In memory of Professor Ugo Mazzucato (1929–2017)

September’s issue of Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences is dedicated to the memory of Professor Ugo Mazzucato, who passed away on 15th October 2017. Guest-edited by Anna Spalletti, Fausto Ortica and Loredana Latterini, this issue honours the memory and achievements of Professor Mazzucato as an eminent photochemist, a rigorous teacher and a friendly colleague.

Professor Ugo Mazzucato

 

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Browse a selection of the articles included below:

Wavelength dependence and wavelength selectivity in photochemical reactions
Stefano Protti, Davide Ravelli and Maurizio Fagnoni
Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2019, 18, 2094-2101
DOI: 10.1039/C8PP00512E, Perspective

Photochromic rotaxanes and pseudorotaxanes
Shilin Yu, Nathan D. McClenaghan and Jean-Luc Pozzo
Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2019, 18, 2102-2111
DOI: 10.1039/C9PP00057G, Perspective

VUV-photolysis of aqueous solutions of hydroxylamine and nitric oxide. Effect of organic matter: phenol
Mónica C. Gonzalez and André M. Braun
Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2019, 18, 2240-2247
DOI: 10.1039/C9PP00143C, Paper

The photoisomerization of cis,trans-1,2-dideuterio-1,4-diphenyl-1,3-butadiene in solution. No bicycle-pedal
Jack Saltiel, Christopher E. Redwood and Ratheesh Kumar V. K.
Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2019, 18, 2174-2179
DOI: 10.1039/C9PP00113A, Paper

Optimized synthesis of luminescent silica nanoparticles by a direct micelle-assisted method
Benedetta Del Secco, Luca Ravotto, Tatiana V. Esipova, Sergei A. Vinogradov, Damiano Genovese, Nelsi Zaccheroni, Enrico Rampazzo and Luca Prodi
Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2019, 18, 2142-2149
DOI: 10.1039/C9PP00047J, Paper

The chiral photocycloaddition of a cyclohexenone derivative with a chiral alkene. A DFT study
Maurizio D’Auria
Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2019, 18, 2191-2198
DOI: 10.1039/C8PP00521D, Paper

 

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2nd Frontiers in Photochemistry Conference #FIP20

2nd Frontiers in Photochemistry Conference,

 

Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences is pleased to be sponsorsing the 2nd Frontiers in Photochemistry Conference (#FIP20) in Nassau, Bahamas in February 2020 along with other RSC journals Sustainable Energy & Fuels, Chemical Science, ChemComm, Energy & Environmental Science.  FIP20 will focus on cutting-edge of research in the photochemical sciences. Topics to be discussed are:

 

Biological and Bio-Inspired Photochemistry

Photocatalytic Mechanisms

Photoactive Materials

New Chromophore Design

Upconversion/Singlet Fission

Ultra-fast Processes

Photoswitches/Photochromism

 

Register today!

 

Registration Deadlines

Early Bird: 07 September 2019
Talk Submission: 30 September 2019
Poster Submission: 20 December 2019
Registration Deadline: 20 December 2019

 

2nd Frontiers in Photochemistry Conference, Speakers

For more information please visit the conference website

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Plant responses to UV

Have you read our collection on Plant responses to UV? Guest Edited by Gareth I Jenkins the collection is available to read online now.

This collection highlights the breadth of research being undertaken to understand how plants respond to UV radiation in the environment. Some articles focus on the mechanisms of UV perception and the consequent regulation of gene expression and downstream responses, while others are concerned with ecological perspectives and applications in crop production.

The themed issue is based substantially on presentations given at the 2018 Network Meeting of UV4Plants, the international association for plant UV research, held in Bled, Slovenia. The meeting included workshop sessions involving researchers with diverse interests in plant UV research, which resulted in an extensive perspective article (see T. M. Robson et al.) integrating the broad spectrum of plant UV research and highlighting areas where future research could be directed.

Gareth I. Jenkins

Browse some of the articles in the collection:

Transmission of ultraviolet, visible and near-infrared solar radiation to plants within a seasonal snow pack
T. Matthew Robson and Pedro J. Aphalo
Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2019, 18, 1963-1971
DOI: 10.1039/C9PP00197B, Paper

Fossil pollen and spores as a tool for reconstructing ancient solar-ultraviolet irradiance received by plants: an assessment of prospects and challenges using proxy-system modelling
Alistair W. R. Seddon, Daniela Festi, T. Matthew Robson and Boris Zimmermann
Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2019, 18, 275-294
DOI: 10.1039/C8PP00490K, Perspective

Regulation of Arabidopsis gene expression by low fluence rate UV-B independently of UVR8 and stress signaling
Andrew O’Hara, Lauren R. Headland, L. Aranzazú Díaz-Ramos, Luis O. Morales, Åke Strida and Gareth I. Jenkins
Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2019, 18, 1675-1684
DOI: 10.1039/C9PP00151D, Paper

Different irradiances of UV and PAR in the same ratios alter the flavonoid profiles of Arabidopsis thaliana wild types and UV-signalling pathway mutants
Susanne Neugart, Mark A. Tobler and Paul W. Barnes
Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2019, 18, 1685-1699
DOI: 10.1039/C8PP00496J, Paper

 

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Lasers in medicine

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Have you read our recent themed web collection on ‘Lasers in Medicine’? Guest Edited by Franz Trautinger the collection is available online now.

