The Gordon Research Seminar on Photosynthesis is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas.
The focus of this meeting is to couple the emerging knowledge regarding photosynthetic energy conversion with the development of technological energy transduction schemes that will transform the way we power our economy and meet increasing human energy demands.
|1:00 pm - 5:00 pm||Arrival and Check-in|
|3:30 pm - 3:45 pm||Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome by the GRS Conference Chair|
|3:45 pm - 4:30 pm||Keynote Speaker|
|Discussion Leader: Gary F. Moore (JCAP, Berkeley Lab)|
|3:45 pm - 4:15 pm ||Gary W. Brudvig (Yale University)|
"Photosynthetic Water Oxidation: Learning from Nature How to Produce Solar Fuels"
|4:15 pm - 4:30 pm ||Discussion|
|4:30 pm - 6:00 pm||Poster Session I|
|7:30 pm - 9:30 pm||Artificial Photosynthesis|
|Discussion Leader: Kimberly Rendek (Arizona State University)|
|7:30 pm - 7:50 pm ||Benjamin Sherman (Arizona State University)|
"Balancing spectroscopic and redox properties in a dye-sensitized tandem junction system for the photolysis of water"
|7:50 pm - 8:00 pm ||Discussion|
|8:00 pm - 8:20 pm ||Yujie Sun (UC Berkeley)
"Molecular Approaches to Electro- and Photocatalytic Hydrogen Generation from Water"
|8:20 pm - 8:30 pm ||Discussion|
|8:30 pm - 8:50 pm ||Dibyendu Mukherjee (University of Tennessee)
"Characterization of Surface Assembled Photosystem I (PSI): Towards Future Bio-hybrid Photovoltaic Devices"
|8:50 pm - 9:00 pm ||Discussion|
|9:00 pm - 9:20 pm ||Amanda Applegate (The Pennsylvania State University)
"Solar Hydrogen-Producing Bionanodevice Outperforms Natural Photosynthesis"
|9:20 pm - 9:30 pm ||Discussion|
|7:30 am - 8:30 am||Breakfast|
|9:00 am - 11:00 am||Bio-derived Energy and Natural Photosynthesis|
|Discussion Leader: Katharina Brinkert (Uppsala University)|
|9:00 am - 9:20 am ||Hui Zhou (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
"Refactoring the key photosynthetic pigment bacteriochlorophyll a from Rhodobacter sphaeroides"
|9:20 am - 9:30 am ||Discussion|
|9:30 am - 9:50 am ||Elisabet Romero (VU University of Amsterdam)
"Quantum Coherent Charge Separation in the Photosytem II Reaction Center"
|9:50 am - 10:00 am ||Discussion|
|10:00 am - 10:20 am ||Ruchira Chatterjee (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) |
"Pulsed EPR Studies of Photosystem II elucidating the mechanism of Solar Water Oxidation"
|10:20 am - 10:30 am ||Discussion|
|10:30 am - 10:50 am ||Nicholas Cox (MPI Muelheim)|
"Detection of water binding sites of the OEC of PII using high field (94 GHz) 17O-EDNMR spectroscopy"
|10:50 am - 11:00 am ||Discussion|
|11:00 am - 12:30 pm||Poster Session II|
|Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am|
|1:30 pm - 2:30 pm||Computational Aspects |
|Discussion Leader: Ravi Pokhrel (Yale University)|
|1:30 pm - 1:50 pm ||Abdullah Mahboob (Brock University)|
"Computational and experimental studies to determine the redox potential of ZnCe6 in solution and in the Bacterioferritin artificial 'reaction center'"
|1:50 pm - 2:00 pm ||Discussion|
|2:00 pm - 2:20 pm ||Muhamed Amin (The City University of New York)|
"A simple, classical model to study high-valent dinuclear oxomanganese model complexes and its relevance to the oxygen-evolving complex of photosystem II"
|2:20 pm - 2:30 pm ||Discussion|
|2:30 pm - 3:00 pm||Evaluation Period|
|Fill out GRS Evaluation Forms|
|3:00 pm||Gordon Research Seminar ends. For those attending the associated Gordon Research Conference, please check in at the GRC Office beginning at 4:00 pm.|