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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.
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