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Publications: Dr Christopher Duffy

Kim E, Watanabe A, Duffy CDP, Ruban AV, Minagawa J ( 2020 ) . Multimeric and monomeric photosystem II supercomplexes represent structural adaptations to low- And high-light conditions . Journal of Biological Chemistry vol. 295 , ( 43 ) 14537 - 14545 .
Saccon F, Durchan M, Bína D, Duffy CDP, Ruban AV, Polívka T ( 2020 ) . A Protein Environment-Modulated Energy Dissipation Channel in LHCII Antenna Complex . iScience vol. 23 , ( 9 )
Duffy CDP ( 2020 ) . The simplicity of robust light harvesting A universal design principle underlies photosynthetic antenna systems . Science vol. 368 , ( 6498 ) 1427 - 1428 .
Gelin MF, Abramavicius D, Duffy C, Man¿al T ( 2020 ) . Photosynthetic light harvesting: Insights from multidisciplinary approaches . Chemical Physics vol. 533 ,
Balevi¿ius V, Duffy CDP ( 2020 ) . Excitation quenching in chlorophyll–carotenoid antenna systems: ‘coherent’ or ‘incoherent’ . Photosynthesis Research
Daskalakis V, Maity S, Hart CL, Stergiannakos T, Duffy CDP, Kleinekathöfer U ( 2019 ) . Structural Basis for Allosteric Regulation in the Major Antenna Trimer of Photosystem II . The Journal of Physical Chemistry B: Biophysical Chemistry, Biomaterials, Liquids, and Soft Matter
Wei T, Balevi¿ius V, Polívka T, Ruban AV, Duffy CDP ( 2019 ) . How carotenoid distortions may determine optical properties: lessons from the Orange Carotenoid Protein . Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics
Balevi¿ius Jr V, Wei T, Di Tommaso D, Abramavicius D, Hauer J, Polívka T, Duffy CDP ( 2019 ) . The full dynamics of energy relaxation in large organic molecules: from photo-excitation to solvent heating . Chemical Science
Fox KF, Ünlü C, Balevi¿ius V, Ramdour BN, Kern C, Pan X, Li M, van Amerongen H et al. ( 2018 ) . A possible molecular basis for photoprotection in the minor antenna proteins of plants . Biochimica et Biophysica Acta - Bioenergetics vol. 1859 , ( 7 ) 471 - 481 .
Balevicius V, Fox K, Bricker WP, Jurinovich S, Prandi IG, Mennucci B, DUFFY CDP ( 2017 ) . Fine control of chlorophyll-carotenoid interactions defines the functionality of light-harvesting proteins in plants . Scientific Reports vol. 7 , Article 13956 ,
Fox K, Balevicius V, Chmeliov J, Valkunas L, Ruban A, DUFFY CDP ( 2017 ) . The Carotenoid pathway: What is important for excitation quenching in plant antenna complexes? . Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics
Chmeliov J, Gelzinis A, Songaila E, Augulis R, Duffy CDP, Ruban AV, Valkunas L ( 2016 ) . The nature of self-regulation in photosynthetic light-harvesting antenna . Nature Plants vol. 2 , ( 5 ) Article 16045 , 16045 - 16045 .
Fox KF, Bricker WP, Lo C, Duffy CDP ( 2015 ) . Distortions of the Xanthophylls Caused by Interactions with Neighboring Pigments and the LHCII Protein Are Crucial for Studying Energy Transfer Pathways within the Complex . Journal of Physical Chemistry B vol. 119 , ( 51 ) 15550 - 15560 .
Duffy CDP, Ruban AV ( 2015 ) . Dissipative pathways in the photosystem-II antenna in plants . Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology vol. 152 , 215 - 226 .
Chmeliov J, Bricker WP, Lo C, Jouin E, Valkunas L, Ruban AV, Duffy CDP ( 2015 ) . An ‘all pigment’ model of excitation quenching in LHCII . Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. vol. 17 , ( 24 ) 15857 - 15867 .
Belgio E, Kapitonova E, Chmeliov J, Duffy CDP, Ungerer P, Valkunas L, Ruban AV ( 2014 ) . Economic photoprotection in photosystem II that retains a complete light-harvesting system with slow energy traps . Nat Commun vol. 5 ,
Duffy CDP, Pandit A, Ruban AV ( 2014 ) . Modeling the NMR signatures associated with the functional conformational switch in the major light-harvesting antenna of photosystem II in higher plants . Phys Chem Chem Phys vol. 16 , ( 12 ) 5571 - 5580 .
