Post-Graduate Course: Increasing Photosynthesis in Plants: 21 - 26 August 2011, under the auspices of the 'BioSolar Cells' programme and the Graduate Schools PE&RC and EPS (The Netherlands)
Global energy issues are leading to innovation in efficient means to create and deploy portable energy carriers. One of the means for doing this, is by finding more efficient ways of transducing solar energy into mobile energy carriers. To this end the ‘BioSolar Cells’ Programme was developed in the Netherlands which focuses on tackling fundamental scientific problems in the area of photosynthesis.
This course is designed to bring together international scientists and PhD candidates working in the area of photosynthesis. The course intends to create novel scientific networks, exchange state of the art ideas, acquaint participants with latest measuring technologies and analysis of basic problems concerning photosynthetic performance of plants.
- Mark Aarts (Laboratory of Genetics, Wageningen University, the Netherlands)
Topics: Eco-physiology of Photosynthesis, Genetic analysis of plant plasticity of photosynthetic capacity
- Jan Dekker (Biophysics Group, VU University Amsterdam, the Netherlands)
Topics: From the reaction centre to the thylakoid membrane: Photo dynamics of single plant photosynthetic complexes of increasing size
- Christine Foyer (Centre for Plant Sciences of Leeds University, UK)
Topics: Primary metabolism in plants, particularly the regulation of cellular redox homeostasis and the associated mechanisms that co-ordinate to plant growth and defence.
- Jeremy Harbinson (Horticulture Supply Chains, Wageningen University, the Netherlands)
Topics: The integration and coordination of photosynthetic sub processes in leaves.
- David Kramer (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Michigan State University, USA)
Topics: Energetics and control of photosynthesis; electron transfer reactions; coupling of electron transfer reactions to proton pumping and to ATP synthesis; evolution of bioenergetics; photosynthesis in extreme environments.
- Hendrik Poorter (IBG-2: Wachstum und Metabolismus, Jülich Forschungscenter, Germany)
Topics: Dose-response curves and their construction from a larger amount of fragmentary data.
- Jaume Flexas Sans (University of the Balearic Islands, Spain)
Topics: Mechanisms that regulate mesophyll resistance
- Paul Struik (Centre for Crop Systems Analysis, Wageningen University, the Netherlands)
Topics: Combining architectural and process-based physiological modelling to study resource acquisition and resource allocation in plants
PhD Participants of PE&RC, EPS and Bios Solar with an approved Education Plan (TSP)*. € 300
All other PhD’s participants and Staff of organizing institutes € 600
All other participants € 1000
* For PE&RC PhD candidates, the reduced fee only is applicable for those who will be defending their thesis at Wageningen University
Please download the registration form and send it to email@example.com
Full registration only occurs once you have provided us with the requested information as stated above. Afterwards you will receive an official registration confirmation by one of the course organizers.
Tel: + 31 (0)317-485116