Erika Plettner Organic Chemistry

Synthesis of insect pheromones

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Erika Pettner synthesizes pheromone analogues for moths and bees to study how the olfactory system works in these insects.

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Birthplace
Mexico City
Other Interests
Hiking, Gardening, Singing
Title
Assistant Professor
Office
Chemistry Department, Simon Fraser University
Status
Working
Degrees
  • PhD (bio-organic chemistry), SFU, 1995
Last Updated
December 6, 2011
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In our breathing system we have two coenzymes NADH and FADH2. Why do we have two coenzymes? And why is the NADH more efficient than FADH2, since FADH has two H+ connected to it, while NADH has one.

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