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This Workshop series focuses on providing young scientists with the opportunity to present and discuss their work. Therefore, many of the oral presentation slots will be occupied by young scientists (postdocs, students, young faculty, etc.). Session Chairs will provide an introduction to the topic at the start of each session.

Keynote lectures, providing a broader overview, will be given by:

  • Shota Atsumi, University of California – Davis
  • Devaki Bhaya, Carnegie Institution for Science
  • Cheryl Kerfeld, Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory / Michigan State University
  • Jack Meeks, University of California – Davis
  • Himadri Pakrasi, Washington University

ASU Tempe campus event locations:

Talks: Marston Theater in ISTB-4. Posters:  BioDesign (badge required; South entrance; 1st Floor and Basement). Meals:  Barrett Dining Hall.

Off-campus event location:



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Schedule: Thursday, May 19

Schedule: Thursday, May 19

3-7 p.m.
Registration and dorm check-in
, Barrett Honors College; please let Kathleen Tucker (ktucker@asu.edu) know beforehand if you are going to be late.

3-7 p.m.   
Poster hanging
, Biodesign Institute (please check in first; no access to Biodesign without a badge; enter through the South entrance across from ISTB-4).

7-7:15 p.m.   
Welcome and practical announcements
, Marston Theater in ISTB-4

7:15-8 p.m.   
K.1.  Jack Meeks
, UC-Davis, Nitrogen-fixing symbiotic interactions between Nostoc punctiforme and the hornwort Anthoceros spp. as a paradigm to enable Nostoc-crop plant associations: pipeline or pipedream? (Keynote Lecture 1)

8-10 p.m.
Poster session and welcome reception

Schedule: Friday, May 20

Schedule: Friday, May 20

6:45-8:15 a.m.   
Breakfast, Barrett Honors College Dining Hall

Session 1, Biotechnology:  Tasios Melis and Kostas Stamatakis, Co-Chairs

8:30-9:15 a.m.   
K.2.  Shota Atsumi
, UC-Davis, Global metabolic rewiring of an obligate photoautotrophic cyanobacterium for production of chemicals under diurnal light conditions (Keynote Lecture 2)

9:15-9:25 a.m.   
Introduction by the session co-chairs

9:25-9:40 a.m.   
1.A.  Ping Xu
, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Engineering cyanobacteria as photosynthetic platform for sustainably producing valuable chemicals directly from CO2

9:40-9:55 a.m.   
1.B.  Fiona Davies
, Colorado School of Mines, Engineering photosynthetic limonene and bisabolene production in the cyanobacterium Synechococcus sp. PCC 7002

9:55-10:10 a.m.
1.C.  Elias Englund
, Uppsala University, Production of manoyl oxide, a precursor to the medically active compound forskolin, in Synechocystis PCC 6803

10:10 a.m.
Group photo,outside the entrance to ISTB-4

Until 10:40 a.m.    
Coffee break, ISTB-4 lobby

10:40-10:55 a.m.
1.D.  Wei Xiong
, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, The plasticity of cyanobacterial metabolism supports direct CO2 conversion to ethylene

10:55-11:10 a.m.  
1.E.  Tylor Johnson
, South Dakota State University, Increasing the tolerance of filamentous cyanobacteria to next-generation biofuels via directed evolution

11:10-11:25 a.m.  
1.F.  Yi Ern Cheah
, Vanderbilt University, Isotopically nonstationary 13C metabolic flux analysis guided strain engineering of isobutyraldehyde producing Synechococcus elongatus PCC 7942

11:25-11:40 a.m.  
1.G.  Pramod Wangikar
, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, 13C-Metabolic flux analysis of Synechococcus sp. PCC 7002 and its glycogen mutant under photoautotrophic conditions

11:40-11:55 a.m.  
1.H.  Que Chen
, University of Amsterdam, Expression of holo-proteorhodopsin in Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803

