General information


The 17th International Congress on Photosynthesis Research will be held August 7-12, 2016 in Maastricht, The Netherlands. The congress will include 15 plenary lectures, 28 scientific symposia, poster sessions, exhibitions, opening reception, party, social program, final banquet and excursions. The congress is organized as an official event of the International Society of Photosynthesis Research.

The overall organization of the congress will be co-chaired by Prof. Dr. Herbert van Amerongen, Wageningen University, The Netherlands and Prof. Dr. Roberta Croce, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands and will be advised by the former president of the ISPR, Prof. Dr. Bill Rutherford. 

Today’s Maastricht is a city of culture, learning and business. Besides Maastricht is one of the three leading conference cities in the Netherlands. Maastricht is the oldest, most Southern city in the Netherlands and has a population of 125,000. With a history stretching back some 2,000 years ago, the Romans, Spaniards, French and Germans have all left their mark in Maastricht. Maastricht has been the crossroads of cultures and trade for thousands of years. The old buildings are joined by renovated buildings, museums, bridges, an art university and districts where new architecture is combined with the old. The city treasures its past and new buildings are designed to fit into and respect the existing old architecture.

In Maastricht a culinary lifestyle dominates. Food, wine, dine and enjoy are keywords in Maastricht and surroundings. There are a lot of restaurants (quite a few of them with Michelin stars), bars and terraces, affordable for any budget, and always with fine quality.