Starts 21 May 2018
Ends 25 May 2018
Central European Time
Kastler Lecture Hall (AGH)
Strada Costiera, 11 I - 34151 Trieste (Italy)
DEADLINE for requesting participation: 12 FEBRUARY 2018

G. Kaminski Schierle, Cambridge University, U.K.
A. Painelli, University of Parma, Italy

L. Grisanti, SISSA/ICTP, Trieste Italy
A. Hassanali, ICTP, Trieste, Italy

A Conference for experimentalists and theoreticians investigating the photophysics and photochemistry behind the interaction of light with the organic material that make up living systems.

This Conference will be a venue for scientists from all over the world working in biochemistry, physical chemistry and physics to discuss interactions between light and biological matter or its molecularbuilding blocks.

Synergy among experimentalists and theoreticians is crucial to understand the diversity of phenomena and the fundamental processes that govern the complex interaction of light with living matter.

The programme will include oral keynote invited presentations on the most recent developments, given both by high-profile senior scientists and junior researchers as well as contributed short talks and poster presentations.

In the application form, all applicants are invited to submit an Abstract for a poster presentation.  A limited number of contributed Abstracts will be selected by the Organizing Committee for a short oral presentation.

• Theoretical advances inmodelling electronic excited states in biologically-relevant systems, including charge and energy transfer processes;
• Photophysics and photochemistry of soft matter through time-dependent spectroscopic techniques;
• State-of-the-artdevelopments andapplications of linear and nonlinear optical techniques for the imaging of biological systems in cells and tissues.
• Emerging fluorescence and luminescence phenomena in proteins and biological systems.

M. Aschi, L'Aquila, Italy
M. Barbatti, Marseille, France
K. Belfield, New Jersey, U.S.A.
S. Boxer, Stanford, U.S.A.
M. Di Donato, Florence, Italy
N. Doslic, Zagreb, Croatia
M. Garavelli, Bologna, Italy
E. Gazit, Tel-Aviv, Israel
R. Improta, CNR/IBB, Naples, Italy
A.H. Marcus, Oregan, U.S.A.
B. Mennucci, Pisa, Italy
H. Okur, EPFL Lausanne, Switzerland
N. Rega, Naples, Italy
B. Rossi, ELETTRA Trieste, Italy
F. Santoro, ICCOM-CNR Pisa, Italy
I. Tavernelli, IBM Zurich, Switzerland
E. Vauthey, Geneva, Switzerland
N. Ventosa, ICMAB Barcelona, Spain


Luca Grisanti (ICTP), Gabi Kaminski (Cambridge University), Anna Painelli (University of Parma), Local Organiser: Ali Hassanali