George Feher: Commemorating a life in biophysics Feher Fest Memorial Symposium, Friday, 5 October 2018

George Feher: Commemorating a life in biophysics  Feher Fest Memorial Symposium, Friday, 5 October 2018

Fred Kavli Auditorium, Tata Building, Revelle College, UC San Diego

9:00 am – Introduction

Melvin Okamura (UC San Diego, emeritus)

9:30 am – Bioenergetics

Overview by M arilyn Gunner (CUNY)

Richard Debus (UC Riverside)

From the bacterial reaction centers to O2 evolution in photosystem II

Peter Brzezinski (Stockholm)

Supramolecular interactions in the mitochondrial respiratory chain

Ana and Thomas Moore (ASU)

Proton-coupled electron transfer in artificial photosynthesis: One e– oxidation

coupled to multiple proton transfers in bioinspired H-bonded networks

11:30 am – Keynote lecture

Daniel Nocera (Harvard)

Proton-coupled electron transfer: From biology to global energy

1:30 pm – Structure

Overview by James Allen (ASU)

Petra Fromme (ASU)

Time-resolved femtosecond crystallography studies of light driven

photosynthetic systems with X-ray free electron lasers

Douglas Rees (Caltech)

Electrons, protons, and proteins from photosynthesis to nitrogen fixation

2:45 pm – Spectroscopy

Overview by Marco Flores (ASU)

Wolfgang Lubitz (MPI Mülheim/Ruhr, emeritus)

Water oxidation in photosynthesis: An enzyme that changed the world

David Britt (UC Davis)

Electron paramagnetic resonance studies of solar fuel enzymes and

catalysts

4:15 pm – Frontiers: Neurophysics and industrial biophysics

Overview by David Kleinfeld (UC San Diego)

Michael Graige (Illumina)

Developing technology to explore the genome