Photosynthesis Research

, Volume 118, Issue 3, pp 297–307 | Cite as

International conference on “Photosynthesis research for sustainability-2013: in honor of Jalal A. Aliyev”, held during June 5–9, 2013, Baku, Azerbaijan

  • Suleyman I. AllakhverdievEmail author
  • Irada M. Huseynova
  • GovindjeeEmail author
News Report


In this brief report, we provide a pictorial essay on an international conference “Photosynthesis Research for Sustainability-2013 in honor of Jalal A. Aliyev” that was held in Baku, Azerbaijan, during June 5–9, 2013 ( We begin this report with a brief note on Jalal Aliyev, the honored scientist, and on John Walker (1997 Nobel laureate in Chemistry) who was a distinguished guest and lecturer at the Conference. We briefly describe the Conference, and the program. In addition to the excellent scientific program, a special feature of the Conference was the presentation of awards to nine outstanding young investigators; they are recognized in this report. We have also included several photographs to show the pleasant ambience at this conference. (See;; and for more photographs taken by the authors as well as by others.) We invite the readers to the next conferences on “Photosynthesis Research for Sustainability—2014: in honor of Vladimir A. Shuvalov” to be held during June 2–7, 2014, in Pushchino, Russia. Detailed information for this will be posted at the Website:, and for the subsequent conference on “Photosynthesis Research for Sustainability—2015” to be held in May or June 2015, in Baku, Azerbaijan, at


Young investigator awardees: Emine Dinc (The Netherlands) Stefan Köller (Germany) Evgeny G. Maksimov (Russia) Marikö Miyachi (Japan) Atefeh Nemati Moghaddam (Iran) Ateq ur Rehman (Hungary) Franz-Josef Schmitt (Germany) Nargiz R. Sultanova (Azerbaijan) Kazuyuki Watabe (Japan) 



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, especially the Chairman, Professor James Barber, 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); BioLogic Science Instruments—Rapid Kinetics and Spectroscopy Instruments/Photosynthesis; Agrisera-Antibodies for Plant Sciences, and Hansatech Instruments: Instrumentation for Photosynthesis and Respiration Studies. 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 Irada Huseynova (in Baku) for awards for the best posters. All of us thank Yashar Feyziyev, Saftar Suleymanov, Karim Gasimov, Shahniyar Bayramov, Alamdar Mammadov for their wonderful help in Baku that made this conference a memorable event, and Dmitry A. Los for the creation and support for the conference Web site.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Plant PhysiologyRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Institute of Basic Biological Problems Russian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  3. 3.Institute of BotanyAzerbaijan National Academy of SciencesBakuAzerbaijan
  4. 4.Department of Plant Biology, Department of Biochemistry, and Center of Biophysics and Computational BiologyUniversity of IllinoisUrbanaUSA

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