SEB Gothenburg 2017 Session Report: Photosynthetic response to a changing environment - Towards sustainable energy production

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SEB Gothenburg 2017 Session Report: Photosynthetic response to a changing environment - Towards sustainable energy production

Organised by: Cornelia Spetea Wiklund (University of Gothenburg), Wolfgang Schröder (Umeå University) & Peter Nixon (Imperial College London)

 

The two-day session on Photosynthesis was organised by Cornelia Spetea Wiklund (University of Gothenburg), Wolfgang Schröder (Umeå University) and Peter Nixon (Imperial College London). The session attracted over 35 participants, mostly from the Nordic countries and Europe, but there were also participants from Japan and USA. The eight keynote/invited talks covered a wide range of topics from light harvesting (R. Croce and S. Jansson), and biogenesis of the photosynthetic apparatus (E.M. Aro and R. Sobotka) to alternative electron transport pathways (T. Shikanai and A. Krieger) and abiotic stress responses (D. Kramer and C. Funk). New biophysical data on light-harvesting was presented and discussed together with many stress related aspects of the photosynthetic process. The various molecular aspects unravelled during the session will help researchers to identify new targets for future research to improving photosynthesis in agriculture and biotechnology. We received great appreciation from the participants about the outstanding quality of the presentations, inspiring discussions as well as about the hospitality of the people in Gothenburg.

We greatly acknowledge the financial support from SEB, the Gothenburg Center for Advanced Studies (GoCAS) and the International Society of Photosynthesis Research (ISPR).

 

 










Category: Plant Biology
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