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Symposia

The First International Symposium On Chloroplast Bioengineering was held at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign on May 2 - May 7, 2005.

Books


1. Stephen O. Duke and C A. Rebeiz (1994). Porphyric Pesticides: Chemistry,Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Applications, S.O. Duke and C. A. Rebeiz, eds. ACS Symposium Series 559 pp 317.

2. Rebeiz, C. A. Benning, C., Bohnert, H.J., Daniell, H., Hoober J. K., Lichtenthaler, H. K., Portis , A. R., and Tripathy, B. C. eds. (2010) The chloroplast: Basics and Applications. Springer. pp 423

3. Chlorophyll Biosynthesis and Technological Applications. Rebeiz C. A. (2014). Springer. pp 469.

Any chapter of the Chlorophyll book can be mailed out free upon request to "crebeiz5@att.net"

RFFBR LifeTime Achievement Awards

RFFBR Annual Paper Awards

The AUB award

Reflections and Comments

The Greening Process

Selected Publications

Just Came Out

Manuscripts in Press

 

The Rebeiz Biotechnology Initiatives

New Development

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The laboratory of Plant Biochemistry and Photobiology (LPBP), ex-LPPBP, which was directed by C. A. Rebeiz, was a research unit of the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences (NRES) within the College of Agricultural Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES), University of Illinois, Urbana Campus. Click

HERE for selected research highlights of C. A. Rebeiz.

It was founded with a mission of studying the chemistry and biochemistry of the GREENING PROCESS. Since its inception in 1972, LPBP grew into a multidisciplinary research center with several major discoveries to its credit. In 1983, the laboratory won a remodeling for excellence award of about 1 million dollars from the University and State of Illinois. The award was used to remodel new research facilities for LPBP. In July 1986, LPBP moved into about 5000 square feet of state-of-the art remodeled research space. Then in December 1986, the laboratory received a monetary gift from John P. Trebellas, an Urbana-Champaign philanthropist, to establish the John P. Trebellas Photobiotechnology Research Endowment aimed at enabling LPBP to become a research catalyst among various departments within and outside ACES and at "Bettering the Human Condition Through Basic and Agricultural Photobiotechnological Research". In April, 1991, LPBP moved into the newly constructed 30 million dollar University of Illinois Edward Robert Madigan Laboratory (ERML) where LPBP functioned in close proximity with plant and animal molecular biologists, biophysicists, biochemists and physiologists. In 1996 LPBP received the C. A and C. C. Rebeiz Endowment for Basic Research with matching funds from ACES and NRES. Proceeds from the various endowments were used to support graduate study within LPBP. In November 1998, professor Donald P. Briskin, a well known plant biochemist with interest in medicinal plant chemistry and biochemistry, joined forces with LPBP.

On June 30, 2005, with the retirement of C. A. Rebeiz from the University of Illinois, and the establishment of the Rebeiz Organization including The Rebeiz Foundation for Basic Research, the Laboratory of Plant Biochemistry and Photobiology was converted into the Virtual Laboratory of Plant Biochemistry and Photobiology (VLPBP). In Addition to its dedication to the promotion of research dealing with the greening process, the VLPBP website was expanded to become the voice of the Rebeiz Organization, that comprised the, The C. A. and C. C. Rebeiz, Foundation for Basic Research, The American University of Beirut (AUB) Agricultural Award, and other awards in the making, to be displayed as they become established. The Rebeiz Foundation became a clearing house for the promotion of Chloroplast Research and Chloroplast Bioengineering, Nationally and Internationally. Among other things, the "Rebeiz Foundation for Basic Research delivers annual prizes for the best research papers in the fields of chloroplast biochemistry and molecular biology , as well as a yearly Life-Time Achievement Award for a qualified chloroplast scientist. On the other hand, The AUB Award delivers a yearly Prize for the best paper published within the AUB College of Agricultural and Food Sciences. Other awards are being planned and will be described as they become established.

At the present the Governing Board of the Rebeiz Foundation consists of:

Constantin A. Rebeiz, (crebeiz@uiuc.edu), President, Rebeiz Foundation for Basic Research.

Christoph Benning, (benning@msu.edu), Michigan State University.

Donald Bryant, Pennsylvania State University (dab@psu.edu).

Henry Daniell, (daniell@mail.ucf.edu), Central Florida University)

Govindjee, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for the light reactions of photosynthesis (gov@life.uiuc.edu)

William Lucas, University of California at Davis (wjlucas@ucdavis.edu).

Harald Paulsen, (paulsen@uni-mainz.de), University of Munich

Archie Portis, (arportis@uiuc.edu), University of Illinois.

Carole Rebeiz, ( carolerebeiz@att.net), Secretary, Rebeiz Foundation for Basic Research.

Tom Sharkey, (tsharkey@msu.edu), Michigan State University at East Lansing.

Wolfgang Junge (junge@uos.de), University of Osnabrueck

Baishnab Tripathy, (bctripathy@mail.jnu.ac.in), Nehru University.

