Revolutionizing Structural Biology


Petra Fromme

Petra Fromme is an international leader in photosynthesis, protein macromolecular crystallography using synchrotrons and protein nanocrystallography using X-ray Free Electron Lasers. She has vast experience unravelling the structure and function of Photosystem I and II proteins and ATP synthase. Specifically, she studies the structure-to-function relationship of membrane proteins involved in bioenergy conversion and infectious diseases. Fromme contributed to the development of serial femtosecond nanocrystallography for analyzing proteins using high-intensity XFEL.



Oxygenic photosynthesis is one of the most important biological processes that has ever arisen and paved the way for all complex life on Earth.


The following table provides descriptions of health-related projects being performed in the Fromme lab.


As part of the BioXFEL STC consortium, the Fromme lab works in the development and application of free electron lasers (XFELs) to structural biology.