LSE Podcast of the 2016 Sir Karl Popper Memorial Lecture Sir Paul Nurse on Conjectures and Refutations The Bucket or the Searchlight?
The 13th International Colloquium on Endocytobiology and Symbiosis was held in Kyoto from September 10 to 14, 2016. A fine poster advertised the colloquium. The organiser was Junichi Obokata of Kyoto Prefectoral University. My painstakingly generous local host was Mitsumasa Hanaoka of Chiba University. I am so grateful to them both, as to the colloquium… Continue reading The 13th International Colloquium on Endocytobiology and Symbiosis, Kyoto
Photosynthetic and Respiratory complexes: from structure to function in Verviers, Belgium, from August 13 to 16, 2016. A satellite conference organised by Egbert Boekema and Pierre Cardol. The programme was full of interest. I gave a Plenary Lecture soon after arrival: Redox control of thylakoid protein phosphorylation and reaction centre gene transcription. Molecular recognition redistributes mobile light-harvesting antennae and adjusts… Continue reading Photosynthetic and Respiratory complexes: from structure to function
The 17th International Congress on Photosynthesis Research. Photosynthesis in a Changing World took place in Maastricht, The Netherlands, from 7 to 12 August 2016. The organisers were Roberta Croce and Herbert van Amerongen. My own contribution, in the session Evolution of Photosynthesis, was about photosynthesis in a radically changing world. It was entitled Conserved two-component transcriptional redox regulation… Continue reading The 17th International Congress on Photosynthesis Research, Maastricht
Photosynthetic Electron and Proton Transfer in Plants and Algae took place in Arnhem on the 4th to the 7th of August 2016. Many thanks to the organisers; Anja Krieger, Jeremy Harbinson, and Giovanni Finazzi; as to all participants. My own presentation had the title Redox control of chloroplast protein phosphorylation and reaction centre gene transcription. Regulatory coupling… Continue reading Photosynthetic electron and proton transport Arnhem 4-7 August
A superb week with four of our children and three very welcome partners, in a villa in the centre of Fleury. Thanks especially to Nicholas for choosing the location. A bonus for five of us was three days in Mirabeau, in the Luberon, as guests of my friend and colleague Wolfgang Nitschke, the most generous… Continue reading Family holiday in Fleury d’Aude, 20 – 26 July