UV4Plants is offering 2 bursaries of 300 Euros each to early stage researchers (PhD students and postdocs up to 8 years after their PhD) who will attend the 3rd Network Meeting of the UV4Plants Association (1-3 April 2020 in Kiel, Germany) and give an oral or poster presentation. Only members of UV4plants are eligible. Bursary holders will be expected to write a short article about their attendance at the conference for the UV4plants Bulletin. The bursaries are paid to successful applicants after the network meeting, when the condition of attendance, presentation and short article for the UV4plants Bulletin has been fulfilled. The article for the UV4plants Bulletin needs to be submitted through the OJS submission system. Applications, including the submitted abstract and a statement (max 200 words) explaining why the applicant merits award of the bursary should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5 March 2020.
A new year is starting so it is the best time to join the UV4Plants Association for those who are not yet members, and the right time to renew membership for those already part of UV4Plants! Joining brings among other benefits access to discounts for registration at the events we organize, including the next Network Meeting to be held in April 2020 in Kiel, Germany and the training school that will precede it. We also offer competitive travel bursaries to members and publish the UV4Plants Bulletin.
Details about benefits and the updated registration form are available at this website under Rules, membership and contacts.
We are a not-for-profit organization, keep fees as low as possible and provide in addition to individual membership, institutional membership for both academic institutions and commercial enterprises. Furthermore, we also have discounted fees for members for low income countries, students, currently unemployed and retired researchers (please see the registration form for details, individual fees can be as low as 12.50 € per year for those who qualify for multiple discounts). We are an international organization and warmly welcome members from all countries and regions of the world to join our friendly and open community.
ABSTRACT SUBMISSION: OPEN
Organizers: Wolfgang Bilger and Frauke Pescheck
Location: Kiel, Germany
Training School: Mon 30 and Tu 31 March (teachers and participants arrive on Sunday 29th).
Conference: Welcome on the evening of Tuesday 31 March (delegates arrive during the day) with the conference sessions starting on Wed 1 April and ending on Friday 3 April, so people can travel home either Friday evening or Saturday.
Information on registration and abstract submissions: see conference page. More information can be also found in the circular.
We have a flyer for printing and posting on notice boards (please, help us advertise this event!).
During the last joint ESP-IUPB World Congress (17th International Congress on Photobiology and 18th Congress of the European Society for Photobiology), held in Barcelona on August 25-30th 2019, UV4Plants members presented several talks and posters dedicated to the role of UV in plants. Novel findings and perspectives of UV-research were covered by a key note lecture by Dongping Zhong and on several sessions devoted to plant, photosensory and environmental photobiology: “UV Radiation and Rapid Climate Change: Implications for Plants and Ecosystem”, “Blue Light and UV Receptors. In Memoriam Winslow Briggs”, “Effect of UV Light on Plants”, “Reactive Oxygen Species in Photosynthetic Organisms: Sensing and Defense”, “Photoreceptors and Plant Development”.
Additionally, on Wednesday 28 August, a social event for UV4Plants members was held in the Ayre Hotel Gran Via to strengthen the collaboration in a nice and friendly atmosphere.