11:55-1:15 p.m.
Lunch, Barrett Honors College Dining Hall

Session 2, Molecular Physiology:  Christiane Funk and Lou Sherman, Co-Chairs

1:15-1:25 p.m.   
Introduction by the session co-chairs

1:25-1:40 p.m.   
2.A.  Meghan Barnhart-Dailey
, Sandia National Laboratories, Pigment localization and dynamics in individual cyanobacterial cells

1:40-1:55 p.m.   
2.B.  Melissa Cano
, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Carbon partitioning and management of energy in a glycogen-deficient Synechocystis strain

1:55-2:10 p.m.   
2.C.  Kirstin Gutekunst
, Christian-Albrechts-University, Kiel, The Entner-Doudoroff pathway is an overlooked glycolytic route in cyanobacteria and plants

2:10-2:25 p.m.   
2.D.  Gina Gordon
, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Tunable gene repression in Synechococcus sp. strain PCC 7002 using CRISPRi

2:25-2:40 p.m.   
2.E.  Susan Cohen
, UC-San Diego, Dynamic localization of the cyanobacterial circadian clock

Session 3, Interactions and Environment:  Brian Palenik, Chair

2:40-2:45 p.m.   
Introduction by the session chair

2:45-3 p.m.   
3.A.  Stephanie Hays
, Harvard University and Wyss Institute, Seen and unforeseen interactions in engineered photosynthetic consortia

3-3:15 p.m.   
3.B.  María Agustina Domínguez-Martín
, Universidad de Córdoba, Effect of low concentration of nitrate on the nitrogen metabolism of Synechococcus WH7803

3:15-3:30 p.m.   
3.C.  Ana Giraldo Silva
, Arizona State University, Nursing the biological soil crust restoration: cyanobacteria isolation, lab cultivation, scaling up and inoculum conditioning

3:30-6 p.m.   
Poster session

6-7:15 p.m.   
, Barrett Honors College Dining Hall

7:15-8 p.m.   
K.3.  Cheryl Kerfeld
, Michigan State University/LBNL/UC-Berkeley, Modularity in cyanobacterial photoprotection and CO2 fixation (Keynote Lecture 3)

8-10 p.m.
Poster session

Schedule: Saturday, May 21

Schedule: Saturday, May 21

6:45-8:15 a.m.   
Breakfast, Barrett Honors College Dining Hall

Session 4, Nitrogen Fixation:  Terry Thiel, Chair

8:30-8:35 a.m.   
Introduction by the session chair

8:35-8:50 a.m.   
4.A. Andrea Balassy
, Washington University, Transcriptional regulation of nitrogen fixing genes

8:50-9:05 a.m.   
4.B.  Loralyn Cozy
, Illinois Wesleyan University, Regulation of heterocyst commitment in Anabaena sp. strain PCC 7120

9:05-9:20 a.m.
4.C. Romain Darnajoux
, Université de Sherbrooke, In vivo characterization of nitrogenase kinetics in Anabaena variabilis ATCC 29413 using cavity ring-down spectroscopy

Session 5, Photosynthesis and CO2:  Bob Blankenship and Jindong Zhao, Co-Chairs

9:20-9:30 a.m.   
Introduction by the session co-chairs

9:30-9:45 a.m.   
5.A.  Min Chen
, University of Sydney, Structure and function of red-shifted phycobilisomes isolated from Chl f-containing cyanobacterium Halomicronema hongdechloris

9:45-10 a.m.
5.B. Veerle Luimstra
, University of Amsterdam and Wetsus, Light color matters in cyanobacterial photosynthesis

10-10:05 a.m.  
In memoriam for Hans Matthijs, University of Amsterdam

10:05-10:35 a.m.  
Coffee break, ISTB-4 lobby

10:35-10:50 a.m.  
5.C.  Meng Li
, University of Tennessee, A novel tetrameric form of photosystem I widespread in cyanobacteria: Structure, occurrence, function and evolution

10:50-11:05 a.m.  
5.D.  Adam Pérez
, Penn State University, A [3Fe-4S]1+/0 cluster in the FB site of a C14G PsaC mutant of Synechococcus sp. PCC 7002 can sustain photoautotrophic growth

