JULY 3-9, 2023

2023/07/03 00:00:00

Dear Colleagues, we are pleased to cordially invite you to 11th International Meeting «Photosynthesis and Hydrogen Energy Research for Sustainability – 2023» in honor of Robert (Bob) Blankenship (USA), Győző Garab (Hungary), Michael Graetzel (Switzerland), Norman (Norm) Huner (Canada), and Gunnar Oquist (Sweden), which will be held on July 3-9, 2023 in Bahcesehir University Future Campus, Istanbul Turkey.

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, from fundamental and applied aspects of research to artificial photosynthesis and nanobiotechnology, and to meet researchers of photosynthesis and hydrogen energy 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, to create new opportunities and establish new collaborations. Moreover, one of the sessions will be devoted to the talks of young scientists and to their rewarding.

International Conference «Photosynthesis and Hydrogen Energy Research for Sustainability – 2023» is a traditional event held in various countries of the world. The Conference, first organized in 2004, has a positive dynamic of development, evoking an ever-growing interest among the global scientific community. It is planned that more than 200-300 scientists will take part in the conference. As expected, scientists from more than thirty countries of the world will attend the event (Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Bulgaria, Great Britain, Hungary, Germany, Greece, Denmark, Israel, India, Iran, Italy, Canada, China, Lithuania, New Zealand, Poland Republic of Korea, Russia, Romania, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, USA, Taiwan, Turkey, Finland, France, Switzerland, Sweden, Estonia and Japan).

The Conference «Photosynthesis and Hydrogen Energy Research for Sustainability – 2023» will provide in-depth discussion of one of the most important fundamental problems of modern biology – photosynthesis. Despite the stupendous achievements in recent decades in the study of photosynthesis, many aspects of this process remain uninvestigated. In addition, the relevance of research in the field of photosynthesis and associated hydrogen release processes in recent decades has been reinforced by the growing need of mankind for new sources of energy. Scientific knowledge about the mechanisms of transformation and storage of solar energy, the stability of the photosynthetic apparatus to stress conditions can be applied for environmentally friendly and resource-saving energy and the formation of new energy sources.

Honorary persons

International Advisory Board


Roberta Croce
President of International Society of Photosynthesis Research

T. Nejat Veziroglu
Former President of International Association for Hydrogen Energy

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John W. Sheffield
President of International Association for Hydrogen Energy

Emre A. Veziroglu
Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Hydrogen Energy


Johannes Messinger
Editor-in-Chief of Photosynthesis Research

Sergey Shabala
Past President of Australian Society of Plant Scientists; Editor-in-Chief of Functional Plant Biology

Vladimir V. Kuznetsov
President of Russian Society of Plant Physiologists; Editor-in-Chief of Russian Journal of Plant Physiology

Eva-Maria Aro


William A. Cramer

Gyozo Garab

Jian-Ren Shen

Kimiyuki Satoh

Anthony Larkum

Seeram Ramakrishna

Nathan Nelson

Norio Murata

Tingyun Kuang

Cesare Marchetti

Richard Cogdell

Thomas D. Sharkey

Wolfgang Lubitz

John Golbeck


International Organizing Committee:

International Society of Photosynthesis Research (ISPR)

International Association for Hydrogen Energy (IAHE)


Suleyman I. Allakhverdiev


Julian J. Eaton-Rye
(New Zealand)

Barry D. Bruce

Barry D. Bruce


Tatsuya Tomo


Seiji Akimoto (Japan)
Marian Brestic (Slovakia)
Robert Burnap (USA)
Min Chen (Australia)
Arvi Freiberg (Estonia)
Thomas Friedrich (Germany)
Alfred Holzwarth (Germany)

Harvey Hou (USA)
Irada Huseynova (Azerbaijan)
Kentaro Ifuku (Japan)
Stefan Janssen (Sweden)
Hazem M. Kalaji (Poland)
Francesco Loretto (Italy)
Dmitry A. Los (Russia)

Mohammad Mahdi Najafpour (Iran)
Andrew B. Rubin (Russia)
Kostas Stamatakis (Greece)
Rajagopal Subramanyam (India)
Anatoly A. Tsygankov (Russia)

Local Organizing and Program Committee:


Prof. Dr.  Nuran Çiçek


Assist Prof. Gürkan SOYKAN


Assist Prof. İrem FIRTINA ERTİŞ


Assist Prof. Nezihe YILDIRAN


Assist Prof. Hüseyin Günhan ÖZCAN


Res. Assist. Selen YOLDAŞ


Res. Assist. Samed PEKDEMİR

girayhan yilmaz

Director Girayhan Yılmaz


The Organizing Committee will highly appreciate your support for the conference. Our desire is to offer you a variety of options for promotion, presentation, and advertising. Please send an e-mail to Suleyman I. Allakhverdiev and Barry Bruce

with a willingness for support and participation in the conference and you will receive both the standard packages and opportunities for a specific presence according to your needs and wishes.

