Seminars and Events
The Center hosts a seminar series in which experts in the field present their latest results. We welcome both speakers from within the Center and from other institutes.
Spring 2020 Seminars
January 23: Gabriel A. Montaño - Northern Arizona University
"Who needs a Lipid? Using amphiphilic block copolymers for artificial photosynthesis"
February 27: Dorthe Eisele - City College of New York (CCNY-CUNY)
"A Paradigm Shift Inspired by Nature: Robust Frenkel Excitons Despite Extreme Heat Stress"
Spring 2019 Seminars
April 25: Ivan Kassal - University of Sydney
"Photosynthetic Antennas and Reaction Centres Use Coherent Delocalisation to Improve Function"
Fall 2018 Seminars
September 13: Jesse Woodson - University of Arizona
"Signal Transduction Pathways of Chloroplast Quality Control"
October 25: Carolyn Lubner - National Renewable Energy Laboratory
"Bringing to Light the Mechanisms of Biological Energy Conversion"
November 8: Elizabet Romero - The Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia, Spain
"Engineering Quantum Coherence in Bio-Inspired Systems of Efficient Solar-Energy Conversion"
Spring 2018 Seminars
January 18: Tanai Cardona - Imperial College London
"Early Evolution of Photosynthetic Water Oxidation"
January 25: Julio Lloret - Institute of Chemical Research of Catalonia, Spain
"Towards Light-Driven Reduction. From Solar Fuels to Solar Chemicals"
March 15: Matthias Heyden - ASU School of Molecular Sciences
"Water in Biomolecular Systems – The Impact of Solvation on Equilibrium Properties and Dynamics"
March 22: Paul King -Biosciences Center, National Renewable Energy Laboratory Golden, Colorado
"Photodriven Electron Transfer for Mechanistic Studies of Redox Enzymes"
April 5: Frank E. Osterloh - UC Davis
"Water Splitting Photocatalysis with Inorganic Particles"
April 12: Marilyn Gunner - City University of New York
"Proton transfers in Photosystem II and Cytochrome c Oxidase"
April 19: Wayne Frasch - Arizona State University
"F1-ATPase Molecular Motor-Powered Nanodevices for Detection, Quantitation, and Computation"
Fall 2017 Seminars:
October 12: Chris Gisriel - ASU School of Molecular Sciences
"Structure of a Homodimeric Reaction Center and Insight into the Evolution of Photosynthesis"
October 19: Anna Beiler - ASU School of Molecular Sciences
"Bioinspired Surface Coatings for Solar Hydrogen Production"
October 26: Vladimiro Mujica - ASU School of Molecular Sciences
"Temperature-independent Electron Transfer in Biological Systems"
November 2: Charles Arntzen Retirement Celebration - 4p.m. Biodesign Institute, B Atrium
November 9: Anne Jones- ASU School of Molecular Sciences
"Defining Functional Diversity of Redox Enzymes Electrochemically"
November 16: Moore Lab Student Presentation- ASU School of Molecular Sciences
Spring 2017 Seminars:
March 16: Herta Steinkellner - University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, Austria
"Plant-Based Engineering of Biosynthetic Pathways for Production of Therapeutic Recombinant Proteins"
March 23: Dave Britt - University of California, Davis
"Mechanisms of Solar Fuel Reactions as Probed by Advanced EPR Spectroscopy"
March 30: Gregory Gavelis - Arizona State University
"Stealing Solar Power from Microbes: Lessons from Dinoflagellates"
April 13: Rick Debus - University of California, Riverside
“FTIR Studies of Photosynthetic Water Oxidation”
April 20: Dan Nocera - Harvard University
"The Bionic Leaf: Fuels to Food from Sunlight, Air and Water"
Fall 2016 Seminars:
October 20: Gabriela Schlau-Cohen - Massachusetts Institute of Technology
"Dynamics of Photosynthetic Light Harvesting: From Conformational Changes to Excitation Energy Transfer"
November 3: John Golbeck - Penn State Univ.
"Extending the Reach of Photosynthesis: The Composition and Function of Electrically Conductive Bacterial Nanowires in Shewanella oneidensis"
November 10: Hilairy Hartnett - ASU School of Earth & Space Exploration
"Geomimicry: Exploring Mechanisms for Mineral-catalyzed Hydrothermal Organic Reactions"
December 1: Bruce Rittmann - ASU School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment
"Ironies in Microbial Electrochemistry"
Additional dates to be announced.
All seminars are open to the public and held on Thursdays, at 4:00 p.m. in the Biodesign Institute Auditorium (BDB 105), unless otherwise indicated.
International Society of Photosynthesis
Research - Upcoming Events
Spring 2016 Seminars:
January 14: Graham Peers - Colorado State University
“Exploring the Dynamics of Photosynthesis in Algae”
February 4: Tsafrir Mor - ASU Biodesign Institutue
“PCocSH: A Plant-Produced Human Butyrylcholinesterase Variant for Treatment of Cocaine Addiction-Related Diseases”
February 11: Yong K. Chang - Daejon, Korea
“Research Activities in the Field of Microalgae-based Biorefineries at Advanced Biomass R&D Center”
February 25: Roberto Gaxiola - ASU School of Life Sciences
"Proton Pyrophosphatases: from Salt Tolerance to Sucrose Transport"
March 3: Richard Cogdell – University of Glasgow
"Using Genetic Dissection to Probe the Structure and Function of LH2 Complexes from a Purple Photosynthetic Bacterium”
March 24: David Kehoe - Indiana University
A Self-Regulating Genomic Island Confers Blue-Green Light Acclimation in the Marine Environment
March 31: Jeff Gralnick - University of Minnesota
Extracellular Electron Transfer in Bacteria - Mechanisms, Applications and Enhancement with Light
April 7: Paul Westerhoff - ASU School of Sustainable Engineering & the Built Environment
Utilizing Light for Water Purification
April 14: Michael Lomas - Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences
Beyond Photosynthesis: Biological Carbon cycling in the Global Ocean
April 21: Klaus Lackner - ASU School of Sustainable Engineering & the Built Environment
Advances in Capturing Carbon Dioxide from Ambient Air
April 28: Ana Moore - ASU School of Molecular Sciences
Artificial Photosynthetic Constructs that Mimic the PCET Process Involving the Tyrz Redox Relay of PSII