Okayama University International Symposium
Structure and Dynamics of Photosynthetic Systems
Okayama University is organizing an international symposium entitled “Structure and Dynamics of Photosynthetic Systems” on October 22-23, 2012, in Okayama, Japan. This symposium will focus on discussions of the structure, assembly, and dynamics of photosynthetic protein complexes including photosystem I, photosystem II, light-harvesting complexes, and related proteins, as well as their responses to various environmental stresses. The basis of our knowledge on these topics has been provided by the recent crystallographic analyses of Photosystem I and II super-complexes from cyanobacterial and chloroplast thylakoids. Importantly, this research area is now expanding beyond the basic science to various applications for innovative technologies, in particular in relation to approaches that may help to solve the environmental and energy problems that we face.
We have invited numerous internationally recognized scientists from all around the world as well as from Japan to discuss our current status and future perspectives of photosynthesis. We believe that this symposium will provide a wonderful occasion for all the scientists working in this field, in particular for young scientists, to gain new information, to communicate directly with each other, and to feel the dynamic progress of photosynthesis research.
We would cordially invite you to attend this international symposium to share the exciting moment of discussions at both the invited lectures and the poster session.
Date of the symposium: October 22 (Monday)-23 (Tuesday), 2012
The venue: Okayama University, the 50th Anniversary Hall, Tsushima-naka, Kita-ku, Okayama city, Okayama, Japan (access map). Both the oral and poster sessions will be held in the same building.
No registration fee is required.
Invited speakers (confirmed):|
E.J. Boekema (Univ. Groningen, The Netherlands)
G. Brudvig (Yale Univ., USA)
G. Garab (Hungarian Academy of Science, Hungary)
M. Li (Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
J. Messinger (Umeå Univ., Sweden)
N. Nelson (Tel Aviv Univ., Israel)
P. Nixon (Imperial College, UK)
K.K. Niyogi (UC Berkeley, USA)
J.D. Rochaix (Univ. Geneva, Switzerland)
F.A. Wollman (CNRS, France)
L.-X. Zhang (Chinese Academy of Sciences, China)
M. Ikeuchi (Univ. Tokyo, Japan）
W. Sakamoto (Okayama Univ., Japan)
J.-R. Shen (Okayama Univ., Japan)
Y. Takahashi (Okayama Univ., Japan)
A. Tanaka (Hokkaido Univ., Japan)
T. Noguchi (Nagoya Univ., Japan)
Y. Yamamoto (Okayama Univ., Japan）
H. Wada (Univ. Tokyo, Japan)
Deadline for registration, participation of the reception, and abstract submission: September 20, 2012
・ I will attend the symposium.
・ I will present a poster.
The opening reception of the symposium will be held at October 22, from 18:00-20:00 at Okayama University South Facility for Student Welfare. The fee is as follows.
Researchers : 4,000 Japanese Yen
Students : 2,000 Japanese Yen
We invite you to the poster session to present your results.
The abstracts of all the invited speakers and posters will be included in a Symposium Abstract booklet. Please send the abstract (size A4, one page; downloadable form) to J.-R. Shen of the organizing committee.
The poster size is W 90 cm x H 150 cm
“Solar Energy and Photosynthesis”
On October 21 (Sunday), public lectures on “Solar Energy and Photosynthesis” will be held at Okayama University. These lectures are open to the public, and the lecturers will highlight the general aspects of photosynthesis, as well as the recent progress of photosynthesis research.
Date of the public lectures: October 21 (Sunday) , 2012, 14：00-16：30
The venue: Okayama University, the 50th Anniversary Hall, Tsushima-naka, Kita-ku, Okayama city, Okayama, Japan (access map).
Lecture 1：Prof. N. Nelson (Tel Aviv Univ., Israel)
Title:Life under the sun - past, present and future
Lecture 2：Prof. J.-R. Shen (Okayama Univ., Japan)
【Organizing committee of the Okayama University International Symposium】
S. Yamamoto (Vice President, Okayama University)
S. Takahashi (Dean of Faculty of Science, Okayama University)
J.-R. Shen (Professor, Okayama University)
Y. Takahashi (Professor, Okayama University)
Y. Yamamoto (Professor, Okayama University)
W. Sakamoto (Professor, Okayama University)
M. Nishimura (Research associate, Okayama University）
J.-R. Shen: firstname.lastname@example.org
Y. Takahashi: email@example.com
Y. Yamamoto: firstname.lastname@example.org