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 – second circular

119 days until the Network Conference! Registration is now open. Please find local information, deadlines and details in the attached second circular. Abstract submission is open. Please send abstracts for oral presentations or posters using the attached template. PhD students and early stage researchers are invited to send applications for the Training School following the Network Meeting. UV4Plants conference – 2nd circular UV4Plants conference – 2nd circular printer-friendly version Abstract template – UV4Plants conference UV4Plants Membership Form 2016.

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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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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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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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International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies

The International Year of Light and Light-Based Technologies (IYL 2015) is a global initiative adopted by the United Nations to raise awareness of how optical technologies promote sustainable development and provide solutions to worldwide challenges in energy, education, agriculture, communications and health. (Quote from the IYL 2015 fact sheet) 2015 International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies (IYL 2015) There is a web site for IYL 2015 and many activities planned. In the section Science Stories there seem to be an opportunity for members of UV4Plants to contribute. The ESP congress in Aveiro I wrote about in the previous post …

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