11:05-11:20 a.m.  
5.E. Hualing Mi
, Shanghai Institutes for Biological Sciences, Localization and functions of several subunits of NDH-1 complexes in the cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803

11:20-11:35 a.m.  
5.F.  Juliana Artier
, Oklahoma State University, Structure-function studies of CupA, a protein involved in the carbon uptake system NDH-13 of Synechocystis sp. PCC6803

11:35-11:50 a.m.  
5.G. Raul Gonzalez-Esquer
, Michigan State University, Streamlined construction of the carboxysome core via protein domain fusion

11:50-1:15 p.m.     
Lunch, Barrett Honors College Dining Hall

1:15-4:15 p.m.   
Poster session
. Please take down your poster at the end of the poster session and make your way over to the Marston Theater

4:30-5:15 p.m.   
K.4. Devaki Bhaya
, Carnegie Institution for Science, Diversity and dynamics of phototrophic communities (Keynote Lecture 4)

5:15-5:30 p.m.   
Bus loading
to go to the Desert Botanical Garden (dbg.org), 1201 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85008. All registered participants are invited.  Turn right when exiting the ISTB-4 building.  Buses depart at 5:30 p.m.

6-9:30 p.m.   
Workshop dinner
at the Desert Botanical Garden (Dorrance Center)

9:30 p.m.
returns to the Barrett Honors College

Schedule: Sunday, May 22

Schedule: Sunday, May 22

6:45-8:15 a.m.
Breakfast, Barrett Honors College Dining Hall

Session 6, Physiology and Metabolism:  Ruanbao Zhou and Brian Pfleger, Co-Chairs

8:30-8:40 a.m.   
Introduction by the session co-chairs

8:40-8:55 a.m.   
6.A. Benjamin Rubin
, UC-San Diego, The essential gene set for cyanobacteria

8:55-9:10 a.m.   
6.B. Maria del Carmen Muñoz-Marín
, UC-Santa Cruz, Transcriptome of the N2-fixing cyanobacterium UCYN-A over diel cycles

9:10-9:25 a.m.   
6.C. Ralf Steuer
, Humboldt University of Berlin, Towards multiscale models of cyanobacterial growth: a modular approach

9:25-9:40 a.m.   
6.D. Thomas Mueller
, Penn State University, Modeling regulation and metabolism in cyanobacteria

9:40-9:55 a.m.   
6.E. Sara Pereira
, Universidade de Porto, Genes and proteins involved in the assembly and export of cyanobacterial extracellular polymeric substances (EPS)

9:55-10:10 a.m.
6.F. Carlos Quiroz Arita
, Colorado State University, Scalability of flat photobioreactors: Incorporating Lagrangian fluid mechanics in growth models

10:10-10:40 a.m.  
Coffee break, ISTB-4 lobby

10:40-11:25 a.m.  
K.5. Himadri Pakrasi
, Washington University, Engineering nitrogen fixation ability in Synechocystis 6803 (Keynote Lecture 5)

Final session:
Wim Vermaas, Rob Burnap and Ferran Garcia-Pichel, Co-Chairs

11:25-11:50 a.m.  

Next meeting

  A box lunch and a bottle of water will be provided for on the go.

