CESTMonday, June 14
Session 1/1Investigating optical properties (1)
2:45 PM Main Zoom Room opens
3:00 – 3:10 PMOpening remarks
3:10 – 3:50 PM Massimo Olivucci University of Siena & Bowling Green State University
“On the fluorescence enhancement of arch neuronal optogenetic reporters”
3:50 – 4:30 PMDongping Zhong The Ohio State University
“Light-induced charge transfer triggers dimer dissociation of UVR8 photoreceptor for possible optogenetics”
4:30 – 4:55 PMContributed talks:

Nadja K. Singer University of Vienna
“From taco to banana: turn-on mechanism of a  fluorescent probe for imaging GABAA receptors” 

Laura Pedraza-González University of Siena
“Automated QM/MM model screening of rhodopsin variants  displaying enhanced fluorescence” 

Volha Chukhutsina Imperial College London
“The keto group in β2 of the carotenoid tunes the orange  carotenoid protein photocycle kinetics”

Ciro A. Guido University of Padova
“Exploring the spatial features of electronic transitions in biomolecular systems by swift electrons”
4:55 – 5:25 PMCoffee break & breakout rooms
Session 1/2Investigating optical properties (2)
5:25 – 6:05 PM Igor Schapiro The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
“Insight into the spectral tuning mechanism of retinal proteins”
6:05 – 6:45 PMRoberta Croce Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
“Breaking the red-limit: driving oxygenic photosynthesis with far-red light”
CESTTuesday, June 15
Session 2/1 Interplay between CT events and environmental factors
2:45 PM Main zoom room opens
3:00 – 3:40 PMPetra Imhof Freie Universität Berlin
“Interplay of hydration, water mobility, and proton transfer in cytochrome c oxidase”
3:40 – 4:20 PMAndrea Amadei University of Rome “Tor Vergata” 
“On the modeling of charge transfer processes in complex chemical systems”
4:20 – 4:50 PM Contributed talks

Puja Goyal State University of New York
“Modulation of adenosylcobalamin photochemistry by the CarH photoreceptor protein”

Bryan Kudisch Princeton University
“Active-site environmental factors customize the  photophysics of photoenzymatic old yellow enzymes”

Matteo Capone University of L’Aquila
“Multiscale modelling of the photoactivation of electron donor acceptor complexes in ene reductases”

Ruibin Liang Texas Tech University
“Light-activation mechanism of Channelrhodopsin 2”

Fulvio Perrella University of Naples Federico II
“Proton transfer in fluorescent proteins: a dynamical viewpoint on hydrogen bonds networks”
4:50 – 5:25 PM Coffee break & breakout rooms
Session 2/2 Excited states dynamics (1)
5:25 – 6:05 PM Gregory Scholes Princeton University
“Electron transfer reactions: vibration and dielectric tuning”
6:05 – 6:45 PM Benedetta Mennucci University of Pisa
“From the light absorption by the embedded chromophore to the conformational change of the protein: can we simulate such a long travel in space and time?”
CESTWednesday, June 16
Session 3/1Excited states dynamics (2)
10:45 AMMain zoom room opens
11:00 – 11:40 AM Nadia Rega University Federico II of Napoli & Center for Advanced Biomaterials for Healthcare
“Probing relaxation mechanisms of photoinduced charge transfer phenomena: combining time-resolved vibrational analysis and ab-initio molecular dynamics”
11:40 – 12:20 AMBasile Curchod Durham University
“In silico photochemical experiments with non-Born-Oppenheimer molecular dynamics”
12:20 – 12:45 AMContributed talks

Uriel N. Morzan International Centre for Theoretical Physics
“Optical signature of strong hydrogen bonds”

James Green CNR-IBB
“A fragment based approach to the quantum dynamics of  multichromophoric systems: application to the GC DNA base pair”

F. Di Maiolo Goethe Universität
“Quantum molecular dynamics in out of equilibrium  environments: redfield-smoluchowski and hydrodynamic approaches”

Pavel S. Rukin CNR-S3 Institute of Nanoscience
“Theoretical study of internal conversion between B and Q bands in a functionalized porphyrin”
12:45 AM – 2:30 PMLunch break (breakout rooms 12:45 AM – 1:15 PM)
Session 3/2Retinal and flavin based systems (1)
2:30 – 3:10 PM  Marco Garavelli University of Bologna
“Modelling accurate photoinduced events and transient spectroscopies in biomolecules: the paradigmatic case of retinal systems”
3:10 – 3:50 PM Sharon Hammes-Schiffer Yale University 
“Nonequilibrium excited state dynamics of proton-coupled electron transfer in BLUF photoreceptor proteins”
3:50 – 4:15 PMContributed talks
Valeria Giliberti Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia
“Conformational changes of light-sensitive membrane proteins determined by infrared difference nanospectroscopy”

Luca Bellucci CNR-NEST Institute of Nanoscience
“Relating retinal isomerization and deprotonation mechanism in Channelrhodopsin-2”

Himanshu Bansal Dayalbagh Educational Institute 
“Improved optogenetic retinal prostheses with Chrmine”

Xiankun Li Princeton University
“Ultrafast dynamics of light-induced charge transfer in Lactate Monooxygenase”
4:15 – 4:45 PMCoffee break & breakout rooms
Session 3/3Retinal and flavin based systems (2)
4:45 – 5:25 PM Ana-Nicoleta Bondar Freie Universität Berlin
“Proton transfers with dynamic hydrogen-bond networks”
5:25 – 6:05 PMAndreas Möglich University of Bayreuth
“Interplay of signals in Light-Oxygen-Voltage receptors”
18:05 – 18:30 PMPrizes and closing remarks