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 
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The Govindjee and Rajni Govindjee Award for Excellence in Biological Research
green leaf Honoring Govindjee, celebrating 90 years Link
green leaf About Govindjee's name PDF document icon
green leaf Recent Publications from Govindjee and colleagues Link

green leaf Govindjee is thankful for IT support provided by the UIUC Life Sciences Office of Information Technology (Andrew Debevec, Karl Schlipf, Thomas Uebele, Jeffrey Haas).
green leaf A thoughtful comment by a 8th grader during COVID-19, with nice surprise photos PDF document icon
green leaf A 2019 thank you "Letter" to all (with names) who have ever published with Govindjee PDF document icon
green leaf A thank you to the plants doing photosynthesis, with photos PDF document icon
green leaf From Around the World: Historical Link
green leaf Robert Emerson’s 1927 doctoral thesis, submitted under Otto Warburg, in English:
“On the Effect of Hydrogen Cyanide, Hydrogen Sulfide and Carbon Monoxide on the Respiration of Various Algae” translated by H. Lichtenthaler and L.O. Bjorn
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green leaf On the Discoveries of Robert Emerson by Govindjee & Rajni (Christmas 2020)
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green leaf Wings to a Child’s Dreams (A Tribute to Govindjee) by Virendra Kumar, with permission of the author PDF document icon
green leaf Govindjee's Photosynthesis Museum by Diana Yates Article
green leaf Scientific Reporter Conversations 2020: An interview of Govindjee by Meher Wan
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green leaf Rajya Sabha (Upper House of India) TV Eureka: A presentation and an Interview with Govindjee YouTube
green leaf Annual Reviews Conversations: An Interview with Govindjee YouTube
      Transcript of the Interview by Don Ort PDF document icon

green leaf Z-scheme and Educational Posters by Dima Shevela, Govindjee, and colleagues Link
green leaf Teaching of Photosynthesis by Govindjee Link

green leaf Govindjee's Book Collection Link
green leaf Govindjee's Publications in Pub Med Link
green leaf Govindjee's citations (Publications) at Google Scholar Link
green leaf A Comment "Running on Sun" written by Najafpour (Iran),Barber (UK), Shen (Japan), Moore (USA) and Govindjee (USA) Article
green leaf 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
green leaf Talks and Videos by Govindjee Link
green leaf Awards and Honors given to Govindjee Link
green leaf An article in Hindi: Govindjee: The One Who Revealed the Secrets of Photosynthesis by Kapoormail Jain. Science India, (June 2019) pp. 14-24. PDF document icon
Kumar, Arun and Nonomura, Arthur (2023) "Govindjee, who revealed the secrets of photosynthesis and inspired five generations of explorers" International Journal of Life Sciences 12(3): 141-150; DOI: 10.5958/2319-1198.2023.00014.3 PDF document icon
green leaf “Govindjee, Mister Photosynthesis”, SIB News Report, 2012, p. 9 PDF document icon
green leaf Photosynthesis On-line: 2010, by Larry Orr and Govindjee
Please send suggestions for revision to and to for the 2008 Version
green leaf Honoring Benson; Blankenship; Buchanan; Jagendorf; Joliot; Junge; Krasnovsky; Lichtenthaler; Nelson; Ogren; Shuvalov; Veziroğlu; and Von Wettstein Link
green leaf Time Line of Photosynthesis by Govindjee and D. Krogmann, 2006. PDF document icon
      Enhanced Photos PDF document icon
green leaf Advances in Photosynthesis and Respiration Flier and Commentary Link
green leaf View Photosynthesis by Rabinowitch and Govindjee Link
1955 black and white photo of T. Rajarao, Rajni Varma, Manmohan Laloraya and Govindjee
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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June 2019