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MSc position

= this position is no longer available = We are looking for a new member of our UV-SINTEC team: A fully funded 20 month MSc position is available in the School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences at University College Cork to study plant’s biological responses to UV-B radiation. For more details see the advert.

IUVA white paper on the use of UV against SARS-CoV-2

The International Ultraviolet Association (IUVA) has published a white paper on the use of UV radiation to inactivate the SARS-CoV-2 virus. SARS-CoV-2 is the virus that causes COVID-19. While at the moment not much data are available on the effect of disinfectants (including UV radiation) on SARS-CoV-2, several scientific studies collectively show promising results. Find […]

New date for ICULTA conference

The ‘International Conference on UV LED Technologies & Applications – ICULTA’ has been rescheduled to next year and will be held from April 18 to 21, 2021 in Berlin, Germany. The conference was originally planned for 26 to 29 April 2020, but had to be cancelled due to the COVID-19 outbreak. ICULTA offers a forum […]

Use of UV Light on the human body discouraged

UV industry associations are discouraging the use of UV light on the human body to disinfect against Corona Virus. The International Ultraviolet Association (IUVA) and RadTech North America are educational and advocacy organizations. They state that there are “no protocols to advise or to permit the safe use of UV light directly on the human […]

UV4Plants network meeting rearranged

The 3rd Network Meeting of the UV4Plants Association has been rearranged to take place from 11th to 16th of October 2020. A new deadline for changes of the abstracts, cancellations or new participations is 30th of August 2020. Find more information at their website: Rearrangement of Kiel meeting

UV4Plants 3rd network meeting 2020

The next Network meeting of the International Association of Plant UV Research (UV4Plants) will be held in Kiel, Germany, from 1 to 3 April 2020. The theme of the meeting will be “Plant responses to UV radiation – Diversity in time and space”. A first circular with details can be downloaded from the UV4Plants website. […]


After a successful first conference, the second International Conference on UV LED Technologies & Applications (ICULTA) is now announced for 2020. The conference takes place from 26 to 29 April 2020 at the MELIÃ Hotel in Berlin. The call for oral and poster presentation abstracts is now open, and runs until 30 November 2019. The […]

UV4Plants Workshop 2019 – report

The workshop “UV-B and Climate Change; impacts on plants and vegetation” was held in Cork, Ireland, on 15 & 16 April 2019. The overarching aim of the workshop was to explore the interactive effects of UV-B and climate change parameters on plants and vegetation. A total of 28 researchers attended the workshop, which was organised […]