Course: Fluorescence Methods in Photosynthesis

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Course title Fluorescence Methods in Photosynthesis
Course code KBF/PGSFM
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Doctoral
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 20
Language of instruction Czech, English
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Lazár Dušan, doc. RNDr. Ph.D.
Course content
<ul> <li> Types of luminescence, Jablonski diagram of organic molecules <li> Quantum-chemical methods of calculation of chlorophyll molecule and interpretation of absorption spectra <li> Fluorescence, phosphorescence and delayed light emissions of chlorophylls in the model systems <li> Fluorescence of chlorophyll a, b and carotenoids <li> Parameters of in vivo fluorescence <li> Emission and excitation spectra at different temperatures, their interpretation and usage <li> Fluorescence re-absorption and its quantification <li> Fluorescence transients (very fast, fast and slow fluorescence transients) <li> QB-reducing/QB-non-reducing, alpha/beta and other types of photosystem II centers <li> Fluorescence extinction - photochemical and non-photochemical extinction <li> Parameters determined from fluorescence induction curves and from induction of extinction and their interpretation <li> Fluorescence temperature curve, its phase, parameters and their interpretations <li> Fluorescence kinetics in ps- and ns-time range, lifetime <li> Polarization and coherence of chlorophyll fluorescence <li> Experimental methods of measurements of particular parameters of chlorophyll fluorescence </

Learning activities and teaching methods
Learning outcomes
<ul> <li> Types of luminescence, fluorescence, experimental methods of measurements of particular parameters of chlorophyll fluorescence </ul>
Evaluation Evaluate the particular methods and principles, explain the aspects and results concerning the given issue, integrate the knowledge, predict the solutions, evaluate the results and outcomes.

Assessment methods and criteria

<ul> <li> Knowledge within the scope of the course topics (examination) </ul>
Recommended literature
  • Amesz, J., Hoff, A. J. (1996). Biophysical Techniques in Photosynthesis. Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, Boston, London.
  • Govindjee. (1995). Sixty-three Years Since Kautsky: Chlorophyll a fluorescence. Aust. J. Plant Physiol. 22: 131-160.
  • Kaplanová M., Nauš J., Vacek K. (1987). Fyzikální základy fotosyntézy. SPN, Praha.
  • Papageorgiou C. C., Govindjee (ed.). (2004). Chlorophyll a Fluorescence. A signature of Photosynthesis. Springer, Dordrecht.

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