A great and unforgettable meeting is over! The conference was perfectly organized by Wolfgang Bilger and Frauke Pescheck with the technical support of Carina Lietz and Christiana Anagnostou from the University of Kiel, Germany. There were 125 participants from 30 countries. It was conducted using Zoom and the Mattermost platform, which provided space for formal and informal chats. The meeting consisted of 6 sessions and two discussion panels. The organizes have even provided a Musical Dinner, which served great music from Germany, Poland, and Ireland, instead of meals. It was a formidable get-together party. Out of posters and presentations prepared by ESR researchers, four of them: Zheng Zhou, Aneta Bazant, Laura Díaz-Guerra, and Alicia Perera-Castro were awarded 100 Euro bursary (to be used for a future UV4Plant event). The meeting was preceded by a successful Virtual Training School, with 25 participants.
Please find enclosed the 4th circular to the 3rd Network / 1st virtual Meeting of the UV4Plants Association
on October 13th ─ 16th 2020 with information about the “Mattermost” platform and poster submission.
With best wishes,
Frauke Pescheck and Wolfgang Bilger
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.
Please mark these dates in your calendars! Organizers: Wolfgang Bilger and Frauke Pescheck Location: Kiel, Germany Training School on Mon 30 and Tu 31 March (with teachers and participants arriving on Sunday 29th. Welcome for the conference on the evening of Tuesday 31 March (delegates arrive during the day) with the conference sessions starting on Wed 1 April and finishing on Friday 3 April, so people can travel home either Friday evening or Saturday.