Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences issue 11 is now available online

Issue 11 of Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences is now available to read online.

PPS 11 OFCThe front cover this month features work by M. Manikandan and Hui-Fen Wu from Kaohsiung, Taiwan. In their work they look at the differential photoresponse of acridine orange (AO) with live and dead cancer cells in fluorescence spectroscopy.

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Rapid differentiation and quantification of live/dead cancer cells using differential photochemical behavior of acridine orange
M. Manikandan and Hui-Fen Wu  
Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2013, 12, 1921-1926, DOI: 10.1039/C3PP50165E

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Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences issue 10 is now available online

Issue 10 of Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences is now available to read online.

The front cover this month features work by Thomas Vaid and co-workers from Alabama, USA. In their work they scrutinize the electronic structure and photophysical properties of (C=C)TTP2+ (TTP = tetra-p-tolylporphyrin) using quantum mechanical calculations and transient absorption spectroscopic measurements.

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Electronic structure and photophysics of (CC)tetra-p-tolylporphyrin2+
Young Mo Sung, Monica Vasiliu, David A. Dixon, Marco Bonizzoni, Dongho Kim and Thomas P. Vaid  
Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2013, Advance Article, DOI: 10.1039/C3PP50155H

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Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences issue 9 is now available online

Issue 9 of Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences is now available to read online.

PPS 9 front coverThe front cover this month features work by Richard McKenzie and co-workers from New Zealand. Their paper details the results of using electronic dosimeters to investigate the relationship between personal UV exposure and vitamin D status among a group of New Zealanders.

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Small doses from artificial UV sources elucidate the photo-production of vitamin D
R. McKenzie, B. Liley, P. Johnston, R. Scragg, A. Stewart, A.I. Reeder and M.W. Allen  
Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2013,12, 1726-1737, DOI: 10.1039/C3PP50041A

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Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences issue 8 is now available online

Issue 8 of Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences is a themed issue on the Interaction of UV radiation with DNA and is now available to read online.

PPS issue 8 coverThe front cover this month features work by Patrick Rochette and Justin Mallet from Québec, Canada. In their work they seek to shed light on the genotoxic effect of sunlight in the human eye, by  investigating cyclobutane pyrimidine dimer (CPD) induction in the cornea and the iris following irradiation of human eyes with different UV wavelengths (UVA, UVB and UVC).

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Wavelength-dependent ultraviolet induction of cyclobutane pyrimidine dimers in the human cornea
Justin D. Mallet and Patrick J. Rochette  
Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2013,12, 1310-1318, DOI: 10.1039/C3PP25408A


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Top 10 most-accessed articles April–June 2013

The 10 most-accessed Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences articles between April and June were as follows:

Light relief: photochemistry and medicine
David Phillips  
Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2010, 9, 1589-1596
DOI: 10.1039/C0PP00237B, Perspective
From themed collection Photosciences: a look into the future

On the genesis of heterogeneous photocatalysis: a brief historical perspective in the period 1910 to the mid-1980s
N. Serpone, A. V. Emeline, S. Horikoshi, V. N. Kuznetsov and V. K. Ryabchuk  
Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2012, 11, 1121-1150
DOI: 10.1039/C2PP25026H, Perspective

The enzymatic nature of fungal bioluminescence
Anderson G. Oliveira and Cassius  V. Stevani  
Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2009, 8, 1416-1421
DOI: 10.1039/B908982A, Paper

Synthetic analogues of anthocyanins as sensitizers for dye-sensitized solar cells
Giuseppe Calogero, Alessandro Sinopoli, Ilaria Citro, Gaetano Di Marco, Vesselin Petrov, Ana M. Diniz, A. Jorge Parola and Fernando Pina  
Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2013, 12, 883-894
DOI: 10.1039/C3PP25347C, Paper

Light-induced tryptophan radical generation in a click modular assembly of a sensitiser-tryptophan residue
Sujitraj Sheth, Aurélie Baron, Christian Herrero, Boris Vauzeilles, Ally Aukauloo and Winfried Leibl  
Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2013, 12, 1074-1078
DOI: 10.1039/C3PP50021G, Paper

UV-induced DNA damage and repair: a review
Rajeshwar P. Sinha and Donat-P. Häder  
Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2002, 1, 225-236
DOI: 10.1039/B201230H, Perspective

Signaling mechanisms of LOV domains: new insights from molecular dynamics studies
Peter L. Freddolino, Kevin H. Gardner and Klaus Schulten  
Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2013, 12, 1158-1170
DOI: 10.1039/C3PP25400C, Paper
From themed collection Blue-light photoreceptors

Time-resolved fluorescence microscopy
Klaus Suhling, Paul M. W. French and David Phillips  
Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2005, 4, 13-22
DOI: 10.1039/B412924P, Perspective
From themed collection In honour of Hiroshi Masuhara

Photoinduced formation of reversible dye radicals and their impact on super-resolution imaging
Sebastian van de Linde, Ivan Krstić, Thomas Prisner, Sören Doose, Mike Heilemann and Markus Sauer  
Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2011, 10, 499-506
DOI: 10.1039/C0PP00317D, Paper

Targeted photodynamic therapy of breast cancer cells using antibody–phthalocyanine–gold nanoparticle conjugates
Tanya Stuchinskaya, Miguel Moreno, Michael J. Cook, Dylan R. Edwards and David A. Russell  
Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2011, 10, 822-831
DOI: 10.1039/C1PP05014A, Paper
From themed collection Drug delivery technologies and immunological aspects of photodynamic therapy

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HOT papers in Photochemical & Photobiological Science

Here is the latest HOT paper published in Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences:

The effect of dimerization on the excited state behavior of methylated xanthine derivatives: a computational study
Dana Nachtigallová, Adelia J. A. Aquino, Shawn Horn and Hans Lischka  
Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2013, Advance Article, DOI: 10.1039/C3PP50077B

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Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences impact factor increases to 2.9

We are delighted to announce that PPS has received its highest ever impact factor* of 2.9!

