Watercolor and normal view of Salzburg in winter (mouse over)

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the ESP Executive Committee and the Congress Organizing Committee, I cordially invite you to attend the 19th Congress of the European Society for Photobiology, which will be held over 4 days in Salzburg (Austria), from August 30 to September 3, 2021. As with past ESP congresses we are sure that this meeting will again provide a unique international forum for the dissemination of new research and technological development in the science of Photobiology. Attendees will find excellent opportunities for productive scientific discussions, exchange of new ideas and establishing new collaborations.

In addition to a wealth of parallel symposia covering a full range of themes in the Photobiological Sciences, we will have keynote and plenary lectures in exciting developing areas of photobiology, including a talk by the 2021 Young Investigator Awardee. There will be ample opportunity to contribute oral presentations, participate in interactive poster sessions, and meet participants from the industry. ESP provides a substantial fellowship scheme being launched to encourage the active participation of young scientists in the congress programme.

Salzburg, Austria’s most inspiring city, is an UNESCO world heritage site located on the banks of the Salzach river. Salzburg’s historic center is famous for its baroque architecture and for its cultural events, most prominently the Salzburg Festival, which will end immediately before the start of our congress. The congress venue will be the Faculty of Natural Sciences of Salzburg University, in walking distance from the city center. In addition to having a small airport of its own, Salzburg is served by Munich and Vienna International Airports to which it is conveniently connected by rail.

We sincerely thank our sponsors to whom this invitation is warmly extended. Full recognition of their contributions will be made at the meeting as well as in Congress literature and on our website.

I look forward to welcoming you in Salzburg, a wonderful place for a memorable meeting.

Franz Trautinger
ESP President