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February 21: Inaugural Symposium of the Center for Artificial Photosynthesis 

Place: Häggsalen, Ångström Laboratory, Uppsala University

Topic: Photochemistry and Photosynthesis

Chairman: Dr Jacinto Sá

9:20-9:30 Jacinto Sá, Uppsala University: Welcome and introductory remarks
9:30-9:50 Ann Magnuson, Uppsala University: Introduction of the Centre for Artificial Photosynthesis

Photochemistry session:
9:50-10:30 Bo Albinsson, Chalmers University of Technology: TBA
10:30-10:45 Coffee break
10:45-11:25 Erick Leite Bastos, Universidade de São Paulo: “Fluorescent flowers: source of (photo)chemical inspiration.”
11:25-12:05 Eszter Borbas, Uppsala University: "Photoinduced electron transfer in luminescent lanthanide complexes."

12:05-13:30 Lunch break

Photosynthesis session:
13:30-14:00 Fikret Mamedov, Uppsala university: “Introduction to Photosystem II - biochemical and biophysical properties leading to water oxidation.”
14:00-14:30 Johannes Messinger, Uppsala university: “Towards an experimental determination of the mechanism of water oxidation in photosystem II.”
14:30-15:00 Per E.M. Siegbahn, Stockholm university: “Dioxygen formation at the oxygen evolving center in PSII.”
15:00-15:30 Gary Brudvig, Yale University: “Insights on Substrate Water Binding and Water Oxidation from Mutation of Second-Shell Residues around the Oxygen Evolving Complex in Photosystem II.”

15:30-15:45 Coffee break

15:45-18:00 Open discussion session
Moderator: Prof. Leif Hammarström, Uppsala University
Discussion panel:
Prof. Johannes Messinger (Uppsala University)
Prof. Per E. M. Siegbahn (Stockholm University)
Prof. Gary Brudvig (Yale University)
Prof. Fikret Mamedov (Uppsala University)
Dr Ann Magnuson (Uppsala University)
Dr Pia Lindberg (Uppsala University)