Dear Colleagues, we are pleased to cordially invite you to 10th International Meeting «Photosynthesis and Hydrogen Energy Research for Sustainability – 2019» in honor of Kimiyuki Satoh (Japan), Tingyun Kuang (China), Cesare Marchetti (Italy) and Anthony Larkum (Australia), which will be held on June 23 – 28, 2019 in St. Petersburg, in the Palace of Beloselsky – Belozersky (Nevsky prospect, 41)

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 – 2019» 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 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 – 2019» 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.

From late May to early July nights are bright in Saint Petersburg, but the real White Nights normally last from June 11 to July 2. The nature of the White Nights (Beliye Nochi) can be explained by the geographical location of Saint Petersburg. It is the world’s most northern city with a population over 5 million.

This conference will enable organizers to introduce awards (9 awards/prize) to young researchers. The awards will be presented to young researchers who have done outstanding research in the field of photosynthesis, hydrogen energy, plant biology, nanomaterials​ and nanotechnology research for sustainability.

International Society of Photosynthesis Research (ISPR)

International Association for Hydrogen Energy (IAHE)

Organizing Committee

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

PHOTOSYNTHETICA
International Journal for Photosynthesis Research

Honorary persons

Kimiyuki Satoh

(Japan)

Emeritus Professor, Okayama University, Okayama, Japan.

Tingyun Kuang

(China)

Professor of Institute of Botany, the Chinese academy of Sciences.

Cesare Marchetti

(Italy)

Physicist and System Analyst.

Anthony Larkum

(Australia)

Professor Emeritus, Plant Sciences, School of Biological Sciences, University of Sydney.

International Advisory Board

Willem Vermaas
(USA)
President of International Society of Photosynthesis Research

T. Nejat Veziroglu
(USA)
President of International Association for Hydrogen Energy

Terry Bricker
(USA)
Editor-in-Chief of Photosynthesis Research

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

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

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

William A. Cramer
(USA)

Govindjee
(USA)

Norio Murata
(Japan)

Nathan Nelson
(Israel)

George Papageorgiou
(Greece)

Vladimir A. Shuvalov
(Russia)

Organizers

The official Conference organizers from the Russian side:

Institute of Basic Biological Problems of Russian Academy of Sciences (IBBP RAS)
Komarov Botanical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences (BIN RAS)
Russian Society for Photobiology (RSP)

International Organizing Committee:

Suleyman I. Allakhverdiev
(Russia)
Coordinator

James Barber
(UK)
Chairman

Julian J. Eaton-Rye
(New Zealand)
Co-chair

Anatoly A. Tsygankov
(Russia)
Co-chair

Tatsuya Tomo
(Japan)
Secretary

Members:

Seiji Akimoto (Japan)
Eva-Maria Aro (Finland)
Maria Borisova-Mubarakshina (Russia)
Marian Brestic (Slovakia)
Barry Bruce (USA)
Robert Burnap (USA)
Robert Carpentier (Canada)
Min Chen (Australia)
Arvi Freiberg (Estonia)
Thomas Friedrich (Germany)

Gyozo Garab (Hungary)
Dmitry V. Geltman (Russia)
John Golbeck (USA)
Harvey Hou (USA)
Irada Huseynova (Azerbaijan)
Kentaro Ifuku (Japan)
Boris N. Ivanov (Russia)
Dmitry A. Los (Russia)
Wolfgang Lubitz (Germany)
Mohammad Mahdi Najafpour (Iran)

Hong Gil Nam (Korea)
Hiroshi Nishihara (Japan)
Xiaochun Qin (China)
Seeram Ramakrishna (Singapore)
Andrew B. Rubin (Russia)
Jian-Ren Shen (Japan)
Kostas Stamatakis (Greece)
Rajagopal Subramanyam (India)
Olga V. Voitsekhovskaja (Russia)

Local Organizing and Program Committee:

Chairman: Anatoly A. Tsygankov
Co-chair: Olga V. Voitsekhovskaja
Co-chair: Maria Borisova-Mubarakshina
Ksenia E. Chebotareva
Ksenia S. Dobryakova

Valeriya A. Dmitrieva
Anastasiia I. Evkaikina
Alexandra V. Murtuzova
Ilya A. Naydov
Camilla K. Rabadanova

Natalia N. Rudenko
Anna V. Stepanova
Elena V. Tyutereva
Daria V. Vetoshkina
Denis Yanykin

Sponsors

On behalf of the International and Local Organizing Сommittees, we cordially invite you to take part in the 10th International conference “Photosynthesis and Hydrogen Energy Research for Sustainability-2019” which will be held on June 23 – 28, 2019 in St. Petersburg, in the Palace of Beloselsky – Belozersky (Nevsky prospect, 41)

We kindly invite companies to consider supporting this Conference as a sponsor and to participate in the exhibition. The conference provides a wide range of opportunities to promote products and services to manufacturers of laboratory equipment and tools, consumables and software. Participation in the Conference will offer you a unique opportunity to establish contacts with foreign and Russian consumers, and will give the sponsors with the right to present a thematic report, get mentioned in the news, in the collection of materials and on other information media of the Conference.

Confirmed sponsors of the conference

Speakers of the conference

for oral presentation please contact Coordinator Suleyman I. Allakhverdiev suleyman.allakhverdiev@gmail.com

Govindjee
(USA)

Jian-Ren Shen
(Japan)

Seiji Akimoto
(Japan)

Julian Eaton-Rye
(New Zealand)

Tatsuya Tomo
(Japan)

Giuseppe Spazzafumo
(Italy)

Rajagopal Subramanyam
(India)

Franz-Josef Schmitt
(Germany)

Kentaro Ifuku
(Japan)

Barry Bruce
(USA)

Matthias Rogner
(Germany)

Marc Nowaczyk
(Germany)

Jörg Pieper
(Estonia)

Nathan Nelson
(Israel)

Mohammad Mahdi Najafpour
(Iran)

Bolatkhan K. Zayadan
(Kazakhstan)

Sergey Kosourov
(Finland)

Guangye Han
(China)

Giovanni Venturoli
(Italy)

Andrew B. Rubin
(Russia)

Vladimir A. Shuvalov
(Russia)

Szilvia Z. Toth
(Hunagary)

Kostas Stamatakis
(Greece)

Tatyana Savchenko
(Russia)

Sumanta Kumar Padhi
(India)

Natalia Rudenko
(Russia)

Imre Vass
(Hungary)

Natalia Belyaeva
(Russia)

Boris Ivanov
(Russia)

Taras Antal
(Russia)

Alexei Solovchenko
(Russia)

Roman Pishchalnikov
(Russia)

Galina Smolikova
(Russia)

Alexey Semenov
(Russia)

Gadi Schustre
(Israel)

Ludmila Kabashnikova
(Belarus)

Kaznina Natalia
(Russia)

Vasilieva Lyudmila
(Russia)

Rachel Nechushtai
(Israel)

Hitoshi Nakamoto
(Japan)

Chikahiro Miyake
(Japan)

Tatiana Plyusnina
(Russia)

Eugene Lysenko
(Russia)

Marina Kozuleva
(Russia)

Yuki Kato
(Japan)

Kevin Sheridan
(New Zealand)

Olga Voitsekhovskaja
(Russia)

Gregory Pozhvanov
(Russia)

Mats Hansson
(Sweden)

Confirmed young speakers

Sasan Aliniaeifard
(Iran)

Nikerova Kseniya
(Russia)

Eugene Maksimov
(Russia)

Zahra Abdi
(Iran)

Daisuke Takagi
(Japan)

Jack Forsman
(New Zealand)

Valeriya Dmitrieva
(Russia)

Conference program

Conference program (print version)

22 June, 2019

19:00 – 21:00

Registration. Hotel “Agni”, Conference Hall (90-92, Nevsky pr.)

23 June, 2019

14:00 – 18:00

Registration Beloselsky-Belozersky Palace (41, Nevsky pr.)

