Improving Photosynthesis - SEB Meeting

  • 29 Jun 2012
  • 02 Jul 2012
  • Salzburg, Austria

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Improving photosynthesis         
Dates:
29th & 30th June
Organized by: Steve Long (University of Illinois) and Richard Leegood (University of Sheffield)
Contact: slong@illinois.edu; r.leegood@sheffield.ac.uk

Confirmed Speakers
John Sheehy
(IRRI), Julian Hibberd (Cambridge University), Dean Price (The Australian National University), Lisa Ainsworth (University of Illinois), Martin Parry (Rothamsted Research), Christoph Peterhänsel (Leibniz Universitaet Hannover), Paul Quick (IRRI), Andreas Weber (Heinrich-Heine-Universität), Michel Havaux (Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique (CEA)), Howard Griffiths (Cambridge University), Cheryl Kerfeld (DOE Joint Genome Institute & UC Berkeley), Maureen Hanson (Cornell University), Christine Raines (University of Essex)

Description
Increasing the productivity of the major food crops is a major challenge in maintaining food security and increased biomass and in countering the current large rises in the costs of these basic commodities.  Increasing photosynthetic efficiency is seen as a key factor in meeting this challenge and helping to reduce the yield gap. There are a number of aspects of photosynthesis that are open to improvement, including light harvesting and photoprotection, carbon assimilation and partitioning and, perhaps most importantly, tackling the problem of photorespiration. This session will interest those involved in environmental plant physiology, crop breeding and biotechnology, plant biochemistry, and photosynthesis.
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