The 6th Photobiology School will be held on 15-20 June 2020
Casa della Gioventù Universitaria of the University of Padova
Via Rio Bianco 12, I-39042 Brixen/Bressanone, Italy
With the the patronage of the University of Padova.
The purpose of the ESP Photobiology Schools is to provide an introductory overview of all main aspects of photobiology, presented by experts in each area. The intention is to cover the basic principles of photobiology and photochemistry of biomolecules as well as applications of such knowledge in understanding effects of climatic changes, influence of light on biological systems, applications of light in medicine and related purposes.
The Schools include basic lectures in each field that should be attended by all participants as well as optional special lectures in the same fields. The students have the opportunity to present their results at a poster session.
The course may act as a foundation for further research in the photobiological sciences. The attendants may be MSc- and PhD-students as well as others who would be interested in an overview of the photobiological sciences. However, the course is primarily designed for PhD students. After completion of the course an attendance certificate is provided to all the students. In addition, an optional short final test is offered at the end of the course and an exam certificate is provided after evaluation of the exam results. Passing the exam will entitle students to apply for the ESP supplement to the Ph.D. Degree.
Students are encouraged to submit an abstract of their research to be presented as a poster during the School. The posters will be evaluated by the lecturers and the School attendee with the best poster will be awarded a travel fellowship to present the poster at the next ESP Congress.
The school will cover the following areas:
Photophysics and photochemistry;
Biophotonics - Light dosimetry in biological tissues;
UV (from cells to skin tissue, DNA damage, Vit. D effects);
PDT and fluorescence diagnosis;