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Department of Biochemistry

Jack Hervey
BSc (Hons) First Class, Plant Biotechnology, University of Otago, New Zealand (2010-2013)
Research Interests:
My interest is in bioenergy and biotechnology, particularly bacterial photosynthesis and metabolics. I work with the purple non-sulphur bacterium, Rhodopseudomonas palustris, to degrade industrial waste products and produce bio-energy and high value products such as bio-hydrogen. My aim is to characterise and develop novel metabolic pathways for the biodegradation of industrial wastes.
This work is funded by the Environmental Services Association Educational Trust (ESA-ET).
Jackson, S. A., Hervey, J. R. D., Dale, A. J., & Eaton-Rye, J. J. (2014). Removal of both Ycf48 and Psb27 in Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 disrupts Photosystem II assembly and alters QA(-) oxidation in the mature complex. FEBS Letters, 588(20), 3751–60.