Welcome Address

On behalf of the Organizing Committee of the 2014 Annual Meeting on Photochemistry organized by the Japanese Photochemistry Association (JPA), we are very welcome all of you to join the 2014 meeting. The meeting will be held in October 11 (Sat) - 13 (Mon), 2014 at the Sapporo campus, Hokkaido University, which will be the fourth occasion of the meeting at Hokkaido University following 1981, 1993, and 2000.

The meeting is the one of the most important activities of JPA and, the researchers and students working in the fields of photochemistry, photophysics, photobiology, and related areas gather together to discuss the recent topics as well as to exchange information on mutual scientific interests. In the 2014 meeting, we will have two special English sessions on October 11: one focuses on "Photofunctional Transition Metal Complexes (keynote: Prof. R. Eisenberg, U. Rochester)" and the other focuses on "Single Molecule Spectroscopy (keynote: Prof. J. Hofkens, K. U. Leuven)". We convince the participants will enjoy scientific sessions and activities in the meeting.

We plan four oral-parallel sessions for three days except for the award lecture sessions and three poster sessions. Students are also encouraged to present their works in oral sessions. JPA will award best oral and poster presentations by students. From 2014, furthermore, JPA will also provide new awards for the presentations by students supported by Royal Society of Chemistry and Elsevier Publishing Company. For more details, please visit our website.

We are looking forward to seeing all of you in Sapporo.

Chair, Annual Meeting on Photochemistry 2014
Noboru KITAMURA, Hokkaido University

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