Dear Colleagues,

8th International Conference “Photosynthesis and Hydrogen Energy Research for Sustainability – 2017”
in honor of Agepati S. Raghavendra, William A. Cramer, and Govindjee

will take place at the School of Life Sciences, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India
from October 30 to November 4, 2017

Please be a part of the prestigious International Conference in which two or three Nobel Laureates will be delivering lectures along with other famous people in the field of Photosynthesis and Hydrogen Energy Research.

Your participation is important for the success of the Meeting, and will be very much appreciated. This Meeting will be a great occasion for discussions of previous, present, and future research on Photosynthesis and Hydrogen Energy, from molecular to global, and will provide an exciting scientific program, which will cover the breadth and depth of Photosynthesis and Hydrogen Energy, and to meet researchers from around the world. This meeting will provide a forum for students, postdoctoral fellows and scientists from different countries to deepen their knowledge and understanding, widen professional contact and create new opportunities, including establishing new collaborations.

The meeting will cover the following topics:

1. Photosynthesis Research for Sustainability:

1.1. Primary Processes of Photosynthesis
1.2. Structure, Function and Biogenesis of the Photosynthetic Apparatus
1.3. Bacterial Photosynthesis and its metabolism
1.4. Photosystem II and Water Oxidation Mechanism
1.5. Energy Transfer and Trapping in Photosystems
1.6. Photosystem I and Bacterial Photosynthesis
1.7. Carbon Fixation (C3 and C4) and Photorespiration
1.8. Artificial and Applied aspects of Photosynthesis
1.9. Regulation of Photosynthesis and Environmental Stress
1.10. Systems Biology of Photosynthesis: Integration of Genomic, Proteomic, Metabolomic and Bioinformatic Studies
1.11. Photosynthesis Education
1.12. Emerging Techniques for Studying Photosynthesis including Neutron Scattering in Photosynthesis Research

2. Hydrogen Energy Research for Sustainability:

2.1. Energy for the Future – Hydrogen economy
2.2. Elevating Climate Change
2.3. Biological Hydrogen Production
2.4. Hydrogenases
2.5. Proton Reduction Catalysts
2.6. Reduction of Carbon Dioxide
2.7. Artificial Photosynthesis for Hydrogen energy
2.8. Hydrogen Energy Education
2.9. Emerging Techniques for Studying of Hydrogen Energy

Use these section numbers when you submit your abstracts.

Important Dates:

The deadline for official invitation letter request (for visa): September 10, 2017
The deadline for registration fee and abstract submission: September 20, 2017
The deadline for paper submission: March, 2018


Hyderabad is a cosmopolitan city with a deep-rooted past history. It is the capital of Telangana state. Its language and mannerisms still exude its rich and legendary past. The Nizams of Hyderabad were known to be one of the wealthiest royals of the past.

Today Hyderabad is a cosmopolitan city on the fast track, with leading institutes in basic and applied sciences. Hyderabad is the city of the Chudi (bangles), pearls, Birla Mandir, Golconda fort, Salar Jung Museum, Handicrafts village (Shilparamam), Nehru Zoological Park and High-Tech city, thus featuring a blend of ancient culture and modernity.

Hyderabad is an important place of studies in southern India. It is a city with the most number of educational institutions in India, with three federal (central) funded Universities, two deemed Universities and six state Universities. It houses the world class institutes like University of Hyderabad, Center for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Center for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics, etc.

Weather in Hyderabad during October-November is pleasant with day time temperatures ranging from 25 to 30°C.

Special Events:

We will have special awards ceremony on November 3 (at 16:00):

This conference will enable organizers to introduce 6 Young Talents awards and 6 Best Posters awards to young scientists. The awards will be presented to young scientists who have done outstanding research in the field of photosynthesis and hydrogen energy research for sustainability.

All young researchers, including Ph.D. students and Post-Docs may compete for awards. The winners will be selected by the special committee.

Cultural Program:

The city tour will be arranged on the last day of the conference. There will be 4 different tour programs and each one will cost different price and that will be informed later.

1. Ramoji Film city (
2. Nehru Zoological Park, Salar Jung Museum, Charminar
3. Charminar, Salr Jung Museum, Golkonda, Qutub Minar Tomb
4. Golkonda, Qutub Minar Tomb, Silparamam

Traditional Indian cultural program may be on one of the days with dinner (its free).

International organizing committee:

Chairman: James Barber (UK)
Co-chair: Julian J. Eaton-Rye (Secretary of ISPR, New Zealand)
Co-chair: Rajagopal Subramanyam (India)
Secretary: Tatsuya Tomo (Japan)
Coordinator: Suleyman I. Allakhverdiev (Russia)

Click here to see the complete list of organizers.