 

‘Since its invention in the 1960s the technology of light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation (laser) has become essential to all areas within the photochemical and photobiological sciences. In photomedicine its use is manifold, in routine patient care as well as in clinical and experimental research, and continuing innovation is driven by the steady development of new laser sources and application devices. This virtual themed issue provides a selection of reviews and research articles on practical and conceptual aspects of the use of lasers in medicine written and compiled to attract the interest of a community of readers hopefully as broad as the topics covered.

Franz Trautinger’

 

A selection of the articles in the collection:

Depth resolved label-free multimodal optical imaging platform to study morpho-molecular composition of tissue
Marco Andreana, Ryan Sentosa, Mikael T. Erkkilä, Wolfgang Drexler and Angelika Unterhuber
Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2019, 18, 997-1008
DOI: 10.1039/C8PP00410B, Paper

Photobiomodulation: lasers vs. light emitting diodes?
Vladimir Heiskanen and Michael R. Hamblin
Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2018, 17, 1003-1017
DOI: 10.1039/C8PP00176F, Perspective

Examining tumor modulating effects of photobiomodulation therapy on head and neck squamous cell carcinomas
Felipe Martins Silveira, Mariana de Pauli Paglioni, Márcia Martins Marques, Alan Roger Santos-Silva, Cesar Augusto Migliorati, Praveen Arany and Manoela Domingues Martins
Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2019, 18, 1621-1637
DOI: 10.1039/C9PP00120D, Perspective

Reflectance confocal microscopy in the diagnosis of pigmented macules of the face: differential diagnosis and margin definition
Francesca Farnetani, Marco Manfredini, Johanna Chester, Silvana Ciardo, Salvador Gonzalez and Giovanni Pellacani
Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2019, 18, 963-969
DOI: 10.1039/C8PP00525G, Perspective

Laser assisted tattoo removal – state of the art and new developments
Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2019, 18, 349-358
DOI: 10.1039/C8PP00416A, Paper

 

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Perspective Collection: Online now!

PPS, Royal Society of Chemistry

Each month we update our 2019 Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences Perspective collection which pulls together all of the reviews published in PPS throughout the year. Remember to check back to read our latest articles!

These articles are attracting a lot of attention already:

 

Ozone–climate interactions and effects on solar ultraviolet radiation
A. F. Bais, G. Bernhard, R. L. McKenzie, P. J. Aucamp, P. J. Young, M. Ilyas, P. Jöckelh and M. Deushi
Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2019, 18, 602-640
DOI: 10.1039/C8PP90059K

Linkages between stratospheric ozone, UV radiation and climate change and their implications for terrestrial ecosystems
Janet F. Bornman, Paul W. Barnes, T. Matthew Robson, Sharon A. Robinson, Marcel A. K. Jansen, Carlos L. Ballaré and Stephan D. Flint
Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2019, 18, 681-716
DOI: 10.1039/C8PP90061B

Solar UV radiation in a changing world: roles of cryosphere–land–water–atmosphere interfaces in global biogeochemical cycles
B. Sulzberger, A. T. Austin, R. M. Cory, R. G. Zepp and N. D. Paul
Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2019, 18, 747-774
DOI: 10.1039/C8PP90063A

Human health in relation to exposure to solar ultraviolet radiation under changing stratospheric ozone and climate
R. M. Lucas, S. Yazar, A. R. Young, M. Norval, F. R. de Gruijl, Y. Takizawa, L. E. Rhodes, C. A. Sinclair and R. E. Neale
Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2019, 18, 641-680
DOI: 10.1039/C8PP90060D

Interactive effects of solar UV radiation and climate change on material damage
A. L. Andrady, K. K. Pandey and A. M. Heikkilä
Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2019, 18, 804-825
DOI: 10.1039/C8PP90065E

 

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Outstanding Reviewers for Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences in 2018

We would like to highlight the Outstanding Reviewers for Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences in 2018, as selected by the editorial team, for their significant contribution to the journal. The reviewers have been chosen based on the number, timeliness and quality of the reports completed over the last 12 months.

