Symposium of the Center for Artificial Photosynthesis

  • Date: –18:00
  • Location: Ångströmlaboratoriet, Lägerhyddsvägen 1 Häggsalen
  • Lecturer: Jacinto Sá, Ann Magnusson, Bo Albinsson, Erick Leite Bastos, Eszter Borbas, Fikret Mamedov, Johannes Messinger, Per E. M. Sieghbahn, Gary Brudvig, Pia Lindberg och Leif Hammarström.
  • Contact person: Jacinto Sá
  • Seminarium

Photochemistry and Photosynthesis

Photochemistry session:

9:20 - 9:30
Welcome and introductory remarks
Dr Jacinto Sá (Uppsala University)

9:30 - 9:50
Introduction of the Centre for Artificial Photosynthesis
Dr Ann Magnusson (Uppsala University)

9:50 - 10:30
Prof. Bo Albinsson (Chalmers University of Technology)

10:30 - 10:45
Coffee break

10:45 - 11:25
Fluorescent flowers: source of (photo)chemical inspiration
Dr Erick Leite Bastos (Universidade de Sao Paulo)

11:25 - 12:05
Photoinduced electron transfer in luminescent lanthanide complexes
Dr Eszter Borbas (Uppsala University)

12:05 - 13:30
Lunch break

Photosynthesis session:

13:30 - 14:00
Introduction to Photosystem II - biochemical and biophysical properties leading to water oxidation.
Prof. Fikret Mamedov (Uppsala University)

14:00 - 14:30
Towards an experimental determination of the mechanism of water oxidation in photosystem II
Prof. Johannes Messinger (Uppsala University)

14:30 - 15:00
Dioxygen formation at the oxygen evolving center in PSII
Prof. Per E. M. Siegbahn (Stockholm University)

15:00 - 15:30
Insights on Substrate Water Binding and Water Oxidation from Mutation of Second-Shell Residues around the Oxygen Evolving Complex in Photosystem II
Prof. Gary Brudvig (Yale University)

15:30 - 15:45
Coffee break

15:45 - 18:00
Open discussion session
Moderator: Prof. Leif Hammarström (Uppsala University)

Discussion panel:
Prof. Johannes Messinger (Uppsala University)
Prof. Per E. M. Siegbahn (Stockholm University)
Prof. Gary Brudvig (Yale University)
Prof. Fikret Mamedov (Uppsala University)
Dr Ann Magnusson (Uppsala University)
Dr Pia Lindberg (Uppsala University)