Noon-2 p.m.
Check out from dorms.
  Barrett Honors Dorm front desk

Posters: Session 1, Biotechnology and Genomics

Posters: Session 1, Biotechnology and Genomics

  • 1.1 Qingfang He, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Cyanobacterial platform for production of phenylpropanoids
  • 1.2 Shahrah Alqahtani, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Genetic engineering of Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 for sustainable production of cinnamic acid
  • 1.3 Han Min Woo, Korea Institute of Science and Technology and Korea University, Pathway engineering for production of photosynthetic acetone and isoprenoids production from CO2 using engineered cyanobacteria
  • 1.4 Jacob Sebesta, Colorado State University, Metabolic engineering of Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 for improved terpenoid production
  • 1.5 Christie Peebles, Colorado State University, Engineering asthaxanthin production in Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803:  Challenges and successes
  • 1.6 Anastasios Melis, UC-Berkeley, Cyanobacterial Biosynthetics: fuel and chemicals production
  • 1.7 Julie Chaves, UC-Berkeley, Controlling isoprene synthase expression in the cyanobacterium Synechocystis: a molecular-biological approach
  • 1.8 Rhiannon Carr, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Metabolic engineering for b-pinene production in Synechococcus sp. PCC 7002
  • 1.9 Valerie Wagner, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, The impacts of b-pinene on the growth and metabolism of native and isoprene-producing Synechococcus sp. PCC 7002 cyanobacteria
  • 1.10 Megan Raebel, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Regulated promoters to control toxic genes in the methylerythritol phosphate (MEP) pathway of Synechococcus sp. PCC 7002
  • 1.11 Ankita Kothari, Lawrence Berkeley Natl Lab, Alkane production in Synechococcus sp. PCC 7002
  • 1.12 Bo Wang, National Renewable Energy Lab, Mitigating rate-limiting steps in cyanobacterial production of ethylene
  • 1.13 Masahiro Kanno, UC-Davis, Continuous 2,3-butanediol production in an obligate photoheterotrophic cyanobacterium in diurnal light conditions
  • 1.14 Fei Tao, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Engineering cyanobacterial xylitol production from CO2
  • 1.15 Emmanuel Reyna-Gonzalez, University of Potsdam, One-pot synthesis of leader peptide-free microviridins
  • 1.16 Patrick Videau, Oregon State University, Assessment of Anabaena sp. strain PCC 7120 as a heterologous expression host for cyanobacterial natural products: production of lyngbyatoxin A
  • 1.17 Christopher Jones, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Translational fusions facilitate high-level heterologous gene expression in Synechococcus sp. PCC 7002
  • 1.18 Haojie Jin, Carnegie Institution, Orthogonal T7 RNA polymerase/promoter system controls gene expression in Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803
  • 1.19 Kostas Stamatakis, NCSR Demokritos, An in situ antimicrobial susceptibility testing method based on cyanobacterial chlorophyll a fluorescence
  • 1.20 Aiko Turmo, Michigan State University, Carboxysomes redesigned as nanoreactors for renewable chemical production in cyanobacteria
  • 1.21 Isaac Plant, Harvard University, Developing genetic tools for polyploid prokaryotes
  • 1.22 Kristen Wendt, Washington University, A transient CRISPR/Cas editing system to introduce markerless genome modifications in the cyanobacterium Synechococcus elongatus UTEX 2973
  • 1.23 Kui Wang, Algenol Biotech LLC, Novel shuttle vector capable of transforming multiple genera of cyanobacteria
  • 1.24 James Golden, UC-San Diego, Broad-host-range genetic tools for cyanobacteria
  • 1.25 Yasukazu Nakamura, National Institute of Genetics, CyanoBase status 2016