Confirmed sponsors of the conference

International Society of Photosynthesis Research

International Association for Hydrogen Energy (IAHE)





Speakers of the conference

for oral presentation please contact Coordinator Suleyman I. Allakhverdiev

Confirmed Speakers


Jian-Ren Shen

Seiji Akimoto

Julian Eaton-Rye
(New Zealand)

Tatsuya Tomo

Giuseppe Spazzafumo

Rajagopal Subramanyam

Franz-Josef Schmitt

Kentaro Ifuku

Nathan Nelson

Mohammad Mahdi Najafpour

Szilvia Z. Toth

Yuki Kato

Kostas Stamatakis

Agepati S. Raghavendra

acceptance of applications is open

Conference program

Information will be added soon.

The meeting will cover the following topics:

The conference will be carried out in two main directions. (1) “Photosynthesis Research for Sustainability”, which will be devoted to the study of the structure, functions and biogenesis of the photosynthetic apparatus. Within this direction, the problems of light-driven processes of photosynthesis, regulation of photosynthesis and its metabolism, as well as the sustainability of the photosynthetic apparatus to stress factors will be discussed. (2) “Hydrogen Energy Research for Sustainability” will be devoted to the studies of biological production of hydrogen. This direction of the Conference will include recent advances in the study of the molecular basis of photosynthetic hydrogen formation. Both directions include fundamental and applied aspects of research, and works in the field of artificial photosynthesis and nanotechnology.

1. Photosynthesis Research for Sustainability:

1.1. Primary Processes of Photosynthesis
1.2. Structure, Function and Biogenesis of the Photosynthetic Apparatus
1.3. Photosystem I and Bacterial Photosynthesis
1.4. Photosystem II and Water Oxidation Mechanism
1.5. Energy Transfer and Trapping in Photosystems
1.6. Plant Development and Growth Regulation
1.7. Carbon Fixation (C3 and C4) and Photorespiration
1.8. Artificial and Applied aspects of Photosynthesis including Nanotechnology
1.9. Regulation of Photosynthesis, ROS production and Environmental Stress
1.10. Photosynthesis under Extreme Environments: Arctic, Antarctic and Deserts Research
1.11. Environmental Control of Photosynthetic Sustainability: Global Aspects and Challenges
1.12. Systems Biology of Photosynthesis: Integration of Genomic, Proteomic, Metabolomic and Bioinformatic Studies
1.13. Plant Mineral Nutrients and Photosynthetic Capacity
1.14. Photosynthesis Education and Emerging Techniques for Studying Photosynthesis including Neutron Scattering

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. Nanotechnology in Fuel Cells
2.9. Nanomaterials for Hydrogen Production
2.10. Hydrogen Energy Education and Emerging Techniques for Studying of Hydrogen Energy

Registration and Registration Fee


For Registration, you need to pay your Registration Fee by bank transfer (see below), and then submit your abstract (see menu Abstracts).

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the organizing committee of the International Conference: “Photosynthesis and Hydrogen Energy Research for Sustainability – 2023”: in honor of Robert (Bob) Blankenship (USA), Győző Garab (Hungary), Michael Graetzel (Switzerland), Norman (Norm) Huner (Canada), and Gunnar Oquist (Sweden), which will be held on July 3-9, 2023 in Bahçeşehir University Future Campus, Istanbul Turkey, and we are pleased to invite all of you to attend this meeting and present your latest results on photosynthesis.

This meeting will cover all topics of photosynthesis, artificial photosynthesis and hydrogen Energy research.

We are setting the registration fee as low as possible:


Meeting Registration Fee

Registration fee                                       Before June 15, 2023 After June 15, 2023
Participants (including Speakers, Organizers) 400 USD  500 USD
Students  250 USD  300 USD
Accompanying person 100 USD  150 USD
Russian participants can do it on spot.


Bank transfer:


Account Number – Branch: 4510-1992146-35640 / SURDIŞI TİCARİ MERKEZ

USD Account: TR39 0013 4000 0019 9214 6016 59


When you are making the payment, Please do not forget to note “ICPRS-KONFERANS HS”


Please, notify us by e-mail ( ) that the money had been transferred. Please, provide your name, the amount transferred, and the number of transactions.


We hope these modest registration fees will facilitate your attendance at this timely meeting when the importance of our field is being appreciated by a wider spectrum of scientists ranging from those involved in renewable energy research to those concerned with increasing agricultural productivity and global climate change.

