The research results presented by the research group of OCU Professor Nobuo Kamiya and Professor Jian-Ren Shen (Okayama University) have been selected as one of the top ten 2011 Breakthroughs of the Year by the academic journal Science.
The research results were published in the British science journal "Nature"in April 2011. Professor Kamiya and his research group revealed the detailed structure of a protein complex that splits water into oxygen by using sunlight in the photosynthesis reaction. Their research finding will help design a highly-efficient artificial photosynthesis device which may be the key to the solution for energy and environmental problems that the globe faces.
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Breakthrough of the Year, 2011(Science)