Live feeds from blogs

We have had since the creation of this site a page with live feeds from blogs kept by the commercial members of our association. Today I have created a new page to for live feeds from blogs kept by our academic members. The pages can be accessed through the  “News” menu, or through the page index. If you are a member of the association and keep a blog on a subject of interest to at least part of our membership, I would be glad to receive your blog’s feed address as to add it to the page at this site. I only need the feed URL, and  a suggested title to use in the listing. A live feed means that the listing at this site will always show the five more recent posts from your blog, with their title, description, and date.

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ESP Congress (new abstract submission deadline)

The abstract submission deadline has been extended for the 16th Congress of the European Society for Photobiology (Aveiro, Portugal, 31 August – 4 September 2015). The new deadline is 25 May 2015. If you haven’t managed submitting your abstract yet, please do so at your earliest convenience. The online abstract submission link is: http://aveiro2015.photobiology.eu/abstract_submission

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UV-B symposium at the Congress of the European Society for Photobiology

I am copying here a message we received from Roman Ulm: Dear colleagues, Gareth Jenkins and myself organize the below UV-B symposium at the European Society for Photobiology 2015 Congress (ESP2015; 31 August – 4 September 2015) in Aveiro, Portugal on September 3, 2015. This symposium will include the possibility of oral presentations selected from submitted abstracts, as well as a poster session – deadline for abstracts: May 20, 2015. We thus would like to encourage you and/or your postdocs and students to submit abstracts. Plant UVB photoreceptors – orchestration of plant photoprotection Chair: Gareth I. Jenkins (Glasgow, UK), Roman Ulm (Geneva, CH) Invited speakers: Pedro J. Aphalo (Helsinki, FI), Gareth Jenkins (Glasgow, UK), Roman Ulm (Geneva, CH), Xiaojing Yang (Chicago, US) http://aveiro2015.photobiology.eu/Home Thanks and best wishes, Roman And a message from Francesco Ghetti: Dear Colleague Photobiologist, You are cordially invited to submit an abstract for oral or poster presentation at ESP 2015. The Congress will be held over 4 days, from the evening of Monday 31st August to the evening of Friday 4th September 2015, in the beautiful town of Aveiro, known as “the Venice of Portugal”, because of its channels and characteristic colorful boats. The Congress is listed…

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Rigor and Reproducibility

The NIH (USA, National Institutes of Health) has opened a new web site on the subject, which although focused on Biomedical research, provides a good account of current trends and problems, how to overcome them and guidelines that could be easily adapted for the rest of the Biosciences including UV-related research on plants. Rigor and Reproducibility  at NIH (USA) I propose that we follow the example of the Biophysical Society and write our own version of the guidelines adapted to the needs and problems of Plant UV-photobiology. Please give feedback on this idea by leaving a reply or comment.

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