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K-State Today Student Edition

August 30, 2012

Chemistry graduate student receives European Union Fellowship

By Ryszard Jankowiak

Adam Kell, chemistry doctoral student in Ryszard Jankowiak's lab, has been awarded a fellowship funded by the European Social Fund’s Doctoral Studies and Internationalization Program, or DORA.

Kell will travel to Estonia to conduct research at the University of Tartu under the supervision of Jörg Pieper, professor.

The program is highly competitive and was established in order to foster research collaborations between outstanding researchers from foreign universities and their counterparts in Estonia.

Kell will spend the month of September investigating the water-soluble chlorophyll binding protein, or WSCP, from cauliflower. Unlike most chlorophyll-binding proteins, WSCP is unusually stable to heat and other types of stress. Kell’s project is related to the Jankowiak group’s long-standing interest in natural and artificial photosynthesis.