RFFBR LifeTime Achievement Awards

1. The first Life Time Achievement Award (LTAAward) of the Rebeiz Foundation for Basic Research was awarded to Professor Govindjee for his outstanding contributiosn to Photosynthesis Research and his continued and dignified service to the Photosynthesis Community. A Brief account of Govindjee's achievement is given HERE


2. The second lifetime achievement Award (LTAAWard) of the Rebeiz Foundation for basic research awarded to Professor Paul Castelfranco. Professor Castelfranco was awarded the RFFBR Lifetime Achievement Prize for his outstandingcontributions to Chlorophyll Biosynthesis Research. A Brief account of Dr. Castelfranco's achievements is given HERE

3. The Third lifetime Achievement Award (LTAAWard) of the Rrebeiz Foundation for Basic Research was awarded to Professor Andrew Benson. Professor Andrew Benson was awarded the RFFBR Lifetime Achievement Prize for his many outstanding contributions to Photsynthesis Research and many other biological research achievemnts. The award ceremony took place at the Foundation Headquarters on October 17, 2009. A Brief account of Professor Benson achievements is given HERE


4. The Fourth lifetime Achievement Award (LTAAWard) of the Rebeiz Foundation for Basic Research was awarded to Professor Diter Von Wettstein. Professor Von wettstein was awarded the RFFBR Lifetime Achievement Prize for his many outstanding contributions to Chloroplast and Chlorophyll Research and many other biological research achievemnts. The award ceremony took place at the Foundation Headquarters on Septemberf 18, 2010. A Brief account of Professor von Wettstein achievements is given HERE


5. The Fifth Lifetime Achievement Award (LTAAward) of the Rebeiz Foundation for Basic Research (LTAAward) was awarded to Professor William Ogren. Professor Ogren was awarded the RFFBR Lifetime Achievement Prize for his many outstanding contributions to Photosynthesis and Photorespiration. The award ceremony took place at the Foundation Headquarters on Septemberf 10, 2011, at 2209 Edgewater Place, Champaign, Illinois. A Brief account of the Award Ceremony is givenHERE

6. The Sixth Lifetime Achievement Award (LTAAward) of the Rebeiz Foundation for Basic Research (LTAAward) was awarded to Professor Bob Buchanan. Professor Buchanan was awarded the RFFBR Lifetime Achievement Prize for his many outstanding contributions to the Regulation of Photosynthesis in plants. The award ceremony took place at the Foundation Headquarters on Septemberf 08, 2012, at 2209 Edgewater Place, Champaign, Illinois. A Brief account of the Award Ceremony is given below

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7. The Seventh Lifetime Achievement Award (LTAAward) of the Rebeiz Foundation for Basic Research (LTAAward) was awarded to Professors Andre Jaendorf of cornell University and Wolfgang Junge of Ostabrueck University . They were awarded the prize for their outstanding contributions to the biosynthesis of ATP in plants. The award ceremony took place at the Foundation Headquarters on Septemberf 29, 2013, at 2209 Edgewater Place, Champaign, Illinois. A Brief account of the Award Ceremony is given below

ClickHEREto view an account of the Ceremony

8. The eigth Lifetime Achievement Award (LTAAward) of the Rebeiz Foundation for Basic Research (LTAAward) was awarded to Professors Roland Douce of the University of Grenoble and Robert Blankenship the University of Saint Louis. They were awarded the prize for their outstanding contributions to chloroplast biochemistry and photosynthesis in plants. The award ceremony took place at the Foundation Headquarters on Septemberf 21, 2014, at 2209 Edgewater Place, Champaign, Illinois. A Brief account of the Award Ceremony is given below.

Click    HERE  to view an account of the Ceremony

RFFBR Annual Paper Award


1. The First Annual RFFBR 2006 Paper Prize has been awarded to Drs. Britta Forster, Ulrike Mathesius and Barry P. Pogson for their paper on the "Compartive Proteomics of High-Light Stress in the Model Alga Clamydomonas reinhardtii, which was published in: Proteomics 6: 4309-4320 (2006). Click
HERE for a brief summary of the paper.
In selecting that paper for the first 2006 RFFBR Paper Award, The Foundation Board of Directors felt that the described work will greatly benefit other chloroplast researchers.


2.The RFFBR Annual Paper Award for 2007 has been awarded to Dr. Donald A. Bryant and his student, Dr. Aline Gomez Maqueo Chew, for their paper on the "Characterization of a Plant-like Protochlorophyllide a Divinyl Reductase in Green Sulfur Bacteria. The paper appeared in J. Biol. Chem. 282-2967-2975 (2007). Click HERE for a brief summary of the paper.

Essentially, "The paper tackles the long standing question of whether there are multiple vinyl reductases or a single vinyl reductase in plants. It provides evidence for the presence of multiple reductases.

In selecting the paper for the second RFFBR Paper Award, The Foundation Board of Directors felt that the described work will greatly benefit other chloroplast researchers, and consolidate our knowledge of the chlorophyll biosynthetic pathway.

