Forthcoming events

6th HRSMC/EPA Advanced Summer School on Photochemistry


Important Update

The developments around the corona virus cause world-wide restrictions to public life and travel, which renders any perspectives to travel to The Netherlands hazardous for all participant and speakers of the school. Therefore have decided to postpone the 6th HRSMC/EPA Advanced Summer School on Photochemistry to April 13-16, 2021.

More information here.


The 6th HRSMC/EPA Advanced Summer School on Photochemistry will be held July 9-12, 2020, at Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands.

The 6th HRSMC/EPA Advanced Summer School on Photochemistry is intended for PhD students, postdocs, and interested scientists active in the field of photochemistry, and for those who make use of photochemical or photophysical methods in their research. The school will cover several essential topics in photochemistry, ranging from the fundamentals of photoreactions, spectroscopy, and computational photochemistry, to applications such as solar energy conversion and photomedicine.

Organizing Committee:

  • Sylvestre Bonnet (Leiden University), chairman
  • Fred Brouwer (University of Amsterdam)
  • Elizabeth von Hauff (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
  • Rachel Scheffelaar (University of Amsterdam)
  • Ineke Weijer (HRSMC secretariat)

Registration opened on December 16th, 2019 at the following link. Deadline for abstract submission is June 15th 2020.

Conference updates will appear here. 

28th IUPAC Symposium on Photochemistry


Important Update

The Local Organizing Committee of the 28h IUPAC Symposium on Photochemistry has made the formal decision to cancel the conference in Amsterdam, July 13-17, 2020.

Unfortunately, the restrictions due to the corona pandemic leave us no other choice.

More information here.


The 28th IUPAC Symposium on Photochemistry (PhotoIUPAC2020) will be held July 12-17, 2020, at the Roeterseilandcampus of the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

The conference will cover all areas of photochemistry. Some topics are listed below, but they are not intended as a limiting classification nor to exclude any other experimental or theoretical contributions related to the field.

  • Light energy conversion
  • Photochemical reactions and intermediates
  • Artificial molecular switches and motors
  • Photo-mechanical materials
  • Imaging and sensing
  • Single molecule photochemistry
  • Photomedicine
  • Photobiology
  • Emerging techniques and applications

Conference chair: Fred Brouwer (University of Amsterdam).
Registration will open on December 15th 2019 here.

Conference updates will appear here. 

Previous events

The International Symposium on Photochemistry remains one of the most important scientific events for the international photochemical community. Over the years, participation in the Symposium has included a healthy number of delegates from North America, Asia, and Europe, with a smaller but sustained participation of delegates from Australia and New Zealand, Africa and Latin America. The IUPAC symposium in Photochemistry brings together many of the world experts in various scientific areas and strongly encourages the participation of younger scientists, postdocs and students. The scientific topics to be covered in the Symposium include areas of unparalleled impact in the world today.

  • Edition 2018 – Dublin, Ireland – 8 July 2018 to 13 July 2018 — Program & AbstractWebsite
  • Edition 2016 – Osaka, Japan – 3 April 2016 to 8 April 2016 — Website
  • Edition 2014 – Bordeaux, France — 13 July 2014 to 18 July 2014

The International Conference on Photochemistry remains one of the most important scientific events for the international photochemical community. It is held every two years in world renowned education and research environnement. Past editions have been hosted, among others, in Strasbourg (France), Jeju Island ( Korea) or Leuven (Belgium). Each edition gathered hundreds of participants from all around the world thus providing a highly stimulating networking environnement.

  • Edition 2019 – Boulder, Colorado, USA – 21 July 2019 to 26 July 2019 — Program & AbstractWebsite
  • Edition 2017 – Strasbourg, France – 16 July 2017 to 21 July 2017 — Program & AbstractWebsite
  • Edition 2015 – Jeju Island, Korea – 28 June 2015 to 3 July 2015
  • Edition 2013 – Leuven, Belgium — 21 July 2013 to 26 July 2013 — Website

The International Conference on Photochemistry remains one of the most important scientific events for the international photochemical community. It is held every two years in world renowned education and research environnement. Past editions have been hosted, among others, in Strasbourg (France), Jeju Island ( Korea) or Leuven (Belgium). Each edition gathered hundreds of participants from all around the world thus providing a highly stimulating networking environnement.

The Central European Conference on Photochemistry is intended to bring together scientists from different European countries in one place to discuss their results. A lot of experience in photochemistry will be present to give everybody the chance for interesting scientific exchange. Additionally, scientists from countries outside of Europe are strongly encouraged to attend the meeting for a truly international knowledge exchange.

The Ciamician Photochemistry School is an introductory course designed for graduate students, PhD students and researchers.

The main topics of this meeting concern:
– theoretical aspects of electronic absorption and emission processes,
– photochemical techniques and stready-state and time-resolved spectroscopic measurements,
– application of photochemistry in the field of bioimaging, light harvesting antennae, molecular machines, organic reactions, solar energy conversion and medicine.

