School Of Biophotonics 2013
17-30 June 2013, Kosice, Slovakia
The course aim is addressing the task of improving theoretical as well as practical knowledge of doctoral students in advanced methods of biophotonics.
The course will offer to students to reach knowledge on recent advances in biophotonic research which open new possibilities of non-contact, high-speed, multi-dimensional measurement.
Registration deadline is April 30th, 2013.
For information: http://www.biophysics.sk/en/event/1/school-of-biophotonics-2013/
5th European Melanoma Workshop
26-28 June 2013, Marseille, France
Cancéropôle PACA together with l'INCa organises a meeting on the topic: "Basic and Cinical research join forces to defeat the melanoma"
Internationally renowned scientists will cover all the facets of the research on melanoma, from the molecular and cellular aspects to the preclinical evaluation.
The programme will present to cancer researchers, including those involved in basic research, clinicians and entrepreneurs, the last issues, with discussions chaired by important opinion leaders in the field of melanoma research, with special attention on the problem of melanoma resistance to present treatments, as well as the recent revolutionary concepts wich will open the way to the next generation of treatments.
Scientific committee: Colin Goding, Ludwig Institute For Cancer Research, UK; Jean-Jacques Grob, AP-HM, Marseille; Lionel Larue, Institut Curie, Paris; Dr Damien Giacchero, CHU Nice, Nice; Robert Ballotti, C3M, Nice
Please submit your abstract at http://melanoma-congress.com/957-Call_for_abstracts
The deadline is April 30th, 2013.
For information: http://www.melanoma-congress.com/
Please download the programme.
9th European Biophysics Congress (EBSA2013)
13-17 July 2013, Lisbon, Portugal
The format of the conference includes plenary lectures, parallel symposia lectures and poster presentations. Adequate time and space for poster viewing and discussion will be provided.
The conference will cover topics such as: Biological Electron and Proton Transfer, Biologically Active Peptides, Biomolecular Simulation: spanning scales, Biophysics in Europe (teaching, career and funding), Cell Biophysics and Signaling, Channels and Transporters, Chemical and Synthetic Biology, Imaging and Biospectroscopy, Intrinsically Disordered Proteins, Material Science in Biophysics, Membrane Structure and Domains, Molecular Basis of Disease, Molecular Motors, Molecular Recognition and Nanobiophysics, Neurosciences, New and Notable, Protein Folding, Assembly and Stability, Protein Structure and Function, Protein-Lipid Interactions, Protein-nucleic Acid Interactions, RNA Structure and Function, Single Molecule Biophysics, Supramolecular Assemblies, Systems Biology.
Details of the meeting, speakers bursaries to students and arrangements are posted on the website http://www.ebsa2013.org/.
Conference registration is now opened! 1000 participants are expected to present their work and discuss their scientific achievements.
Please advertise this meeting to your society members, to other colleagues and to your students.
Manuel Prieto and Manuela M. Pereira (EBSA 2013 Co-Chairs)
18th ESPCR Meeting
9-12 September 2013, Lisbon, Portugal
Cell biology of pigment cells
Regulation of pigmentation at the molecular level
Pigment cells in the eye and associated deseases
Melanocyte and melanoma stem cells
International Conference on Tetrapyrrole Photoreceptors of Photosynthetic Organisms
12-15 September 2013, Wuhan, China
The conference aims at providing a platform for photobiologists, biophysicists, biochemists, plant physiologists and geneticists for discussion of the following topics of photosynthetic and photosensory chlorophyll- and biliproteins: Structure and function, signal transduction, biosynthesis and degradation of tetrapyrroles, assembly of chromophore and apoproteins, formation of photosynthetic complexes, application in photodynamics and imaging. The conference will enable to exchange research information, discuss challenges, promote collaboration, and facilitate transfer of new technologies. Detailed information on the conference and the location can be found at http://ictppo2013.hzau.edu.cn/.
The conference takes place in the city of Wuhan in central China, at the State Key Laboratory of Agricultural Microbiology of the Huazhong Agricultural University. Accommodation will be on site.
Deadline for registration is July 15, 2013. Advanced registration at a reduced rate is possible until April 30, 2013. In addition to the payment methods given in the registration form, payment is also possible by Paypal to
Deadline for the submission of abstracts is July 15, 2013. A template is provided. Abstracts are only accepted after registration.
We encourage the participation of students by a reduced registration fee. They are invited to jointly organize with the local students a special evening for young investigators.