 

3. The RFFBR Annual Paper Award for 2008 has been Awarded to Professor Alison Smith and her Colleagues , Michael Moulin, Alex C. McCormac, and Mattew J. Terry, for their paper entitled "Tetrapyrrole profiling in Arabidopsis seedlings reveals that retrograde plastid nuclear signaling is not due to Mg-protoporphyrin IX accumulation. The paper appeared in The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 105:15178-15183(2008) and was edited by Diter von Wettstein. Essentially the paper refutes the long standing hypothesis that Mg-protoporphyrin IX accumulation is responsible for retrograde plastid-nuclear signaling. Click HERE for a brief summary of the paper

In selecting this paper for the third RFFBR Paper Award, the Board of directors of the Rebeiz Foundation felt that the described work will greatly benefit other chloroplast researchers, and enhance our knowledge of the chlorophyll biosynthetic pathway and its regulation.


4. The Rebeiz Foundation for Basic Research (RFFBR) Annual Paper Award for 2009 has been awarded to Dr. Thomas Pfannschidt and his colleagues: Katharina Brautigam, Lars Dietzel, Tatjana Kleine. Elke Stroher, Dennis Wormuth, Karl-Joseph Dietz, Dorte Radke, Markus Wirtz, Rudiger Hell, Peter Dormann, Adriano Nunes Nesi, Nicolas Schauer, Alisdair R. Fernie, Sandra, N. Oliver, Peter Geigenberger, and Dario Leister for their paper entitled "Dynamic Plastid Redox Signals Integrate Gene Expression and Metabolism to Induce Distinct Metabolic States in Phptpsynthetic Acclimation in Arabidopsis”. The paper appeared in The Plant Cell, 21: 2715-2732(2009). Click HERE for a brief summary of the paper

In selecting this paper for the fourth RFFBR Paper Award, the Board of directors of the Rebeiz Foundation felt that the described work will greatly benefit other chloroplast researchers, and enhance our knowledge of the relationship of photosynthesis to other metabolic processes in the plant cell.


5. The Fifth Rebeiz Foundation for Basic Research (RFFBR) Paper Award for 2010 has been awarded to Dr. Manajit Hayer-Hartl and her colleagues: Cuimini Liu, Anna L. Young, Amanda Sarling-Windho, Andreas, Bracher, Sandra Saschenbrecher, Bharati Vasudeva Rao, Karnam Vasudeva Rao, Otto BerninghausenThorsten Mielke, F. Ulrich Hartl, and Roland Beckmann, for their paper entitled " Coupled Chaperone action in folding and assembly of hexameric Rubisco”. The paper appeared in Nature, 463: 197-204(2010). Click Here for a summary of the paper

In selecting this paper for the fifth RFFBR Paper Award, the Board of directors of the Rebeiz Foundation felt that the described work will greatly benefit other chloroplast researchers, and enhance our knowledge of the relationship of photosynthesis to pigment protein folding


6. The Sixth Rebeiz Foundation for Basic Research (RFFBR) Paper Award for 2011 has been awarded to Dr. Theodore Agapie and his colleagues:Jacob, S. Kanady, Emily Y. Tsui, and Michael W. Day for their paper entitled " A Synthetic Model of the MN3Ca Subsite of the Oxygen-Evolving Complex in Photosystem II”. The paper appeared in Science 333:733-736 (2011).

Click HERE to view a summary of the paper as well as photos of the certificate of recognition and of the authors

In selecting this paper for the fifth RFFBR Paper Award, the Board of directors of the Rebeiz Foundation felt that the described work will greatly benefit other chloroplast researchers, and enhance our knowledge of the mode of action of photosystem II

 

7. The Seventh Rebeiz Foundation for Basic Research (RFFBR) Paper Award for 2012 has been awarded to Dr. Masato Nakai and his colleagues: Shingo Kikuchi, Jocelyn Bedard, Minako Hirano, Yoshino Hirabayashi, Maya Oishi, Midori Imai, Mai Tkase, and Toru Ide for their paper entitled " Uncovering the protein transocon at the chloroplaast inner envelope membrane" The paper appeared in Science 339:February 1 issue (2013).

Click   HERE     to view a summary of the paper as well as photos of the certificate of recognition and of the authors

In selecting this paper for the fifth RFFBR Paper Award, the Board of directors of the Rebeiz Foundation felt that the described work will greatly benefit other chloroplast researchers, and enhance our knowledge of the translocation of proteins into the chloroplast.

 

8. The Eighth Rebeiz Foundation for Basic Research (RFFBR) Paper Award for 2013 has been awarded to Robert Blankenship and his colleagues: Haijun Liu, Hao Zhang, Darius M. Niedzwiedszki, Mindy Prado, Guannan He, Michael L. Gross, and Roberty E. Blankenship, for their paper entitled "Phycobilisomes Supply Excitations to Both Photosystems in a Megacomplex in Cyanobacteria" The paper appeared in Science 342: November issue: 1104-1106 (2013).