The UK-Italian joint meeting on Photochemistry, organized by the Photophysics and Photochemistry Group of the RSC (PPG) and the Gruppo Italiano di Fotochimica (GIF) deals with the following topics and young researchers, post-docs and PhD students are particularly encouraged to attend.

  • Artificial photosynthesis / Photovoltaics
  • Experimental and computational methods in spectroscopy and photochemistry
  • Optical sensing and imaging
  • Photochemical synthesis / Photocatalysis
  • Photochemical and photophysical approaches in medicine, environmental science and cultural heritage
  • Photoactive (nano)materials / Advanced molecular devices and machines.

The Gordon Research Conference on Photochemistry brings together scientists who are interested in the interaction of light and matter from both the fundamental and applied perspectives. This conference serves as a catalyst for the exchange of concepts, ideas, and information between these groups of researchers. The scope includes:

  • Photophysics
  • Spectroscopy
  • Photochemistry
  • Photobiology
  • Materials photoscience
  • Photoactive (nano)materials / Advanced molecular devices and machines.

The International Symposium on Photochemistry remains one of the most important scientific events for the international photochemical community. Over the years, participation in the Symposium has included a healthy number of delegates from North America, Asia, and Europe, with a smaller but sustained participation of delegates from Australia and New Zealand, Africa and Latin America. The IUPAC symposium in Photochemistry brings together many of the world experts in various scientific areas and strongly encourages the participation of younger scientists, postdocs and students. The scientific topics to be covered in the Symposium include areas of unparalleled impact in the world today.

  • Edition 2018 – Dublin, Ireland – 8 July 2018 to 13 July 2018 — Program & AbstractWebsite
  • Edition 2016 – Osaka, Japan – 3 April 2016 to 8 April 2016 — Website
  • Edition 2014 – Bordeaux, France — 13 July 2014 to 18 July 2014

The International Conference on Photochemistry remains one of the most important scientific events for the international photochemical community. It is held every two years in world renowned education and research environnement. Past editions have been hosted, among others, in Strasbourg (France), Jeju Island ( Korea) or Leuven (Belgium). Each edition gathered hundreds of participants from all around the world thus providing a highly stimulating networking environnement.

  • Edition 2019 – Boulder, Colorado, USA – 21 July 2019 to 26 July 2019 — Program & AbstractWebsite
  • Edition 2017 – Strasbourg, France – 16 July 2017 to 21 July 2017 — Program & AbstractWebsite
  • Edition 2015 – Jeju Island, Korea – 28 June 2015 to 3 July 2015
  • Edition 2013 – Leuven, Belgium — 21 July 2013 to 26 July 2013 — Website

The International Conference on Photochemistry remains one of the most important scientific events for the international photochemical community. It is held every two years in world renowned education and research environnement. Past editions have been hosted, among others, in Strasbourg (France), Jeju Island ( Korea) or Leuven (Belgium). Each edition gathered hundreds of participants from all around the world thus providing a highly stimulating networking environnement.

The Central European Conference on Photochemistry is intended to bring together scientists from different European countries in one place to discuss their results. A lot of experience in photochemistry will be present to give everybody the chance for interesting scientific exchange. Additionally, scientists from countries outside of Europe are strongly encouraged to attend the meeting for a truly international knowledge exchange.

The Ciamician Photochemistry School is an introductory course designed for graduate students, PhD students and researchers.

The main topics of this meeting concern:
– theoretical aspects of electronic absorption and emission processes,
– photochemical techniques and stready-state and time-resolved spectroscopic measurements,
– application of photochemistry in the field of bioimaging, light harvesting antennae, molecular machines, organic reactions, solar energy conversion and medicine.

The UK-Italian joint meeting on Photochemistry, organized by the Photophysics and Photochemistry Group of the RSC (PPG) and the Gruppo Italiano di Fotochimica (GIF) deals with the following topics and young researchers, post-docs and PhD students are particularly encouraged to attend.

  • Artificial photosynthesis / Photovoltaics
  • Experimental and computational methods in spectroscopy and photochemistry
  • Optical sensing and imaging
  • Photochemical synthesis / Photocatalysis
  • Photochemical and photophysical approaches in medicine, environmental science and cultural heritage
  • Photoactive (nano)materials / Advanced molecular devices and machines.

The Gordon Research Conference on Photochemistry brings together scientists who are interested in the interaction of light and matter from both the fundamental and applied perspectives. This conference serves as a catalyst for the exchange of concepts, ideas, and information between these groups of researchers. The scope includes:

  • Photophysics
  • Spectroscopy
  • Photochemistry
  • Photobiology
  • Materials photoscience
  • Photoactive (nano)materials / Advanced molecular devices and machines.