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Chemical Biology lecture: Establishing meso-methyl BODIPY as a visible-light excitable photocage

Thursday 1 July 2021
MS Teams meeting

After the two excellent recent talks on fluorophore development by Richard Wombacher and on Click-to-Release by Hannes Mikula, the next speaker in the Chemical Biology Lecture Series somewhat combines the two. Prof. Roy Weinstain from the Tel Aviv University will be presenting some of his recent work on the development of visible light photocages. In his work he is applying beautiful organic chemistry to develop, amongst others, photocages that can be deprotected in living systems using lower energy light. With these constructs he has cracked one of the major problems in the field, namely that of the phototoxicity that is associated with UV-sensitive cages. His work has not gone unnoticed, as it was recommended to me by Ben Feringa himself during our discussion of this problem.

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