Session 1: Light capture and electron transport
Jian-Ren Shen is Professor at the Department of Biology of the Faculty of Science of Okayama University, Photosynthesis Research Center, Japan. He has made a decisive contribution to the study of the oxygen release mechanisms of Photosystem II through advanced crystallographic approaches. The use of XFEL has enabled him to obtain the structures of reaction intermediates, which are the support of spectroscopic and modelling approaches to propose water oxidation mechanisms. Prof. Jian-Ren Shen contributions cover a wide field of proteins involved in electron transfer in bioenergetics.