Click  HERE    to view a summary of the paper as well as photos of the certificate of recognition and of Robert Blankenship

In selecting this paper for the eigth RFFBR Paper Award, the Board of directors of the Rebeiz Foundation felt that the described work will greatly benefit other chloroplast researchers, and enhance our knowledge of Excitation Energy transfer in chloroplasts

The AUB Award

In 2006, C. A. and C. C. Rebeiz established a private prize in Agricultural Research for the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences of the American University of Beirut. The corresponding author of the best research paper in any field of Agricultural or food science for a given year is recognized by receiving a cash prize of one thousand dollars and a certificate of recognition. Submitted articles for any given year are reviewed and rated by an appropriate committee of known scientists. The Prize is announced in November of the following year.

1. The 2007 C. A. and C. C. Rebeiz Prize for Agricultural research at AUB

The 2007 C. A. and C. C. Rebeiz Prize for Agricultural reaearch at AUB has been awarded to Dr. Elie K Barbour and Colleagues. The paper entitled "Alleviation of Histopathologic Effects of Avian Influenza Virus by a Specific Nutrient Synergy" was authored by Elie K. Barbour, Edward G. Rayya, Houssam Shaib, Rindala G. El Hakim,Aleksandra Niedzwiecki, Afif M. Abdel Nour, Steve Harakah, and Mathhias Rath. It appeared in Intern J. Appl. Res. Vet. Med. 5: 9-6 (2007).

The study was aimed at alleviating the histopathologic effects of avian influenza virus by a specific nutrient synergy present in Epican Forte which is a blend of pure molecules needed by different metabolic pathways in the body. The evaluation committed consisted of Professors Keith Kelley, Elvira de Mejia, and Donald Briskin of the University of Illinois and Professor Emeritus Constantin A. Rebeiz.

2. The 2008 C. A. and C. C. Rebeiz Prize for Agricultural research at AUB

The 2008 C. A. and C. C. Rebeiz Prize for Agricultural reaearch at AUB has been awarded to Dr. Salma Talhouk and her Colleagues. The paper entitled "Molecular Characterization of Lebanese Olive Germplasm" was authored by Rony Chamoun, Riad Baalbaki, Panagiotis Kalaitzis and Salma Talhouk who was also the corresponding author. It appeared in ITree Genetics & Genomes (2009) 5: 109-115.

The study assessed the existing in situ diversity of old Lebanese olive gorves using simple sequence repeat and amplifiied fragment length polymorophism. The evaluation committed consisted of Professors Fred Below, Elvira de Mejia, Wes Domier, and Safi Korban of the University of Illinois (UI) and Constantin A. Rebeiz, UI Professor Emeritus.

A copy of the Award Certificate is displayed below

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3. The 2009 C. A. and C. C. Rebeiz Prize for Agricultural research at AUB


The 2009 C. A. and C. C. Rebeiz Prize for Agricultural reseatch at AUB has been awarded to Drs. M. A. Haidar and W. F. Boss The paper entitled "Blue light induced changes in inositol 1,4,5-triphosphate in Cuscuta campestris seedlings. It appeared in weed research 49: 628-633 (2009).

The study demonstrated a positive correlation between the light induced increase in ositol 1,4,5-triphosphate and blue light mediation of prehaustoria development, prior to host attachment.

A copy of the Award Certificate is displayed below


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4. The 2011 C. A. and C. C. Rebeiz Prize for Agricultural reseatch at AUB

The 2011 C. A. and C. C. Rebeiz Prize for Agricultural reseatch at AUB has been awarded to Drs. Lara Nasreddine, Farah Naja, AndrewP. Hills, Sara Kassem Youssef, Joelle Chahine and Nahla Hwalla for their paper entitled: Validity of predictive equations developed to estimate body fat from anthropometry and bioelectrical impedance analysis in 8-10 year-old children. Clinical Nutrition: xxx:1-8 (2011)

The study demonstrated that previously published predictive equations underestimated the percent Body fat in Lebanese pre-pubertal children. It was recommended that the validity of the new predictive equations developed in this study be investigated in future studies

A copy of the Award Certificate is displayed below


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5. The 2012 C. A. and C. C. Rebeiz Prize for Agricultural reseatch at AUB

The 2012C. A. and C. C. Rebeiz Prize for Agricultural reseatch at AUB has been awarded to Drs. Lara Nasreddine, Farah Naja, Nahla Hwalla, Leila Itani, Maya Salem, Samir T Azar, and Maya Nabhani Zeidan for their paper entitled: Dietary patterns and odds of type 2 diabetes in Beirut, Lebanon. Nutrition and Metabolism, 9: 111-123 (2012)

The findings of this study demonstrated a direct association of refined grains, desserts and fast food patterns with type 2 diabetes (T2D) and an inverse association between the traditional lebanese pattern and the disease among lebanese adults. these results may guide the development of nutrition intervention for the prevention and management of T2D among lebanese adults.