15:00 – 15:50

Opening ceremony (Mirror Hall)

Plenary lectures (Mirror Hall)

Chairpersons: Tatsuya Tomo, Maria Borisova-Mubarakshina

15:50 – 16:00

Jian-Ren Shen Introducing Kimiyuki Satoh

16:00 – 16:30

Kimiyuki Satoh Sixty years since the decease of Robert Emerson: History of uncovering the chemical entities laying the basis for his great findings

16:30 – 17:10

Guangye Han Photosynthesis Research in Tingyun Kuang’s Laboratory

17:10 – 17:50

Cesare Marchetti Self sinking capsules, a final solution to radioactive disposal (Speaker Govindjee)

17:50 – 18:00

Julian Eaton-Rye Introducing Anthony Larkum

18:00 – 18:30

Anthony Larkum Stromatolites old and new

18:30 – 18:45

Meeting of participants in front of the Beloselsky-Belozersky palace to go to the “get together evening” in Komarov Botanical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences. The busses will be provided.

19:30 – 22:00

Get together evening and excursions to the Greenhouses of the Botanical Garden (tropical pathway and Victoria House)

24 June, 2019

09:10 – 18:00

Registration Beloselsky-Belozersky Palace (41, Nevsky pr.)

Plenary lectures (Mirror Hall)

Chairpersons: Rajagopal Subramanyam, Anatoly Tsygankov

09:10 – 09:50

Jian-Ren Shen Structural biological studies on photosynthetic systems

09:50 – 10:30

Mahdi Najafpour Najafpour-Feizi reaction under water-oxidation conditions

10:30 – 10:45

coffee break

Plenary lectures (Mirror Hall)

10:45 – 11:25

Tatsuya Tomo Analysis of energy transfer pathway in cyanobacterium during the process of the chlorophyll f accumulation
Chairperson: Suleyman Allakhverdiev

Section 1.1 (Mirror Hall)

Chairpersons: Marc Nowaczyk, Akimoto Seiji

Sections 2.1 – 2.9 (Oak Hall)

Chairpersons: Taras Antal, Sumanta Kumar Padhi

11:30 – 11:55

Chikahiro Miyake P700 oxidation suppresses the production of reactive oxygen species (ROS) in photosystem I and induces ferredoxin-independent cyclic electron flow within PS I (Speaker Ryo Nagao)

11:30 – 11:55

Shah Dhruv Future prospect and challenges in production of hydrogen

11:55 – 12:20

Semenov Alexey Electron transfer in Photosystem I upon limited protein conformational mobility

11:55 – 12:20

Tejaswi Naman Prospects and challenges of mainstreaming hydrogen-fueled automobiles

12:20 – 12:45

Kentaro Ifuku Thylakoid lumenal proteins supporting the assembly and function of photosynthetic supercomplexes

12:20 – 12:45

Zayadan Bolatkhan Perspectives of cyanobacterial strains for biodisiel and biohydrogen production

12:45 – 14:00

Time for lunch

Plenary lectures (Mirror Hall)

Chairpersons: Olga Voitsekhovkaja, Julian Eaton-Rye

14:00 – 14:40

Andrey Rubin Biophysics of the primary processes of photosynthesis

14:40 – 15:20

Sumanta Kumar Padhi Electro-catalytic activity for H2 evolution by a polypyridyl copper complex

15:20 – 15:35

coffee break

Talks of young speakers (Mirror Hall)

Chairpersons: Tyutereva Elena, Jörg Pieper

Sections 2.1 – 2.9 (Oak Hall)

Chairpersons: Mahdi Najafpour, Anatoly Tsygankov

15:35 – 15:50

Zahra Abdi Water oxidation by Vitamin B12: Questions and challenges

15:35 – 16:00

Gadi Schuster Harnessing photosynthesis to produce electricity and hydrogen using spinach thylakoids and live cyanobacteria

15:50 – 16:05

Takagi Daisuke Phosphorus toxicity decreases both electron sink activity and anti-oxidative activity in rice leaves

16:00 – 16:25

Taras Antal Photosynthetic hydrogen production as acclimation mechanism in green algae

16:05 – 16:20

Eugene Maksimov Temperature sensor derived from the photoactive Orange Carotenoid Protein

16:25 – 16:50

Szilvia Toth Keeping the Calvin-Benson cycle inactive is the key to sustained and photoautotrophic H2 production in green algae

16:20 – 16:35

Valerya Dmitrieva Photosynthesis controls plasmodesmata permeability in Arabidopsis thaliana

16:50 – 17:15

Sergey Kosourov Understanding the mechanism of H2 photoproduction in the pulse-illuminated green alga, Chlamydomonas reinhardtii

16:35 – 16:50

Aliniaeifard Sasan γ-aminobutyric acid confers cadmium tolerance in maize plant by concerted regulation of polyamines metabolism and antioxidant defense system

17:15 – 17:40

Fang Huang Potential for sustained H2 photoproduction in the Chlamydomonas mutant hpm91

16:50 – 17:05

Jack Forsman Hydrophobic interactions between the D1 and PsbT subunits of Photosystem II stabilize the iron-quinone acceptor complex

17:05 – 17:20

Kseniya Nikerova The increase in the activity of AOS enzymes is an indicator of abnormal growth of woody plants, which differ in the heartwood/sapwood ratio

17:20 – 19:00

Poster viewing

25 June, 2019

09:10 – 18:00

Registration Beloselsky-Belozersky Palace (41, Nevsky pr.)

Plenary lectures (Mirror Hall)

Chairpersons: Jian-Ren Shen, Suleyman Allakhverdiev

09:10 – 09:50

William Cramer Structure-function of the cytochrome b6f complex: (i) Lipid-protein interactions; (ii) Structure-based control of the electron transport rate; (iii) Arabidopsis

09:50 – 10:30

Matthias Rögner Remodeling of photosynthetic electron transport in Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 for future hydrogen production from water

10:30 – 10:45

coffee break

Sections 1.2 and 1.3 (Mirror Hall)

Chairpersons: Tatsuya Tomo, Franz-Josef Schmitt

Section 1.9 (Oak Hall)

Chairpersons: Natalia Rudenko, Gregory Pozhvanov

10:45 – 11:10

Jörg Pieper Vibrational dynamics and excitation energy transfer in LHC II

10:45 – 11:10

Natalia Belyaeva Evaluation of the thylakoid membrane processes in Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 by modeling fluorescence induction on the time scale from microseconds to several minutes

11:10 – 11:35

Seiji Akimoto Modification of light-harvesting and energy-transfer processes in diatoms under different light conditions

11:10 – 11:35

Olga Voitsekhovkaja The good and the bad of lacking chlorophyll b: photosynthesis and growth in barley chlorina f23613 mutant

11:35 – 12:00

Marina Kozuleva The role of oxygen in evolution of photosystem I

11:35 – 12:00

Vasily Ptushenko Apparent lack of stomatal growth irradiance response in four Tradescantia species

12:00 – 12:25

Lyudmila Vasilieva Features of bacteriochlorophylls axial ligation in the photosynthetic reaction center of purple bacteria

12:00 – 12:25

Vladimir Chikov The communication of chloroplasts with the stomatal leaf apparatus in the regulation of photosynthesis

12:25 – 13:40

Time for lunch

Plenary lectures (Mirror Hall)

Chairpersons: Giovanni Venturoli, Govindjee

13:40 – 14:20

Julian Eaton-Rye Mutation of D1 and D2 residues associated with bicarbonate and bound waters on the acceptor side of PS II impair the quinone-Fe-acceptor complex

14:20 – 15:00

Marc Nowaczyk Structural adaptations of photosynthetic complex I enable ferredoxin-dependent electron transfer

15:00 – 15:40

Nathan Nelson Photosynthetic reaction centers – Robustness with increased complexity

15:40 – 15:55

coffee break

Sections 1.4 – 1.6 (Mirror Hall)

Chairpersons: Kimiyuki Satoh, William Cramer

Section 1.9 (Oak Hall)

Chairpersons: Maria Borisova-Mubarakshina, Matthias Rögner

15:55 – 16:20

Yuki Kato FTIR study on the water oxidation reaction in photosystem II microcrystals

15:55 – 16:20

Rajagopal Subramanyam Expression of LHCSR3 induces change in supercomplexes of thylakoid membranes under PEG stress from Chlamydomonas reinhardtii

16:20 – 16:45

Franz-Josef Schmitt How different wavelengths of light change energy transfer and trapping in far red light adapted cells of the Chl f containing cyanaobacterium Halomicronema hongdechloris

16:20 – 16:45

Natalia Rudenko Carbonic anhydrases in chloroplasts of C3 higher plants

16:45 – 17:10

Kevin Sheridan Characterisation of a phylogenetically distinct group of D1 proteins from cyanobacteria

16:45 – 17:10

Galina Smolikova Embryonic photochemical activity is crucial for the seed maturation

17:10 – 17:35

Roman Pishchalnikov Relationship between pigment-protein structure and dynamics of the energy transfer and trapping in cyanobacterial PS I

17:10 – 17:35

Liudmila Kabashnikova Effect of β-1,3-glucane on the structure and function of photosynthetic apparatus and oxidative status of tomato leaves under fusarium wilt

17:35 – 19:00

Poster viewing

26 June, 2019

09:10 – 17:00

Registration Beloselsky-Belozersky Palace (41, Nevsky pr.)

