Research

The Phycobilisome

Click here to read about Phycobilisome Model

Click here to read about Phycobilisome Cryo-TEM

Click here to read about Phycocyanin nanowires

Click here to read about Structure

 

In collaboration with Bob Blankenship (Washington University, St. Louis USA), Nir Keren and Yossi Paltiel (Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel) and Diana Kirilovsky (CEA-Saclay, France)

The Bio-Generator

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Click here to read about Schematic of Solar energy conversion devices based on the use of natural photosynthetic membranes

 

 

 

In collaboration with Gadi Schuster and Avner othschild- Technion

B. megaterium Tyrosinase

megaterium Tyrosinase figureClick here to read about Structural visualization of bound substrates in the B. megaterium Tyrosinase active site.

 

 

 

 

In collaboration with Ayelet Fishman – Technion

Molecular models of health-related proteins

MMOHRPThe Adir lab is involved in collaborations with research groups on mapping out biomedical functionalities on structures or molecular models of macromolecules, Click here to read more.

 

MMOHRP

 

Aminoglycoside binding to Eukaryotic ribosomal A-sites

G418

Crystal structure visualization of (A) G418 leishmanial A-site rRNA complexes. Electron density 2Fo-Fc maps are contoured at 1.0σ around the aminoglycoside.

Apramycin

Crystal structure visualization of (B) Apramycin (yellow) – leishmanial A-site rRNA complexes. Electron density 2Fo-Fc maps are contoured at 1.0σ around the aminoglycoside.

Aminoglycosides can serve as antibiotic or antiparasital compounds or can afford transcriptional read-through of non-sense mutations. Visualization of the modes of binding different compounds shows the source of inhibitory strength. Click here to read more.

In collaboration with Timor Baasov, Technion