About the Symposium

After 52 years of continued success, the International Symposium on Photochemistry remains one of the most important scientific events for the international photochemical community. The vitality and impact of this community can be also appreciated by the fact that the IUPAC subcommittee on photochemistry has been one of the most active ones within the Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry Division and this symposium is the main driver for the activities of the subcommittee. Over the years, participation in the Symposium has included a healthy number of delegates from North America, Asia, and Europe, with a smaller but sustained participation of delegates from Australia and New Zealand, Africa and Latin America. The IUAPC symposium in Photochemistry brings together many of the world experts in various scientific areas and strongly encourages the participation of younger scientists, postdocs and students.

The scientific topics to be covered in the Symposium include areas of unparalleled impact in the world today: renewable energy sources, green chemistry, atmospheric photochemistry, single molecule microscopy and super resolution imaging. The latter are key for biosciences and trace analysis of proteins, nucleic acids, and small bioregulators. With more efficient light sources and means to collect solar energy, there is an on-going resurgence in the development of photochemical reactions using flow process, which are beginning to make an impact in an industrial context. This will be an excellent opportunity to engage scientists from pharmaceutical, materials, and other industries. The symposium will also cover advanced spectroscopic methods with increased time and space resolution and methods for analysing complex samples.

Important Dates

Call for abstracts: 19th September 2017
Deadline for submission of oral abstracts: 23rd March 2018
Opening of registration: 8th January 2018
End of early registration: 6th April 2018
Deadline for submission of poster abstracts: 18th May 2018
Symposium dates: 8th-13th July 2018

University College Dublin

Founded one hundred and sixty years ago, University College Dublin has continued to make a unique and substantial contribution to the creation of modern Ireland. Many UCD students and staff participated in the struggle for Irish independence and the university has produced numerous Irish Presidents and Taoisigh (Prime Ministers) in addition to generations of Irish business, professional, cultural and sporting leaders. Among UCD’s well-known graduates are authors (Maeve Binchy, Roddy Doyle, Flann O’Brien), actors (Gabriel Byrne, Brendan Gleeson), directors (Neil Jordan, Jim Sheridan) and sports stars such as Irish rugby captain Brian O’Driscoll and former Manchester United and Ireland captain Kevin Moran. Perhaps the best known of all its graduates is the writer James Joyce, who completed his Bachelor of Arts at the university in 1902.

Belfield, the main University College Dublin campus is located on a 132 hectare site, 4km south of Dublin city centre. The campus in an attractively landscaped complex of modern architectural buildings, accommodating student residences and numerous leisure and sporting facilities. UCD is ideally positioned benefiting from an excellent public transport infrastructure and a range of hotels from 3* to 5* within a 2km radius. This truly will be a memorable and inspirational venue for the 27th photoIUPAC Dublin Conference.

University College Dublin

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