2024 Meeting

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Dear colleagues,

You are cordially invited to participate in the 5th Network Meeting of the UV4Plants Association, taking place from the 20.–22. March 2024 in Göttingen, Germany. Registration is now open.

Please use the file provided here: registration_UV4Plants2024.

The template for the abstract submission is here: abstract_template_UV4Plants2024

Please e-mail this form to treasurer@uv4plants.org with the subject heading ‘UV4PLANTS Meeting 2024’ and include the date of payment.

For early-stage researchers, a training school will be organized before the meeting, on 18.–19 March 2024

Conference topics

“Advances in UV photoreceptors”
“UV photoperception and photoprotection”
“Adaptation and acclimation to UV”
“Interaction of UV radiation and other environmental factors”
“Practical applications of UV radiation”

Conference program:

Get together 19th of March, 7 p.m. The meeting will take place at the Tagungszentrum an der Sternwarte, Geismar Landstraße 11b, 37085 Göttingen, Germany. The detailed Program is available here.

Wednesday 20th of March

9.00 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.

Thursday 21st of March 

9.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.

7.00 p.m. – 11.00 p.m. conference dinner

Friday 22nd of March 

9.00 a.m. – 2.00 p.m.

2.30 p.m. – Excursion to the University’s historical Karzer


Important dates:

January 28th, 2024: Deadline for early bird registration and abstract submission

January 28th, 2024: Application for training school

Early registration
Academics 300 Euro
Early stage researcher (ESR)150 Euro
Training school:
Early stage researcher (ESR) 100 Euro

Late registration (after January 28, 2024)
Academics 350 Euro
Early stage researcher (ESR) 180 Euro
Training school
Early stage researcher(ESR) 150 Euro

Further details are provided in the SecondCircular2024.

Training School

We are planning a training school as hands-on experience in the lab. The following topic will be addressed within the 2 days.

Measuring flavonoids in plant leaves – Susanne Neugart et al. (University of Goettingen)

Visualizing antioxidant enzyme activities – Czégény Gyula et al. (University of Pécs)

UVR8 and UV exposure – Gareth Jenkins et al. (Glasgow University)

Measuring epidermal UV transmittance – Wolfgang Bilger et al. (University of Kiel)


UV4Plants is offering 4 bursaries of 300 Euros each to early-stage researchers. More information here.

Intercomparison of Dualex instruments

Quite many colleagues are using the Dualex Scientific instrument or a similar device for the assessment of UV screening compounds. As we have noticed that there can be differences in the readings between instruments in the order of 0.2 Flav units, we are planning an intercomparison of these instruments using specific leaf samples. Everybody can bring his/her instrument.


For the local organizing committee
Prof. Dr. Susanne Neugart
Dr. Tobias Pöhnl
Dr. Layla Engelhardt
For UV4Plants Association
Prof. Gareth I. Jenkins, President

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