UV4Plants wishes to encourage members to host short workshops on specialist topics, for example, a particular technical approach or aspect of UV-B research. These workshops will be valuable in spreading expertise and promoting collaborations. Workshops would likely attract 10 to 25 people and could be held at any time.
We have received from ESP the following announcement of interest to UV4Plants members. Dear Colleague, Registration is open for the 4th ESP Photobiology School, taking place in the beautiful Brixen/Bressanone in South Tyrol, Italy, from 20 to 25 June 2016. The updated programme and registration and logistic information are available at the page www.photobiology.eu/photobiology_school. The purpose of the school is to provide an introductory overview of all main aspects of photobiology, presented by experts in each area. The course is designed for PhD and Master students, as well as for scientists interested in an overview of the photobiological sciences. The School is strongly supported by ESP and this is reflected in the low registration fee. In addition, low cost accommodation will be provided. After completion of the course an attendance certificate will be provided to all the students. An optional short final test will be offered at the end of the course and an exam certificate will be provided after evaluation of the exam results. Passing the exam will entitle students to apply for the ESP supplement to the PhD degree. Please circulate this information to your colleagues and students. Best regards Francesco Ghetti ESP Treasurer
A photobiology school that will be organized by ESP can be of interest to UV4Plants members. 4th ESP PHOTOBIOLOGY SCHOOL 20-25 June, 2016 Casa della Gioventù Universitaria of the University of Padova, Italy Organizing Committee: Kristian Berg (NO, Chair), Rex M. Tyrrell (UK, ESP President), Lesley E. Rhodes (UK, ESP ETC Chair), Giorgia Miolo (IT, Local Organizer), Francesco Ghetti (IT, ESP Treasurer), Santi Nonell (ES, ESP President-Elect)
Dear UV4Plants members, It has been a long time since I last wrote to you. My apologies for this long period of silence. Yet, despite the silence, lots of things have happened behind the screens, and the association for plant UV Research, UV4Plants, is now firmly established. Administrative hurdles were more cumbersome than anticipated. I never thought that opening a bank account for an association, without attracting tax liabilities, would be so difficult. However, now that “administrative aspects” are finalised, the focus is shifting to scientific activities (Thanks to Matthew Robson and Gyula Czégény). In this sense I want to emphasise that the association very much welcomes ideas from members for future activities. The association strongly encourages members to take advantage of UV4Plants when initiating activities such as lab-exchanges, training schools, and Europe (or world?)-wide joint experiments, similar to the wine-leaf, Arabidopsis and Lolium experiments, which were such highlights of COST Action UV4Growth. Ultimately, the association will be what the members make of it! Please feel free to use the UV4Plants linkedin group (https://www.linkedin.com/grp/home?gid=6961083) to share and explore ideas. Also, members of the management committee (see UV4Plants website) will be very happy to hear from you! Here a flavour of…