Also, we hope all of you will take this opportunity to visit Istanbul and spend some inspiring and enjoyable days and see some of the beautiful sights of the country. Your participation will be a great occasion for discussions of previous, present, and future research on Photosynthesis and Hydrogen Energy and also to meet researchers from around the world. Once again, we are looking forward to seeing you at what will be a conference with productive and friendly atmosphere.

Organizing Chair: Julian J. Eaton-Rye

Organizing Coordinator: Suleyman Allakhverdiev


The registration fee for regular participants and students covers:
  • Scientific sessions and exhibition access
  • Conference materials
  • Coffee breaks
  • Get together reception
  • Official conference dinner
  • Participation certificate

*Student fee applies to those who are studying full-time for an undergraduate or a master’s and PhD degrees. It does not apply to anyone who receives a salary related to their studies. It is mandatory to provide a proof of student status.


Cultural tour is optional and will be announced later.


VISA information

Some countries need to visa for entering to Turkey. If you need a visa, strongly advised to make their application at least two months before the intended date of travel. To assist with the visa application process, we will provide you with a letter of invitation. The letter of invitation does not represent a commitment on the part of the Organizers to provide financial support.

Important dates

Last day for abstract submission: 20th June 2023

Conference dates: July 3-9, 2023


Call for Abstracts

Please, make sure you have paid the registration fee before you submit your Abstract!

Submit your abstract for the 11th International Conference «Photosynthesis and Hydrogen Energy Research for Sustainability – 2022» in honor of in honor of Robert (Bob) Blankenship (USA), Győző Garab (Hungary), Michael Graetzel (Switzerland), Norman (Norm) Huner (Canada), and Gunnar Oquist (Sweden)

It is required to be a registered participant to submit an abstract (one abstract per participant). Abstracts will be accepted only when the full registration fee has been paid. (See the comment above.)

Please, send your abstracts by e-mail to (, and copy to Elena Zadneprovskaya ( by June 20th 2023. (The contact person and E-mail address form our side might change later).

Instructions for abstract preparation

1. Format
a. Abstracts must be in English.
b. Each abstract is limited to one page A4 size. Leaving 3 cm for each of the left, right, and upper margins and 7 cm for the bottom margin.
c. Use the font Times New Roman of 12 pt in single spacing or equivalent.
d. Use superscripts and subscripts for chemical formulas and Greek symbols from “Insert symbol …(normal text).
e. Please do not include figures or tables in the abstract.

2. Session number
a. Each abstract must be identified with a Session number in the left hand top corner. e.g. S 1
b. Select from the Scientific Program (Topics) the session that represent your work best. Only one Session can be selected per abstract.
c. Please see below the list of Sections.

3. Very Important
Please Note: Powerful and good up-to-date papers, based upon this meeting presentations, will be selected, peer-reviewed and published in special issue (coming soon)

4. Title
a. The title should be in full upper case Times New Roman 14 pt bold font.

5. Author(s) and Institution(s)
a. Use the normal font Times New Roman of 12 pt in single spacing or equivalent.
b. If the abstract has more than one author, use numerical superscripts to indicate those from different institutions.
c. Underline the name of the person presenting the lecture/poster (corresponding author). Include his/her full address, fax, and e-mail.

6. Abstract submission
a. Please submit your abstract as an e-mail attachment saved in Rich Text Format (*.rtf), or as a Word Document (*.doc) file to (, and copy to Elena Zadneprovskaya ( by June 20th 2023. (The contact person and E-mail address form our side might change later).


Abstract Style

S1: (14 pt)

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Elvin OKAZAKI1,*, Emilie QUEBEC2 and Sevil BAKU3

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1Institute of Basic Biological Problems, RAS, Pushchino, Moscow Region, Russia

2University of Québec, Québec, Canada

3Institute of Plant Physiology, RAS, Moscow, Russia

*Corresponding author : E-mail:

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The text of your abstract ……


Photosynthesis Research
Official Journal of the International Society of Photosynthesis Research

International Journal of Hydrogen Energy
Official Journal of the International Association for Hydrogen Energy

Functional Plant Biology

International Journal for Photosynthesis Research

Flyer for Our Special Issue


For poster presentation: maximum Poster size is A0 (~ 80 x 120 cm or 33,1 x 46,8 inches), vertical

Venue of the conference

The Meeting will be held in Bahcesehir University Future Campus(Istanbul), Turkey.

Photos from past meeting

Special Events

Information will be added soon

Cultural programme

Information will be added soon


Thank you for your interest in the science of photosynthesis!