Carnegie's Arthur Grossman is spearheading the organization of the conference, sponsored by Carnegie's Department of Plant Biology, which will be held at Carnegie Science's Headquarters in our nation's capitol. The program will have an international attendance, a strong interdisciplinary orientation, will touch on many areas of biology and foster extensive collaborations among researchers in the field. Chlamydomonas reinhardtii has become a sophisticated model system relevant to studies of a diversity of biological processes and has been referred to as the 'green yeast'. This organism is being used to examine flagella structure and function, chloroplast biogenesis, structure-function of the photosynthetic apparatus (including carbon metabolism and electron transport), photoperception and phototaxis, nutrient deprivation responses (carbon, nitrogen sulfur, phosphorus and anion and cation deprivation), and lipid and starch synthesis, among other processes.
18th International Conference on the Cell and Molecular Biology of Chlamydomonas
June 17-21, 2018