A copy of the Award Certificate is displayed below

 

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6. The 2013 C. A. and C. C. Rebeiz Prize for Agricultural reseatch at AUB

The 2013 C. A. and C. C. Rebeiz Prize for Agricultural reseatch at AUB has been awarded to Dr. Yusuf Abou-Jawdah, and his colleagues: Peter E. Abrahamian, Rewa Seblani, and Hana Sobh, for their paper entitled: Detection and quantitation of two cucurbit criniviruses in mixed infection by real-time RT-PCR. The paper appeared in the Journal of Virological Methods, 19: 320-326 (2013)

A summary of the paper is given below:

Cucurbit chlorotic yellows virus (CCYV) and Cucurbitye/low stunting disorder virus (CYSDV) are whiteny­ transmitted criniviruses infectingcucurbit crops inducing similarsymptoms.Singleand multiplex RT-PCR protocols were developed and evaluated on cucurbit samples collected  from commercial greenhouses. Primers  and probes were designed  from the highly conserved heat shock protein  70 homolog (Hsp70h)  gene. Conventional RT-PCR and multiplex RT-PCR assays showed high specificity and suitability for rou­  tinescreening.TaqMan-based quantitative real-time RT-PCR(RT-qPCR) protocols werealso dc;veloped for the detection and quantitation of both viruses occurring in single or mixed infection.The assays proved to be highly specific with no cross amplification. RT-qPCRassays showed a 100-1000 times improved sensi­ tivity over conventional RT-PCR.Virus titers in mixed infections were compared to singly infected  plants  by RT-qPCR.CYSDV and CCYV titers decreased in double infected  plants.This paper  reports highly specific conventional RT-PCR and quantitative real-time PCR assays for detection, quantitation and differentiation between two closely related cucurbit-infecting criniviruses.

 

A copy of the Award Certificate is displayed below

 

Reflections and Comments

Analysis and comments about Academic issues reflecting the personal opinion of the authors will be posted in this space.

1. Rebeiz, C. A. (11/5/2006). Academic and Business Research Models: Analysis and Comments. Click HERE to view the full length essay

2. Rebeiz, C. A. (1/22/2010). The University Crisis: Let us Roll Back Events and Turn Adversity into Advantage. Click HERE to view the full length essay

