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.

Venice (Italy) - Palazzo Franchetti 4-8  February 2019

Emerging Tools in Biomechanics: from tissues down to single molecules


Mechanical  properties  have  a  key  role  in  biological  processes.  At  the  interface  between  biology, physics, and mechanics the school will survey recent advances and the emerging techniques able to probe mechanical properties of biological material. Combining lectures, application talks and hands- on  training,  the  school  will  introduce  the  topic  at  different  length  scales,  from  molecular  and  subcellular approaches (Atomic Force Microscopy, Acoustic Force Spectroscopy), to single cells (Brillouin microspectroscopy,    MEMS)    also    extending    towards    multicellular    organization    and    tissues (nanoindentation, ultrasonic micro-elastography). Of note, in addition to theoretical lectures, world leading companies will provide access to unique state of the art instrumentation to perform practical activities during the school.

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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.

La Società Italiana di Biofisica Pura e Applicata sta organizzando a Pisa un incontro in memoria di Carlo Bernardini, dal titolo "Carlo Bernardini Fra Scienza, Divulgazione e Disarmo",  il 5 e 6 settembre prossimi.

Trovate tutte le informazioni nel sito dell'USPID (www.uspid.org), alla pagina:


Il programma dettagliato, lo trovate a questo link:


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.

Wednesday 3 - Friday 6 October, 2018, in Nice, France

WALT 2018 will be held at the Le Méridian Nice Hotel — A central beach front location with the city right behind it. Le Méridien Nice is set at number 1 Promenade des Anglais — the most prestigious location in Nice — with stunning views of the Mediterranean and only a short drive from Nice International Airport.

More info at https://walt.no/

Three PhD positions are available at Parma University for projects dealing with development and biophysical applications of photoactive molecules.
Deadline for application: September 4, 2018
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Assemblea Annuale 2018 dei Soci

Il giorno Giovedì 21 giugno 2018 alle ore 18.00 nella sede del SIFB-Alpe Adria Meeting on Photobiology - Udine, si è tenuta l’Assemblea dei Soci della SIFB, col seguente

Ordine del giorno:

  1. Situazione iscrizioni 2018;
  2. Elezioni del nuovo direttivo;
  3. Bilancio 2017;
  4. Congresso SIFB 20-22 giugno 2018 (congresso congiunto Alpe-Adria), Udine valutazione;
  5. Varie ed eventuali

Relazione Anno 2017

37 iscritti di cui 25 strutturati e 12 non strutturati, di 9 regioni
Situazione Patrimoniale Società

Residuo 01/01/2017 8434.43
Uscite Spese gestione 214.85
Spese Bancarie 130.65
Contributi non strutturati 301.00
Totale 646.5
Entrate Quote tesseramento 1060
Totale 1060
Variazione 413.50
Residuo 31/12/2017 8847.93


September 19th to 22nd, 2018 Kochel am See, near Munich, Germany

website: http://pdt2018.com/

Invitation letter from the Conference Chairs to join the “Photodynamic Therapy and Photodiagnosis Update” conference which will take place from September 19th to 22nd 2018 at Kochel am See, an hour drive south of Munich, Germany:

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

following the tradition initiated in 1996 by Giulio Jori and Herwig Kostron, the 2nd post Brixen (Italy) Symposium PDT & PD Update 2018 will bring together students, researchers and clinicians working in all fields of photodynamic therapy (PDT) and photodiagnosis (PD) to foster the scientific developments in this field thus contributing to widespread use. While presenting interdisciplinary lectures and posters the Brixen-Spirit could be tasted and experienced during your intercultural discussions bringing young and elder attendees together, new friendships and relations can be founded.

Located in Southern Bavaria, Kochel am See offers impressive scenic views as well as interesting activities for relaxation. After hard work during the conference days, it depends on you to attend the first weekend of the Munich-October-Fest (22.09.-07.10.2018) while still being accommodated in Kochel am See.