Plenary lectures (Mirror Hall)

Chairpersons: Nathan Nelson, Giuseppe Spazzafumo

09:10 – 09:50

Govindjee On finding ways to make plants, especially rice, more efficient: A perspective

09:50 – 10:20

Anatoly Tsygankov Hydrogen electrode with HydSL hydrogenase from Thiocapsa roseopersicina in fuel cell

10:20 – 10:35

coffee break

Section 1.8 (Mirror Hall)

Chairpersons: Akimoto Seiji, Vasilieva Lyudmila

Section 1.9 (Oak Hall)

Chairpersons: Olga Voitsekhovkaja, Guangye Han

10:35 – 11:00

Imre Vass Photosynthetic electron transport in silico

10:35 – 11:00

Tatyana Savchenko Comparative analysis of corticular photosynthesis in grapevine varieties contrasting in freeze tolerance

11:00 – 11:25

Kostas Stamatakis A cyanobacterium cell factory for producing useful chemicals and fuels under abiotic stress conditions

11:00 – 11:25

Boris Ivanov Production of hydrogen peroxide within thylakoid membrane with involvement of the plastoquinone pool, and the role of this production for signalling
(Speaker Maria Borisova-Mubarakshina)

11:25 – 11:50

Rachel Nechushtai Artificial photosynthesis with electron acceptor/photosensitizer-aptamer conjugates

11:25 – 11:50

Gregory Pozhvanov Microgravity modelling by 3D-clinorotation affects actin cytoskeleton, ROS production, photosynthesis and metabolome of Arabidopsis plants

11:50 – 12:40

Agrisera Workshop
«Tips and tricks of antibody production and western blot. How to obtain good results» Dr. Joanna Porankiewicz Asplund, Agrisera AB

11:50 – 12:15

Hitoshi Nakamoto Novel molecular chaperones in cyanobacteria: groEL and clpB paralogs

12:40 – 13:50

Time for lunch

Plenary lectures (Mirror Hall)

Chairpersons: Anthony Larkum, Anatoly Tsygankov

13:50 – 14:30

Giovanni Venturoli Room temperature immobilization of photosynthetic reaction centers in amorphous matrices: testing the role of protein dynamics in electron transfer

14:30 – 15:10

Dmitry Dunikov Hydrogen energy technologies: resent developments and prospects in Russia

15:10 – 15:50

Mats Hansson Employing barley mutants to dissect a chlorophyll biosynthetic enzyme

15:50 – 16:10

coffee break and free time

(Oak Hall)
The meeting of the committee on the topic of selection of the best oral and poster presentations of young scientists.

Committee members: Marian Brestic, Marc Nowaczyk, Seiji Akimoto, Anatoly Tsygankov, Rajagopal Subramanyam, Suleyman Allakhverdiev, Tatsuya Tomo, Julian Eaton-Rye, Mahdi Najafpour

Plenary lectures (Mirror Hall)

Chairpersons: Mats Hansson

16:10 – 16:50

Giuseppe Spazzafumo Comparison of different system layouts to generate a substitute of natural gas from biomass and electrolytic hydrogen

16:50 – 17:10

Talk of the gold sponsor of the conference – Sergey Antsypovich, LabInstruments Company (Mirror Hall)

Section 1.11 (Mirror Hall)

Chairpersons: Imre Vass

Section 1.9 (Oak Hall)

Chairpersons: Tatyana Savchenko

17:15 – 17:40

Natalya Kaznina Photosynthetic activity of barley plants under zinc deficient and excess stress conditions

17:15 – 17:40

Eugene Lysenko Specificity of Cd, Cu, and Fe action on cation contents in chloroplasts and activities of PS II and PS I

17:40 – 18:05

Elena Tyutereva Potassium and glucose as putative signals regulating processes in shoots and roots

17:40 – 18:05

Tatiana Pluysnina Model of microalgae Chlamidomonas reinhardtii adaptation to sulfur starvation

18:05 – 18:45

Selected talks for best posters of young scientists and summing up the competition for best oral and posters presentations of young scientists. Awarding best talk/best poster prizes for early career researchers by the committee and by the AGRISERA company (Mirror Hall)
Chairpersons: Anatoly Tsygankov, Suleyman Allakhverdiev

18:45 – 19:00

Closing Ceremony (Mirror Hall) and Conference Photograph on the Stairs of the Beloselsky-Belozersky palace

Banquet

Friendly party and the concert «Not jazz band»

June 26,2019 at 20:00 p.m.

€55

We invite you to a bright and memorable ending of the conference — to a friendly party in one of the best restaurants of live music in St. Petersburg. This restaurant combined two great passions of Petersburgers – a view of the beloved city and jazz.

You will enjoy informal communication with colleagues, a variety of delicious meals and drinks and pleasant music in jazz style.

This musical group from St. Petersburg «Not jazz band» is known for its unique author’s arrangements. There are elements of swing, hip-hop and neo-soul saturate with fresh sound popular music in their compositions.

You can end the evening with a walk in the fabulous aura of White nights. In the lights of night illumination, in the light of lanterns palaces of St. Petersburg, its embankments, parks and sculptures acquire a particularly majestic and mysterious appearance.

Дружеская вечеринка и концерт Not jazz band
26 июня в 20:00
3200 руб.

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Завершить вечер Вы сможете прогулкой в сказочной ауре Белых ночей. В огнях ночной подсветки, при свете фонарей дворцы Санкт-Петербурга, его набережные, парки и скульптуры приобретают особо величественный и загадочный вид.

«White Night Music Joint» – место притяжения самых искушённых ценителей комфортного и интеллектуального отдыха. Европейский уровень обслуживания, широкая палитра блюд, напитков, ярких вкусов и тонких оттенков, стильный интерьер с панорамными окнами, выходящими на набережную, и живая музыка в стиле джаз – ресторан имени белых ночей одинаково хорош и для тела, и для души.

27 June, 2019

Excursion day

(for the information visit Cultural programme)

28 June, 2019

Departure

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. Systems Biology of Photosynthesis: Integration of Genomic, Proteomic, Metabolomic and Bioinformatic Studies
1.11. Plant Mineral Nutrients and Photosynthetic Capacity
1.12. 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

Dear Colleagues,
On behalf of the organizing committee of the 10 th International Conference “Photosynthesis and Hydrogen Energy Research for Sustainability – 2019”: in honor of Kimiyuki Satoh (Japan), Tingyun Kuang (China), Cesare Marchetti (Italy) and Anthony Larkum (Australia), which will be held from June 23 to 28, 2019 in Saint Petersburg (former Leningrad) old capital city of Russia, and we are pleased to invite all of you to attend this meeting and present your latest results on Photosynthesis and Hydrogen Energy. This meeting will cover all topics of Photosynthesis and Hydrogen Energy, including artificial photosynthesis and nanobiotechnology.

