Abdulla Mahboob, PhD
Assistant Professor
Office Phone:
+7 (7172) 694658

Research Interest

Reverse-engineering of Photosystem II’s reactions in small protein scaffolds
Design of artificial Photochemical Electron Transport Chains
Enzymatic coupling of water oxidation to carbon dioxide reduction
Time-resolved spectroscopy as a means to understand the mechanism of artificial photochemical reaction centres
Computations of oxidation potentials within natural and artificial reaction centres
Modelling of plant hormone binding to receptors
Quantum mechanical computations on light harvesting complexes

Selected Publications
Courses Offered

Abdulla Mahboob is an Assistant Professor in the Chemistry Department at the School of Science and Technology. He completed his PhD at Brock University in Canada. Abdulla worked in the Cairns Family Health and Biosciences Complex on the reverse-engineering of Photosystem II’s reactions. His main research interest is the development of artificial photosynthetic electron transport chains for the purpose of coupling water oxidation to CO2 reduction. Abdulla’s research follows a synergistic approach bridging Computational Chemistry, Synthetic Chemistry, Spectroscopy, and Biochemistry. In addition to his work on artificial photosynthesis, Abdulla has research interests in the modelling of ligand binding to protein receptors and excited state calculations relevant to light harvesting in bacterial photosynthesis.