Pascal PLAZA

Directeur de recherche – CNRS

ENS – Département de chimie
24 rue Lhomond, 75005 Paris

Email: pascal.plaza@ens.psl.eu
Phone: 01 44 32 24 14
Office: E123
ORCID: 0000-0002-8021-4521
 
 

Research interests

Photoactives Proteins; Flavoproteins; Reversibly Switchable Fluorescent Proteins;
Ultrafast Time-Resolved Spectroscopy;  Photophysics; Photochemical Processes;
Electron and Proton Transfer;
See more details here.

 

Teaching

Master of chemistry at Sorbonne Université: « Primary Photoreactivity of Molecular and Macromolecular Systems in Condensed Phase » module of UE 5C206 – Ultrafast Dynamics of Reactive Species.

 

Publications

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2013

Ultrafast carbonyl motion of the photoactive yellow protein chromophore probed by femtosecond circular dichroism Article de journal

L Mendonça; F Hache; P Changenet-Barret; P Plaza; H Chosrowjan; S Taniguchi; Y Imamoto

Journal of the American Chemical Society, 135 (39), p. 14637–14643, 2013.

2012

Photoantenna in two cryptochrome-photolyase proteins from O. tauri: Presence, nature and ultrafast photoinduced dynamics Article de journal

J Brazard; C Ley; F Lacombat; P Plaza; L Mony; M Heijde; G Zabulon; C Bowler

Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry, 234 , p. 135–145, 2012.

Photophysics and Photochemistry of Supramolecular Systems incollection

B Valeur; M -N Berberan-Santos; M M Martin; P Plaza

Analytical Methods in Supramolecular Chemistry, Volume 1 & 2: Second Edition, 1 , p. 287–336, 2012.

Reaction-coordinate tracking in the excited-state deactivation of the photoactive yellow protein chromophore in solution Article de journal

P Changenet-Barret; F Lacombat; P Plaza

Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology A: Chemistry, 234 , p. 171–180, 2012.

2011

New insights into the ultrafast photophysics of oxidized and reduced FAD in solution Article de journal

J Brazard; A Usman; F Lacombat; C Ley; M M Martin; P Plaza

Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 115 (15), p. 3251–3262, 2011.

The design, synthesis and photochemical study of a biomimetic cyclodextrin model of Photoactive Yellow Protein (PYP) Article de journal

C Loukou; P Changenet-Barret; M -N Rager; P Plaza; M M Martin; J -M Mallet

Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry, 9 (7), p. 2209–2218, 2011.

2010

Characterization of two members of the cryptochrome/photolyase family from Ostreococcus tauri provides insights into the origin and evolution of cryptochromes Article de journal

M Heijde; G Zabulon; F Corellou; T Ishikawa; J Brazard; A Usman; F Sanchez; P Plaza; M Martin; A Falciatore; T Todo; F -Y Bouget; C Bowler

Plant, Cell and Environment, 33 (10), p. 1614–1626, 2010.

Photoinduced cation translocation in a calix[4]biscrown: Towards a new type of light-driven molecular shuttle Article de journal

B Valeur; I Leray; L Zhao; V Souchon; R Métivier; P Plaza; C Ley; F Lacombat; M M Martin

ChemPhysChem, 11 (11), p. 2416–2423, 2010.

Primary photodynamics of a biomimetic model of photoactive yellow protein (PYP) Article de journal

P Changenet-Barret; C Loukou; C Ley; F Lacombat; P Plaza; J -M Mallet; M M Martin

Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 12 (41), p. 13715–13723, 2010.

Spectro-temporal characterization of the photoactivation mechanism of two new oxidized cryptochrome/photolyase photoreceptors Article de journal

J Brazard; A Usman; F Lacombat; C Ley; M M Martin; P Plaza; L Mony; M Heijde; G Zabulon; C Bowler

Journal of the American Chemical Society, 132 (13), p. 4935–4945, 2010.

Ultrafast delocalization of cationic states in poly(N-vinylcarbazole) solid leading to carrier photogeneration Article de journal

T Katayama; Y Ishibashi; Y Morii; C Ley; J Brazard; F Lacombat; P Plaza; M M Martin; H Miyasaka

Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 12 (18), p. 4560–4563, 2010.

2009

Femtosecond to subnanosecond multistep calcium photoejection from a crown ether-linked merocyanine Article de journal

C Ley; F Lacombat; P Plaza; M M Martin; I Leray; B Valeur

ChemPhysChem, 10 (1), p. 276–281, 2009.

Picosecond transient circular dichroism of the photoreceptor protein of the light-adapted form of Blepharisma japonicum Article de journal

F Hache; M -T Khuc; J Brazard; P Plaza; M M Martin; G Checcucci; F Lenci

Chemical Physics Letters, 483 (1-3), p. 133–137, 2009.

Spectroscopic characterization of a (6-4) photolyase from the green alga Ostreococcus tauri Article de journal

A Usman; J Brazard; M M Martin; P Plaza; M Heijde; G Zabulon; C Bowler

Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology, 96 (1), p. 38–48, 2009.

Structural effects on the ultrafast photoisomerization of photoactive yellow protein. Transient absorption spectroscopy of two point mutants Article de journal

P Changenet-Barret; P Plaza; M M Martin; H Chosrowjan; S Taniguchi; N Mataga; Y Imamoto; M Kataoka

Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 113 (27), p. 11605–11613, 2009.

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