I … wish you and Rajni all the best for the future.” Hyungshim Yoo (USA): “I have respected Dr. Govindjee as a internationally prominent researcher and a hard
working scientist. He contributed in a big way to the knowledge GDC-0449 purchase of photosynthesis. He spent all his life to work on photosynthesis deserving the comment that he is the world’s most BMN 673 solubility dmso recognized photosynthesis researcher. He is also a warm person with good humor and a good mentor who has wisdom to guide the people in his lab [and elsewhere].” Young researchers and students Three young researchers were given awards for the best posters. They were: Ch. Dinakar (University of Hyderabad; Title: Importance and relative contribution of COX and AOX pathways in optimizing photosynthesis during light, osmotic, or temperature stress); M. Karthik
Mohan (University of Hyderabad; Title: Functional characterization of novel subunit proteins associated with PS II in cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803); and N. Sreedhar (University of Hyderabad; Title: Application of the OJIP fast fluorescence transient to monitor state transitions in Arabidopsis thaliana). Govindjee presented each of them with one of the recently published books, from his well-known Series Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration, provided to the conference by Springer, The Netherlands. Figure 4A, B, and C shows, respectively, Sunil (representing Ch. Dinakar), M. Karthik Mohan, and N. Sreedhar, receiving book awards from Govindjee. Fig. 4 Young researchers (see text) receiving book awards from Govindjee. Cediranib (AZD2171) A Sunil AZD1080 chemical structure receiving award on behalf of Ch. Dinakar; in the background are: George Papageorgiou, Manmohan Manohar Laloraya, Rajni Govindjee, and P. V. (Raj) Sane. B M. Karthik Mohan. C N. Sreedhar In addition, posters of the Z-scheme (that had been designed by Wilbert Veit under the guidance of Govindjee) and copies of a book Music of Sunlight by Dr. Wilbert Veit, USA, were given to young college students. Further, the organizing committee provided financial support to several researchers. The most exciting and significant
feature of this conference was the energetic participation of young graduate and post graduate students from various teaching departments of Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalay (University) and local science colleges. The students, accompanied by their college teachers took serious interest in research in the field of photosynthesis and its global impact. Figure 5A and B shows Govindjee mingling with the young researchers, signing note books, and Z-scheme posters. Fig. 5 Govindjee talking with young scientists and signing their notebooks and the Z-scheme posters. A With students from the local science colleges. B With Monica Jain (2nd from right) and others A chlorophyll fluorescence workshop Following the conference, a two-day (Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, 2008) workshop on “Intact Plant Photosynthesis” was organized by Prasanna Mohanty.