International Conference on “Photosynthesis Research for Sustainability-2011”, July 24–30, 2011, Baku, Azerbaijan
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In this brief report, we provide a perspective on an international conference “Photosynthesis Research for Sustainability-2011”, held in Baku, Azerbaijan, during July 24–30, 2011 (http://www.photosynthesis2011.cellreg.org/). At this conference, awards were given to nine young investigators; they are recognized in this Report. We have also included here some photographs to show the pleasant ambiance at this conference. (See http://www.photosynthesis2011.cellreg.org/Photos.php and http://www.life.illinois.edu/govindjee/g/Photo/Baku.html for more photographs taken by the authors as well as by others.) We invite the readers to the next conference on “Photosynthesis Research for Sustainability-2013” to be held in May or June 2013, in Baku, Azerbaijan. Information will be posted at: http://www.photosynthesis2013.cellreg.org/.
KeywordsYoung investigator awardees (Tofig Allahverdiyev, Emine Dinc, Zinaida Eltsova, Vaclav Karlicky, Maria Leonova, Roshan Sharma Poudyal, Junji Uchiyama, Mai Watanabe, Ivelina Zaharieva)
We express our appreciation to all the attendees for valuable discussions on various aspects of photosynthesis at the Baku conference. We thank all the members of the International organizing committee for their help with the various sections, and the committees, mentioned in this report for the selection of the Awardees; further, we are grateful to all the chairpersons of the poster sessions for their help; and thank all the sponsors: The Ministry of Communications and Information Technologies of Azerbaijan Republic; State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic; The Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Azerbaijan Republic; Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences; Institute of Botany of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences; International Society of Photosynthesis Research (ISPR); Hansatech Instruments: Instrumentation for Photosynthesis and Respiration Studies; and Agrisera—Antibodies for Plant Sciences; We also thank the International Association for Hydrogen Energy (IAHE), and the local organizers for providing funds for the awards given to young investigators; and Jacco Flipsen (and Ineke Ravesloot) of Springer, for mailing books to Yashar Feyziev (in Baku) for awards for the best posters. Govindjee thanks Brandon Flowers for his help with the photo plates, and Yashar Feyziev and Karim Gasimov for their help in Baku.