Invitation for the 11th International Conference “Photosynthesis and Hydrogen Energy Research for Sustainability”

The Institute of Biophysics and Biomedical Engineering is pleased to invite you to participate in the 11th International Conference “Photosynthesis and Hydrogen Energy Research for Sustainability”, which will be held in the period 19-25 September 2021 in the Bulgarian Black Sea resort Albena.

The Conference is organized by the International Society of Photosynthesis Research (ISPR) and the International Association for Hydrogen Energy (IAHE), and scientists from our institute and the Institute of Plant Biology and Genetics – BAS are members of the local organizing and program committee.

The conference “Photosynthesis and Hydrogen Energy Research for Sustainability – 2021” will provide in-depth discussion of one of the most important fundamental problems of modern biology – photosynthesis. Despite the stupendous achievements in recent decades in the study of photosynthesis, many aspects of this process remain uninvestigated. In addition, the relevance of research in the field of photosynthesis and associated hydrogen release processes in recent decades has been reinforced by the growing need of mankind for new sources of energy. Scientific knowledge about the mechanisms of transformation and storage of solar energy, the stability of the photosynthetic apparatus to stress conditions can be applied for environmentally friendly and resource-saving energy and the formation of new energy sources.

The Conference will celebrate the scientific achievements of five prominent scientists in the filed photosynthesis and hydrogen energy: Robert Blankenship, Norman Huner, Gunnar Oquist, Michael Graetzel and Győző Garab, and the scientific program will be structured in two main topics:

  • “Photosynthesis Research for Sustainability”, which will be devoted to the study of the structure, functions and biogenesis of the photosynthetic apparatus. Within this direction, the problems of light-driven processes of photosynthesis, regulation of photosynthesis and its metabolism, as well as the sustainability of the photosynthetic apparatus to stress factors will be discussed.
  • “Hydrogen Energy Research for Sustainability” will be devoted to the studies of biological production of hydrogen. This direction of the Conference will include recent advances in the study of the molecular basis of photosynthetic hydrogen formation.

Both topics include fundamental and applied aspects of research, and works in the field of artificial photosynthesis and nanotechnology.

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