Selected Publications

  1. Stephen O. Duke and C A. Rebeiz (1994). Porphyric Pesticides: Chemistry,Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Applications, S.O. Duke and C. A. Rebeiz, eds. ACS Symposium Series 559 pp 317.
  2. Rebeiz, C. A. (1994). Photodynamic Herbicidal Compositions Using Delta-Aminolevulinic Acid. U. S. Patent Ser. No. 5,286,708 pp 38.
  3. Rebeiz, C. A., Juvik, J. A. and Rebeiz C. C. (1994) Porphyric insecticides. U. S. Patent Ser. No 5300526, pp. 18.
  4. Rebeiz, C. A. (1994) Photodynamic Defoliants. U. S. Patent Ser. No 5321001, pp. 23.
  5. Gut, L. J., Lee, K., Juvik, J. A. Rebeiz, C. C. and Rebeiz, C. A. (1994) Porphyric Insecticides 6. Structure Activity Study of Substituted Pyridyls. Pest. Biochem. Physiol. 50: 1-14.
  6. Ioannides, I., Fasoula D. A., Robertson, K. R. and Rebeiz, C. A. An evolutionary study of chlorophyll biosynthetic heterogeneity in green plants.(1994) Biochem. Syst. Ecol. 22:211-220.
  7. Rebeiz, C. A., Parham, R., Fasoula, D. A., and Ioannides, I. M. (1994) Chlorophyll a Biosynthetic Heterogeneity. In: Biosynthesis of tetrapyrrole pigments. Ciba Symposium 180. pp 177-193, John Wiley, New York.
  8. Duke S. O. and Rebeiz, C. A. (1994). Porphyrinogenesis as a tool in pest management. In: Porphyric Pesticides: Chemisry, Toxicology, and Pharmaceutical Applications (S. O. Duke and C. A. Rebeiz, eds.) ACS Symposium Series 559, pp 1-16
  9. Rebeiz C. A., Amindari S., Reddy N. K., Nandihalli U. B. Moubarak M. B., and Velu, J. A. (1994) Delta-aminolevulinic Acid-Based Herbicides . In: Porphyric Pesticides: Chemisry, Toxicology, and Pharmaceutical Applications (S. O. Duke and C. A. Rebeiz, eds.) ACS Symposium Series 559 pp. 48-64.
  10. Reddy K. N. and Rebeiz, C. A. (1994). Modulators of the porphyrin pathway beyond protox. In: Porphyric Pesticides : Chemisry, Toxicology, and Pharmaceutical Applications (S. O. Duke and C. A. Rebeiz, eds.) ACS Symposium Series 559, pp. 161-190.
  11. Gut, L. J., Juvik, J. A. and Rebeiz, C. A. (1994). Porphyric insecticides. In: Porphyric Pesticides: Chemisry, Toxicology, and Pharmaceutical Applications (S. O. Duke and C. A. Rebeiz, eds.) ACS Symposium Series 559. pp. 206-232.
  12. Rebeiz, N., Kelley, K. W. and Rebeiz, C. A. (1994). Porphyrins as chemotherapeutic agents: Biochemistry of protoporphyrin IX accumulation in mammalian cells. In: Porphyric Pesticides: Chemistry, Toxicology, and Pharmaceutical Applications (S. O. Duke and C. A. Rebeiz, eds.) ACS Symposium Series 559. pp. 233-246.
  13. Rebeiz, C. A., Gut, L. J., Lee, K., Juvik, J. A., Rebeiz, C. C., Bouton, C. E. (1995) Photodynamics of porphyric insecticides. Crit. Rev. Plant Sci. 14: 329-366.
  14. Parham R. and Rebeiz, C. A. (1995) Chloroplast Biogenesis 72: A [4-Vinyl]chlorophyllide a Reductase assay using divinyl chlorophyllide a as an exogenous substrate. Anal Biochem. 231: 164-169.
  15. Lee K, and Rebeiz, C. A. (1995) Subcellular localization of protoporphyrin IX and its photodynamic effects on mitochondrial function of the cabbage looper (Trichoplusia ni). In: Light Activated Pesticides (J. R. Heitz and K. R. Downum, eds.) ACS Symposium Series 616 , pp 152-163.
  16. Amindari S., Splittstosser, W. E., and Rebeiz C. A. (1995) Photodynamic effects of several metabolic tetrapyrroles on isolated chloroplasts. In: Light Activated Pesticides (J. R. Heitz and K. R. Downum, eds.) ACS Symposium Series 616, pp 217-246.
  17. Kim, Jin-Seog, and Rebeiz, C. A. (1995). An improved analysis for determination of monovinyl and divinyl protoporphyrin IX. J. Photosci. 2: 103-106.
  18. Rebeiz, N., Arkins, S. Rebeiz, C. A., Simon, J., Zachary, J. F., and Kelley, K. W. (1996). Induction of tumor necrosis by delta-aminolevulinic acid and 1,10-phenanthroline. Cancer Res. 56:339-344.
  19. Fasoula, D. A., Smyth, C. and Rebeiz, C. A. (1996) Relationship of the Protochlorophyllide a content to Plant yield. In: Handbook of Photosynthesis, (M. Pessarakli, ed.) pp 671-679, Marcel Dekker, New York.
  20. Rebeiz, N., Arkins, S., Kelley, K. W., and Rebeiz, C. A. (1996). Enhancement of coproporphyrinogen III transport into isolated transfromed leukocyte mitochondria by ATP. Arch. Biochem. Biophys. 333:475-481.
  21. Kim, Jin-Seog, and Rebeiz, C. A. (1996) Origin of the chlorophyll a biosynthetic heterogeneity in higher plants. J. Biochem. Mol. Biol. 29: 327-334.
  22. Awad Abd El Mageed, H., El Sahhar, K. F., Robertson, K. R., Parham, R. and Rebeiz, C. A. (1997) Chloroplast Biogenesis 77: Two novel monovinyl and divinyl light-dark greening groups of plants and their relationships to the Chlorophyll a biosynthetic heterogeneity of green plants. Photochem. Photobiol. 66:86-96.
  23. Ioannides I. M., Shedbalkar, V. P., and Rebeiz, C. A. (1997) Quantitative determination of 2-monovinyl protochlorphyll)ide) b by spectrofluorometry. Anal. Biochem. 249:241-244.
