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Invitation to join Int. Soc. of Photosynthesis Research

Robert Blankenship RBlankenship at asu.edu
Wed Mar 19 13:51:32 EST 2003


Dear Colleague:

	Please accept my invitation to join the International Society 
of Photosynthesis Research. The ISPR is a professional organization 
of scientists who are interested in the biological process of 
photosynthesis. The scope of the ISPR is very broad, ranging from 
photon absorption in antenna complexes and primary photochemistry in 
reaction centers, through genetics, biosynthesis and assembly of 
photosynthetic systems, carbon assimilation and partitioning, all the 
way to ecosystem and global level studies. Photosynthesis is an 
exciting and fast changing field that exemplifies modern science at 
its best.

There are a number of benefits that you will have as a member of the 
ISPR. These include on line or paper access to the official society 
journal, Photosynthesis Research, as well as reduced prices on 
certain publications. The society website includes listings of 
available jobs as well as people who are looking for jobs and notices 
of upcoming meetings and other resources.

Membership in ISPR also promotes well-being of the international 
photosynthesis community: The existence of an active and 
well-subscribed international society increases the visibility and 
credibility essential to sustaining and enhancing the position of 
photosynthesis research among the many science disciplines that 
contribute to research in photosynthesis.

The ISPR sponsors and puts on the International Congresses on 
Photosynthesis. The most recent congress was in Brisbane, Australia 
in 2001, with the next congress scheduled for 2004 in Montreal, 
Canada. These congresses are an opportunity to connect with 
photosynthesis researchers from around the world. There are sessions 
for both specialized and general interest and extensive displays of 
instrumentation and publications of interest to researchers, as well 
as an interesting program of excursions for attendees and 
accompanying persons. Society members receive advance notices of the 
congresses and a significant discount on registration.

Becoming a member of ISPR is easy. Just visit the official society 
website at http://www.photosynthesisresearch.org/ and click on the 
link labeled "Joining ISPR." A variety of options are available for 
students and senior scientists as well as a special rate for retired 
scientists. Students have a special membership rate of only $10 per 
year and now receive free electronic access to Photosynthesis 
Research. Memberships are subsidized for researchers from developing 
countries. Current and former members of ISPR can renew their 
memberships on this site as well. Credit card payments can be made on 
line or you can send a check by mail.

I hope you join the ISPR. Please let me know if there are any 
problems that arise with your membership application and I will 
personally ensure that any difficulties are addressed.

Best regards,
Robert Blankenship
President, International Society for Photosynthesis Research

Robert E. Blankenship, Professor and Chair
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ 85287-1604 USA
(480) 965-1439 (Research)
(480) 965-4430 (Dept. Admin.)
(480) 965-2747 fax
blankenship at asu.edu


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