Programme

> Thursday 4 Aug 2016

18:30 - 19:50 Dinner
19:55 - 20:00 Opening

Key-note lectures

20:00 - 20:40 Zhenfeng Liu Structure of PSII-LHCII supercomplex: the supramolecular basis for light-harvesting processes in plants
20:40 - 21:20 Robert Blankenship Evidence for a cysteine-mediated mechanism of excitation energy regulation in the FMO antenna complex
21:30 - Social mixer

> Friday 5 Aug 2016

07:30 - 08:30 Breakfast

Session 1: Light harvesting and its regulation, part A

08:30 - 08:50 Alexander Ruban The mechanism of dynamic control of the photosynthetic light harvesting in plants
08:50 - 09:10 Shigeichi Kumazaki Imaging of Photochemical Properties of Thylakoid
09:10 - 09:30 Nicoletta Liguori A dark state associated to carotenoid distortions (S*) can quench chlorophyll excitation in a Light-Harvesting Complex of plants
09:30 - 09:50 Jevgenij Chmeliov Temperature-Dependent Fluorescence Measurements in LHCII Aggregates Reveal the Nature of Self-Regulation in Light-Harvesting Antenna
   
9:50 - 10:20 Coffee break

Session 2: Light harvesting and its regulation, part B

10:20 - 10:40 Claudia Büchel Involvement of the Lhcx protein Fcp6 of the diatom Cyclotella meneghiniana in the macro-organization and structural flexibility of thylakoid membranes
10:40 - 11:00 Vladimír Špunda Elevated temperatures facilitate extremely rapid zeaxanthin-dependent induction of nonradiative dissipation of excitation energy within photosystem II in Norway spruce needles
11:00 - 11:20 Erica Belgio High light grown Chromera velia displays similar physiological response to lincomycin-treated plants
11:20 - 11:40 Alberto Natali Light-harvesting Complexes (LHCs) Cluster Spontaneously in Membrane Environment Leading to Shortening of Their Excited State Lifetimes

Discussion: Light harvesting and its regulation

11:40 - 12:40 Discussion leaders: Diana Kirilovsky, Chris Duffy
   
12:40 - 13:40 Lunch

Session 3: Structure and assembly

14:00 - 14:20 Jakub Psencik Carotenoid triplet state formation in the light-harvesting complexes of selected algae from the phylogenetic SAR group
14:20 - 14:40 Yuliya Miloslavina A low complexity 3D model for heterogeneous wild type Chlorobaculum tepidum chlorosomes
14:40 - 15:00 Hitoshi Tamiaki Synthesis of zinc 20-substituted bacteriochlorophyll-d analogs and their chlorosomal self-aggregation

Discussion: Structure and assembly

15:00 - 15:30 Discussion leader: Richard Cogdell
   
15:30 - 16:00 Poster flashes
16:00 - 18:00 Poster viewing

Key-note lecture

18:00 - 18:40 Roberto Bassi A comparative analysis of Photosynthetic Light use efficiency Regulation Mechanisms from unicellular algae to higher plants through mosses
   
19:00 - 20:25 Dinner

49-ers evening program

20:30 - TBD Richard Cogdell Football, beer and long term collaboration: delving into the mechanisms of light harvesting
  Graham Fleming Understanding The Rates and Mechanisms of Photosynthetic Energy Transfer: 1949 to Now. (A 49ers Perspective)
  Arvi Freiberg The Quest for Photosynthetic Excitons: My Pilgrimage
  Leonas Valkunas Photosynthetic Excitons

> Saturday 6 Aug 2016

07:30 - 08:30 Breakfast

Session 4: Excitation energy transfer, theory and experiment, part A

08:30 - 08:50 Darius Abramavicius Correlations and delocalization in excitonic model
08:50 - 09:10 Benedetta Mennucci “Ab initio” simulation of the excitonic properties of light-harvesting complexes
09:10 - 09:30 Jürgen Hauer Vibronic coupling explains the ultrafast carotenoid-to-bacteriochlorophyll energy transfer rate
09:30 - 09:50 Gediminas Trinkunas Insight into the alteration of light harvesting antenae in thylakoids by the fluctuating antenna model
   
9:50 - 10:20 Coffee break

Session 5: Excitation energy transfer, theory and experiment, part B

10:20 - 10:40 Shigeru Itoh Ultra-fast dissipation of excess excitation energy by multiple pathways in dry mosses and lichens with algal/cyanobacterial symbionts
10:40 - 11:00 Noam Adir Deciphering the remarkable functionalities of the phycobilisome
11:00 - 11:20 Yutaka Shibata Drought-induced fluorescence quencher in a poikilohydric moss, Breum argenteum, is formed in the photosystem II core complex
11:20 - 11:40 Emilie Wientjes Fluorescence lifetime imaging shows the PSI/PSII antenna size ratio of grana and stroma inside a leaf

Discussion: Excitation energy transfer, theory and experiment

11:40 - 12:40 Discussion leaders: Tomas Polivka, Leonas Valkunas
   
12:40 - 13:40 Lunch

Session 6: Emerging approaches

14:00 - 14:20 Miroslav Kloz Resolving the nature of the carotenoid S* state via Femtosecond Stimulated Raman scattering
14:20 - 14:40 Petar Lambrev Energy transfer in light-harvesting antenna complexes probed by two-dimensional spectroscopy
14:40 - 15:00 Fatemeh Azadi Chegeni Protein and lipid dynamics in photosynthetic thylakoid membranes probed by in-situ solid-state NMR
15:00 - 15:20 Pu Qian Architecture of a Nanotube Assembly of Light-Harvesting LH2 Complexes from Rhodobacter sphaeroides
   
15:20 - 16:00 Poster flashes
16:00 - 18:00 Poster viewing

Key-note lecture

18:00 - 18:40 Cheryl Kerfeld Evolution and Structural and Functional Modularity of the Cyanobacterial Orange Carotenoid Protein
   
19:00 - 20:30 Dinner

> Sunday 7 Aug 2016

8:00 Breakfast
9:30 Leave, bus to main conference (lunch packages for on the bus)