Organisation of UV4Plants 2018 Conference

UV4Plants invites expressions of interest from the membership to host the 2018 Conference The Conference will be held over 3 days to give ample time for informal discussion as well as a full programme of lectures and poster sessions and possibly an excursion. In addition, a Training School for early-stage researchers will be held immediately before the Conference at the same venue. Those interested in hosting the Conference should send expressions of interest to the Secretary, UV4Plants (secretary@uv4plants.org) by 3 February 2017, including the names of the proposed organisers, possible venues, accessibility (travel options), a provisional indication of costs for the venue and for attendees, and any other information that will help the UV4Plants Managing Committee to select the venue. There is no need to give details of the proposed programme as this will be discussed in detail with the organisers. As a reminder some statistics from the successful UV4Plants 2016 Conference in Pécs Conference: 64 participants from 17 countries and 27 institutes oral presentations: 28, posters: 22 Training school: 23 participants from 7 countries and 11 institutes The book of abstracts is available for download as well as galleries of photographs from the conference and photographs from the training school. Share…

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Website updates

Pages at the site had recently been loading very slowly. While trying to find the cause of the problem I switched to a simpler newer theme. Performance is now back to normal, although the problem may have been a link to a non-responding RSS feed rather than with the theme. I will not reinstall the previous theme, as it does not seem to be receiving updates to track updates to WordPress itself. In the next few days I will work on making the site visually more engaging. Ideas are welcome! Share this

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Why donʹt plants get sunburn?

The site The Conversation has published a post by Nigel Paul, titled Why don’t plants get sunburn? Nigel Paul’s piece is written with the general public in mind and gives a simple but up-to-date account of the progress in UV and plants research during the last 30 years or so. Highly recommended. Share this

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June News Update

Conference at Pécs We enjoyed a very successful first UV4Plants conference at Pécs, Hungary. Sixty four persons from 18 countries participated, with very many interesting talks, posters, and discussions. Photographs are available in a gallery page. The book of abstracts is available as a pdf file. General Assembly held at Pécs The minutes from the General Assembly are also available as a pdf file. The rules were amended by the General Assembly, and the updated version has replaced the one drafted in 2014. Some members from the previous Management Group plus new members were elected for a two-year term. The newly elected president and vice president are Prof. Gareth Jenkins and Prof. Éva Hideg. Training School at Pécs The two-days long training school was attended by nearly 30 young researchers. The training school was organized following the tradition of those earlier organized by the UV4growth COST action. Photographs are available in a gallery page. UV4Plants Bulletin Both whole issues, and the articles contained in them have now been assigned DOIs and are available through our repository. Anybody with a DOI for an article in our Bulletin can download its PDF as they have open access. The PDFs and DOIs are available at the UV4Plants Bulletin…

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