American Society for Photobiology

ASP 2018 Biennial Meeting: 12-15 May 2018
Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina

Abstract submission form now open (deadline March 14, 2018)

Registration now open (early registration deadline April 12, 2018). Use registration tab at the top.

Urbach Student Travel Award Applications now open (deadline March 7, 2018)


Welcome to the ASP Conference 2018 in Tampa. This site will host complete information about the conference.

Date and Place: May 12-15, 2018, at the Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina, a breathtaking venue with all state of the art accommodations ensuring an enjoyable and productive meeting.
Visit the Location tab to read all about Tampa Bay, a vibrant region that takes pride in its rich, cultural heritage.

This meeting will feature, among other highlights:

Keynote lectures by:
Wolfgang Gaertner (Leipzig, Germany; Sunday, May 13)
Tayyaba Hasan [Boston, USA; Monday, May 14)
Rutao Cui (Boston, USA; Tuesday, May 15)

Celebratory symposium: '55 Years Photochemistry and Photobiology’ - Jean Cadet & Irene Kochevar (co-chairs; Monday, May 14).
Confirmed speakers: Ana Moore (Tempe, USA), Jim Cleaver (San Francisco, USA), Gonzalo Cosa (Montreal, Canada), David Kessel (Detroit, USA), John Spudich (Houston, USA)

ASP-ESP joint symposium: 'Cutaneous DNA damage: new insights and approaches from translational human studies' - Lesley Rhodes, Manchester, UK and Marcus Cooke, Miami, USA (co-chairs; Monday, May 14)
Confirmed speakers: Marcus Cooke (Miami, USA), Thierry Douki (Grenoble, France), Patrick Rochette (Quebec, Canada), Mike Kemp (Ohio, USA), Lesley Rhodes (Manchester, UK)

Special sessions that include:

  • 'Organic and inorganic photochemistry of functional materials: A Panamerican perspective' (Alec Greer & Lisa Kelly, USA; co-chairs)
  • 'Direct and Sensitized Photochemistry in Biological Molecules' (Carlos Crespo, USA & Andrés Thomas, Argentina; co-chairs; May 13)
  • 'UVA and Beyond: Frontiers in Photodamage and Photoprotection' (Eduardo Ruvolo, Bayer, USA, Iltefat Hamzavi, USA; co-chairs; May 15)
  • 'The skin exposome: From environmental exposure to biological response' (Ariane Dimitrov, L’OREAL, France & Georg Wondrak, USA; co-chairs; May 15)
  • 'ASP Associate member scientific symposium' (chaired by the winners of the 2017 online symposium: Michael Pigula, Harvard Medical School & Regina DiScipio, Case Western Reserve University; May 13)

    Other confirmed session chairs:
    Thierry Douki, John-Stephen Taylor, Beth Gaillard, Patrick Rochette, Keith Cengel, Theresa Busch, Imran Rizvi, Jonathan Lovell, Jin Xie, Yu-Ying He, Mike Davies, Christian Schoeneich, Sherri McFarland, Edith (Phoebe) Glazer, Tadeusz Sarna, Xiaojing Yang, Wolfgang Gaertner, Frank Gasparro, Giorgia Miolo.

    We are also moving forward planning other popular events such as the ASP Associate Member pizza party, career development workshops, industry exhibits and presentations etc.
    Abstract submission is now open (deadline March 14, 2018). Accepted abstracts will be published in a supplemental issue of 'Photochemistry and Photobiology’.

    Come join us in Tampa

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