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…
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.
The special issue on UV Radiation from the UV4Growth COST Action has been published online earlier today. The issue is dated May 2015.
The International Year of Light and Light-Based Technologies (IYL 2015) is a global initiative adopted by the United Nations to raise awareness of how optical technologies promote sustainable development and provide solutions to worldwide challenges in energy, education, agriculture, communications and health. (Quote from the IYL 2015 fact sheet) 2015 International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies (IYL 2015) There is a web site for IYL 2015 and many activities planned. In the section Science Stories there seem to be an opportunity for members of UV4Plants to contribute. The ESP congress in Aveiro I wrote about in the previous post is one of the events listed as part of the IYL 2015.