The Photosynthesis Page

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

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Recipients of Award for Excellence in Biological Sciences
Govindjee is thankful for IT support provided by the UIUC Life Sciences Office of Information Technology (Andrew Debevec, Karl Schlipf, Thomas Uebele, Jeffrey Haas).
About Govindjee's Name
A 2019 thank you "Letter" to all (with names) who have ever published with Govindjee
A thank you to the plants doing photosynthesis, with photos
Recent Publications from Govindjee and colleagues Link
From Around the World: Historical Link
Wings to a Child’s Dreams (A Tribute to Govindjee) by Virendra Kumar
Govindjee's Photosynthesis Museum by Diana Yates Article
Rajya Sabha (Upper House of India) TV Eureka: A presentation and an Interview with Govindjee YouTube
Annual Reviews Conversations: An Interview with Govindjee YouTube
      Transcript of the Interview by Don Ort

Teaching of Photosynthesis by Govindjee Link
Web sites to download posters by D.Shevela and Govindjee are:
      For Oxygenic photosynthesis (Poster 1)
      For Z-Scheme (Poster 2)
      For Photosynthesis and respiration (Poster 3)
Z-Scheme Posters for teaching Photosynthesis
      2017 horizontal Z-Scheme with protein complexes
      2010 original Z-scheme poster
A Poster on "Plant Lectin Cycle" by Nonomura, Biel, Shevela and Govindjee

Govindjee's Book Collection Link
Govindjee's Publications in Pub Med Link
Govindjee's citations (Publications) at Google Scholar Link
A Comment "Running on Sun" written by Najafpour (Iran),Barber (UK), Shen (Japan), Moore (USA) and Govindjee (USA) Article
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. Article
See photos of a Z-scheme cake with others, September, 2016
Talks and Videos by Govindjee Link
Awards and Honors given to Govindjee Link
An article in Hindi:
Govindjee: The One Who Revealed the Secrets of Photosynthesis by Kapoormail Jain (June 2019) Science India, pp. 14-24
“Govindjee, Mister Photosynthesis”, SIB News Report, 2012, p. 9
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; Joliot; Junge; Krasnovsky; Lichtenthaler; Nelson; Ogren; Shuvalov; Veziroğlu; and Von Wettstein Link
Time Line of Photosynthesis by Govindjee and D. Krogmann, 2006.
      Enhanced Photos
Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration Flier and Commentary Link
View Photosynthesis by Rabinowitch and Govindjee Link

[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:
June 2019