We would like to say a big thank you to those individuals listed here as well as to all of the reviewers that have supported the journal. Each Outstanding Reviewer will receive a certificate to give recognition for their significant contribution.

Dr Terje Christensen, Norwegian Radiation and Nuclear Safety Authority ORCiD: 0000-0002-1109-6074

Dr Frank de Gruijl, Leiden University Medical School ORCiD: 0000-0001-6264-3982

Professor Brian Diffey, Newcastle University ORCiD: 0000-0002-8955-125X

Professor Fabienne Dumoulin, Gebze Technical University ORCiD: 0000-0002-0388-8338

Professor Frédéric Dumur, Aix-Marseille University ORCiD: 0000-0003-4872-094X

Dr Raquel Galian, University of Valencia ORCiD: 0000-0001-8703-4403

Professor Albert Girotti, Medical College of Wisconsin

Dr Yoosaf Karuvath, CSIR-NIIST ORCiD: 0000-0002-8837-4490

Professor Petr Klán, Masaryk University ORCiD: 0000-0001-6287-2742

Professor Shu-Pao Wu, National Chiao Tung University ORCiD: 0000-0002-4424-5486

We would also like to thank the Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences board and the photochemical and photobiological community for their continued support of the journal, as authors, reviewers and readers.

If you would like to become a reviewer for our journal, just email us with details of your research interests and an up-to-date CV or résumé. You can find more details in our author and reviewer resource centre

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Nano- and Molecular Engineering of Photosensitisers themed issue online

Issue 11 of Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences is a themed issue focusing on ‘Nano- and Molecular Engineering of Photosensitisers’ and guest-edited by Fabienne Dumoulin.

Below is an excerpt from Fabienne’s editorial:

‘Like many English words, photosensitiser arises from Greek roots and literally means something sensitive to light, clearly a very broad definition. In this themed issue of Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences, photosensitiser stands only for systems which generate reactive oxygen species upon appropriate excitation and in suitable conditions. These papers focus on the design, synthesis and evaluation of such photosensitisers’.

The issue, along with Fabienne’s editorial can be read here.

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Outstanding Reviewers for Photochemical & Photobiological Science in 2017

We are delighted to highlight the Outstanding Reviewers for Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences  in 2017, as selected by the editorial team, for their significant contribution to the journal. The reviewers have been chosen based on the quantity, quality and timeliness of the reports completed over the last 12 months.

A big thank you to those individuals listed here as well as to all of the reviewers that have supported the journal. Each Outstanding Reviewer will receive a certificate to give recognition for their significant contribution.

Dr Terje Christensen, Norwegian Radiation Protection Authority, ORCID: 0000-0002-1109-6074
Dr Frank de Gruijl, Leiden University Medical School, ORCID: 0000-0001-6264-3982
Dr Michael Hamblin, Harvard Medical School, ORCID: 0000-0001-6431-4605
Dr Yukihide Ishibashi, Ehime University, ORCID: 0000-0002-4015-8828
Dr Kenji Kamada, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology, ORCID: 0000-0002-7431-5254
Dr Evelyne Sage, Institut Curie
Dr Jack  Saltiel, Florida State University
Dr Michel Sliwa, University of Lille, ORCID: 0000-0002-5073-8180
Dr Theodossis Theodossiou, Institute of Physical Chemistry, National Center for Scientific Research “Demokritos”
Dr Shu-Pao Wu, National Chiao Tung University, ORCID: 0000-0002-4424-5486               

Thank you to the Photochemical & Photobiological Sciences board and the photochemical and photobiological community for their continued support of the journal, as authors, reviewers and readers.

 

If you would like to become a reviewer for our journal, just email us with details of your research interests and an up-to-date CV or résumé.  You can find more details in our author and reviewer resource centre

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Congratulations to the prize winners at the JPA’s Annual Meeting on Photochemistry 2017!

This month saw the occasion of the Japanese Photochemistry Association’s (JPA) Annual Meeting on Photochemistry 2017. The meeting was held over three days at Tohoku University in Sendai and was a huge success, attracting 665 delegates and featuring 167 oral presentation and 314 poster presentations. 

The Royal Society of Chemistry was on hand to offer prizes for student presentations. The winner of the Photochemical & Photobiological Science prize for outstanding oral presentation was awarded to Michihisa Ueda, of The University of Tokyo, for his presentation on Accelerated Ring Inversion of a [4n]annulene Derivative by Photo-stabilization of its Planar Transition State.

 
 L-R: Prof. Hiroshi Fukumura (Committee Chair and the president of National Institute of Technology, Sendai College) Dr Hiromitsu Urakami (RSC), Michihisa Ueda (PPS award winner), Prof. Hiroshi Miyasaka (President of the JPA, Osaka University)

 

The winner of the Journal of Materials Chemistry A prize for outstanding poster presentation was awarded to Nobuhiko Nishitani, of Kyoto University, for his presentation on STM Observation of 2-D Self-Assembly of Photochromic Diarylethenes Having Oligopeptide Chains at the Liquid/ Graphite Interface and Its Photoresponsive Behavior.