We are setting the registration fee as low as possible:
Meeting Registration Fee includes participation in the conference, participant kit, coffee breaks, “get together evening” and excursions to the Greenhouses of the Botanical Garden (tropical pathway and Victoria House)

Registration fee for accompanying person includes “get together evening” and excursions to the Greenhouses of the Botanical Garden (tropical pathway and Victoria House)

Registration fee

Before May 10, 2019

After May 10, 2019

from May 31 till June 15, on-site

Participants (including Speakers, Organizers)
Students, undergraduates and graduate students
Accompanying person

400 Euro
200 Euro
100 Euro

480 Euro
240 Euro
150 Euro

550 Euro
300 Euro
150 Euro

Online registration and abstract submission

Registration on-site: 550 Euro

Registration fee for participants from Russia and CIS countries*

Before May 10, 2019

After May 10, 2019

from May 31 till June 15, on-site

Participants (including Speakers, Organizers)
Students, undergraduates and graduate students
Accompanying person

3000 Rubles
1500 Rubles
500 Rubles

4000 Rubles
2000 Rubles
1000 Rubles

5500 Rubles
2500 Rubles
1500 Rubles

Онлайн регистрация и подача тезисов

Registration on-site: 5500 Rubles
*We greatly appreciate the help of Russian sponsors in reduction of the registration fee for Russian participants

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 and creation of biosimilar nanoconverters of solar energy to those concerned with increasing agricultural productivity and global climate change.

Also, we hope all of you will take this opportunity to visit Saint Petersburg 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.

Important dates

Abstract submission opening: 10 February 2019

Abstract submission deadline:
for oral – 30 April 2019
for poster – 30 May 2019
Early bird registration deadline: 10 May 2019
Late registration deadline: 30 May 2019

Arrival day: 22-23 June 2019 (we will have lectures on June 23, afternoon)
Meeting/Conference days: June 24, 25, 26 (these days we will have two parallel sessions).
Excursion day: June 27
Departure day: June 28

Abstracts

All abstracts should be submitted through online registration form

Submit your abstract for the 10th International Conference “Photosynthesis and Hydrogen Energy Research for Sustainability – 2019” in honor of Kimiyuki Satoh (Japan), Tingyun Kuang (China), Cesare Marchetti (Italy) and Anthony Larkum (Australia).

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.

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 system font.
d. Use superscripts and subscripts for chemical formulas and Greek symbols from “Insert special symbols” menu. Do not use special fonts (i.e. Symbol).
e. Do not include figures or tables in the abstract.
f. Look for the abstracts from previous meetings on this website for additional guidance.

2. Session number
a. Each abstract must be identified with a Session number in the first line. e.g. S1.1
b. Select the topic from the Scientific Program that represents your work best. Only one Session number can be selected per abstract.

3. Title
a. Please, do not write your title in all upper-case letters. Use normal font.

4. Author(s) and Institution(s)
a. Use the same Times New Roman 12 pt font in single spacing or equivalent.
b. First Name must be placed before Family Name. Do not abbreviate First Name and Family Name. For European names extended Latin letters are allowed.
c. If the authors come from different institutions, they must be marked by superscripts numbers. If all authors come from the same institutions, do not mark them with superscript numbers.
d. The name of the person presenting the lecture/poster must be underlined.
e. Mark corresponding author with an asterisk. Include at least the e-mail address and, if possible, fax number and postal address of the corresponding author.

5. Abstract submission
a. All abstracts should be submitted through online registration form
b. Please do not submit the same abstract more than one time


Example:

S1.1
Title of my presentation
Elvin Okazaki1*, Emilie Quebec2, and Sevil T. Baku1,3
1 – Institute of Basic Biological Problems, RAS, Pushchino, Moscow Region, Russia
2 – University of Québec, Québec, Canada
3 – Institute of Plant Physiology, RAS, Moscow, Russia
* E-mail: elvin@someaddress.org; Fax: +7(496)7731134
The text of your abstract. On the other hand the further development of various forms of activities entails the process of implementation and upgrading of significant financial and administrative conditions. A varied and rich experience in the scope and location of staff training is an interesting experiment to test new proposals. Ideological considerations of a higher order, as well as constant quantitative growth and scope of our activity allows us to estimate the value of personnel training system, and meets urgent needs. Ideological considerations of a higher order, as well as the strengthening and development of the framework requires us to analyze participatory systems.[1] A varied and rich experience of constant information and propaganda support of our business requires us to analyze trends progressive development.
References:
1. Emilie Quebec et al. (2009) PhotosynRes. 16(5), pp. 113–121

Online registration and abstract submission

Papers

Dear Colleagues,

Powerful, strong, up-to-date lectures and posters of this meeting (in the form of regular articles or reviews) will be selected, peer-reviewed and published in special issues of
(i) Photosynthesis Research (Springer),
(ii) International Journal of Hydrogen Energy (Elsevier)
(iii) Functional Plant Biology (CSIRO Publishing)

First submission date: July 15, 2019

Photosynthesis Research (Springer)

Title: Photosynthesis Research for Sustainability

Guest Editor: Suleyman I. Allakhverdiev (Russia)

The deadline for submission: December 1, 2019

The topics covered include:

  • Primary Processes of Photosynthesis
  • Structure, Function and Biogenesis of the Photosynthetic Apparatus
  • Photosystem I and Bacterial Photosynthesis
  • Photosystem II and Water Oxidation Mechanism
  • Energy Transfer and Trapping in Photosystems
  • Plant Development and Growth Regulation
  • Carbon Fixation (C3 and C4) and Photorespiration
  • Artificial and Applied aspects of Photosynthesis including Nanotechnology
  • Regulation of Photosynthesis, ROS production and Environmental Stress
  • Systems Biology of Photosynthesis: Integration of Genomic, Proteomic, Metabolomic and Bioinformatic Studies
  • Plant Mineral Nutrients and Photosynthetic Capacity
  • Photosynthesis Education and Emerging Techniques for Studying Photosynthesis including Neutron Scattering

International Journal of Hydrogen Energy (Elsevier)

Title: Hydrogen Energy Research for Sustainability

Guest Editor: Suleyman I. Allakhverdiev (Russia)

The deadline for submission: December 1, 2019

The topics covered include:

  • Energy for the Future – Hydrogen economy
  • Elevating Climate Change
  • Biological Hydrogen Production
  • Hydrogenases
  • Proton Reduction Catalysts
  • Reduction of Carbon Dioxide
  • Artificial Photosynthesis for Hydrogen energy
  • Nanotechnology in Fuel Cells
  • Nanomaterials for Hydrogen Production
  • Hydrogen Energy Education and Emerging Techniques for Studying of Hydrogen Energy

Functional Plant Biology (CSIRO Publishing)

Title: Optimizing Photosynthesis for Environmental Fitness

Guest Editor: Suleyman I. Allakhverdiev (Russia)

The deadline for submission: December 1, 2019

The sustainability and productivity of plants under adverse environmental conditions are to the large extent determined by their ability to optimize and maintain efficiency of photosynthetic machinery. This Special Issue summarizes recent advances in photosynthesis research for sustainability of agricultural and natural systems.

The topics covered include:

  • Primary processes of photosynthesis under stress conditions
  • Structure, function and biogenesis of the photosynthetic apparatus
  • Energy transfer and trapping in photosystems
  • Photosynthesis and plant development and growth regulation
  • Carbon fixation and photorespiration under adverse conditions
  • Photosynthesis and ROS production
  • Systems biology of photosynthesis
  • Photosynthesis and plant nutrition

Posters

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

Visas

Most of foreign participants attending PRS 2019 must obtain a visa to enter the Russian Federation

Please be sure whether you need Tourist or Business visa

Conference service agency Monomax PCO provides the participants with a TOURIST visa voucher and confirmation of the hotel reservation only for the dates of the conference +/- few days, but not more than 14 days in total. These documents are required for the formal visa application at a Russian Consulate. Deadline for visa support request is May 20, 2019

Pay attention that the visa support is not a visa. With this document you should go to the Russian consulate
After you get the visa support you should apply for the visa in the nearest Russian Consulate or visa center in your country
Please note that you can apply for visa by yourself or through some authorized travel agencies in your city

Please note that Monomax LLC will issue the tourist visa invitation only after the payment of the conference fee and the hotel reservation

Visa support type

Tourist visa support
(scanned copy)
Tourist visa support
(hard copy of the visa voucher + express mail delivery)

Price (RUR)

800 RUB

from 3 000 RUB, exact price is specified after the order is done

Comments

Scanned copy. Period of providing 1-2 working days

Period of providing is 1-2 working days. Period of express mail delivery is 3-4 working days

