ESP Congress (new abstract submission deadline)

The abstract submission deadline has been extended for the 16th Congress of the European Society for Photobiology (Aveiro, Portugal, 31 August – 4 September 2015). The new deadline is 25 May 2015. If you haven’t managed submitting your abstract yet, please do so at your earliest convenience. The online abstract submission link is: http://aveiro2015.photobiology.eu/abstract_submission

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UV-B symposium at the Congress of the European Society for Photobiology

I am copying here a message we received from Roman Ulm: Dear colleagues, Gareth Jenkins and myself organize the below UV-B symposium at the European Society for Photobiology 2015 Congress (ESP2015; 31 August – 4 September 2015) in Aveiro, Portugal on September 3, 2015. This symposium will include the possibility of oral presentations selected from submitted abstracts, as well as a poster session – deadline for abstracts: May 20, 2015. We thus would like to encourage you and/or your postdocs and students to submit abstracts. Plant UVB photoreceptors – orchestration of plant photoprotection Chair: Gareth I. Jenkins (Glasgow, UK), Roman…

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Rigor and Reproducibility

The NIH (USA, National Institutes of Health) has opened a new web site on the subject, which although focused on Biomedical research, provides a good account of current trends and problems, how to overcome them and guidelines that could be easily adapted for the rest of the Biosciences including UV-related research on plants. Rigor and Reproducibility  at NIH (USA) I propose that we follow the example of the Biophysical Society and write our own version of the guidelines adapted to the needs and problems of Plant UV-photobiology. Please give feedback on this idea by leaving a reply or comment.

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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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