School of Biological and Chemical Sciences

Event Programme

Christmas Bioenergetics Meeting - December 16th 2019, 10:00 - 18:00

10:00Registration, poster set up and coffee 55 min
10:55 Opening remarks  5 min 
Session 1 structure and assembly. Chair Conrad Mullineaux
11:00 Plenary Talk: Dr Ben Engel, MPI Biochemistry, Munich
Exploring molecular landscapes inside photosynthetic organisms with cryo-electron tomography
40 min + 10 min Q 
11:50 Lorna Malone, Sheffield
Cryo EM structure of the higher plant cytochrome b6f complex 
15 min + 5 min Q 
12:10 Katherine Richardson, QMUL
The redox potentials of photosynthetic complex I 
15 min + 5 min Q  
12:30 Dr Oliver Biner, MBU
Bottom up assembly of an artificial respiratory chain in liposomes 
15 min + 5 min Q  
12:50 Joko Trinugroho, IC
Chlorophyll f synthesis by a super-rogue photosystem II complex
15 min + 5 min Q  
13:10 Lunch and posters   50 min
Session 2: Function and mechanisms. Chair Chris Duffy
14:00 Joshua Lawrence, Cambridge
Photoelectrochemistry of Cyanobacterial Thylakoid Membranes

15 min + 5 min Q 

14:20 Dr Tanai Cardona, IC
Investigating the Evolution of Water Oxidation and the role of Tyrosine D in Photosystem II
15 min + 5 min Q  
14:40  Kaltum Abdiaziz, IC
Development of a new spectroelectrochemical technique: film electrochemical EPR to investigate redox-active molecules
15 min + 5 min Q  
15:00  Teijun Wei, QMUL
How carotenoid distortions may determine optical properties: lessons from the Orange Carotenoid Protein
15 min + 5 min Q  
15:20  James Baxter, IC
Millisecond time-resolved synchrotron serial crystallography directly measures photoisomerisation yields of a reversibly switchable fluorescent protein
15 min + 5 min Q  
15:40  Dr Fiona Fitzpatrick, MBU
Functional characterisation of the human mitochondrial ATP-Mg/Pi carriers and their disease-causing variants
15 min + 5 min Q  
16:00Tea/coffee, refreshments and posters15 min 
Session 3: regulation and acclimation. Chair Guy Hanke
16:15  Gert Schansker, Walz
Photosynthetic Control’ regulatory mechanism probed by simultaneous measurements of Chl a fluorescence and the redox states of plastocyanin, P700 and ferredoxin
10 min + 5 min Q 
16:30  Francesco Saccon, QMUL
Self-regulation of LHCII during non-photochemical quenching in plants
15 min + 5 min Q  
16:50  Claire Seydoux, CEA Grenoble
Regulation of photosynthesis through proton/potassium exchange in the diatom Phaeodactylum tricornutum
15 min + 5 min Q  
17:10  Sarah Flannery, Sheffield
Light acclimation of the thylakoid proteome in Arabidopsis
15 min + 5 min Q  
17:30  Ruiqian Zhou, QMUL
Phototaxis and photosynthesis in cyanobacteria Synechocystis sp. PCC6803
10 min + 5 min Q 
17:50  Dr Stefania Viola, IC
Probing the electric field across thylakoid membranes in cyanobacteria
10 min + 5 min Q 
18:10  Closing remarks, award of prizes and announcement of next location 10 min 
18:20 Informal drinks, posters1-2 hr