Bioeconomy Science Center
Forschung und Kooperation für nachhaltige BioÖkonomie

Bioeconomy Science Center
Forschung und Kooperation für nachhaltige BioÖkonomie


Ziel der Workshops ist es, den Doktoranden des BioSC eine Erweiterung ihres Methodenspektrums sowie eine disziplinübergreifende Vernetzung der technologischen Expertisen zu ermöglichen.

22 – 25 September 2015, Düsseldorf

Non-Photochemical Quenching Workshop

Studying Response to Excess Light Energy

Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf

Institute for Quantitative and Theoretical Biology
Organizers: Oliver Ebenhöh, Anna Matuszyńska


Aims and Scope
This interdisciplinary workshop aims at bringing together a diverse group of researchers working on non-photochemical quenching mechanisms in plants and marine organisms. It will provide a platform for a focused discussion and exchange of cross-disciplinary ideas and results. The topics of the workshop will include various aspects of NPQ, ranging from molecular mechanisms of quenching, over new measuring techniques to constructing theoretical descriptions of the process and mathematical modelling. Aside of lectures conducted by worldwide experts in NPQ research, there will be a significant time devoted to gain hands-on experience in using mathematical models. By holding the event in bioeconomy-oriented industrial environment of North Rhein-Westphalia, we aim at devoting a significant amount of time to the economics of production and use of biological resources, highlighting the importance of research on environmental acclimation.

Invited speakers
We are happy to announce that following speakers confirmed their participation in the workshop:

  • Prof. David M. Kramer (Michigan State University)
  • Prof. Roberto Bassi (University of Verona)
  • Prof. Michel Goldschmidt-Clermont (University of Geneva)
  • Prof. Giovanni Finazzi (CNRS Grenoble)
  • Prof. Peter Jahns (Heinrich-Heine University Düsseldorf)
  • Dr. Angela Falciatore (Université Pierre et Marie Curie)

The scientific programme runs from Tuesday, September 22, 9:00, to Friday, September 25, 12:00. On Tuesday afternoon/evening a social event is planned. Detailed schedule will be posted soon.

The workshop is designed to bring together a group of around 20 participants in an early stage of their scientific career. If you wish to apply for the workshop, please send your CV together with a motivation letter to Anna Matuszyńska (please use the Subject "NPQ workshop: Registration") until 31st of July.

Participation is free of charge for members of BioSC.

Link to the official workshop website.