 
 Journal of Materials Chemistry A winner Nobuhiko Nishitani (third left) along with other award winners, being presented their awards by Prof. Hiroshi Fukumura (Committee Chair and the president of National Institute of Technology, Sendai College – far left), Dr Hiromitsu Urakami (RSC – second left) and Prof. Hiroshi Miyasaka (President of the JPA, Osaka University – far right)  

 

The Royal Society of Chemistry offers its hearty congratulations to all prize winners!

 

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RSC Photochemistry Group Meeting 2017

by Robert Edkins

The RSC Photochemistry Group meeting was held from 14th-15th September 2017 at the University of Birmingham’s Chemistry Department, attracting around 70 participants from across the UK and Ireland. The meeting was designed to be a forum for early career researchers (ECRs) in photochemistry to present their work in a relaxed setting and to network with other Group members. 15 ECRs gave oral presentations covering the full range of modern photochemistry in its widest sense. The talks were of outstanding quality and led to excellent discussions. It is clear that the field is alive with many up-and-coming researchers.

Supplementing the ECR talks were two Keynote Lectures by Helen Fielding (UCL) with her fascinating talk “Shedding new light on photochemistry in nature: biochromophores, protein chromophores and molecular motors” and by Photochemical and Photobiological Sciences Editor-in-Chief Dario Bassani (University of Bordeaux), who gave a stimulating lecture entitled “How to use supramolecular interactions to control excited states.” Two further tutorial lectures with a more pedagogical feel from Rob Neely (University of Birmingham) on “The chemistry of super-resolution microscopy” and Stan Botchway (Central Laser Facility) on “Excited-state lifetime imaging in bio-medical applications” completed the very diverse and interesting programme.

(L to R) Dario Bassani and Helen Fielding deliver their Keynote Lectures
(L to R) Rob Neely and Stan Botchway deliver their Tutorial Lectures

 

The poster session with ca. 35 posters was well attended and generated lots of dialogue amongst the participants, which continued later on at the conference dinner held in Birmingham city centre. It was especially pleasing to see the engagement of the ECRs at these networking events, which hopefully has stimulated many new collaborations.

 

     
Early career researchers enjoying the poster sessions

 

Photochemical and Photobiological Sciences sponsored a prize for the best oral and best poster presentations. It was difficult to pick winners due to the extremely high standard of all of the presentations, but after much deliberation between the committee members, the oral prize was awarded to Dr Robert Godin of Imperial College London for his excellent talk entitled “Understanding Heterogeneous Photocatalysts By Time-Resolved Diffuse Reflectance Spectroscopy.” The poster prize was awarded to Fiona Black of Newcastle University for her very engaging poster “Probing Charge-Transfer Dynamics Using Time-Resolved Spectroscopy.” Congratulations Robert and Fiona!


Robert Godin of Imperial College London receives the PPS Oral Presentation Prize
(L to R) Robert Godin (PPS Oral Prize winner), Robert Edkins (Organizer),  Zoe Pikramenou (Organizer)

Fiona Black of Newcastle University receives the PPS Poster Presentation Prize
(L to R) Robert Edkins (Organizer), Zoe Pikramenou (Organizer),
Fiona Black (PPS Poster Prize winner)

Two further poster prizes, sponsored by the RSC Photochemistry Group, were awarded to Yisu Wang from Cardiff University for a poster entitled “Novel plasmonic nanoparticles for applications in quantitative biosensing and bioimaging” and Huayun Shi from Warwick University for a poster on “Photoactive platinum anticancer complexes.” Congratulations Yisu and Huayun!

All of the RSC Photochemistry Meeting prize winners together
(L to R) Yisu Wang (RSC Photochemistry Group Poster Prize winner), Huayun Shi (RSC Photochemistry Group Poster Prize Winner), Robert Godin (PPS Oral Prize winner), Fiona Black (PPS Poster Prize winner)

The organizing committee (Zoe Pikramenou, University of Birmingham, and Dr Robert Edkins, University of Oxford) hope that all attendees of the meeting had an enjoyable and stimulating experience and we thank you all for your participation during the meeting. We also thank PPS for sponsoring the prizes as well as the Faraday Division for a small meeting grant, University of Birmingham for hosting the event, and Photonic Solutions for sponsoring the poster session.

We would like to take this opportunity to encourage you all to join the RSC Photochemistry Special Interest Group next time you renew your RSC membership and to follow us on Twitter @RSC_Photochem.

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