The Organizing Committee: Wolfgang Gärtner, Bernhard Grimm, Ting-Yun Kuang, Mei-Zhong Luo, Hugo Scheer, Xiao-Jing Yang, Kai-Hong Zhao
Second Meeting of the Argentine Molecular Photobiologists
II GRAFOB, 2da Reunión del Grupo Argentino de Fotobiología
22-25 October 2013, Córdoba, Argentina
6th Asia and Oceania Conference on Photobiology
Life on a Sun-Drenched Planet
10-13 November 2013, Sidney, Australia
The theme for this 6th meeting of the Asia and Oceania Society for Photobiology is "Life on a Sun-Drenched Planet".
The three parallel conference streams of Plant Photobiology, Vision and Photomedicine will showcase the latest photobiological research from a diverse range of themes.
There will be sessions covering photodynamic therapy (PDT), phototherapy, photoprotection, photocarcinogenesis, photoimmunology, photoaging, photochemistry, photoreceptors, photosynthesis, and much much more.
The editor in chief of the ESP journal, "Photochemical and Photobiological Sciences" has agreed to publish a special issue covering research presented in these sessions.
In addition to a number of high profile invited speakers, many of the speakers will be chosen from abstract submissions and therefore there will be many speaking opportunities. Those abstracts not chosen for an oral presentation will be able to present their work in poster format.
You can keep up to date with all the latest exciting information by visiting the official conference website at www.aocp2013.org.au.
We hope you will join us in Sydney to experience what we anticipate will be an exciting, informative and no doubt “en-lightening” conference!
Dr Scott Byrne and Associate Professor Min Chen AOCP 2013 – Co-Chairs
Professor Gary Halliday - AOSP President-elect
16th International Congress on Photobiology
September 8th – 12th, 2014, Córdoba, Argentina
The President of the International Union of Photobiology, IUPB (http://www.pol-us.net/iupb/), the Chairwoman of the Organizing Committee and the Chairman of the Local Organizing Committee invite you to attend the 16th International Congress of Photobiology to be held in the City of Córdoba in Argentina in September (8th to 12th) 2014, in the Campus of the University (http://www.unc.edu.ar/english). This congress is organized every five years with the last one in Duesseldorf, Germany, in 2009.
The Congress will address all areas of Photobiology such as photosensors in Archaea, Bacteria and Eucaria, photosynthesis including antennas and reaction centres, photomovement, photomorphogenesis, cryptochromes, LOV, BLUF and retinal proteins and domains, vision, circadian rhythms, environmental photobiology, UV influence on plankton, UV damage, protection and repair of DNA, photoreceptors in extremophiles (at high altitudes and in the Antarctic and Arctic regions), photoaging, photocarcinogenesis, photomedicine, synthetic and natural photosensitizers, photodynamic therapy, PUVA, vitiligo, molecular basis of the medical uses of lamps and lasers, artificial tanning, optogenetics, optical technology, photophysics and photochemistry of natural compounds, modelling photosynthesis with man-made compounds, and others. Sessions will be organized in several of these areas.
The multidisciplinary nature of the subjects treated offers the opportunity for scientists in many different disciplines, who otherwise do not often meet, such as physicists, chemists, plant physiologists, biologists, biochemists, ecologists, physicians, engineers, etc., to come together in the beautiful City of Córdoba, discuss new approaches and start new collaborative projects. The meeting should also offer the opportunity to renew long standing friendships, and to establish new ones.
During the Conference several awards will be offered, such as the Finsen Medal in Photobiology and in Photomedicine, the Finsen Award Lecture, and the Edna Roe Award Lecture.
The University of Córdoba turns 400 years old in 2013, being the oldest in Argentina. Many buildings will be renovated for this occasion. Some of the buildings erected by the Jesuits, now in the Centre of the City, very near the Campus, are part of the Jesuit legacy and have been declared World Heritage by UNESCO in 2000. The City has a marvellous weather in September, is very near the mountains of the Province of Córdoba with extraordinary hiking possibilities as well as historical sites of the colonial times.
We will be delighted welcoming you in Córdoba in September 2014.
Please mark your calendar, visit the congress webpage and preregister.
Hasta pronto en Córdoba.
Henry W. Lim, President IUPB,
Silvia E. Braslavsky, Chairwoman of Organizing Committee 16th ICP 2014,
Gerardo Argüello, Chaiman of Local Organizing Committee,