  24. Kim, J. S., Kolossov, V. and Rebeiz, C. A. (1997). Chloroplast biogenesis 76. Regulation of 4-vinyl reduction during conversion of divinyl Mg-protoporphyrin IX to monovinyl protochlorophyllide a is controlled by plastid and membrane stromal factors. Photosynthetica 34: 569-58.
  25. Adra, A. N. and Rebeiz, C. A. (1998) Chloroplast Biogenesis 81. Tansient Formation of divinyl chlorophyll a following a 2.5 millisecond light flash treatment of etiolated cucumber cotyledons. Photochem. Photobiol. 68: 852-856 .
  26. Rebeiz, C. A., Ioannides, I. M., Kolossov, V. and Kopetz, K. J. (1999) Chloroplast Biogenesis 80. Proposal of a unified chlorophyll a/b biosynthetic pathway. Photosynthetica. 36:117-128 .
  27. Kolossov, V., Ioannides, I. M., Kulur, S., and Rebeiz, C. A.. (1999) Chloroplast Biogenesis 82. Development of a Cell-Free System Capable of the Net Synthesis of Chlorophyll(ide) b. Photosynthetica. 36: 253-258 .
  28. Rebeiz, N., Arkins, S., Kelley, K. W., Dura, G., and Rebeiz, C. A.. (2001) . Modulator of heme biosynthesis induces apoptosis in leukemia cells. J. Clin. Laser Surgery.. 19: 59-67 .
  29. Kolossov, V. L., and Rebeiz, C. A. (2001). Chloroplast Biogenesis 84: Solubilization and partial purification of membrane-bound [4-vinyl] chlorophyllide a reductase from etiolated barley leaves Anal. Biochem.. 295: 214-219.
  30. Rebeiz, C. A. (2002). Analysis of Intermediates and end products of the chlorophyll biosynthetic pathway. In Heme, Chlorophyll, and Bilins: Methods and Protocols, (A. G. Smith, and M. Witty eds.) Humana press , pp 111-155.
  31. Kolossov, V. Kopetz, K. J., and Rebeiz, C. A. (2003). Chloroplast Biogenesis 87: Evidence of resonance excitation energy transfer between tetrapyrrole intermediates of the chlorophyll biosynthetic pathway and chlorophyll a. Phtochem. Photobiol. 78: 184-196.
  32. Rebeiz, C. A. Kolossov, V. L., Briskin, D., and Gawienowski, M. (2003). Chloroplast Biogenesis: Chlorophyll biosynthetic heterogeneity, multiple biosynthetic routes and biological spin-offs. In, Handbook of Photochemistry and Photobiology. (H. S. Nalwa ed.), American Scientific Publishers, Los Angeles, Vol 4, pp. 183-248.
  33. Kolossov V. L. and Rebeiz, C. A. (2003) Chloroplast Biogenesis 88: Protochlorophyllide b Occurs in Green but not in Etiolated Plants. J. Biol. Chem. 278: 49675-49678
  34. Kopetz, K. K., Kolossov, V. L., and Rebeiz, C. A. (2004). Chloroplast Biogenesis 89: Development of analytical tools for probing the biosynthetic topography of photosynthetic membranes by determination of resonance excitation energy transfer distances separating metabolic tetrapyrrole donors from chlorophyll a acceptors. Anal. Biochem. 329:207-219
  35. Rebeiz, C. A., Kolossov, V. L. and Kopetz, K. K. (2004). Chloroplast Bioengineering 1. Photosynthetic efficiency, Modulation of the photosynthetic unit size, and the agriculture of the future. In: Agricultural Applications of Green Chemistry (W. M. Nelson, ed.) ACS Symposium Series 887 pp 81-105.
  36. Kolossov V. L. and Rebeiz, C. A. (2005). Chloroplast Biogenesis 91: Detection of d-aminolevulinic acid esterase activity in higher plant and insect tissues. Pest.Biochem. Physiol. 83: 9-20.
  37. Rebeiz, C. A. Kopetz, K. J. and Kolossov, V. L. (2005). Chloroplast Biiogenesis 90. Probing the Relationship between chlorophyll biosynthetic routes and the topography of chloroplast biogenesis by resonance excitation energy transfer determinations. In: handbook pof Photosynthesis (M. Pessarakli, ed.) Marcel Dekker Inc. New York, pp 55-95.
  38. Kolossov V. L., Bohnert H., and Rebeiz, C. A. (2006) Chloroplast biogenesis 92: In situ screening for divinyl chlorophyll(ide) a reductase mutants by spectrofluorometry. Anal. Biochem. 348: 192-197
  39. Rebeiz, C. A. Benning, C., Bohnert, H.J., Daniell, H., Hoober J. K., Lichtenthaler, H. K., Portis , A. R., and Tripathy, B. C. eds. (2010) The chloroplast: Basics and Applications. Springer. pp 423.
  40. Rebeiz, C. A. (2010) Investigations of possible relationships betweenthe chlorophyll biosynthetic pathway and the assembly of chlorophyll-protein complexes and photosynthetic efficiency. In: Rebeiz, C. A. Benning, C., Bohnert, H.J., Daniell, H., Hoober J. K., Lichtenthaler, H. K., Portis , A. R., and Tripathy, B. C. eds. (2010) The chloroplast: Basics and Applications. Springer.The Netherlands, p 1-24
  41. Kolossov, V. L., and Rebeiz, C. A. (2010) Evidence for Various 4-vinyl reductase activities in higher plants. In: Riz, C. A. Benning, C., Bohnert,H.J., Daniell, H., Hoober J. K., Lichtenthaler, H. K., Portis , A. R., and Tripathy, B. C. eds. (2010) The chloroplast: Basics and Applications.Springer.The Netherlands, p 25-38.

