Photosynthesis in a Changing Environment - a Molecular Approach
University of Turku, Finland, 10.-19.6.1996
The course is especially suitable for PhD students of
environmental sciences and plant physiology. The number of
participants is limited to 20, all from Nordic countries.
Accomodation, meals and course program, as well as travelling
to Turku are free to the students.
Organizers: Eva-Mari Aro, Pirkko Maenpaa, Eevi Rintamaki and Esa
Tyystjarvi, Department of Biology, University of Turku, Finland.
In your application, tell why this course is especially important
for You, and include your cv. Send applications to our course
Dr. Paivi Vuorio
University of Turku
Centre for Extension Studies
Lemminkaisenkatu 14-18 B
Tel. +358-21-333 6419
Fax +358-21-333 6331
E-mail paivi.vuorio at utu.fi.
Deadline for applications is 30.4.1996.
For more information, please do not hesitate to contact Paivi
See also our www page: http://www.utu.fi/norfa/
The students are asked to bring a poster and to prepare a 5-10
min. presentation (using overheads and slides, the poster will
not be available at presentation site). Approximately 5 hours/day
are reserved for practical demonstrations related to the topics
of the lectures.
A preliminary program:
Developing scenarios of future environmental change (Timothy
Discoveries of Robert Emerson and Eugene Rabinovich (Govindjee)
Oxygenic photosynthesis: light reactions (Govindjee)
Sixty-three years since Kautsky: Chlorophyll fluorescence
Photosystem II: structure, function and protection (Govindjee)
Regulation of carbon fixation (David Lawlor)
Photoinhibition of photosynthesis (Itzhak Ohad)
Photo-oxidative stress in plants and its relationship to the
regulation of photosystems (Christine Foyer)
Effects of ultraviolet radiation on photosynthesis (Giorgio
Compartmentation of the antioxidative defence system in leaves
and its implications for stress tolerance (Christine Foyer)
Regulation of Photosystem II and photosynthesis (Engelbert Weis)
Phosphorylation of thylakoid proteins (Itzhak Ohad)
Effects of low temperatures on the photosynthetic apparatus
Effects of elevated CO2 on photosynthesis (David Lawlor)
Photoinhibition at low temperatures and protective mechanisms of
cold acclimation (Heinrich Krause)
Photosynthesis imaging in leaves (Engelbert Weis)
Photosynthesis in water stressed leaves (David Lawlor)
Manipulation of the antioxidative system in transformed plants
to prevent photooxidative damage (Christine Foyer)
Structure and function of the chloroplast genome (John Gray)
Gene organization of the cyanobacterial genome (Mamoru Sugita)
Import and targeting of nuclear-encoded chloroplast proteins
Posttranslational regulation in chloroplasts (Mamoru Sugita)
In vitro translation in chloroplasts (Mamoru Sugita)
Chloroplast control of nuclear gene expression (John Gray)
The course is organized in the new, modern research laboratories
of BioCity, Turku. The weekend will be spent together by the sea.
Welcome to Turku!