Teemu Ikonen

Department of Physical Sciences, University of Helsinki, Helsinki

X-ray and neutron scattering studies on some nanoscale structures in molecular biology


Professor Jouko Korppi-Tommola, Department of Chemistry, University of Jyväskylä, Jyväskylä

Docent A. C. Papageorgiou, Turku Centre for Biotechnology, Turku


Professor Theodor Silviu Balaban, Forschungszentrum Karlsruhe, Institute for Nanotechnology, Karlsruhe, Germany


Professor Ritva Serimaa, Department of Physical Sciences, University of Helsinki, Helsinki


  1. Mattinen ML, Paakkonen K, Ikonen T, Craven J, Drakenberg T, Serimaa R, Waltho J & Annila A. (2002) Quaternary structure built from subunits combining NMR and small-angle x-ray scattering data. Biophys J. 83:1177-83.
  2. Ikonen T, Kainov D, Timmins P, Serimaa R & Tuma R. (2003) Locating the minor components of dsRNA bacteriophage Phi6 by neutron scattering, J Appl Cryst. 36:525-529.
  3. Psencik L, Ikonen TP, Laurinmäki P, Merckel MC, Butcher SJ, Serimaa RE & Tuma R. (2004) Lamellar organization of pigments in chlorosomes, the light harvesting complexes of green photosynthetic bacteria. Biophysical J. 87: 1165-1172.
  4. Psencik J, Arellano JB, Ikonen TP, Borrego CM, Laurinmäki PA, Butcher SJ, Serimaa RE & Tuma R. (2006) Internal structure of chlorosomes from brown-coloured Chlorobium species and the role of carotenoids in their assembly. Biophys J. 91:1433-1440.
  5. Ikonen TP, Li H, Psencik J, Laurinmäki PA, Butcher SJ, Frigard N-U, Serimaa RE, Bryant DE, Tuma R. (2007) X-ray scattering and electron cryomicroscopy study on the effect of carotenoid biosynthesis to the structure of C. tepidum chlorosomes, Biophys J. (accepted)