Symposium celebrating Barry Osmond: Reflections in a Flash


12–13 September 2019


Robertson Lecture Theatre, RN Robertson Building Building #46, Sullivans Creek Road, Acton


 Gagan Bhardwaj
 02 6125 9395


We are holding a two-day symposium on the 12th and 13th of September as a tribute to the career and work of Barry Osmond.

Symposia will cover CAM, C4, engineering enhanced photosynthesis, photoinhibition and light reactions, photoprotection and retrograde signalling, chlorophyll fluorescence and isotopes. There will also be time for personal reflections and short talks.

We have built the symposium around fields for which Barry’s passion and scientific skills have left an impact, thereby presenting each of the speakers with the rare opportunity to share cutting-edge findings with an eye to the future that are informed by the past.

Our plenary speakers include Eva-Mari- Aro, Finland; Joe Berry, USA; Steve Powles, Australia; Joe Holtum, Australia; Shizue Matsubara, Germany; Ichiro Terashima, Japan; William Adams, USA; Murray Badger, Australia, Min Chen, Australia.

If I have seen further it is by standing on ye sholders of Giants.” – Sir Isaac Newton

Barry is a former Director of RSBS and played an immense role in the careers of many current and former RSB staff and students. Scientifically, his research has impacted different fields and technologies, reflected in Barry being a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, the Royal Society and a member of Leopoldina, the German National Academy of Science, and he is still publishing in 2019.

Symposium Day Plan



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