Posters: Session 2, Molecular Physiology

Posters: Session 2, Molecular Physiology

  • 2.1 Anika Wiegard, Heinrich-Heine-University Duesseldorf, Diversity of putative clock systems
  • 2.2 David Welkie, UC-San Diego, Deletion of the circadian clock protein KaiA in Synechococcus elongatus PCC 7942 results in impaired diurnal growth
  • 2.3 Yingying Wang, University of Kiel, The physiological functions of different ferredoxins in Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803
  • 2.4 Louis Sherman, Purdue University, Altering the structure of carbohydrate storage granules in the cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803
  • 2.5 Claudia Durall, Uppsala University, Analysis of engineered Synechocystis PCC 6803 cells containing additional copies of phosphoenolpyruvate carboxylase
  • 2.6 Friedrich Kirsch, University of Rostock, Modulating sucrose metabolism in cyanobacteria: Knocking out competing pathways and overexpressing selected enzymes in Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803
  • 2.7 Jianping Yu, National Renewable Energy Lab, Phosphoketolase pathway contributes to cyanobacterial carbon metabolism
  • 2.8 Steven Holland, Oklahoma State University, Changes in electron flow observed in carbon sink mutants of the cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803
  • 2.9 Charles Halfmann, South Dakota State University, The effects of glycogen deficiency on the nitrogen-stress response in Anabaena sp. PCC 7120
  • 2.10 Rachel Hood, UC-Berkeley, The stringent response regulates adaptation to darkness in the cyanobacterium Synechococcus elongatus
  • 2.11 Christiane Funk, Umeå University, The Deg proteases of the cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803
  • 2.12 Katrin Gärtner, Universität Rostock, Occurrence and function of DNA methylation in the cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803
  • 2.13 Cheryl Immethun, Washington University, Oxygen-responsive genetic circuits constructed in Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803
  • 2.14 Deng Liu, Washington University, Improved O2 tolerance of nitrogenase via uptake hydrogenase in engineered Synechocystis 6803 containing the minimal nif cluster
  • 2.15 Carol Baker, Penn State University, Expression of a carotenoid oxygenase gene by constitutive and inducible promoters in Synechococcus sp. PCC 7002
  • 2.16 Alicia Muro-Pastor, CSIC and Universidad de Sevilla, Regulatory RNAs involved in nitrogen assimilation
  • 2.17 Manuel Brenes-Álvarez, CSIC and Universidad de Sevilla, Identification of small RNAs in heterocystous cyanobacteria
  • 2.18 Jeffrey Cameron, University of Colorado-Boulder, Probing mechanisms of RNA turnover in cyanobacteria using next-generation sequencing
  • 2.19 Andrea Busch, Michigan State University, The tryptophan-rich sensory protein (TSPO) in the cyanobacterium Fremyella diplosiphon
  • 2.20 Priscila Herrera, Centro de Investigación y Estudios Avanzados del IPN, Complementary chromatic acclimation in the cyanobacterium Synechococcus PCC 7335

Posters: Session 3, Interactions and Environment

Posters: Session 3, Interactions and Environment

  • 3.1 Brian Palenik, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Marine Synechococcus aggregate formation
  • 3.2 Mizuho Ota, UC-San Diego, A barcoded transposon mutant library reveals genes involved in amoebal grazing
  • 3.3 Kevin Becker, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, The microbial lipidome of subtropical Pacific surface waters dominated by Prochlorococcus
  • 3.4 Ángeles Muñoz, University Autonoma of Madrid, Analysis of molecular diversity within single Rivularia colonies by Illumina sequencing
  • 3.5 Ariana Eily, Duke University, Understanding nutrient exchange in the Azolla-Nostoc symbiosis
  • 3.6 Náthali Maria Machado de Lima, Sao Paolo State University, Diversity of cyanobacteria of biological soil crusts in Brazilian savannah
  • 3.7 Estelle Couradeau, Arizona State University, Evidence for substrate specialization among marine euendolithic cyanobacteria from Mona Island, Puerto Rico

Posters: Session 4, Nitrogen Fixation and Heterocyst Differentiation

Posters: Session 4, Nitrogen Fixation and Heterocyst Differentiation

  • 4.1 Ruanbao Zhou, South Dakota State University, Transformation of Anabaena cylindrica implicates a role of AcaK in akinete development
  • 4.2 Teresa Thiel, University of Missouri-St Louis, Regulation of the nif1 and nif2 gene clusters in Anabaena variabilis
  • 4.3 Megan Smeets, Illinois Wesleyan University, Restoration of heterocyst production to a DhetP strain of Anabaena
  • 4.4 Xudong Xu, Institute of Hydrobiology, Modulation of the expression of patS by HetZ, an ssDNA-binding protein, in Anabaena sp. PCC 7120
  • 4.5 Emiko Sano, University of Montana, Local adaptation by an ancient global polymorphism for heterocyst function
  • 4.6 Douglas Risser, University of the Pacific, Defining the gene regulatory network promoting hormogonium development in Nostoc punctiforme
  • 4.7 Amin Omairi-Nasser, University of Chicago, How do Anabaena cells communicate?
  • 4.8 Jeff Elhai, Virginia Commonwealth University, Inviability of Anabaena lacking three RG(S/T)GR pentapeptide-containing negative regulators of differentiation

