Photograph by Reinhard Bachofel, University of California, Berkeley, Summer 1988.
2000 Paul D. Boyer
2001 George H. Lorimer
2002 Bob B. Buchanan
2003 Jan M. Anderson
2004* Jean-David Rochaix
2004* F.R. Whatley
2005 Joanne Chory
2006 William A. Cramer
2007 Achim Trebst
2008 James Barber
2009 Elisabeth Gantt
2010 Arnon Centennial Symposium at Asilomar**
2011 Jürgen Soll
2012 Don Bryant
2013 Mark Stitt
2014 Robert Blankenship
2015 Roberto Bassi
2016 Eva Mari-Aro
2017 Arthur Grossman
2018 Toshiharu Hase
2019 Francis-Andre Wollman
2020 Petra Fromme
2021 Susan Golden
2022 Himadri Pakrasi
* Two lectures held to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the discovery of photophospphorylation
** No lecturer chosen this year
Upcoming Arnon Endowed Lectures
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Past Arnon Endowed Lectures
J. Clark Lagarias: [Arnon Lecture] Bilins Everywhere: More than light harvesting
Susan Golden: Arnon Lecture: Circadian regulation of gene expression in vivo and in vitro
Susan Golden received a B.A. (1978) in Biology from Mississippi University for Women and a Ph.D. (1983) in Genetics from the University of Missouri. After postdoctoral research at the University of Chicago, she joined the faculty of Biology at Texas A&M University (1986).
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Petra Fromme: Arnon Lecture: Toward Molecular Movies of Photosynthesis "in Action" with X-Ray Free Electron Lasers
Petra Fromme received her B.S. (Vordiplom) and M.S. (Diplom) in Biochemistry from the Free University of Berlin, received her Ph.D. in chemistry and did her habilitation in physical chemistry at the Technical University of Berlin.
Francis-André Wollman: Arnon Lecture: The chloroplast: a site of post-endosymbiotic innovations in gene expression and protein assembly
Dr. Wollman is the Director of the Institut de Biologie Physico-Chimique in Paris, France. His work is dedicated to the study of the biogenesis and the function of the photosynthetic apparatus, which is present in the network of internal membranes of the chloroplast, the thylacoids.
Toshiharu Hase: Arnon Lecture: Ferredoxin - protein interactions and energy transduction in Photosynthesis
Dr. Hase is Professor Emeritus of Osaka University and formerly affiliated to the Institute of Protein Research at Osaka University. His research interests include photosynthetic electron transfer, ferredoxin-dependent redox metabolisms and the structure/function of redox enzymes.