Adding dynamics to structure/function studies in microbiology two-dimensional infrared spectroscopy

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Microbiology is a pioneering discipline. Many of the fundamental processes of biology were first elucidated in microbial systems - deciphering the genetic code, the one gene-one enzyme hypothesis, the mRNA hypothesis, the first genome sequences, and many more key biological breakthroughs were all the result of microbiologists! In an age where interdisciplinary projects are encouraged it is easy to be cynical. However, true collaborations between biologists and physicists can lead to fascinating insight into biological systems, especially when exciting new techniques can be applied to biology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)110-113
Number of pages4
JournalMicrobiology Today
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 9 Aug 2016


  • infrared spectometry
  • microbiology
  • ultrafast two-dimensional infrared spectroscopy (2D IR)

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