08 October 2012

09:00 - 11:00


11:00 - 12:00

Photosynthesis, Industry and Society:
Opening by Jan Dekker (VU Amsterdam)
Photosynthesis: Food, Fuel and Global Change" by Donald Ort (Illinois)

12:00 - 12:45

State-of-the-art Photosynthesis, part I
A broader look at regulation and photoprotection by non-photochemical quenching and its possible implications for the production of biofuels by Alfred Holzwarth (Mülheim, Germany)

14:00 - 15:30

State-of-the-art Photosynthesis, part II
Photosynthetic Light Reactions by Eva-Mari Aro (Turku)
Photorespiration: Current State and Approaches for Metabolic Engineering by Alexandra Maier (Dusseldorf)

16:00 - 17:30

State-of-the-art Photosynthesis, part III
The Calvin-Benson Cycle: Limitations and Regulation by Christine Raines (Essex)
Phenotyping Plant Acclimation: from Photosynthesis to Whole Plant, from Constant to Dynamic by Shizue Matsubara (Julich)

19:30 - 21:00

Forum discussion: Shaping Energy of the Future
Introduction by Huib de Vriend (LIS Consult)
Philosophical approach by Robert-Jan Geerts (Methodical Ethics & Technologies Assessment, WUR),
Energy supply chain approach by Coen van der Giesen (Institute of Environmental Sciences, Dept. Industrial Ecology, Leiden University),
A BioArt approach by David Louwrier (Centre for the Arts in Society, Leiden univ.) and Lucien Hanssen (Deining Communication Societal and Governance, Centre for Society and the Life Sciences, Radboud University of Nijmegen)

09 October 2012

09:00 - 12:30

Improvement of Photosynthesis:
Using and Abusing Photosynthesis to Produce Fuels and Chemicals by Anatasios Melis (Berkeley)
Algal biotechnologies by Photon Systems Instruments
Microalgae growth in photobioreactors for biofuel production by Marcel Janssen (WUR)
Bio-Hybrid Artificial Photosynthesis by Raoul Frese (VU)

13:30 - 15:15

Presentation of devices by industrial partners:
Ocean Optics
PP Systems
Wittich & Visser

15:45 - 17:30

Demonstration of devices by industrial partners

19:30 - 21:00

Poster session I

10 October 2012

09:00 - 10:30

Industrial applications of plant photosynthesis:
Application of Photosynthesis Knowledge to Optimize Crop Yield in Greenhouse Horticulture by Leo Marcelis WUR Greenhouse Horticulture
Photosynthesis Sensors in Growth Management by Sander Pot Plant Dynamics
Growing value application of LED technology in Horticulture by Esther Hogeveen - van Echtelt (Philips)

11:00 - 19:00

- in Bleiswijk: WUR Greenhouse Horticulture,
- in Wageningen: AlgaePARC, Keygene

19:30 - 21:30

Get-together dinner

11 October 2012

09:00 - 10:30

Algal photosynthesis:
Solar Biofuel Production: Learning as the Generations Evolve by Klaas Hellingwerf (UVA)
The Interaction between the Orange Carotenoid Protein and the Phycobilisomes in Cyanobacterial Photoprotection by Diana Kirilovsky (Saclay, France)

11:00 - 12:30

Filamentous N2-fixing cyanobacteria – efficient tool for extended H2 production by Hannu Leino (Turku)
Productivity of antenna size mutants in microalgae mass culture by Tim de Mooij (WUR)
Reprogramming Photosynthesis in Arabidopsis thaliana using Artificial Zinc Finger Transcription Factors by Niels van Tol (University of Leiden)
Genome wide association study of the photosynthetic response to a light intensity increase in Arabidopsis thaliana by Roxanne van Rooijen (WUR)

13:30 - 18:00

Measurement protocols:
ΔA515/820 by Jeremy Harbinson (WUR)
Gas exchange

19:30 - 20:30

Diffuse light increases light use efficiency in Anthurium by Li Tao (WUR)
Detection of Singlet Oxygen Production in Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 and its Relation to PSII Photodamage by Ateeq ur Rehman (Szeged, Hungary)
Operon flv4-flv2 Provides Cyanobacteria with a Novel Photoprotection Mechanism by Luca Bersanini (Turku)
Mechanisms and Dynamics of Carotenoid Triplets in Artificial Photosynthetic Antennas by Denise Galzerano (Saclay)

20:50 - 21:00

Posters awards

12 October 2012

09:00 - 12:30

Valorization: financial and practical aspects
Commercialization of Knowledge and Technology by Peter van der Sijde (VU)
Valorization in Public-Private Partnerships by Gionata Leone (WUR)
Presentation about IP by Wouter Kanneworff (Dutch Patent Office NL Octrooicentrum)

13:30 - 14:00

Start-ups: practical experiences by Marjolein Helder Plant-E

14:10 - 14:50

The Physiological Basis of Very High CO2 Fixation Rates in C3 Plants by Graham Taylor (Wageningen)
Monitoring Light Stress in Pot Plants by Wanne Kromdijk (Wageningen)

14:50 - 15:30

Concluding remarks, end of meeting

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