Work Group Prof. Dr. F. Temps

How life defends itself against UV light

11 January 2003, Kieler Nachrichten (unizeit #13):


Which strategies does nature exploit to protect the genomic information encoded in the DNA from photodamage by UV radiation - a major cause of mutations? Using sophisticated methods based on ultrafast spectroscopy, we have uncovered clever new defense mechanisms developed by evolution to protect the nucleic acid bases, which form the letters of our genetic code, from photochemical destruction.



See here for the newspaper article (in German): KN vom 11.01.2003 (unizeit # 13)