The Photosynthesis Page

Professor Emeritus of Biophysics and Plant Biology
in the Departments of Plant Biology, Biochemistry
and the Center of Biophysics & Computational Biology

Department of Plant Biology
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

265 Morrill Hall, MC-116
505 South Goodwin Avenue
Urbana, IL 61801-3707, USA

Work Phone: 217-333-1794 
Home Phone: 217-337-0627 
Fax: 217-244-7246 

Recipients of Award for Excellence in Biological Sciences


2015 Instructions for contributors to Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration Including Bioenergy and Related Processes  Link
Brighter than the sun: Rajni Govindjee at 80 and her fifty years in photobiology Link
Plant Biology Departmental Colloquium Link
Gordon Research Conference 2014 Link
Govindjee's Book Collection Link
Govindjee’s Publications in Pub Med Link
A Comment "Running on Sun" written by Najafpour (Iran),Barber (UK), Shen (Japan), Moore (USA) and Govindjee (USA) Link
See the attached press release, showing commentary as part of a special collection to mark the centenary of Ciamician's paper: The Photochemistry of the Future. Link
Where to find the 2011 small book "Otto Warburg and the Midwest Gang" by K.Nickelsen and Govindjee? / What Howard Gest has to say about this book? Link/Link
Recent (1994-2015) Publications of Govindjee Link
A Conversation between Don R. Ort and Dr. Govindjee for the journal (Video)
Secondary Link

Govindjee in Sambalpur, India (2011)
A History Talk by Govindjee (2010)

Photosynthesis On-line: 2010, by Larry Orr and Govindjee  
Please send suggestions for revision to and to for the 2008 Version


Honoring Benson; Blankenship; Buchanan; Jagendorf; Junge; Krasnovsky; Ogren; Shuvalov; and Von Wettstein Link
Bob Buchanan Photos by Govindjee
Group Photographs of Krasnovsky
Govindjee and Andy Benson, 2002, Video : Courtesy of John Nishio Link

Govindjee was honored at an International Symposium in November, 2008


The Liberal Arts and Science Alumni Achievement Award was presented to Govindjee in 2008

Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration Flier and Commentary Link

The First Lifetime Achievement Award of the Rebeiz Foundation of Basic Research was presented to Govindjee in 2007


A Special Issue of "Photosynthesis Research" Celebrating Govindjee's 50 years in photosynthesis research , 2007


Guest Editorial, Part A, by Julian Eaton-Rye

Guest Editorial, Part B, by Julian Eaton-Rye

A Special Issue of "Photosynthesis Research" at Govindjee's 80th birthday, 2013


Guest Editorial by S. Allakhverdiev, J.-R. Shen and G.T. Edwards

A Tribute by Julian Eaton-Rye

Celebration of Govindjee's 80th (really 81st) birthday in The Czech Republic, 2013—has nice photos

On Teaching of Z-Scheme by Govindjee, 2014—has nice photos; also see comments by students (in the Supplementary Material )

The Communication Award of the International Society of Photosynthesis Research (ISPR) was presented to Govindjee at the 14th International Congress of Photosynthesis Research in July, 2007
Society of Experimental Biology Bulletin, October 2007

About Govindjee's Name Link

Click Here to view Photosynthesis by Rabinowitch and Govindjee

Time Line of Photosynthesis by Govindjee and D. Krogmann, 2006. Enhanced Photos

The 2010 Z-scheme



[This photograph was taken at the University of Allahabad,
Allahabad, India, in 1955; from left toright: T.Rajarao,
Rajni Varma, Manmohan Laloraya and Govindjee,
graduate students of Professor Shri Ranjan,who had
earlier worked with F. F. Blackman of UK.]

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Last Page Update:
December 08, 2014