Duffy CDP, Valkunas L, Ruban AV ( 2013 ) . Light-harvesting processes in the dynamic photosynthetic antenna . Phys Chem Chem Phys vol. 15 , ( 43 ) 18752 - 18770 .
Duffy CDP, Chmeliov J, Macernis M, Sulskus J, Valkunas L, Ruban AV ( 2013 ) . Modeling of fluorescence quenching by lutein in the plant light-harvesting complex LHCII . J Phys Chem B vol. 117 , ( 38 ) 10974 - 10986 .
Belgio E, Duffy CDP, Ruban AV ( 2013 ) . Switching light harvesting complex II into photoprotective state involves the lumen-facing apoprotein loop . Phys Chem Chem Phys vol. 15 , ( 29 ) 12253 - 12261 .
Duffy CDP, Valkunas L, Ruban AV ( 2013 ) . Quantum mechanical calculations of xanthophyll-chlorophyll electronic coupling in the light-harvesting antenna of photosystem II of higher plants . J Phys Chem B vol. 117 , ( 25 ) 7605 - 7614 .
Ilioaia C, Duffy CDP, Johnson MP, Ruban AV ( 2013 ) . Changes in the Energy Transfer Pathways within Photosystem II Antenna Induced by Xanthophyll Cycle Activity . JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY B vol. 117 , ( 19 ) 5841 - 5847 .
Macernis M, Sulskus J, Duffy CDP, Ruban AV, Valkunas L ( 2012 ) . Electronic Spectra of Structurally Deformed Lutein . JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY A vol. 116 , ( 40 ) 9843 - 9853 .
Duffy CDP, Ruban AV ( 2012 ) . A theoretical investigation of xanthophyll-protein hydrogen bonding in the photosystem II antenna . J Phys Chem B vol. 116 , ( 14 ) 4310 - 4318 .
Goral TK, Johnson MP, Duffy CDP, Brain APR, Ruban AV, Mullineaux CW ( 2012 ) . Light-harvesting antenna composition controls the macrostructure and dynamics of thylakoid membranes in Arabidopsis . Plant J vol. 69 , ( 2 ) 289 - 301 .
Ruban AV, Johnson MP, Duffy CDP ( 2012 ) . The photoprotective molecular switch in the photosystem II antenna . Biochim Biophys Acta vol. 1817 , ( 1 ) 167 - 181 .
Valkunas L, Chmeliov E, Trinkunas G, Duffy CDP, van Grondelle R, Ruban AV ( 2011 ) . Excitation Migration, Quenching and Regulation of Photosynthetic Light Harvesting in Photosystem II . J. Phys. Chem. B vol. 115 , ( 29 ) 9252 - 9260 .
Ruban AV, Johnson MP, Duffy CDP ( 2011 ) . Natural light harvesting: principles and environmental trends . ENERG ENVIRON SCI vol. 4 , ( 5 ) 1643 - 1650 .
Johnson MP, Goral TK, Duffy CDP, Brain APR, Mullineaux CW, Ruban AV ( 2011 ) . Photoprotective energy dissipation involves the reorganization of photosystem II light-harvesting complexes in the grana membranes of spinach chloroplasts . Plant Cell vol. 23 , ( 4 ) 1468 - 1479 .
Ilioaia C, Johnson MP, Duffy CDP, Pascal AA, van Grondelle R, Robert B, Ruban AV ( 2011 ) . Origin of Absorption Changes Associated with Photoprotective Energy Dissipation in the Absence of Zeaxanthin . J BIOL CHEM vol. 286 , ( 1 ) 91 - 98 .
Duffy CDP, Johnson MP, Macernis M, Valkunas L, Barford W, Ruban AV ( 2010 ) . A theoretical investigation of the photophysical consequences of major plant light-harvesting complex aggregation within the photosynthetic membrane . J Phys Chem B vol. 114 , ( 46 ) 15244 - 15253 .
Duffy CDP, Ruban AV, Barford W ( 2008 ) . Theoretical investigation of the role of strongly coupled chlorophyll dimers in photoprotection of LHCII . J PHYS CHEM B vol. 112 , ( 39 ) 12508 - 12515 .
Barford W, Duffy CDP ( 2006 ) . Role of quantum coherence and energetic disorder in exciton transport in polymer films . PHYS REV B vol. 74 , ( 7 ) Article 075207 ,
Alner GJ, Araujo HM, Arnison GJ, Barton JC, Bewick A, Bungau C, Camanzi B, Carson MJ et al. ( 2005 ) . Limits on WIMP cross-sections from the NAIAD experiment at the boulby underground laboratory . PHYS LETT B vol. 616 , ( 1-2 ) 17 - 24 .