4th ESP Photobiology School

We have received from ESP the following announcement of interest to UV4Plants members. Dear Colleague, Registration is open for the 4th ESP Photobiology School, taking place in the beautiful Brixen/Bressanone in South Tyrol, Italy, from 20 to 25 June 2016. The updated programme and registration and logistic information are available at the page www.photobiology.eu/photobiology_school. The purpose of the school is to provide an introductory overview of all main aspects of photobiology, presented by experts in each area. The course is designed for PhD and Master students, as well as for scientists interested in an overview of the photobiological sciences. The …

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Site transfer to new host completed!

Our mailing lists should be now working. If you have not received a welcome message please send a message to mailto:info@uv4plants.org. The whole site has been transferred to a different server. (A webhotel from a different provider called webbinen.net.) This has also decreased the page load delays that the site has had rather frequently. As the domain names have been transferred no visible signs of the change except for possible improvement in performance are expected. If you experience slower page loads or find broken links or other problems in the site please report them to mailto:info@uv4plants.org.

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5th annual meeting of the UK Plant Sciences Federation

Dr. Alan G. Jones has informed us of a conference of interest to our Association’s members: Dear UV4 Plant Secretary, I would be grateful if you could forward information to your members about the 5th annual meeting of the UK Plant Sciences Federation in UK 11-12th April 2016. The theme this year is ‘Plants in a changing world: molecule to ecosystem’. This year we also have a British Ecological Society sponsored session on ‘Ecological Resilience’ Abstract submission closes on 22nd Feb. For further details please go to the meeting website: http://plantsci2016.org.uk/ Best wishes, Alan Dr Alan G. Jones, MRSB

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UV4Plants conference 2016 – first circular

You are cordially invited to participate the 1st Network Conference of The International Association for Plant UV-Research (UV4Plants), to be held in Pécs (Hungary), on the 30th – 31st of May 2016. The conference hopes to bring together researchers from universities, research institutes and companies with the aim of promoting and fostering a culture of research-excellence and good practice in plant UV research. Oral communications and poster presentations are equally welcome. Please let your colleagues know about the conference, especially early stage researchers. Please find enclosed the first circular which will be followed by more details soon. We look forward …

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First issue of the UV4Plants Bulletin is out!

The first issue of our Bulletin is now ready. Because ISSNs are assigned only after publication of the first issue, the PDF will be updated with ISSN and DOIs as soon as they get assigned. Except for this the issue is in its final shape. The PDF will be deposited in a public repository and assigned an URI. PDFs for individual articles will be deposited as soon as DOIs are assigned to them. At the same time printed on-demand copies will become available for purchase (at cost for UV4Plants members). The PDF file is available through a page at this …

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ESP Photobiology School

A photobiology school that will be organized by ESP can be of interest to UV4Plants members. 4th ESP PHOTOBIOLOGY SCHOOL 20-25 June, 2016 Casa della Gioventù Universitaria of the University of Padova, Italy Organizing Committee: Kristian Berg (NO, Chair), Rex M. Tyrrell (UK, ESP President), Lesley E. Rhodes (UK, ESP ETC Chair), Giorgia Miolo (IT, Local Organizer), Francesco Ghetti (IT, ESP Treasurer), Santi Nonell (ES, ESP President-Elect)

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Live feeds from blogs

We have had since the creation of this site a page with live feeds from blogs kept by the commercial members of our association. Today I have created a new page to for live feeds from blogs kept by our academic members. The pages can be accessed through the  “News” menu, or through the page index. If you are a member of the association and keep a blog on a subject of interest to at least part of our membership, I would be glad to receive your blog’s feed address as to add it to the page at this site. I only need …

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UV4Plants News (2015-10-01)

Dear UV4Plants members, It has been a long time since I last wrote to you. My apologies for this long period of silence. Yet, despite the silence, lots of things have happened behind the screens, and the association for plant UV Research, UV4Plants, is now firmly established. Administrative hurdles were more cumbersome than anticipated. I never thought that opening a bank account for an association, without attracting tax liabilities, would be so difficult. However, now that “administrative aspects” are finalised, the focus is shifting to scientific activities (Thanks to Matthew Robson and Gyula Czégény). In this sense I want to …

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