International Conference ‘UV LED Technologies & Applications’

April 22-25, 2018 · Berlin, Germany DEADLINE OF ABSTRACT SUBMISSION: December 15, 2017 It is all about UV LEDs – the variety of their structures, manufacturing technologies, applications, trends, and novel developments. The international conference ‘UV LED Technologies & Applications’ brings together experts from science and industry to crosslink and to discuss the related issues. The conference will be held from April 22 to 25, 2018 at the MELIÁ Hotel in Berlin, Germany. The conference is organized jointly by the German consortium ‘Advanced UV for Life’ and the ‘International Ultraviolet Association’. Advanced UV for Life is a consortium of more than 40 German industrial and academic partners working together in the development and application of UV LEDs within the framework of the Twenty20 initiative funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. The International Ultraviolet Association (IUVA) is an international organization that aims to advance the sciences, engineering and applications of ultraviolet technologies to enhance the quality of life and protect the environment.  

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2nd Network Meeting (1st announcement)

You are kindly invited to participate in UV4Plants 2nd Network Meeting that will be organised in Bled, Slovenia from 15th – 18th of April 2018. The meeting will be preceded by a related Training School for early-stage researchers from 13-15th of April. The meeting will involve a full programme involving three days of scientific presentations and discussions, and we are in the process of arranging expert speakers to lead each of the conference themes, stated in the file linked below. There will be ample opportunities for networking including a conference dinner and field excursion. Please see for details and circulate the 1st Announcement (PDF).

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Book: UV-B Radiation and Plant Life

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The new book “UV-B Radiation and Plant Life: Molecular Biology to Ecology” edited by Brian Jordan is about to be published by CABI with contributions by several UV4Plants members. Source: UV-B Radiation and Plant Life: Molecular Biology to Ecology at CABI’s website. The publisher’s blurb: Ultraviolet-B radiation (UV-B) has profound effects on plant growth and development, and exposure varies with ozone depletion and across geographic regions, with ecosystem and agricultural consequences. This book deals with large-scale impacts but also how UV-B affects plants at the molecular level is also fascinating, and the UV-B photoreceptor has only recently been characterised. While UV-B radiation can be damaging, it also has a more positive role in plant photomorphogenesis. Consequently UV-B treatments are being developed as innovative approaches to improve horticulture. This book is a timely synthesis of what we know and need to know about UV-B radiation and plants.  Table of contents  Part 1: The UV-B Environment 1: Towards an Understanding of the Implications of Changing Stratospheric Ozone, Climate and UV Radiation 2: Quantification of UV Radiation 3: UV Radiation and Terrestrial Ecosystems: Emerging Perspectives Part 2: UV-B Induced Changes to Plant Physiology, Morphology and Secondary Metabolism 4: UV-B Changes in Secondary Plant Metabolites 5: UV-B…

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