Dr. Chavdar Slavov

Department of Chemistry, University of South Florida, Tampa



  • “Heterogeneous vs. Non-Heterogeneous Dynamics in Knotless Phytochromes”, ASP 2022 - 41st American Society for Photobiology Biennial Meeting2022, Albuquerque, USA (invited talklink
  • Biomolecular Dynamics from Femtoseconds to 60+2 Years - A Symposium in Honor of Sepp Wachtveitl, 2022, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany (invited talk) link
  • “Natural and artificial photochromic systems – a molecular toolbox for bio- and nanotechnology”, Physical colloquium, 2021, Technical University Kaiserslautern, Germany (invited talk) link
  • “Thiophenylazobenzene vs. Azobenzene – Beyond the Hula-twist Isomerization Mechanisms”, 29th International Conference on Photochemistry, 2019, Boulder, USA (Selected for oral presentation) link
  • “Properties of multiazobenzene systems - old dogs and new tricks”, 83rd Annual Conference of the German Physical Society, 2019, Rostock, Germany (Invited talk) link
  • “Ultrafast Dynamics of Highly Constrained Azobenzene Macrocycles”, 21st International Congress on Ultrafast Phenomena, 2018, Hamburg, Germany (Selected for oral presentation) link
  • “Photoconversion kinetics of the bilin-binding GAF domain of a Synechocystis Cyanobacteriochrome”, Gordon Research Conference on Photosensory Receptors and Signal Transduction, 2018, Il Ciocco, Italy (Poster award)
  • “Ultrafast dynamics of bis- and tris-azobezenes”, 28th International Conference on Photochemistry, 2017, Strasbourg, France (Selected for oral presentation) link
  • “Ultrafast dynamics of photochromic compounds - data analysis strategies and implications”, Scholes Group seminar, Department of Chemistry, Princeton University, 2016, Princeton, USA
  • “Ultrafast isomerization dynamics of bisazobenzenes”, 20th International Congress on Ultrafast Phenomena, 2016, Santa Fe, USA (Selected for oral presentation)
  • “Ultrafast photoconversion kinetics of a bilin-binding Cyanobacteriochrome GAF domain from Synechocystis PCC6803”, 16th International Congress on Photobiology, 2014, Cordoba, Argentina (Selected for oral presentation)
  • “Insightful data analysis methods for time-resolved spectroscopy – development and application”, Femtsecond Spectroscopy, Faculty of Natural and Mathematical Sciences, Heinrich Heine University, 2014, Düsseldorf, Germany (Invited)
  • “Lifetime density analysis – an insightful data analysis method for time-resolved optical spectroscopy”, BioMolecular Optics, Physics Faculty, Ludwig Maximilian University, 2014, Munich, Germany (Invited)
  • “The ultrafast kinetics of energy and electron transfer reactions in Photosystem I”, Institute of Physical and Theoretical Chemistry, Goethe University, 2009, Frankfurt, Germany
  • “Chasing The Excited States Of Photosynthetic Complexes: Time-resolved Spectroscopy With Sub-ps Resolution”, 17. Photosynthese Workshop Nord-West, 2008, Bochum, Germany (Introductory lecture)
  • “Comparison of the Light Energy Utilization Kinetics in Cyanobacterial and Higher Plant Photosystem I”, Intro2 network symposium, 2008, Lanzarote, Spain
  • “Light Energy Trapping Kinetics in Major Light-Harvesting Complexes”, Light-Harvesting Systems Workshop, Satellite Meeting of the 14th International Congress of Photosynthesis, 2007, Drymen, United Kingdom (Presentation and discussion session leader)
  • “Energy Transfer and Charge Separation Events in Higher Plant PSI Monitored by Ultrafast Spectroscopy Techniques”, Photosynthesis in the Post-Genomic Era. II: “Structure and Function of Photosystems”, International Meeting in Honor of Jim Barber, 2006, Pushchino, Russia. (Presentation of awarded poster)
  • “Kinetic Description of Energy and Charge Transfer Processes in PS I from Arabidopsis thaliana”, Ultrafast Reaction Dynamic and Applications, ESF Summer School, 2006, Algarve, Portugal
  • “Time Resolved Fluorescence Study on Higher Plant PSI – Core and Intact Particles. A Trapping Kinetics Comparison”, Photosystem I workshop, PSICO network meeting, 2006, Fontevraud, France
  • “Thermo-induced dynamic changes of the photosynthetic apparatus in Hordeum vulgare leaves studied with the method of prompt chlorophyll fluorescence”, Scientific Session on Chemistry for Students and PhD Students, 2004, Sofia, Bulgaria
  • “The influence of melittin on the electrokinetic and light scattering properties of pea thylakoid membranes”, Scientific Session on Chemistry for Students and PhD Students, 2003, Sofia, Bulgaria