Light Sensing Symposium

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June 11, 2012

Sciences III, Room A150

09:00-10:15
Registration and coffee
10:15
Welcome address
10:30 – 13:00
Session 1 - PHOTOSYNTHESIS - Chair: Sabeeha Merchant
Francis-André Wollman - Thylakoid membranes: a flexible matrix for bioenergetic processes
Nathan Nelson - Structure and evolution of photosynthetic reaction centers
Kevin Redding - PSI is our playground: using mutagenesis and spectroscopy to map electron transfer routes within a protein
Kris Niyogi - Regulation of photosynthetic light harvesting
Alison Smith - Exploiting algae for bioenergy
13:00 – 14:30
Lunch
14:30 – 16:00
Session 2 - RYTHMS AND CHANNELS - Chair: Ueli Schibler
Steve Kay - Unraveling Circadian Transcriptional Networks
Samer Hattar - Diverse functions for atypical mammalian photoreceptors
Peter Hegemann - The three lives of channelrhodopsin
16:00 – 16:30
Coffee break
16:30 – 18:00
Session 3 - PHOTORECEPTORS - Chair: Michel Goldschmidt-Clermont
Christian Fankhauser - Sensing light direction: signal transduction during phototropism in Arabidopsis
Angela Falciatore - Shedding light on the marine environment: the conundrum of the phytochrome photoreceptor in diatoms
Roman Ulm - UV-B perception and signaling in plants
18:00 – 18:30
GUEST OF HONOR
Jean-David Rochaix - Recollections - 44 years of chloroplast research
18:30 - 20:00
Apéro / Social mixer

June 12, 2012

09:00 – 12:00
Student tutorials
13:30 – 18:30
Excursion