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Remembering Joan (Jan) Mary Anderson (1932-2015)


Remembering Joan (Jan) Mary Anderson (1932-2015)

Wah Soon Chow et al. Photosynth Res.


Joan Mary Anderson, known to most people as Jan, was born on May 12, 1932 in Dunedin, New Zealand. She died on August 28, 2015 in Canberra, Australia. To celebrate her life, we present here a brief biography, some comments on her discoveries in photosynthesis during a career spanning more than half a century, and reminiscences from family and friends. We remember this wonderful person who had an unflagging curiosity, creative ability to think laterally, enthusiasm, passion, generosity and love of color and culture.

Keywords: Bertil Andersson; Keith Boardman; Lateral heterogeneity; Molecular organization of thylakoids; Photosystems; Stoichiometry of photosystems.

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