Research Laboratories

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A total of 812 m2 of research space includes fully serviced laboratories for plant eco-physiology and molecular systematics with the required support facilities. Laboratories are equipped with fume hoods, sterile transfer hoods, gas services, etc., as required. Equipment special to the Laboratory for Inorganic Photophysics and Biological Sciences includes a femtosecond laser, arguably the world’s fastest camera and most powerful microscope. This piece of infrastructure, along with its ultrafast detection system, is a necessary tool for understanding the earliest events following light absorption by molecules. Such information is crucial to understanding light-dependent processes such as photosynthesis and solar energy conversion and in the design of better molecules for photovoltaic devices and luminescent chemical sensing.