ISPR PRIZE WINNERS PS15 –  Beijing, 2010 

 

Lifetime Achievement Awards
(Conferring honorary lifetime membership of ISPR)

Prof Dr Ulrich Heber
Botanik I, Universität Würzburg
Würzburg, Germany
To acknowledge his lifetime of outstanding contributions to understanding photosynthesis

 

Prof Kenneth Sauer
University of California Berkeley
Berkeley CA, USA
To acknowledge his lifetime of outstanding contributions to understanding photosynthesis

 

Communications Award
(Conferring honorary lifetime membership of ISPR)

Oliver Morton
Environment reporter,
The Economist, London UK
To acknowledge his outstanding efforts to communicate photosynthesis to the general public

 

Innovation Award
(Award prize money from ISPR sustaining sponsors LiCor Inc. and BioLogic S.p.A.)

Shared by Drs Agu Laisk and Vello Oja
University of Tartu, Tartu Estonia
For development of innovative instrumentation in photosynthesis

 

Melvin Calvin-Andrew Benson Award
(Award prize money from ISPR sustaining sponsor Springer)

 Dr Carl Bernacchi,
University of Illinois , Urbana-Champaign, IL,USA
For his outstanding studies on carbon fixation and climate change.

 

Robin Hill Award
(Award prize money from ISPR sustaining sponsor Springer)

Dr Tomas Morosinotto
Università di Padova, Padova Italy
For his outstanding studies on the structure and function of the thylakoid membrane

 

Poster awards PS2010 (9 from 23 highly commended posters)

AgriSera Award
PS9.28: Kazuhiko Sugimoto et al, Kyoto University, Japan
A mutation in PGR5 protein confers antimycin A resistance in PSI cyclic electron transport

Biosensor Award
PS6.13: Keisuke Kawakami et al, Okayama University, Japan
Improvement of the quality of photosystem II crystals for its structural analysis at an atomic resolution

Opti-Sciences Award
PS24.11: Youshi Tazoe et al, Kyoto University/Australian National University, Japan-Australia
Measurement of mesophyll conductance in tobacco, Arabidopsis and wheat leaves with tunable diode laser absorption spectroscopy

Walz Award 1
S12.18: Jannaud et al, CNRS-CEA, CAE Cadarache, France
CO2 transfer in leaves: a role for carbonic anhydrase and aquaporins?

Walz Award 2
PS10.11: Tabea Mettler et al, MPI Molecular Plant Physiology, Potsdam-Golm, Germany
Co-ordinated adaptation of electron transport and CO2-assimilation of dark-adapted photosynthetic cells in the light

Walz Award 3
PS11.9: Florian Busch et al, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Measurements of intracellular refixation of respiratory CO2 in Oryza sativa

Govindjee Book Prize 1
PS2.7: Yuki Kato et al, University of Tokyo, Japan
Spectroelectrochemical determination of the redox potentials of electron acceptors, phaeophytin a and primary quinine QA in photosystem II

Govindjee Book Prize 2
PS18.81: Kim Beisel et al, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany
Turnover of chlorophyll a and β-carotene during photosystem II repair cycle

Govindjee Book Prize 3
PS9.31: Kenji Takazawa et al, Hokkaido University, Japan
Coupling of state transitions and CEF supercomplex

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