Simbolo della SIF

Società Italiana di FotoBiologia

Sezione Nazionale della International Union for Photobiology


2nd Joint Meeting of the French and the Italian Societies for Photobiology

Pisa, Italy, 10 - 11 September 2004

Dear Colleague,
You are invited to attend the 2nd joint meeting of the French and the Italian Societies for Photobiology, which will be held in Pisa, Italy, next September.
The program will cover the main topics in Photobiology and will include invited lectures, oral presentations and posters (Poster dimensions are: 70 cm width x 100 cm length).

Preliminary programme

The abstracts of Invited, Oral and Poster Communications are now available for downloading:

               Invited and Oral Communications (format PDF; 602 KB)             Posters (format PDF; 440 KB)

(to save a file on your hard disk, please right-click on the link and "save as ...")

Congress Centre Antonino Maccarrone, Via S. Pellico 6, Pisa, Italy.

The congress will start on Friday, September 10th at 9.00 a.m. and will end in the afternoon of Saturday, September 11th.

Members of the Societies       110
Non-Members       130
Students       45
Members of the European Society for Photobiology (ESP) will have a reduction of 10 in each category.
The registration fee includes admittance to scientific sessions, abstract booklet, lunches of 10 and 11 September (at the congress site) and coffee breaks.

Participants should register not later than 30 April using the registration form, to be sent (preferably by e-mail) to:

      Francesco Ghetti

      (CNR Istituto di Biofisica,
      Via G. Moruzzi 1,
      I-56100 Pisa,
      Tel: +39 050 3152764;
      Fax: +39 050 3152760)

Limited funds for financial support covering student accommodation and/or travel costs are available. The application should be received together with the registration form, the abstract, a short CV and a supervisor recommendation letter not later than 30 April.
Please send the application (preferably by e-mail) to:

      Francesco Ghetti

The congress organization will take care of hotel reservation for the successful applicants.

The abstracts (in English and in the form of .rtf or .doc file, Windows-compatible) should be submitted by e-mail not later than 30 April, specifying the preferred presentation format (oral, poster).
The abstract should be not more than one A4 page, font Times New Roman 12, according to the following format:

TITLE OF THE PRESENTATION (small caps, bold, centred, space 1)
(1 blank line, space 1)
Author1, Presenting Author in bold1, Author2
(1 blank line, space 1)
1First Institution; 2Second Institution ..
(2 blank lines, space 1)
Text of the abstract. Space 1.5. Page margins: Up 3; Down 2.5; Left 2.5; Right 2.5.

Please, send the abstracts not later than 30 April to:

      Antonella Sgarbossa

Poster dimensions are: 70 cm width x 100 cm length.

30 April       Registration form
Fellowship application

15 May       Hotel reservation (directly at the chosen hotel)

Participants are invited to reserve their accommodation not later than 15 May.
Please note that the hotels contacted by the congress organization will not guarantee room availability after this date. September is tourist season in Pisa. Therefore, it could be difficult to find rooms later.
When reserving, please, refer to the Congress of Photobiology, organized through the CNR Istituto di Biofisica.
For further details or help in reserving, please contact

Francesco Ghetti,

The hotels contacted by the congress organization are:

Jolly Hotel Cavalieri****
Piazza Stazione 2, 56125 Pisa, Italy
Tel. +39 05043290; Fax +39 050502242; Free-toll number 800 017703;
Single room: 127 ; Double room: 148
Web site:
300 m from congress site

Hotel Bologna***
Via Mazzini 57, 56125 Pisa, Italy
Tel. +39 050502120; Fax +39 05043070
Single room: 115 ; Double room: 135 ; Triple room: 155
Web site:
500 m from congress site

Hotel Capitol***
Via Fermi 13, 56126 Pisa, Italy
Tel. +39 05049597; Fax +39 05049597
Double room for single use: 87.80 ; Double room: 115
1 km from congress site

Hotel La Pace***
Viale Gramsci 14 (Galleria B), 56125 Pisa, Italy
Tel. +39 05029351/2; Fax +39 050502266; Free-toll number 800 929249
Single room: 65 ; Double room for single use: 70 ; Double room: 80 ; Triple room: 100
200 m from congress site

Hotel Minerva***
Piazza Toniolo 20, 56125 Pisa, Italy
Tel. +39 050501081; Fax +39 050501559; e-mail:
Single room: 65 ; Double room for single use: 80 ; Double room: 90
Web site:
500 m from congress site

Royal Victoria Hotel***
Lungarno Pacinotti 12, 56126 Pisa, Italy
Tel. +39 050940111; Fax +39 050940180; e-mail:
Single room: 84 ; Double room: 100
Web site:
1 km m from congress site

Hotel Touring***
Via Puccini 24, 56125 Pisa, Italy
Tel. +39 05046374; Fax +39 050502148; e-mail:
Single room: 85 ; Double room for single use: 93 ; Double room: 105
Web site:
300 m from congress site

Hotel Cecile**
Via Volta 17, 56126 Pisa, Italy
Tel. +39 05029328; Fax: +39 05020360
Double room: 65 ; Triple room: 87
(Breakfast not included)
1 km from congress site

Hotel La Torre**
Via Battisti 17, 56125 Pisa, Italy
Tel. +39 05025220; Fax +39 050503161; e-mail:
Single room: 55 ; Double room: 70 ; Triple room: 94.50
(Breakfast not included)
Web site:
100 m from congress site