Posters: Session 5, Photosynthesis and CO2

Posters: Session 5, Photosynthesis and CO2

  • 5.1 Qiang Wang, Institute of Hydrobiology, Thf1 helps to stabilize PSI under high light in Synechococcus sp. PCC 7942
  • 5.2 Marcia Ortega Ramos, Penn State University, Discovering the roles of PSI variants in heterocysts
  • 5.3 Visily Kurashov, Penn State University, Investigation of Photosystem I embedded in a trehalose glass matrix
  • 5.4 Vicki Moore, Arizona State University, Examining the role of photosystem stoichiometry in Synechocystis
  • 5.5 Gaozhong Shen, Penn State University, Acclimatory responses and biogenesis of IsiA-family proteins in cyanobacteria
  • 5.6 Hui-Yuan Steven Chen, Washington University, The role of carotenoids in energy transfer within the IsiA pigment protein
  • 5.7 Travis Korosh, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Examining the effects of alternative electron transport in cyanobacteria
  • 5.8 Wim Vermaas, Arizona State University, The electron transfer pathway upon H2 oxidation by the NiFe bidirectional hydrogenase of Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 in the light shares components with the photosynthetic electron transfer chain in thylakoid membranes
  • 5.9 Neil Miller, Oklahoma State University, Subunits of NDH-1 in Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803 are regulated by light and inorganic carbon
  • 5.10 Feiyan Liang, Uppsala University, Overexpressing photosynthetic carbon flux control enzymes in Synechocystis PCC 6803
  • 5.11 Julian Eaton-Rye, University of Otago, Bicarbonate-reversible inhibition of the iron-quinone acceptor complex of Photosystem II lacking low-molecular-weight proteins or with targeted mutations to the D1 protein
  • 5.12 Tina Summerfield, University of Otago, D1´-containing PS II reaction center complexes under different environmental conditions in Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803
  • 5.13 Rob Burnap, Oklahoma State University, Structural rearrangements preceding dioxygen formation by the water oxidation complex of photosystem II
  • 5.14 Anton Avramov, Oklahoma State University, Membrane fluidity as a limiting factor for PS II repair mechanism
  • 5.15 Paul Janssen, Belgian Nuclear Research Center, Unique features of Arthrospira D1 proteins
  • 5.16 Erin Bonisteel, Mount Allison University, Quantitative characterization of the FtsH protease in relation to PsbA turnover in Prochlorococcus and marine Synechococcus
  • 5.17 Matthew Melnicki, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Structure, diversity and evolution of a new family of soluble carotenoid-binding proteins
  • 5.18 Robert Blankenship, Washington University, Native mass spectrometry characterization of fluorescence recovery protein and its interaction with orange carotenoid protein
  • 5.19 Haijun Liu, Washington University, Photoactivation and relaxation studies on the cyanobacterial OCP in the presence of different metal ions
  • 5.20 Sigal Lechno-Youssef, Michigan State University, Towards understanding of function of the evolutionary related homologs of the orange carotenoid protein in Fremyella diplosiphon
  • 5.21 Ming-Yang Ho, Penn State University, Far-red light photoacclimation (FaRLiP) in Synechococcus sp. PCC 7335: Central control and a novel combination of antenna structures
  • 5.22 Nathan Soulier, Penn State University, Heterologous expression and characterization of far-red absorbing phycobiliproteins from two photoacclimative responses
  • 5.23 Jesús Barrera-Rojas, CINVESTAV-IPN, Characterization of photosynthetic membrane complexes from Prochlorococcus marinus MIT 9313
  • 5.24 Henning Kirst, UC-Berkeley, Antenna engineering in cyanobacteria to improve solar-to-biomass energy conversion efficiency
  • 5.25 Christina Kronfel, University of New Orleans, Characterizing the function of CpeF in phycoerythrin biosynthesis
  • 5.26 Lyndsay Carrigee, University of New Orleans, Characterizing the function of bilin lyases CpeY and CpeU in marine Synechococcus RS9916
  • 5.27 Adam Nguyen, University of New Orleans, Characterization of the putative bilin lyase MpeY from Synechococcus RS9916
  • 5.28 Fei Cai, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Understanding b-carboxysomes through production of synthetic carboxysome shells
  • 5.29 Cecilia Blikstad, UC-Berkeley/LBNL, CcmM and its interaction with Rubisco and CcmN in cyanobacterial b-carboxysomes
  • 5.30 Manuel Sommer, UC-Berkeley and LBNL, Characterization of the selective permeability of carboxysome shell proteins and implications for CO2 fixation efficiency

