2012 ESP PHOTOBIOLOGY SCHOOL
18-23 June, 2012
"Casa della Gioventù Universitaria" of the University of Padova
Via Rio Bianco 12
I-39042 Brixen/Bressanone, Italy
ESP is pleased to announce the 2012 ESP Photobiology School, taking place in Brixen/Bressanone in South Tyrol, Italy. The purpose of the school is to provide an introductory overview of all main aspects of photobiology, presented by experts in each area. The intention of the school is to cover the basic principles of photobiology and photochemistry of biomolecules as well as applications of such knowledge in understanding effects of climatic changes, influence of light on biological systems, applications of light in medicine and for other purposes. The school will include basic lectures in each field that should be attended by all participants as well as optional special lectures in the same fields. The students will have the opportunity to present their results at a poster session. The course may act as a fundament for further research in the photobiological sciences. The attendants may be MSc- and PhD-students as well as others who would be interested in an overview of the photobiological sciences. However, the course will be designed for PhD students.
An attendance certificate will be provided to all the students.
The course will end with an optional short final test and an exam certificate will be provided after evaluation of the exam results.
The school will cover the following areas:
Photophysics and photochemistry
Biophotonics - Light dosimetry in biological tissues
UV (from DNA damage to human skin)
Photoimmunology, UV and Vit.D and UVA signalling
PDT and fluorescence diagnosis
Download the preliminary programme and the timetable of the School.
Download the lecture abstracts of the School.
Kristian Berg (Chair), Evelyne Sage (ESP President), Olimpia Coppellotti, Francesco Ghetti, Giulio Jori, Francesco Lenci, Jacques Piette
Stefan Anderson-Engels (SE), Roberto Bassi (IT), Kristian Berg (NO), Janet Bornman (AU), Giovanni Checcucci (IT), Olimpia Coppellotti (IT), Thierry Douki (FR), Giulio Jori (IT), Herwig Kostron (AT), Miguel Miranda (ES), Tomas Morosinotto (IT), Carlo Musio (IT), Santi Nonell (ES), Peter Ogilby (DK), Jacques Piette (BE), Lesley Rhodes (UK), David Russell (UK), Evelyne Sage (FR), Franz Trautinger (AT), Georges Wagnieres (CH), Heinrich Walt (CH)
Only ESP members are admitted to the School.
To became ESP member please go to the page:
The School is mainly funded by the ESP and only in small part by the income from the registration fees. Therefore the School can accept only a limited number of students. PhD students attending the entire program will have priority. Approval of registration for PhD students will be on a “first registered and paid – first approved” basis. Others will be accepted if possible.
Early registration (before 31 March 2012)
Student 80 Euro
Researchers 120 Euro
Late registration (after 31 March 2012)
Student 120 Euro
Researchers 180 Euro
The registration fee covers attendance at all lectures, lunches, coffee breaks and one official dinner.
Lodging and dinners other than the official one are not covered by the registration fee.
Participants will be lodged at the Academia Cusanus (http://www.cusanus.bz.it/en/index.asp) which is at a 10 min walking distance from the School venue. Standard student accommodation is in double room at the rate of 32 Euro per night and per person. Only a limited number of single rooms are available at the rate of 37 Euro per night.
Accommodation has to be paid together with the registration fee.
Deadline for registration and submission of poster abstracts: 30 April.
Information about preliminary approval of registration will be provided as soon as possible after registration.
Deadline for payment: 30 April.
The registration will not be given a final approval before payment has been registered. Those who do not pay in time will lose priority.
Download the School application form.
Practical information can be found below. For additional information, please contact
Kristian Berg, email:
Giulio Jori (local information), email:
Francesco Ghetti (ESP Treasurer), email
Where is and How to reach Brixen/Bressanone
The location of Brixen/Bressanone is indicated on the map.
coming from Austria on motorway “Brenner” (A22, exit Brixen North) or on the state road from Innsbruck via “Brennerpass” to Bozen;
coming from South on the same motorway (exit Chiusa/Klausen) or on the state road from Verona via Trento-Bolzano
In Brixen/Bressanone there is a train station for all IC and EC trains on the route Innsbruck-Brenner-Verona;
International airports are located in Innsbruck (80 km), Bolzano (50 km), Verona (180 km), Milano (330 km), Venice (300 km) and Munich (260 km).