Brett Neilan

Event Date: 
Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - 18:15 - 18:30

The first chlorophyll to be discovered in 60 years: chlorophyll F.


This remarkable compound, found in stromatolite-inhabiting cyanobacteria from Shark Bay, Western Australia, can absorb light further in the red region of the electromagnetic spectrum than any of the other known chlorophylls.
This work was a truly collaborative effort between Sydney-based (University of New South Wales, the University of Sydney and Macquarie University) and international researchers (University of Munich).