Posters: Session 6, Physiology and Metabolism

Posters: Session 6, Physiology and Metabolism

  • 6.1 Julia Walter, University of Turku, A novel calcium-binding protein in Anabaena sp. PCC 7120 is crucial for growth in calcium-depleted conditions
  • 6.2 Claudia Hackenberg, European Molecular Biology Laboratory, Understanding the role of microcystin and CP12-CBS in Microcystis aeruginosa
  • 6.3 Alexander Makowka, University of Kiel, Physiology of the Entner-Doudoroff pathway in cyanobacteria
  • 6.4 Bethany Hazen, California State University-Fresno, Glutathione and glutathione-dependent enzymes protect Synechococcus PCC 7942 against stress
  • 6.5 Sean Geiger, Califoria State University-Northridge, Npun_F0288 plays a role in lipid droplet production and filament integrity in Nostoc punctiforme
  • 6.6 Nicole Fuentes, California State University-Northridge, Carotenoid biosynthesis associated with lipid droplets in Nostoc punctiforme
  • 6.7 Ryan Clark, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Kinetic modelling of light-limited cyanobacterial growth and chemical production
  • 6.8 Saratram Gopalakrishnan, Penn State University, Cyanobacterial genome-scale mapping models for 13C-metabolic flux analysis
  • 6.9 Nanette Boyle, Colorado School of Mines, Metabolic modeling of a nitrogen fixing bacterium
  • 6.10 Rajib Saha, Washington University, Diurnal regulation of cellular processes in the cyanobacterium Synechocystis sp. PCC 6803: Insights from transcriptomic, fluxomic and physiological analyses
  • 6.11 Rey Allen, Arizona State University, Axenic biofilms of Synechocystis PCC 6803 require cell surface structures and occur under nutrient limitation
  • 6.12 Ryan Simkovsky, UC-San Diego, Prophage control of cyanobacterial growth behaviors
  • 6.13 Jacob Lamb, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, The importance of pili-mediated metal acquisition in primary productivity
  • 6.14 Anne Vogel, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Nanowire-mediated iron acquisition in Synechococcus sp. PCC 7002
  • 6.15 Lisa Dirks, Arizona State University, Enhancing phosphate uptake in cyanobacteria
  • 6.16 Jindong Zhao, Peking University, An amidase that is required for proper nanopore formation on cell wall septa in cell-cell communication in Anabaena sp. PCC 7120
  • 6.17 Bianca Brahamsha, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Cell-cell signaling in marine Synechococcus: Dual transcriptome analysis of antagonistic strains
  • 6.18 Derek Fedeson, Michigan State University, Development of surface-display in Synechococcus elongatus PCC 7942: Engineering a cyanobacterial attachment system toward multispecies photosynthetic consortia
  • 6.19 Tanya Soule, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, Timing of the Precambrian rise in atmospheric oxygen through molecular evolutionary reconstruction of the cyanobacterial sunscreen scytonemin
  • 6.20 Anne Ruffing, Sandia National Laboratories, Ionizing radiation resistance in cyanobacteria
  • 6.21 Hideaki Shiraishi, Kyoto University, Cryopreservation of the edible filamentous cyanobacterium Arthrospira platensis
  • 6.22 Shashi Kiran Nivas, St Aloysius College, Environmentally sustainable microalgae as a high value supplement to fodder industry