Service


Membership of the following National and International Boards and Committees.

1971-72 Editorial Board of the Biochemical Journal.

1972-77 Editorial Board of Biochimica Biophysica Acta.

1973-78 Editorial Board, Reviews on Bioenergetics.

1975 Advisory Committee, Symposium on Bacterial Photosynthesis, Brussels, 1976.

1976 Science Committee, Fourth International Congress on Photosynthesis, 1977.

1979-83 Editorial Board of the Journal of Bacteriology.

1980-85 Editorial Board of Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics.

1982 Advisory Committee, University of Illinois-RIKEN Solar Energy Conversion Program.

Grant review panel, Department of Energy.

1985 Organizing Committee, Table Ronde, Roussel-UCLAF, Paris 1985.

1984-86 Organizing Committee, 7th International Photosynthesis Congress.

1988 Grant review panel, Department of Energy

1993 Review Panel, NIH Molecular Biophysics Training Grants

Additional Editorial Reviewing for: Journal of Biological Chemistry, Journal of Plant Physiology, FEBS Letters, Japanese of Plant Physiology, Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, Biophysical Journal, Photochemistry and Photobiology, Proceedings of the National Academy, Nature, Plant Physiology.

Additional Grant Reviewing of Applications for Research Support for: National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S.-Israel Binational Science Foundation, and a number of private foundations.


Faculty Responsibilities and Committees

University of Bristol.

Departmental representative, Biology Committee; Convenor, Working Party on Biophysical Co-operation (responsible for encouraging interdepartmental co-operation in the general area of biophysics, through seminars, symposia, and joint programs); Faculty representative, Academic Staff Travel Fund Committee; Chairman, Biochemistry Stage II Committee.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Chairman, Biophysics Division; Graduate College Courses and Curriculum Committee; Ad Hoc Committee on School of Life Sciences Support Facilities; Searle Scholars Review Committee; Panel for review of Interdisciplinary Research for Vice Chancellor's Allerton Park Meeting; Search Committee, Director of the Medical Magnetic Resonance Center; Churchill Foundation Scholarships, Campus Representative; Steering Committee, Cell and Molecular Biology Training Grant; Steering Committee, Biotechnology Center; Chairman, Biological Research Computing Committee; Ad Hoc Committee on the Future of Biophysics on Campus; Steering Committee, Molecular Graphics Facility, Biotech Center; Faculty Representative, School of Life Sciences Executive Committee; Project coordinator, Molecular Biophysics Training Grant; Campus-wide Computers and Networking Committee; University Scholars Selection Committee (1990-93); Provost's Committee on Promotions and Tenure (1994, 1995); Provost's Committe on campus-wide International Affairs (1996).

Beckman Institute.

Planning Committee for Interdisciplinary Center of Excellence; Search Committee, Director of the Beckman Institute; Principal Investigator, Structural Biophysics Group in the Beckman Institute; Beckman Institute Committee on Art; Group Leader, Molecular Biophysics; Planning Committee, Symposia on 'Aspects of Drug Design' (1991); 'Receptor Proteins: Structure, Function and Modelling' (1992); 'Protein Engineering and Design' (1994); 'Protein Interactions" (1995).


Meetings, Symposia and Lectures, by invitation.

In recent years plenary lectures, invited talks, and session chairmanships have included:

1985 Gordon Conference, 'Protons and Membrane Reactions', Santa Barbara, California

Table Ronde Roussel-UCLAF on 'Proton Pumping in Photosynthesis and Respiration', Paris

Gordon Conference, Bioenergetics, New Hampshire

Gordon Conference, Photosynthesis, New Hampshire

8th International Symposium on Bioelectrochemistry and Bioenergetics, Bologna, Italy

Conference on 'Quinones in Photosynthetic Membranes', Paris.

1986 7th. Internatl. Photosynthesis Congress, Providence, Rhode Island (Organizing Committee).

1987 Symposium on 'Cytochrome Systems: Molecular Biology and Bioenergetics', Fasano, Italy.

Conference on 'Membrane Transport and Receptors', U.C. Berkeley.

Gordon Conference on 'Biochemical Aspects of Photosynthesis', New Hampshire.

1988 Gordon Conference on 'Protons and Membrane Reactions', Ventura, California.

Conférences Jacques Monod on 'Structure and Function of Membrane Proteins Involved in

Photosynthetic Electron Transfer', Roscoff, France.

Gordon Conference on 'Physico-Chemical Aspects of Photosynthesis', New Hampshire.

14th. International Congress of Biochemistry, Prague.

1989 Symposium on 'Biochemistry, Bioenergetics and Clinical Applications of Ubiquinone', Italy.

Gordon Conference on 'Bioenergetics', Holderness School, Plymouth, New Hampshire.

8th. International Congress on Photosynthesis, Stockholm.

