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Meeting Report
5th European Workshop on the Molecular Biology of Cyanobacteria
At 2:00 PM, June 9, 2002, cyanobacteriologists gathered in the auditoreum of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences hushed to hear an important announcement. If the date were somewhat different, the announcement could have been of a new Nobel Prize winner. As it happened, Birgitta Bergman announced the opening of the 5th Eurepean Workshop on the Molecular Biology of Cyanobacteria, scarcely of lesser importance considering the presentations that would follow.

For the next four days participants learned of advances in the cyanobacteriological world in the areas of aquatic systems, photosynthesis and respiration, symbiosis and plastid evolution, metabolism and stress, and functional genomics. While it is not possible to cover the full breadth of the meeting, some participants have offered reminisces that may serve to give readers a flavor of what went on. Please feel invited to respond or supplement the accounts given below. 

What cyanobacteria do for plants
Stressed-out cyanos