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.

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.

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.

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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.

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