This achievement would not have been possible without the contribution of all our authors, referees, readers and Board members: thank you, we are very grateful for your support.

PPS continues to publish the latest developments in photochemistry and photobiology and encourages a synergism between these two important research areas.

We invite you to submit your latest research to PPS

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Read more about the 2012 Impact Factors on the RSC Publishing Blog.

*The Impact Factor provides an indication of the average number of citations per paper. Produced annually, Impact Factors are calculated by dividing the number of citations in a year by the number of citeable articles published in the preceding two years. Data based on 2012 Journal Citation Reports®, (Thomson Reuters, 2013).

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Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences issue 7 is now available online

Issue 7 of Photochemical & Photochemical Sciences is a themed issue on ‘Blue-light photoreceptors’ and is now available to read online.

The front cover this month features work by Aba Losi and co-workers from Parma, Italy. Their article takes as its starting point the increasing evidence that prokaryotic organisms can sense and react to light stimuli via a variety of photosensory receptors and signal transduction pathways. The authors present a comprehensive scenario of the existence of bilin-GAF, LOV and BLUF proteins in the prokaryotic world, and inspect possible phylogenetic pathways. They also define novel criteria for identifying gene (and protein) sequences based on experimentally assessed photochemical events.

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Distance-tree analysis, distribution and co-presence of bilin- and flavin-binding prokaryotic photoreceptors for visible light
Carmen Mandalari, Aba Losi and Wolfgang Gärtner  
Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2013, 12, 1144-1157, DOI: 10.1039/C3PP25404F

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The 15th Congress of the European Society for Photobiology

The European Society for Photobiology (ESP), one of the two owner societies of PPS, will be holding the 15th Congress of the European Society for Photobiology in Liège, Belgium, on the 2–6th September 2013. This exciting conference is an important forum for the dissemination of advanced knowledge and technological developments in photobiology, and will generate scientific discussions and facilitate the exchange of new ideas and new collaborations for future research. The ESP Scientific Advisory Board, including the ESP President and PPS Associate Editor Evelyne Sage, have put together a program of sessions on a wide range of topics which cover major streams of photobiological sciences. This includes highly relevant, timely, cutting edge symposia.

Keynote speakers include:

Markus Böhm (Münster, Germany)
 • Novel twists in alpha-MSH-mediated protection against UV irradiation of the skin

Mladen Korbelik (Vancouver, Canada)
 • Engagement of sphingolipids in light-tissue interaction

Santi Nonell (Barcelona, Spain)
 • Genetically-encodable fluorescent singlet oxygen photosensitisers

Janet Morgan (Buffalo, USA)
 • Strategies for targeting cancer stem-like cells with photodynamic therapy

Roman Ulm (Geneva, Switzerland)
 • UV-B photoreceptor signalling

In addition to providing an exciting venue for scientific exchange, Liège is a historical European city and a great place to visit. Early registration ends July 31st, so click here to register today!

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Top 10 most accessed articles in March

In March, the top 10 most accessed articles in Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences were:

UV-induced DNA damage and repair: a review
Rajeshwar P. Sinha and Donat-P. Häder  
Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2002, 1, 225-236
DOI: 10.1039/B201230H

Signaling mechanisms of LOV domains: new insights from molecular dynamics studies
Peter L. Freddolino, Kevin H. Gardner and Klaus Schulten  
Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2013, Advance Article
DOI: 10.1039/C3PP25400C

Human safety review of “nano” titanium dioxide and zinc oxide
Karsten Schilling, Bobbie Bradford, Dominique Castelli, Eric Dufour, J. Frank Nash, Wolfgang Pape, Stefan Schulte, Ian Tooley, Jeroen van den Bosch and Florian Schellauf  
Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2010, 9, 495-509
DOI: 10.1039/B9PP00180H

The human health effects of ozone depletion and interactions with climate change
M. Norval, R. M. Lucas, A. P. Cullen, F. R. de Gruijl, J. Longstreth, Y. Takizawa and J. C. van der Leun  
Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2011, 10, 199-225
DOI: 10.1039/C0PP90044C

Effects of solar UV radiation on aquatic ecosystems and interactions with climate change
D.-P. Häder, H. D. Kumar, R. C. Smith and R. C. Worrest  
Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2007, 6, 267-285
DOI: 10.1039/B700020K

Effects of bis-carbazole based D–π-A sensitizers on solar energy capture in DSSCs
Bo Hyung Kim and Harold S. Freeman  
Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2013, 12, 421-431
DOI: 10.1039/C2PP25262G

Engineered photoreceptors as novel optogenetic tools
Andreas Möglich and Keith Moffat  
Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2010, 9, 1286-1300
DOI: 10.1039/C0PP00167H

Ozone depletion and climate change: impacts on UV radiation
R. L. McKenzie, P. J. Aucamp, A. F. Bais, L. O. Björn, M. Ilyas and S. Madronich  
Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2011, 10, 182-198
DOI: 10.1039/C0PP90034F

Dynamics of solvent controlled excited state intramolecular proton transfer coupled charge transfer reactions
Rajib Ghosh and Dipak K. Palit  
Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2013, 12, 987-995
DOI: 10.1039/C3PP25429A

Synthetic analogues of anthocyanins as sensitizers for dye-sensitized solar cells
Giuseppe Calogero, Alessandro Sinopoli, Ilaria Citro, Gaetano Di Marco, Vesselin Petrov, Ana M. Diniz, A. Jorge Parola and Fernando Pina  
Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2013, 12, 883-894
DOI: 10.1039/C3PP25347C

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