Stacy French (Govindjee and Fork

2006) for the Biographic

Stacy French (Govindjee and Fork

2006) for the Biographical Memoirs of the National Academy of Sciences, USA. Top Right: (standing) Left to right: Johannes Messinger, Julian Eaton-Rye, Govindjee and Rajni Govindjee; (sitting): Eva-Mari Aro, and Imre Vass, at a dinner at the 2013 conference on Photosynthesis and Sustainability, held in June, in Baku, Azerbaijan. Bottom Left: Govindjee with Roberta Croce and Herbert van Amerongen at the 2012 Gordon conference on Photosynthesis. Bottom Right: Left to right: Govindjee (center) Staurosporine enjoying the music sung by a wonderful Azeri artist (Alyona) and Marja Yatkin (from Finland) And so, in 2013 at 80 years young, Govindjee continues to edit books and contribute to original research articles. This represents 58 years of continuous scientific output and the sharing of an infectious enthusiasm for photosynthesis research and teaching. When Govindjee turned 75 in 2007 many of his students and colleagues contributed to an article celebrating his then 50 years in science (see Eaton-Rye 2007b; also see Eaton-Rye 2007a). Extensive tributes were given then by graduate students and postdocs (Late Ion Baianu; Maarib Bazzaz; Carl Cedersrand; William Coleman; Christa Critchley; Julian Eaton-Rye; Oliver Holub; Paul Jursinic; Rita Khanna; Late Prasanna Mohanty; John Roxadustat order C. Munday; Subhash Padhye; George Papageorgiou;

Srinivasan Rajan; Manfredo Seufferheld; Hyunsuk Shim; Alan Stemler; Wim F.J. Vermaas; Thomas Wydrzynski; Jin Xiong; Chunhe Xu; Xinguang Zhu; Barbara Zilinskas), as well as some of those with whom he had worked (Christoph Batory; Late Robert Clegg; Richard Sayre; Jack van Rensen; Michael Wasielewski). Further, the 2007 special volumes honoring Govindjee were published as volumes 93 and 94 of Photosynthesis Research; and had 47 articles and 123 authors. To recognize and remember these authors and their excellent contributions, and to say “thanks” to them, I have included a list of their papers in Appendix 2. These papers are still relevant to the field. Also, I highly recommend a conversation of

Donald R. Ort with Govindjee that was recorded for Annual Reviews, Inc. in recognition of his prominence in the field of Plant Biology. It gives us a glimpse into his research life, both personal and otherwise. You can see it at: Sclareol >. Below I now include some, not all, of the many tributes that have been sent to me or to Govindjee from the community that he has helped shape over this long and productive career. Tributes, arranged in alphabetical order Note: The tributes are not in quotation marks, but follow after the names of the authors. In some cases, I have added additional remarks—usually referring to joint publications between the author and Govindjee. These comments are within square brackets, followed by my initials (JJE-R) at the end. Charles J.

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