Sep 11 – 15, 2017
Scuola di Architettura di Siracusa
Europe/Rome timezone

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Invitation to join the International Conference “Light on the ArChitecture of lifE - LACE17” – Syracuse (Italy)
On behalf of the Organizing committee we are pleased to announce the upcoming International Conference “Light on the ArChitecture of lifE - LACE17”, an interdisciplinary approach to the role of the structures in the life and the use of light to investigate cells and tissues structures.

The conference will take place in the island of Ortigia, the lovely heart of Syracuse (Sicily, Italy), on September 11-15, 2017. The conference venue will be at the School of Architecture (University of Catania) that is located next to the Castle of Maniace, dating from the eleventh century.

The conference will focus on the new frontiers in Biophysics that explore the structure and dynamics of  living matter, giving particular emphasis on the use of light as tool to investigate cellular processes and functions seen not as individual process and function but as collective and  integrated mechanisms.

The main theme of the conference covers a wide range of critically important sessions:
·         Spontaneous and photoinduced ultraweak photon emission
·         Application of light in environmental and medical field
·         Water structures and life
·         New biophysical approaches to the understanding of cell functions
·         Detectors for single photons applications

It gives an immense pleasure to invite you to join this conference. We will appreciate if you could spread the invitation to your colleagues.
We hope the conference participants will have the opportunity to enhance their knowledge, widen their network, stimulate their innovative self, and expand their vision while providing a relaxing and memorable time in the beautiful location of Ortigia.
We are very excited about this event and look forward to welcoming you to Sicily in September.

After this first announcement, more information concerning deadlines, registration and abstract submission, could be found on the website of the conference

Larissa Brizhik, Francesco Musumeci (chair), Gerald Pollack, Pavel  Pospíšil, Agata Scordino (chair), Jinglu Tan, Roeland van Wijk
Gaetano Agnello, Silvio Cherubini, Rosaria Grasso (chair), Marisa Gulino, Agata Scordino
The conference language is English. All presentations including discussions and submitted materials must be in English.
Electronic projectors with computers capable of memory devices will be available (Power Point or Adobe Acrobat recommended). If you have special requirements, please inform us in the Registration Form.
Online registration and abstract submission will open to all interested participants on April 10, 2017.
Abstract submission deadline: June 24, 2017
Registration deadline: August 20, 2017

Important information about abstract submission: 
Postdeadline Abstract Submission is August 10, 2017

The Conference Fee covers coffee breaks and lunches during the Conference Sessions.
Pre-registration fee (until July 23, 2017): 260 €
Regular registration fee (until August 20, 2017): 360 €
Fee payment is not available on-desk
To be determined.
All correspondence and requests for further information concerning the Conference should be sent to:
Rosaria Grasso
Chair of local Organizing Committee, LACE17
Department of Physics and Astronomy, Catania University,
Via S. Sofia 64,
95123 Catania,