1990 Gordon Conference on 'Biochemical Aspects of Photosynthesis', New Hampshire.

Symposium: 'Cytochrome b Workshop', Cassis, France

6th. European Bioenergetics Conference, Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands

1991 Gordon Conference on 'Protons and Membrane Reactions', Ventura, California.

Bioenergetics Group (Biophysical Society) Workshop on 'Chemiosmosis: 1961-1991', San

Francisco; Organizer.

Biochemical Society Symposium 'Comparative Aspects of Respiratory and Electron Transfer

Complexes', Reading, UK.

Gordon Conference on 'Photosynthesis:Biophysical Aspects' New Hampshire.

Gordon Conference on 'Energy Coupling Mechanisms', New Hampshire.

1992 IXth. Internatl. Congress on Photosynthesis, Nagoya, Japan

Symposium on 'Molecular regulation of chloroplast function', Ohmiya, Japan

7th. European Bioenergetics Conference, Helsinki

1993 Gordon Conference on 'Bioenergetics', Holderness School, Plymouth, New Hampshire.

Gordon Conference on 'Biochemical Aspects of Photosynthesis', New Hampton, New Hampshire.

DOE Workshop on the Molecular Ecology of Photosynthesis, Belmont Conf. Center, Baltimore.

1994 VIIIth International Symposium on Phototrophic Prokaryotes, Urbino, Italy

1995 Symposium on "Proton-linked Pumps and Transporters", Bristol, UK

Xth International Congress on Photosynthesis, Montpelier, France (Plenary lecture).

1996 (Accepted invitations) XIIth International Biophysics Congress, Amsterdam, 11-16th August

Canadian Soc. Biochem. and Mol. and Cellular Biology, "Energy conserving membrane redox enzymes", June, London, Ontario


Research talks at Universities and Institutions

Recent talks at:

University of California, Davis; University of California, Berkeley; Michigan State University, East Lansing; Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee; Purdue University, Lafayette, Indiana; Universitad Nacional, Mexico; Istituto ed Orto Botanico, University of Bologna, Italy; Rikagaku Kenkyusho, Saitama, Japan; University of Tokyo, Japan; Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan; University of Padua, Italy; Rutgers University, New Jersey; Centro de Investigacion y de Estudios Avanzados, Mexico; Technische Universität, Berlin, Germany; Max Plank Institute, Martinsreid, Munich; Universität Regensburg, Germany; College de France, Paris; Rice University, Houston; Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston; CEA de Saclay, France; University of Colorado, Boulder; Roche Research, New Jersey; CEA de Cadarache, France; Institut de Biologie Physico-Chimique, Paris


Current Research Support

a) Source: NIGMS PHS 5 RO1 GM35438 Status: Active

P.I.: A.R. Crofts (Prof. R. Gennis as Co-P.I.)

Title: Molecular Architecture of QH2:cyt c2 oxidoreductase

Dates: 08/89-08/99 Annual Costs: $186,000 (Direct costs, 1994-95)

Description: The grant supports work on the molecular engineering of subunits of the UQH2:cyt c2 oxidoreductase of R. sphaeroides, and structure/function studies in which mutants generated spontaneously or by molecular engineering are characterized by biophysical methods. The grant also supports topological studies, and model building.

b) Source: DOE DE-FGO2-86-ER13594 Status: Renewal pending

P.I.: A.R. Crofts (Dr. David Kramer as Co-P.I.)

Title: Photosynthesis in Intact Plants

Dates: 08/91-08/95 Annual Costs: $110,000 (total costs, 1991-92)

Description: The grant supports research on the mechanisms of electron and proton transport in green plant photosysnthesis, with an emphasis on the development of instrumentation and methodology for studying these processes in intact plants.

c) Source: USDA Status: Active

P.I. A.R. Crofts (C.T. Yerkes as Co-P.I.)

Title Molecular Mechanism of Nonphotochemical Quenching.

Role: Principal Investigator

Dates: 1995-1997 Costs: $110,000 (Total costs, 2 years)

Description: The work proposed covers molecular aspects of excitation transfer and exciton dumping in the chlorophyll protein complexes of photosystem II and its antenna through development of in vitro systems for reconstitution and analysis of these functions by biochemical and molecular engineering methods.

d) Source: NIGMS PHS 1 T32 GM08276-01 Status: Active

Director: A. Wang (ARC was original PI and Director, now participating faculty)

Title: An Institutional NRSA in Molecular Biophysics

Dates: 9/30/88-9/29/98 Annual costs: $122,530

Description: The training grant supports nine trainees in the area of molecular biophysics, and serves an interdisciplinary faculty of about 25 spread through Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biophysics, College of Medicine, Physics, Physiology, and Cell and Structural Biology.

e) Source: NSF/DOE/USDA Research Training Program Status: Active

PI: C.A. Wraight

Title: Anthropogenic Impacts on Photosynthetic Activity: A Multidisciplinary Context for Research Training

Role: ARC is member of Participating Faculty

Dates: 9/92 (5 years) Costs: $1,592,030 requested

Specific Aims: Training grant in the area of Plant Physiology and Photosynthesis. No students of PI currently supported.