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1st November

08:00 – 09:00 Registration
09:00 – 09:30 Welcome speech
Mgfc. Joan Masnou, Rector of the University of Vic-Central University of Catalonia
Dr. Josep Arimany, first Deputy Mayor of Vic and president of the Board of Trustees of the Foundation for Higher Education in Health Sciences
Dr. Amadeu Llebaria, Institute for Advanced Chemistry of Catalonia (IQAC-CSIC), Organizing CommitteeOrganizing Committee representative (TBD)
09:30 – 10:00 Session 1
Photo-control of affinity reagents
Andrew Woolley, University of Toronto
10:00 – 10:30 Session 1
Wireless in vivo pharmacology and optogenetics
Jae-Woong Jeong, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
10:30 – 11:00 Short presentations
Towards photocontrol of the cell entry of cell-penetrating peptides
Tim Shober, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Studies on the sensitization phenomenon of P2X7 receptors by use of photoisomerisable tools.
Kate Dunning, Université de Strasbourg
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 – 12:00 Session 1
Photoswitches in Photopharmacology: The good, the bad
and the ugly

Burkhard König, Universität Regensburg
12:00 – 12:30 Session 1
Towards theranostic applications of photopharmacology
Wiktor Szymanski, University Medical Center Groningen
12:30 – 13:00 Session 1
Metal complexes for the protection and delivery of bioactive ligands
Edith C. Glazer, University of Kentucky
13:00 – 13:30 Session 1
Light-sensitive drugs that act on endogenous ion channels for reinventing phototransduction in the blind retina
Michael Telias, 
University of California Berkeley
13:30 – 15:00 Lunch with Poster session
15:00 – 15:30 Session 2
Photoswitches and lipids
Dirk Trauner, New York University
15:30 – 16:00 Session 2
Peptidomimetics for photopharmacology and structural biology applications
Anja Hoffmann-Röder, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universtität Munich
16:00 – 16:30 Session 2
Light-induced Hyperthermia for oncology and disinfection
Romain Quidant, ICFO-ICREA
16:30 – 17:00 Coffee break
17:00 – 17:30 Session 2
Optoacoustic imaging of tissue dynamics
Vasilis Ntziachristos, Technische Universität München
17:30 – 18:00 Session 2
Tapered optical fibres for multifunctional optical neural interfaces
Ferruccio Pisanello, Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia
18:00 – 18:45 Short presentations
Synthesis and pharmacological evaluation of photoswitchable
histamine H3 receptor agonists

Niels Hauwert, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
Photo-tuned compounds for the optical control of the muscarinic ACh receptor M1
Luca Agnetta, Julius-Maximilians University
The second generation of GPCR photochromic ligands: switching
efficacy from antagonism to agonism

Xavier Gomez Santacana, Institut for Functional Genomics (IGFCNRS)
20:00 Symposium dinner
Hotel Les Clarisses
Restaurant Santa Clara

2nd November

08:30 – 09:20 Session 3
Photoresponsive Biomolecular Systems
Ben Feringa, University of Groningen
09:20 – 09:50 Session 3
Photodynamic processes for treatment of cancer
Kristian Berg, Oslo University Hospital
09:50 – 10:20 Session 3
Photopharmacology in Alzheimer research: Chemical tools to
investigate the functions of enzymes and GPCRs

Michael Decker,
University of Würzburg
10:20 – 10:50 Coffe break
10:50 – 11:20 Session 3
Pain neuromodulation through deep brain photopharmacological

Cyril Goudet,
Institut de Génomique Fonctionnelle (IGF)
11:20 – 11:50 Session 3
Shining a light on pancreatic beta cell function using optical
David Hodson,
University of Birmingham
11:50 – 12:20 Session 3
Non-azobenzene photopharmaceuticals : potential for cell biology
Oliver Thorn-Seshold, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universtität Munich
12:20 – 12:50 Short presentations
Light dosimetry: A method for conditional adjustment of circadian period
Dusan Kolarski, University of Groningen
Azoheteroarenes: Novel photoswitches with tunable properties and multiple functional opportunities
Matthew Fuchter, Imperial College London
12:50 – 14:30 Lunch with Poster session
14:30 – 15:00 Short presentations
Adhesive photoswitch for modulation of protein functions
Rina Mogaki, University of Tokyo
OPTOEPIGENETICS: Light-controlled Modulation of Gene Expression
Olalla Vázquez, Philipps-Universität Marburg
15:00 – 15:30 Session 4
Illuminating adenosine receptors in movement disorders
Francisco Ciruela,
15:30 – 16:00 Session 4
Current and future aspects of fluorescence guided healthcare
for surgery, pathology, endoscopy – the next frontier activatable

Gooitzen van Dam, 
16:00 – 16:30 Closing speech