Course title:Chloroplast Structure and Function
Faculty:Faculty of Science
Department:Department of Physics
Course code:KFY / 8CHSF
Semester:Winter / Summer
Level of study:Ph.D.
Format of study:Lecture 25 [Hours/Semester], Practical classes 14 [Hours/Semester]
Name of the lecturer:Dr. Gyözö Garab, DSc. (G)
ISCED F broad:Natural sciences, mathematics and statistics
Annotation:The primary objectives of the course are as follows: i) Explaining the participants the fundamental importance of photosynthesis in the evolution and sustaining life on Earth and showing the global figures in the energy fluxes, the atmospheric pro-cesses and other, key biogeochemical cycles. ii) Providing an overview on the building blocks and basic structures of the hierarchically organized molecular devices of the photosynthetic apparatus and the basic processes of photosynthesis, from photophysical and photochemical events to physiology of plants. iii) Exposing the common construction principles of photochemical reaction centers and photosyn-thetic membranes, along with the dazing variations of components in the peripheral units and in the regulatory mechanisms that developed to respond rapidly and slowly changing environmental conditions. iv) Introducing the participants into the use of some key biophysical and biochemical / analytical and molecular biology techniques and tools to monitor the operation of photosynthesis, tutorials fo-cusing on basic principles, including hands-on demonstrations. v) Establishing personal connections and providing the basis for future international collaborations in Photosynthesis research.