Preliminary Program and Invited speakers:

Xiaojing Yang, University of Chicago, USA

“Mechanisms of spectrum tuning and photoconversion in far-red cyanobacteriochromes”

Hugo Scheer, Germany

"Biliproteins: Rendering a dull chromophore brilliant"

Jaume Martinez Garcia, Spain

"How plants respond to vegetation proximity: a process regulated by plant phytochromes”

Wendy Schluchter, University of New Orleans, USA

“The role of bilin lyase enzymes in chromophore changes that occur during Type IV chromatic acclimation in marine Synechococcus.”

Paul Curmi, University of NSW, Australia

"New insights involving tetrapyrroles in crytophyte light harvesting"

Matias Zurbriggen, University of Düsseldorf, Germany

"A synthetic biology approach towards understanding plant phytochrome signalling and the development of optogenetic systems”

Jindong Zhao, China

"Energy transfer from phycobilisomes to PSI: Critical structural features of both complexes."

Dror Noy, MIGAL – Galilee Research Institute, Israel

“Computational design of chlorophyll binding proteins”

David Kehoe, Indiana University, USA

“Light Color Acclimation in Marine Cyanobacteria”

Kai-Hong Zhao, China

"Extremely bright far-red and near-infrared fluorescent proteins derived from phycobiliproteins"

Bernhard Grimm, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Germany

"New insights into the regulatory feedback on 5-aminolevulinic acid synthesis."

Bernhard Kräutler, University of Innsbruck, Austria

"News on Chlorophyll Breakdown."

J. Clark Lagarias, University of California, Davis, USA

"Spectral tuning in the phytochrome superfamily"

Each session will be preceded by a plenary talk by one of the invited speakers, followed by shorter oral talks selected from the abstracts of attendees. 

The sessions will include among others: 

Structural Biology of Antenna Systems and Photosynthetic Reaction Centers; Studies on Photosynthetic & Photosensory Sensors; Tetrapyrrole Pigment Synthesis, Biosynthesis & Turnover; Tetrapyrroles & Developmental Regulation;  Artificial Photosynthesis and Photoelectric Energy Conversion