Hafna recently attended the 19th International Symposium on Flavins and Flavoproteins held in Groningen in the Netherlands. This is the largest and most specialised conference held in the field of flavin research and has been held triennially for the last 60 years. Hafna presented the work she did during her PhD on F420 binding proteins among the flavin/deazaflavin dependent oxidoreductases, and was presented with the Vince Massey Award for young investigators who have shown an outstanding contribution to the field of flavins and flavoenzymes. Top work Hafna!!
You can read about this work here:
- Greening, C*, Ahmed, FH*, Mohamed, AE et al 2016, ‘Physiology, biochemistry, and applications of F420- and Fo-dependent redox reactions’, Microbiology and Molecular Biology Reviews, vol. 80, no. 2, pp. 451-493. [*: joint first authors]
- Mohamed, AE, Ahmed, FH, Arulmozhiraja, S et al 2016, ‘Protonation state of F420H2 in the prodrug-activating deazaflavin dependent nitroreductase (Ddn) from Mycobacterium tuberculosis’, Molecular BioSystems, vol. 12, no. 4, pp. 1110-1113.
- Ahmed, FH, Carr, P, Lee, B et al 2015, ‘Sequence-Structure-Function Classification of a Catalytically Diverse Oxidoreductase Superfamily in Mycobacteria’, Journal of Molecular Biology, vol. 427, no. 22, pp. 3554-3571.