The American Society for Photobiology is pleased to announce:
2017 ASP Presidential Evening Symposia: ‘Photo-excited States: From Tissue Damage to Photomedicine’

Come visit us in San Diego, exploring the frontiers of research on photo-excited states and their mechanistic role in tissue photodamage and photomedicine! These ASP focus symposia gather basic and translational researchers that will present cutting edge talks in high quality oral sessions held on two days.
2017 ASP Presidential Evening Symposia Organizers:
Georg T. Wondrak, University of Arizona, ASP President
Keith A. Cengel, University of Pennsylvania, ASP Past president
Yu-Ying He, The University of Chicago, ASP President Elect
Theresa M. Busch, University of Pennsylvania, ASP Treasurer
location: San Diego, California
time: April 6-7, 2017; late afternoon/evening (5 p.m. -10 p.m.; session timing is designed not to conflict with other ongoing local meetings.)

event venue: Spring Hill Suites San Diego Downtown/Bayfront
This brand new premier hotel is located at 900 Bayfront Court, San Diego, CA 92101 and will provide a vibrant setting to host the 2017 ASP Presidential Symposium.


Program, abstracts, and registration:
Online registration and abstract submission will be end of November 2016.
Preliminary program will be posted soon.



2016 Conference

2016-06-21 (3)

Click on Final Program to download.


Interactive searchable schedule on the  2016 conference mini site.

38th Meeting of ASP, Tampa Bay, Florida, May 21–26, 2016


If you want to contribute your own images taken during the meeting please send to ASP secretariat with short caption:
E-mail: headquarters@photobiology.org


Seeing the Light: Pigment Cells, Their Responses, and the Generation of Diversity
October 5 – 8, 2016
Royal Sonesta Harbor Court , Baltimore, Maryland

Abstract submission and registration have been extended until 29 July, 2016.

Organized by The PanAmerican Society for Pigment Cell Research
Click here for meeting flyer. (PDF)


ESP Members 

ESP Travel Fellowships available to young photo biologists. For more information and application, please visit the page http://www.photobiology.eu/esp_travel_fellowships
These will be open to applications until March 31st 2016

ASP 1st Virtual Poster Symposium Winners!

The winners are in!!
Drumrolls please…….

  • Best combined poster and video: Rachel Murkett
  • Best poster: Marvin Pollum
  • Best video: Emma Briars
  • People’s prize overall: Joyce Liu

Congratulations to all our winners!

More information available on our symposium page.

New Membership System

Our new online membership system is now live.

You can join ASP online or renew your membership. Use the membership link in the menu tab.

Members can access the journal via member log in using the Journal Access link.

Note: For member log in, leading zeroes in the member number are no longer necessary. E.g., if your member number log in was 000734 it is now 734.

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