The International Symposium on Phototrophic Prokaryotes (ISPP) is an international scientific conference that occurs every third year. The first symposium was in 1973 in Freiburg, Germany. The Local Organizing Committee is excited to welcome you to Vancouver, Canada for the 16th ISPP.


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Local Organizing Committee (LOC)

The Local Organizing Committee is chaired by Dr. J. Thomas Beatty. LOC session leaders below.

Phylogeny, Taxonomy and Evolution
Sean Crowe — Canada
Vladimir Yurkov — Canada

Environment and Ecology
Alexandre Poulain — Canada
Andrew Lang — Canada

Physiology, Metabolism and Sensory Transduction
Thomas Hanson — USA
George Owttrim — Canada

Bioenergetics, Natural and Artificial Photosynthesis
Donald Bryant — USA
J Thomas Beatty — Canada

Biotechnology and Synthetic Biology
Cheryl Kerfeld — USA
Devaki Bhaya — USA

International Scientific Committee of the International Symposium on Phototrophic Prokaryotes (ISPP)

Member terms are for 9 years. Chair is for 6 years. The organizer will be a member of the International Scientific Committee for 3 years until the meeting. Membership as of February 2017:

Organizer ISPP 2018, Vancouver:
J. Thomas Beatty Canada 2015-2018

International Scientific Committee chair:
Niels-Ulrik Frigaard Denmark 2012-2018

Group I. Reaction centers, antennae, bioenergetics:
J. Thomas Beatty, Canada, 2009-2018
Diana Kirilovsky, France, 2009-2018
Min Chen, Australia, 2009-2018
Kevin Redding, USA, 2009-2018
Julian Eaton-Rye, New Zealand, 2009-2018
Mike Jones, UK, 2012-2021

Group II. Metabolism, biosynthesis, physiology: 
Caroline Harwood, USA, 2009-2018
Niels-Ulrik Frigaard, Denmark, 2009-2018
Mark Gomelsky, USA, 2012-2021
Nicole Frankenberg-Dinkel, Germany, 2015-2024
Debbie Lindell, Israel, 2015-2024
Yukako Hihara, Japan, 2015-2024

Group III. Cell structure and biology, development: 
Arthur Grossman, USA, 2009-2018
Bernd Masepohl, Germany, 2009-2018
Wolfgang Hess, Germany, 2009-2018
Enrique Flores, Spain, 2012-2021
David M. Kehoe, USA, 2012-2021
Conrad Mullineaux, UK, 2015-2024

Group IV. Taxonomy, ecology and evolution: 
Michal Koblizek, Czech Rep., 2012-2021
Vitor Vasconcelos, Portugal, 2012-2021
Jean Huang, USA, 2012-2021
Dave Scanlan, UK, 2012-2021
Donald A. Bryant, USA, 2015-2024
Dmitry Los, Russia, 2015-2024

Venues of previous International Symposium on Phototrophic Prokaryotes

1973 — Freiburg, Germany
1976 — Dundee, Scotland
1979 — Oxford, England
1982 — Bombannes, France
1985 — Grindelwald, Switzerland
1988 — Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands
1991 — Amherst, USA
1994 — Urbino, Italy
1997 — Vienna, Austria
2000 — Barcelona, Spain
2003 — Tokyo, Japan
2006 — Pau, France
2009 — Montréal, Canada
2012 — Porto, Portugal
2015 — Tübingen, Germany