Citizens of some countries do not need visa to enter the Russian Federation. Here you can see a list of visa-free countries: http://www.visahouse.com/visafreecountries.asp but please be sure to consult the Russian consulate or visa centre in your country

Originals documents are required only in some countries. Please contact the Russian consulate in your country to confirm whether a scanned copy of the invitation is acceptable for the application

Online application forms are mandatory to request a visa in most Russian Consulates. However, procedures and fees may vary across different countries. Please read them carefully before submitting an application
For most EU countries two passport photos, proof of purchase of a personal travel/health insurance and the details of return airline ticket are also required at the time of application. We advise you to contact the consulate to enquire if they need anything else

The personal travel/health insurance must be on the name of passport holder applying for the visa

Be advised that in order to obtain the visa your passport must be valid for at least 6 months after the proposed date of departure

To get the TOURIST visa support documents you need to:
1. Register at online reservation system. After the registration you will receive your login and password by email. Please use them to log in to your Personal area
PLEASE INDICATE YOUR NAME EXACTLY AS IT IS WRITTEN IN YOUR PASSPORT
2. Book hotel accommodation through the system and pay for it OR book it individually and send us the hotel booking confirmation
3. Go to Visa support section and fill in the data required, pay for the document
You should choose whether you need a scanned copy or the original one. It depends on the country where you apply for visa. You should contact the Russian Consulate in your country and ask what their requirements are
4. If your accompanying person needs visa support documents, she/he should also register online and undergo the same procedure

In case the original (hard copy) of the visa support is requested:
– you should pay for the invitation voucher delivery (express mail expenses) through the online registration;
– please provide us with the postal address where you would like the documents to be delivered to and your mobile phone number

Please note that Monomax will issue the tourist visa support only after the payment of the hotel reservation

Important notice:
1. Make sure that you indicate your NAME and SURNAME exactly as it is written in your passport
2. When you get the visa support please check the information carefully. In case of any mistakes please contact us

Participants who decide to make their own travel arrangements (e.g. those who has done their own hotel reservation) still require a tourist visa support. Please send the copy of the hotel confirmation by e-mail (icprs2019@onlinereg.ru) to be provided with the visa support. Participants who plans to stay at friends, should be provided with private invitation by their friends (according to the Russian law)

NOTES:
* Whether you will be asked in the Consulate about the place where you stay in Russia, please use the hotel name indicated in our voucher (right side of the visa support paper)
This is also correct even if you stay at some other place during you visit, and streamlines the process of getting Russian entry visa

** Carefully check the arrival / departure dates to Russia which you indicate in the application. Once you are in Russia, you can not extend your visa period without going out of Russia

*** According to the Russian migration law all foreign citizens coming to Russia from May 25 till July 25 must be registered in state authority or in the hotel (in case you are staying at the hotel) within 24 hours after crossing the border
When crossing the border to enter Russia you will be asked to fill in the migration card. Do not lose it and keep until you leave Russia

Monomax PCO is the official conference service agency of the 10th International Conference «Photosynthesis and Hydrogen Energy Research for Sustainability – 2019» (PRS2019)
Monomax PCO is a member of the International Congress Convention Association (ICCA)

Monomax PCO helps participants with:
– registration
– abstract submission
– hotel reservation
– tourist visa support

Contact us:
Ms Lidiya Lyaskovskaya
Project manager
ph. +7 812 335 20 55, ext. 452
fax +7 812 335 20 39
Tel: +7 906 264-21-27
E-mail: icprs2019@onlinereg.ru

Venue of the conference

The Meeting will be held in Saint Petersburg (former Leningrad) old capital city of Russia.

Hermitage

The Hermitage is one of the largest and oldest museums in the world. It was founded by Catherine the Great. The museum includes masterpieces by Leonardo da Vinci, Picasso, Renoir, Vincent van Gogh, Rembrandt and many others. Experts say it would take 11 years to examine about 3 million exhibits in the Hermitage.

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Cultural sight

St. Petersburg is a Russian port city on the Baltic Sea. It was the imperial capital for 2 centuries, having been founded in 1703 by Peter the Great. The city remains Russia’s cultural center, with its world-famous museums, palaces and theatres.

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White Nights

From late May to early July nights are bright in Sankt-Peterburg, but the real White Nights normally last from June 11 to July 2. The nature of the White Nights (Beliye Nochi) can be explained by the geographical location of Sankt-Peterburg. It is the world’s most northern city with a population over 1 million.

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Some attractive sights can be found in the suburbs, such as Peterhof, Pavlovsk, Tsarskoe selo. All these places have once served as the official residences for Russian tsars. And, it goes without saying that there are many magnificent palaces to be seen, such as the Great Yekaterininsky Palace, the Aleksandrovsky Palace, the Bolshoi Palace and some others. Tsarskoe selo was also the place where famous Russian writer, Pushkin, grew up St. Peterburg has many attractions.

You are cordially invited to visit the northern capital of Russia Saint Petersburg.

Hotel accommodation

Dates of guaranteed reservation in the hotels June 22 (23) – 28, 2019

Accommodation in hotels is guaranteed only upon receipt of payment for the entire stay;

Room reservation is provided at special prices in hotels within walking distance from the Conference venue

Club Hotel Agni
from 7 400 ₽ per room per night
(90-92, Nevsky pr.) 7 minutes walk from the conference venue

Set in a 18th-century building in the center of St. Petersburg. Our guests feel Petersburgers old town. Out on the balcony with an openwork fence pristine, you can observe the life of the Nevsky Prospekt. Fertile silence and amazing pictures Roerich encouraged to thoughts of the sublime and intimate.

Comfort, modern equipment ideal for work and leisure. The location is ideal proximity to the cultural and business center of the city, a stone’s throw from the Moscow railway station.

Every day, for our guests, we offer a delicious breakfast “buffet” cafe in a cozy setting “Agni”. You can always enjoy fresh coffee and a taste of real Russian pancakes. And also, at your request, we will always please you and your friends a delicious lunch or a fine dinner.

Check-in – 14:00
Check-out – 12:00
Free Wi-Fi

Single Standard

  • 12 sq.m.
  • One single bed
  • Bathroom with shower / bath, hairdryer, toiletries
  • Safe, desktop
  • Air conditioning, plasma TV, phone, refrigerator

7 400 ₽

Standard Double / Twin

  • 16 sq.m.
  • One double bed / Two separate beds
  • Bathroom with shower / bath, hairdryer, toiletries
  • Safe, desktop
  • Air conditioning, plasma TV, phone, refrigerator

9 100 ₽

Deluxe room

  • 25 sq.m.
  • One double bed. Big sofa in the room which can be used as extra bed by request
  • Bathroom with shower / bath, hairdryer, toiletries
  • Safe, desktop
  • Air conditioning, plasma TV, phone, refrigerator

10 800 ₽

Suit

  • 25 sq.m.
  • One double bed. Big sofa in the room which can be used as extra bed by request
  • Bathroom with shower / bath, hairdryer, toiletries
  • Safe, desktop
  • Air conditioning, plasma TV, phone, refrigerator

11 950 ₽

Prices are indicated in RUR per room per night including breakfast and tax

Nevsky Central Hotel
from 6 000 ₽ per room per night
(90, Nevskiy pr.) 6 minutes walk from the conference venue

Nevsky Central Hotel is a comfortable mini-hotel of European class, rationally combined high level of service and home comfort. The guests of the hotel note especially its good location: the hotel is located on Nevsky Prospect, just 2 minutes walk from the metro station “Mayakovskaya” and 7 minutes walk from the Moscow railway station. In addition, the largest shopping centers of St Petersburg – Stockmann and Gallery – are situated near the hotel.

