Photosynthesis Research

, Volume 122, Issue 1, pp 1–11 | Cite as

Warwick Hillier: a tribute

  • Johannes Messinger
  • Richard Debus
  • G. Charles Dismukes
Tribute

Abstract

Warwick Hillier (October 18, 1967–January 10, 2014) made seminal contributions to our understanding of photosynthetic water oxidation employing membrane inlet mass spectrometry and FTIR spectroscopy. This article offers a collection of historical perspectives on the scientific impact of Warwick Hillier’s work and tributes to the personal impact his life and ideas had on his collaborators and colleagues.

Keywords

Bicarbonate FTIR Isotopes Mass spectrometry Oxygenic photosynthesis Photosystem II 

Abbreviations

ANU

Australian National University

FTIR

Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy

MSU

Michigan State University

OEC

Oxygen evolving complex of PSII, also known as WOC

PsbO

Manganese stabilizing protein of PSII

PSII-WOC

Photosystem II water oxidizing complex

RSB

Research School of Biology

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Johannes Messinger
    • 1
  • Richard Debus
    • 2
  • G. Charles Dismukes
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Chemistry, Chemical Biological Centre (KBC)Umeå UniversityUmeåSweden
  2. 2.Department of BiochemistryUniversity of California at RiversideRiversideUSA
  3. 3.Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology, RutgersThe State University of New JerseyPiscatawayUSA

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