.50; Saturday only: 12.30-12.50

Event location details

City & Guilds Building

Imperial College London

Come and create some molecular crafts with the Roessler group. Learn the vital role iron-sulphur clusters play in respiration and photosynthesis and make your own colourful version to take home!

All living things need energy to survive. But to understand exactly how plants and animals make use of this energy, requires zooming into a molecular level. Iron-sulphide clusters make up larger proteins, responsible for energy-making process like respiration and photosynthesis, both fundamental processes of life.

In this fun, crafty workshop and with the help of Imperial researchers, you will be creating decorative ornaments demonstrating the molecular structure of iron-sulphur clusters and the vital role they play.

You’ll also discover the fascinating technology of EPR spectroscopy and how it used to examine reactions involving these clusters at super low temperatures using liquid helium!

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Event categories

  • Family with 12+
  • Family with 7+
  • Workshop