Check-in – 14:00
Check-out – 12:00

Rooms are located on 3-4 floors (no lift)
The luggage is brought free of charge
Free Wi-Fi

Single Standard

  • 12 sq.m.
  • Single bed
  • Air conditioner
  • TV set, Satellite television
  • Phone, Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Lamp, Furniture set
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Bath towels
  • Health aids

6 000 ₽

Double/Twin Standard

  • 14 sq.m.
  • Two single beds/Double bed
  • Air conditioner
  • TV set, Satellite television
  • Phone, Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Lamp, Furniture set
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Bath towels
  • Health aids

6 200 ₽

Prices are indicated in RUR per room per night including Continental breakfast and tax

Oktiabrskaya Hotel
from 8 900 ₽ per room per night
(10, Ligovskiy pr.) 15 minutes walk from the conference venue

Oktyabrskaya Hotel is located in the historical center of St. Petersburg. It is situated in the middle of business, cultural and entertainment life of the Northern Capital. Placement at the intersection of the city’s main avenues – Nevsky and Ligovsky at Vosstaniya Square, opposite the Moscow Station provides an excellent opportunity to explore the city center, shopping, museums, theaters, restaurants.

Oktyabrskaya Hotel offers its guests a high level of comfort and an international level of service

Check-in – 14:00
Check-out – 12:00
Free Wi-Fi

Single Standard

  • 18 sq.m.
  • King bed
  • Air conditioner
  • Phone, Hair dryer, Satellite television
  • Reading lamp, Electronic lock, Luggage stand
  • Kettle, Tea set
  • Clothes rack
  • Mirror, Cosmetic mirror, Desk, Wardrobe
  • Health and Beauty aids
  • Slippers

8 900 ₽

Standard Double / Twin

  • 18 sq.m.
  • King bed
  • Air conditioner
  • Phone, Hair dryer, Satellite television
  • Reading lamp, Electronic lock, Luggage stand
  • Kettle, Tea set
  • Clothes rack
  • Mirror, Cosmetic mirror, Desk, Wardrobe
  • Health and Beauty aids
  • Slippers

9 800 ₽

Prices are indicated in RUR per room per night including Buffet breakfast and tax

Nevsky 100 Hotel
from 6 300 ₽ per room per night
(100, Nevsky pr.) 8 minutes walk from the conference venue

Hotel Nevsky 100 is a 2star official rated budget hotel in the center of the city.

Nevsky 100 Hotel is located just in 5 minutes from Moscow railway Station and the biggest Shopping Centers in Saint-Petersburg.

Hotel provides individual balconies with Nevsky prospect view. Enjoy excellent view to the main historical buildings, which are situated on Nevsky prospect. Housekeeping daily.

Check-in – 14:00
Check-out – 12:00
Free Wi-Fi

Standard Double room

  • King size bed
  • Individual bathroom
  • TV
  • Hair dryer, Mini fridge
  • Slippers
  • Towels
  • Free toiletries

6 300 ₽

Price is indicated in RUR per room per night including Continental breakfast and tax

Arka Hotel
from 5 400 ₽ per room per night
(17, Bolshaya Konyshennaya str.) 20 minutes walk from the conference venue

The new mini-hotel Arka (Arch) is a beautiful neoclassical and Art Nouveau building situated in the heart of St. Petersburg. The Arka is situated in a perfect location both for tourists and business travellers. It is surrounded by high-end shops, clubs, and restaurants. The hotel is in close proximity to public transportation and only a few-minutes walk away from some major cultural attractions: the Hermitage, the Kazan Cathedral, the Church of Savior on the Spilled Blood, and the Russian Museum.

The hotel is equipped with a video surveillance system and a video intercom.

Check-in – 12:00
Check-out – 12:00
Free Wi-Fi

Double Standard

  • 18 sq.m.
  • One big bed
  • Bathroom with shower, toilet
  • TV

5 400 ₽

Price is indicated in RUR per room per night including Continental breakfast and tax

Baskov Hotel
from 2 600 ₽ per room per night
(23/6, Mayakovskogo str.) 20 minutes walk from the conference venue

The mini-hotel “Baskov” is conventially located in St.Petersburg’s historical center, at the intersection of Mayаkovskaya Street and Baskov Lane — Baskov Lane, 6, near “Chernychevskaya” and “Mayаkovskaya” railway stations. “Baskov” has been recently renovated but its exterior and interior preserve many original details of the fin-de-ciecle “Northern Art Nouveau” style.

The mini-hotel “Baskov” is ideally suited for the business or tourist traveller. It offers eight charming and convenient rooms.

The hotel is equipped with security video camers, a modern fire alarm system and its own hot water system.

Check-in – 12:00
Check-out – 12:00
Free Wi-Fi

Single Economy room

  • 9 sq.m.
  • One single bed
  • Toilet and bath room are shared by two rooms
  • TV, telephone

2 500 ₽

Standard Double / Twin room

  • 17 sq.m.
  • One double bed / Two separate beds
  • Bathroom with shower and toilet, Hairdryer
  • TV, telephone

5 400 ₽

Prices are indicated in RUR per room per night including Continental breakfast and tax

Graffiti L Hostel
from 1 100 ₽ per room per night
(33-35. Ligovsky Prospect) 16 minutes walk from the conference venue

Located a 5-minute walk from Moskovsky Train Station and the Galeria Shopping Mall, Graffiti L Hostel features internal yard. Free Wi-Fi and a fully equipped kitchen are also available.

The hostel offers bunk beds in shared dormitories as well as private rooms. All rooms are brightly decorated and offer the private lockers.

Guests are welcome to cook their meals in the kitchen or relax and chat in the living room.

A variety of activities, such as table games, can be enjoyed in the hostel. The hostel offers rental photo cameras, laptops and bicycles.

Check-in – 14:00
Check-out – 12:00
Free Wi-Fi

Place in 2-bed room

In the room

  • Bunk bed
  • Closet
  • Bra

On the floor

  • Shower
  • Toilet

1 500 ₽

Place in 4-bed room

In the room

  • 2 bunk beds
  • Closet
  • Bra

On the floor

  • Shower
  • Toilet

1 200 ₽

Place in 6-bed room

In the room

  • 3 bunk beds
  • Closet
  • Bra

On the floor

  • Shower
  • Toilet

1 100 ₽

Prices are indicated in RUR per room per night including tax

Old City Hotel
from 5 900 ₽ per room per night
(146, Nevsky pr.) 15 minutes walk from the conference venue

Look how this hotel appears after TOTAL RENOVATION!

Hotels is situated in the center of Saint-Petersburg, just in few minutes from Moscow Railway Station. Hotel is closely to Fontanka river, Anichkov Bridge, The Kazan cathedral, The Mariinsky Theatre and also to main Shopping centers (Galery and Stockman) Airport destination; 13 km, approximately 40 minutes

Check-in – 14:00
Check-out – 12:00
Free Wi-Fi

Single Standard

  • One single bed
  • Individual bathroom and Toilet
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Telephone, Hair dryer
  • Electric kettle, Refrigerator
  • Safe deposit box
  • Slippers
  • Dressing area, Wardrobe, Bathrobe
  • Carpeted floor
  • Towels, Free toiletries

5 900 ₽

Twin/Double Standard

  • One double bed / Two separate beds
  • Individual bathroom and Toilet
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Telephone, Hair dryer
  • Electric kettle, Refrigerator
  • Safe deposit box
  • Slippers
  • Dressing area, Wardrobe, Bathrobe
  • Carpeted floor
  • Towels, Free toiletries

6 300 ₽

Prices are indicated in RUR per room per night including Continental breakfast and tax

Orbita Hotel
from 5 550 ₽ per room per night
(4. Nepokorennyh Prospect) 40 minutes by Subway from the conference venue

The hotel is conveniently located in a quiet and environmentally pristine district of Saint-Petersburg within walking distance of Ploschad Muzhestva metro station. Any part of the city can be easily reached from this point.

Most of the rooms have been completely renovated: spacious rooms are equipped with everything necessary for a comfortable stay.

The guests are welcome to use the free parking, storage room, ironing room, guest computer and safe at the reception, table tennis and billiards. A cafe is located on the 6th floor of the hotel.