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  42. Chlorophyll Biosynthesis and Technological Applications. Rebeiz C. A. (2014). Springer. pp 469.
  43. The book consists of 19 chapters and two on-line appendices of 4000 pages of Molecular Biology Searches and Alignments, Namely:

  44. 1. Some Major Steps in the Develop of the Chem and Biochem. of Chl: In Chlorophyll Biosynthesis and Technological Applications. Rebeiz C. A. (2014): Springer. 1-28
  45. 2. Synopsis: In Chlorophyll Biosynthesis and Technological Applications. Rebeiz C. A. (2014). Springer. 33-60
  46. 3. Development of Analytical and Preparatory Techniques: In Chlorophyll Biosynthesis and Technological Applications. Rebe C. A. (2014). Springer. 65-128
  47. 4. Development of cell-free systems: In Chlorophyll Biosynthesis and Technological Applications. Rebeiz C. A. (2014). Springer.131-163
  48. 5.Reactions between delta-aminolevulinic acid and protoporphyrin IX: In Chlorophyll Biosynthesis and Technological Applications. Rebeiz C. A. (2014). Springer.167-178
  49. 6. The Iron and Magnesium Branches of the Porphyrin Biosynthetic Oathhway: In Chlorophyll Biosynthesis and Technological Applications. Rebeiz C. A. (2014). Springer.183-195
  50. 7. Chlorophyll a Carboxylic Biosynthetic Routes: Reactions Between Mg-Protoporphyrin IX and Protochlorophyide a: In Chlorophyll Biosynthesis and Technological Applications. Rebeiz C. syntheticA. (2014). Springer.197-213
  51. 8. Chlorophyll a Carboxylic Biosynthetic Routes: Protochlorophyllides: In Chlorophyll Biosynthesis and Technological Applications. Rebeiz C. A. (2014). Springer.215-230
  52. 9. Chlorophyll a Carboxylic Biosynthetic Routes: (Photo)Conversion of Protochlorophyllides (Pchlides) a to Chlorophyllide (Chlide) a: In Chlorophyll Biosynthesis and Technological Applications. Rebeiz C. A. (2014). Springer.233-250
  53. 10. Chlorophyll a Carboxylic Biosynthetic Routes:Conversion of Chlorophyllide a to Chlorophyll a: In Chlorophyll Biosynthesis and Technological Applications. Rebeiz C. A. (2014). Springer.253-262
  54. 11. The fully Eesterified Chlorophyll a Biosynthetic Routes. Reactions Between :Reactions Between Mg-Protoporphyrin IX Diester and Chlorophyll a: In Chlorophyll Biosynthesis and Technological Applications. Rebeiz C. A. (2014). Springer.265-276
  55. 12. The Chlorophyll b Biosynthetic Pathway: Novel Metabolic Intermediates: In Chlorophyll Biosynthesis and Technological Applications. Rebeiz C. A. (2014). Springer.279-284
  56. 13. The Chlorophyll b Biosynthetic Pathway:Intermediary Metabolism: In Chlorophyll Biosynthesis and Technological Applications. Rebeiz C. A. (2014). Springer.287-307
  57. 14. Relationship of Chlorophyll Biosynthetic Heterogeneity to the Greening Group Affiliation of Plants: In Chlorophyll Biosynthesis and Technological Applications. Rebeiz C. A. (2014). Springer.311-322
  58. 15. Relationship of Chlorophyll Biosynthetic Heterogeneity to the Assembly of Chlorophyll-Protein Complexes: In Chlorophyll Biosynthesis and Technological Applications. Rebeiz C. A. (2014). Springer.325-335
  59. 16. The Chlorophyll Biosynthetic Heterogeneity and Chloroplast Bioengineering: In Chlorophyll Biosynthesis and Technological Applications. Rebeiz C. A. (2014). Springer.347-359
  60. 17. Photodynamic Herbicides: In Chlorophyll Biosynthesis and Technological Applications. Rebeiz C. A. (2014). Springer.359-406
  61. 18. Porphyric Insecticides: In Chlorophyll Biosynthesis and Technological Applications. Rebeiz C. A. (2014). Springer.409-439
  62. 19. ALA-Dependent Cancericides: In Chlorophyll Biosynthesis and Technological Applications. Rebeiz C. A. (2014). Springer.441-454
  63. Two On-Line Appendices of Molecular Biology Data are available as Extra Material Namely:

  64. Appendice I. Sequenced Tetrapyrrole Biosynthetic Enxymes: On-Line In Chlorophyll Biosynthesis and Technological Applications. Rebeiz C. A. (2014).
  65. Appendice II. Sequenced Apoproteins of Pigment-Protein Complexes: On-Line In Chlorophyll Biosynthesis and Technological Applications. Rebeiz C. A. (2014).
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  67. A Monograph entitled Essays, Idioms, Quotes and Reflections about Academia is in preparation with a target publication date of late 2015.
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    1. Meaningful scientific discoveries are those that help humans achieve a better understanding of themselves, of their environment and of the universe at large, as well as those that contribute to the betterment of the human, spiritual, psychological and physical condition (C. A. Rebeiz).
    2. It takes excellence to recognize excellence, while mediocrity breeds mediocrity (C. A. Rebeiz).
    3. The time continuum consists of the past present and future. Understanding the past is essential for a better understanding of the present and future. Technology can help solve the problems of the present. However understanding the forces that control and regulate the physical and biological components of the universe is mandatory for the development of future technologies (C. A. Rebeiz).
    4. Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds (Albert Einstein).
    5. A man has to resolve either to put out nothing new or to become a slave to defend it (Faraday).
    6. One of the true measures of greatness resides in the willingness and ability of truly great men to recognize excellence when they encounter it (Unknown).
    7. Throughout her carrier she has shown that true originality has no need to fear competition, that a first-rate intellect can set its own criteria for self-esteem,and that the joy of discovery can be given precedence over all else (Allan Campbell about McClintock).
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