Photosynthesis Research

, Volume 124, Issue 3, pp 249–252 | Cite as

Derek Bendall (1930–2014)

  • Christopher J. Howe
  • Peter R. Rich
  • Marcellus Ubbink


Derek Bendall carried out pioneering work on photosynthetic electron transport, particularly on protein–protein interactions, cytochromes, and cyclic electron transport, as well as on other topics including the biochemistry of tea. He was a keen musician and a gifted gardener, a devoted family man, and a delightful colleague and friend. The bioenergetics community, especially those working on photosynthesis, will miss him sorely.


Biochemistry of tea Biophotovoltaics Cytochromes Cyclic electron transport Robin Hill Protein–protein interactions 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christopher J. Howe
    • 1
  • Peter R. Rich
    • 2
  • Marcellus Ubbink
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of BiochemistryUniversity of CambridgeCambridgeUK
  2. 2.Institute of Structural and Molecular BiologyUniversity College LondonLondonUK
  3. 3.Institute of ChemistryLeiden UniversityLeidenThe Netherlands

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