Check-in – 14:00
Check-out – 12:00
Free Wi-Fi

Standard Superior

  • 22 sq.m.
  • Large double bed or twin beds
  • Shower, Slippers
  • Fatscreen TV
  • Air conditioner
  • Refrigerator
  • Telephone, Hair dryer
  • Bath and cosmetic amenities
  • Blackout curtains for comfortable sleep
  • Balcony in rooms facing the street

Single use

5 500 ₽

Double use

5 900 ₽

Two-Room Standard

  • 34 to 43 sq.m.
  • Large double bed or twin beds
  • Convertible sofa
  • Shower, Slippers
  • Fatscreen TV
  • Air conditioner
  • Refrigerator
  • Telephone, Hair dryer
  • Bath and cosmetic amenities
  • Blackout curtains for comfortable sleep
  • Balcony in rooms facing the street

Single use

5 400 ₽

Double use

5 800 ₽

Prices are indicated in RUR per room per night including breakfast “Buffet” and tax

Rich Hotel
from 5 300 ₽ per room per night
(1 , Vosstaniya str.) 12 minutes walk from the conference venue

Rich Hotel meets all today’s travelers wishes: comfortable rooms with minibar, individual bathroom with hairdryer, TV, WI-FI, in room safe. Hotel is ideally located in the center of Saint-Petersburg, only in 1 minute from Nevsky avenue, closely to Moscow Railway Station and Mayakovskaya Metro station. Ploshad Vosstaniya, all main sightseeings , a lot of restaurants and bars are located near the Hotel. Daily housekeeping, laundry service and tour desk are available at the Hotel.

Rooms are located on 5 floor (no lift).

Check-in – 14:00
Check-out – 12:00
Free Wi-Fi

Single Standard

  • 15 sq.m.
  • One bed
  • Shower
  • Plasma TV
  • Hairdryer

5 300 ₽

Standard Double / Twin

  • 15 sq.m.
  • One big bed / Two separate beds
  • Shower
  • Plasma TV
  • Hairdryer

5 700 ₽

Prices are indicated in RUR per room per night including Continental breakfast and tax

Viva La Hotel
from 6 300 ₽ per room per night
(107, Nevsky pr.) 20 minutes walk from the conference venue

Viva La Hotel is located on Nevsky prospect, just in 5 minutes from metro station Ploshad Vosstaniya and Moscow Railway Station. If you would like to enjoy your French breakfast (fresh croissant and brilliant coffee), sitting on the balcony and looking for Nevsky prospect Life, this Hotel is ideally matched all your wishes! Guest House Viva La Hotel provides for all guests ideal noise –off, black out curtains, bathrobes, slippers and individual coffee/tea maker in each room. Welcome drink and fruits will meet you at check in, just check the location and book a room in brilliant Hotel Viva La.

Check-in – 14:00
Check-out – 12:00
Free Wi-Fi

Standard Double / Twin

  • Large double bed or twin beds
  • Air-conditiong
  • Fatscreen TV
  • Hair dryer
  • Bath and cosmetic amenities
  • Laptop size safe

6 300 ₽

Prices are indicated in RUR per room per night including Continental special french breakfast and tax

How to book and pay the rooms:

For the hotel booking and payment please use the procedure of Online-registration:
• Enter online-registration section using your login and password
• Click “Hotel Accommodation” button
• Choose the hotel and room category
• Please note your check-in and check-out dates, time of arrival and departure, comments
If two participants want to share a room (with two beds), ONLY ONE of them should book it and enter the name of his/her room-fellow in the “Comments” box of the Hotel Accommodation section. The option of booking a bed in a double room is available only if your room-fellow intends to stay for the same time period. If not, the accommodation in a single room will be offered
• Press the button “Submit”, go to the section “Payments” and choose the way of payment
• If you pay by bank transfer please print the bill. To find more information about the payment procedure see “Payments” section
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Deadlines for the payment:

Orbita Hotel – March 15, 2019
Oktiabrskaya Hotel, Nevsky Central Hotel – April 12, 2019
Club Hotel Agni, Rich Hotel, Old City Hotel, Viva La Hotel, Nevsky 100 Hotel –  May 16, 2019
Graffiti L Hostel – May 23, 2019
Arka and Baskof Hotels – May 29, 2019

Payment later including payment on arrival is available if you have:

– guarantee letter on the form of Your organization indicating the amount and terms of payment OR
– the signed contract between Monomax PCO and your organization with indication of the amount and terms of payment OR
– prepayment for at least 1 night accommodation at the hotel (on request)

Cancellation terms:

In case of cancellation before Deadlines for the payment no fee is charged, the whole sum except banking costs is refunded.
In case of cancellation of rooms in Hotels after Deadlines for the payment the cost of 1 night stay is charged.
In case of cancellation of rooms in Hostel before May 30, 2019 – 50% of the cost of entire stay is charged.
In case of cancellation of rooms in Hostel on May 31, 2019 and later – 100% of the cost of entire stay is charged.

Cancellation:

Information about the hotel accommodation cancellation should be made in written form only and forwarded 
to the Official Conference Partner by email icprs2019@onlinereg.ru

Refunds:

All refunds are made within 2 weeks after the conference

If for any reason you can not make your hotel reservation online or have any questions concerning the hotel accommodation
please contact Congress manager by email icprs2019@onlinereg.ru

Special Events

This conference will enable organizers to introduce awards (9 awards/prize) to young researchers. The awards will be presented to young researchers who have done outstanding research in the field of photosynthesis, hydrogen energy, plant biology, nanomaterials and nanotechnology research for sustainability.

We will have special ceremony (events) on June 26 (at 16:10): Young Talents/best posters (9 awards/prizes)

Moreover, the confirmed sponsor of the conference, the Agrisera Company, Sweden, will provide prizes for the best poster and oral presentations (with notification of the Agrisera products usage)

All young researchers, including Ph.D. students and Post-Docs, may compete for awards.

The name of winners will be selected by the special committee

Cultural programme

Excursion to Peterhof with a visit to the Grand Palace and Grottoes of the Grand cascade
June 27th, 2019
9:30 – 16:30
€65

From St. Petersburg we will go to one of its most beautiful suburbs — the residence of Russian emperors, sparkling Peterhof on the shore of the Finland Gulf. Here you will meet the sea breeze and splashes of almost two hundred fountains, shady alleys and architectural masterpieces of Rastrelli, Leblon and Miketti.

We will walk to the Lower Park, wll talk about the famous fountains and four powerful cascades — their aesthetic and engineering features, history and symbols. During the promenade through the regular Park, admiring the perfect lawns, garden figures, mazes and pavilions, you will understand why Peterhof won the glory of the Russian Versailles.

The beauty of the halls of the Grand Palace can not be put into words, it must be seen live — that’s why millions of tourists come here every year. This tour will provide you with such an opportunity.
We will also look into the grottoes of the Grand cascade, “inside the fountains”, and will see how this Peterhof miracle was created. It is amazing and wonderful that during the tour guests get to the Grand launch of the Grand Cascade (the main fountain) at 11:00.

After exploring the treasures of the Lower Park, visiting the Grand Palace and the Grottoes of the Grand cascade you will have free time to eat, to relax in the shade of ancient oaks or to walk to the Finland Gulf.

Excursions will be organized only in case if number of persons will be not less than 20.

Экскурсия в Петергоф с посещением Большого дворца и Гротов Большого каскада.
27 июня 2019 г.
09:30 – 16:30
2800 руб.

Из Петербурга мы отправимся в один из его красивейших пригородов — резиденцию русских императоров – искрящийся Петергоф на берегу Финского залива. Здесь вас встретят морской бриз и брызги почти двух сотен фонтанов, тенистые аллеи и архитектурные шедевры Растрелли, Леблона и Микетти.

Мы прогуляемся к нижнему парку, поговорим о знаменитых фонтанах и четырех мощных каскадах — их эстетических и инженерных особенностях, истории и символике. Во время променада по регулярному парку, любуясь идеальными газонами, садовыми фигурами, лабиринтами и павильонами, вы поймете, почему Петергоф снискал славу русского Версаля.

Красоту залов Большого дворца не передать словами, её надо видеть в живую — именно для этого сюда ежегодно приезжают миллионы туристов. Эта экскурсия предоставит Вам такую возможность.

Также мы заглянем в гроты Большого каскада, «внутрь фонтанов», и увидим, как сотворено это Петергофское чудо.

Удивительным и прекрасным является то, что во время экскурсии гости попадают на торжественный запуск Большого Каскада (главный фонтан) в 11:00.

После знакомства с сокровищами Нижнего парка, посещения Большого дворца и Гротов Большого каскада у вас будет свободное время, чтобы перекусить, отдохнуть в тени вековых дубов или прогуляться до Финского залива.

