Peter Waaben Thulstrup

Peter Waaben Thulstrup


Protein and nucleic acid structures and development of their synthetic modification as tools to investigate aspects of biological chemistry


Scientific interests and techniques:

Bioinorganic, inorganic and physical chemistry; in particular:

  • Understanding the chemistry, function, and structural dynamics of biological macromolecules with particular regard to the role of metal ions
  • Metal ion uptake and regulation in biological systems
  • Peptide and protein (mis-)folding and self-assembly
  • Ordered systems and chirality
  • Circular and linear dichroism spectroscopy
  • Absorbance, fluorescence, and NMR spectroscopy including X nuclei
  • Small molecule dynamics and photophysics and applied computational chemistry


Main scientific equipment:

 Jasco J-815 spectropolarimeter with capabilities for CD, fluorescence, MCD (1.5 T), stopped-flow kinetics, automated titration, and flow linear dichroism spectroscopy.

  • Jasco FP-6300 Spectrofluorometer, Shimadzu UV-2401PC UV-VIS and Shimadzu UV-3600 UV-VIS-NIR, liquid nitrogen cryostats and an extensive collection of optical cells for various purposes.
  • Nicolet FT-IR for solid, liquid and gas analysis and other instruments for vibrational spectroscopy.
  • Joint facilities with the research group include GMO and radiochemistry laboratories.

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