Società Italiana di Fotobiologia is pleased to announce that the 2019 Annual Congress

Bologna 19-21 June 2019


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Area della Ricerca di Bologna - CNR Via P. Gobetti 101 40129 Bologna 
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Areas of interest:

Natural, artificial and electronic photosynthesis
Nanotechnology & Photochemistry
Photo-chemo therapy; Phototherapy
Light-responsive materials; Photo-dermatology


Professor Luca Prodi,
Department of Chemistry "Giacomo Ciamician",
University of Bologna

Invited speakers

Prof. Adriele Prina Mello,
Translational Nanomedicine Dept, School of Medicine,
Trinity College Dublin

Dr. Pål Kristian Selbo,
Dept of Radiation Biology, Inst for Cancer Research,
Oslo University Hospital

Prof. Jiří Mosinger,
Dept of Inorganic Chemistry, Faculty of Science,
Charles University in Prague

Dr. Silvia Vignolini,
Department of Chemistry,
University of Cambridge

Dr. Francesca Giuntini,
School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences,
Liverpool John Moores University

Prof. Calzavara Pinton Piergiacomo,
Scienze Cliniche e Sperimentali,
Università degli Studi di Brescia

Prof. Massimo La Deda
Dipartimento di Chimica e Tecnologie Chimiche
Università della Calabria

World Congress on Light and Life
17th Congress of the International Union of Photobiology
and 18th Congress of the European Society for Photobiology
Barcelona (Spain), 25-30 August 2019
Registration and abstract submission are open now!

New and innovative applications of Photodynamic Inactivation of microoorganisms in
Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences

Call for Papers

The antimicrobial effect of Photodynamic Inactivation (PDI) is based on the light-induced and photosensitizer-mediated overproduction of reactive oxygen species in harmful or unwanted target cells. This approach aroused special attention since it allows for killing of a wide spectrum of microorganisms irrespective of their resistance to conventional treatment with antibiotics. Up to date, medical applications of PDI for management of clinical conditions from 'head to feet' are on their way to approval by health agencies.

We wish to inform our members about the the internationally focused conference titled

The Second International Symposium on Prognostic and Therapeutic Implications of RKIP in Cancer’ 

that will be held in Heraklion, Crete, Greece, on May 9-10, 2019

For futhrer information see attachment.

During the IUPB executive board interim meeting held on July 12th, the members of the Executive Board selected the 2019 IUPB awardees as follows:
The Finsen medalists:
Henry Lim, USA, for his contributions in Photomedicine (Photodermatology)
Janet Bornman, Australia, for her contributions in Environmental Photobiology
Silvia Braslavsky, Germany, for her contributions in Sensory Photobiology
Edna Roe Lecturer:
Lesley Rhodes, UK, for her contributions in Photomedicine (Photodermatology)
Finsen Lecturer:
Scott Byrne, Australia, for his contributions in Photomedicine (Photoimmunology)
The awards will be presented and each of the awardees will deliver a lecture at the IUPB-ESP World Congress on Light and Life (Joint 17th International Congress on Photobiology & 18th Congress of the European Society for Photobiology)) to be held in Barcelona, Spain, on August 25-30, 2019.