Экскурсия состоится при наборе минимальной группы 20 чел.

Внимание! Гражданам РФ необходимо иметь с собой паспорт.

Sightseeing bus tour with a visit to the Peter and Paul fortress
June 27th, 2019
11:00 – 16:00
€35

You can feel breath of history at every step in amazing St. Petersburg! The Northern capital, the brainchild of Peter the Great, the cultural capital of Russia, it is a city where almost every building is an architectural heritage; it is a city of parks, museums, palaces and cathedrals, theaters and, of course, bridges. We invite you to the city tour, a journey through the history of the foundation, construction and prosperity of St. Petersburg from the time of Peter the Great up to present days.

You will drive to places that have long become the symbols of St. Petersburg on a comfortable bus.
The first and the main point of the trip will be a visit to the Peter and Paul fortress, where you will learn how St. Petersburg was founded, you will see the ancient buildings, casemates and tombs. From the citadel, founded by Peter the Great in 1703, brilliant St. Petersburg began, its cultural, administrative and commercial center was formed here. An experienced guide will tell you in details about the fate of this Fort.

You will visit the first Cathedral of St. Petersburg, the ideological and compositional core of the ensemble of Peter and Paul fortress — the Cathedral of the Holy apostles Peter and Paul. From the Cathedral you will go to the Grand Tomb, the burial place of the Grand Dukes — members of the Imperial house of Romanov.

You will find a walking route “Nevsky panorama”, laid on a wooden walkway on the roof of the fortress wall. It offers one of the best panoramic views of the historic center of St. Petersburg: the Palace embankment and the Spit of Vasilievsky island, Trinity and Palace bridges, St. Isaac’s Cathedral and the Admiralty. You can see the ceremony of the symbolic midday shot, heralding the offensive half a day in St. Petersburg, from the bridge “Nevsky panorama” at 12:00.

During the bus trip you will see many important monuments of architecture, and you will be able to get off the bus and take pictures the most important and beautiful of them. On your way Nevsky prospect with a unique buildings of the XVIII century, Palace square, the world-famous Hermitage Museum, the Admiralty, the Church of the Savior on blood, known for its tragic history and other famous buildings will appear. The final stop of the tour will be the majestic St. Isaac’s Cathedral.

A professional guide will make your trip informative, he will reveal the secrets of history and will explain its intricacies. You will be able to enrich your knowledge about St. Petersburg and really feel its unique atmosphere.

It’s important to know:
– Stops on the route last 10-15 minutes.
– Russian citizens must have a passport.
– The tour ends at St. Isaac’s square

Excursions will be organized only in case if number of persons will be not less than 10.

Обзорная автобусная экскурсия по Санкт-Петербургу
с посещением Петропавловской крепости
27 июня 2019 г.
11:00 – 16:00
1700 руб.

Дыхание истории на каждом шагу в удивительном Санкт-Петербурге! Северная столица, детище Петра 1, культурная столица России, – это город, в котором почти каждое здание — архитектурное наследие; город парков, музеев, дворцов и соборов, театров и, конечно же, мостов. Приглашаем Вас на автобусную обзорную экскурсию, в путешествие по истории основания, строительства и процветания Петербурга со времен Петра I и до наших дней. На комфортабельном автобусе вы проедете по местам, давно ставшими символами Петербурга.

Первым и главным пунктом поездки станет посещение Петропавловской крепости, где вы узнаете, как основали Петербург, увидите древние здания, казематы и усыпальницы. С цитадели, заложенной Петром 1 в 1703 году, начинался блистательный Петербург, здесь сформировался её культурный, административный и торговый центр. Опытный гид в мельчайших подробностях расскажет о судьбе этого форта.

Вы посетите первый собор Петербурга, идейное и композиционное ядро ансамбля Петропавловской крепости — собор Святых первоверховных апостолов Петра и Павла. Из Собора Вы перейдете в Великокняжескую усыпальницу, место погребения великих князей — членов императорского дома Романовых.

Вас ждет прогулочный маршрут “Невская панорама”, проложенный по деревянным мосткам по крыше крепостной стены. Отсюда открывается один из самых лучших панорамных видов на исторический центр Санкт-Петербурга: Дворцовую набережную и Стрелку Васильевского острова, Троицкий и Дворцовый мосты, Исаакиевский собор и Адмиралтейство. В 12.00 с мостков “Невской панорамы” можно будет увидеть церемонию символического полуденного выстрела, возвещающего о наступлении в Санкт-Петербурге полдня.

Во время поездки на автобусе вы увидите множество значимых памятников архитектуры, а у самых важных и красивых сможете выйти из автобуса и сфотографироваться. На вашем пути предстанут Невский проспект с уникальной застройкой XVIII века, Дворцовая площадь, всемирно известный музей Эрмитаж, Адмиралтейство, храм Спаса-на-Крови, известный своей трагичной историей и другие знаменитые здания. Заключительной остановкой экскурсии станет величественный Исаакиевский собор.

Профессиональный экскурсовод сделает ваше путешествие познавательным, раскроет тайны истории и объяснит её хитросплетения. Вы сможете обогатить свои знания о Петербурге и по-настоящему прочувствовать его уникальную атмосферу.

Важно знать:

– Остановки на маршруте длятся 10-15 минут.
– Гражданам РФ необходимо иметь с собой паспорт.
– Экскурсия заканчивается на Исаакиевской площади.

Экскурсия состоится при наборе минимальной группы 20 чел.

Внимание! Гражданам РФ необходимо иметь с собой паспорт.

The Botanical Garden of Saint Petersburg
free

The Botanical Garden of Saint Petersburg, also known as Botanical Garden of the Komarov Botanical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, is one of the oldest botanical gardens in Russia. It is situated on Aptekarsky Island and consists of outdoor and indoor plant collections. The Garden, covering an area of about 1 hectare and of 1 km total length, includes wonderful park areas and several greenhouses. Nowadays, plant collections in greenhouses count over 10 thousand taxa, including species from the most remote and exotic parts of the world.

Eхсlusively for the participants of the 10th International Conference “Photosynthesis and Hydrogen Energy Research for Sustainability — 2019”, the Botanical Garden is pleased to offer a special excursion ‘World’s tropical plants and Victoria House’. For visitors’ convenience, a maximum number of participants in a group is limited to 15 persons. A maximum number of ten groups are foreseen during the Welcome party time (20:30 – 22:00) on June, 23.

Duration of the excursion is 40 – 60 min.

Экскурсия по Ботаническому саду

Ботанический сад им. Петра Великого Санкт-Петербурга, также известный как Ботанический сад Ботанического института им. В.Л. Комарова Российской академии наук, один из старейших ботанических садов России. Он расположен на Аптекарском острове и включает обширный парк и оранжереи. Парк-дендрарий Ботанического сада Ботанического института им. В.Л. Комарова РАН является одним из старейших парков России. Парковая часть занимает 16,7 га, включая площадь под деревьями и кустарниками, газоны, горки, цветники и питомники. В оранжереях протяженностью более километра оранжерей произрастает более 10 тысяч видов экзотических растений из различных уголков Земного шара; это пятая по численности коллекция в мире и самая крупная северная коллекция!

Для участников 10й Международной конференции “Фотосинтез и водородная энергетика для устойчивого развития — 2019” Ботанический сад предлагает специальную экскурсию ‘Тропический маршрут и Викторная оранжерея’. Для удобства посещения максимальное число участников группы – 15 человек. В течение приветственного фуршета 23 июня будут организованы до 10-ти экскурсий (20:00 – 22:00).

Средняя продолжительность экскурсии 40 – 60 минут.

Reservation and payment procedure:

For the booking and payment please register or enter into your personal area (https://r.onlinereg.ru/?t_conf=450&locale=en) using your login and password:
– Enter “Social Programme” and “Additional Services” sections in your personal area and choose the required options, then press the button “Submit”.
– Go to the section “Order and payments” and make a payment (options: “Internet payment”, “Bank transfer” (natural person or legal entity), “Agreement of payment”).
– Please note: participation in excursions and additional services will be confirmed when we receive a payment.

THE PHOTOSYNTHESIS SONG

Thank you for your interest in the science of photosynthesis!