Dear colleagues, dear photobiologists,


The French Society for Photobiology is happy to welcome you on its web site.


Photobiology is a vast and varied area of research, but crossed by common concepts, techniques and methodologies. It therefore seems important to us to promote exchanges between the different topic of our rich discipline, which is what the French Society of Photobiology is doing.


After 2 years of almost complete shutdown of our activities due to the health situation, work is resuming within the Society. This first became visible in November 2021 in Toulouse with the joint symposium with the GdR HappyBio and the Francophone Society of Medical Photonics. We also co-organized with the French Society of Photodermatology and the Group of Cutaneous Carcinogenesis an e-conference at the beginning of the year. It was a great success both in terms of the quality of the interventions and the number of participants.


Regarding future activities, we have already planned for June 2023 a joint conference in Rennes with photodermatologists. We also plan to organize an event in the second half of this year, in particular for topics not related to human health. Finally, the big event for the SFPB will be the organization of the congress of the European Society of Photobiology in Lyon in 2023, a decision recently validated by the executive committee of the ESP.


In addition, the new executive committees and the new board, in place since 2020, are open to all your suggestions. We also remain open to all contacts with other groups whose concerns overlap, even partially, with those of the SFPb. In this regard, we can only encourage new members to work with us by joining our society (see procedure on this site).


I wish you success and success in your activities, however diverse they may be.


Thierry Douki,

President of the SFPb




Board :

Thierry DOUKI (President), IRIG/SyMMES, CEA-Grenoble

Diane KIRILOVSKY (Vice-president), LMBT, UMR 8221, CEA Saclay

Emmanuel QUESTEL (Treasurer) Pierre Fabre Dermo-Cosmétique, Toulouse

Patricia VICENDO (Secretary), CNRS, IMRCP, UMR 5623, Toulouse


Executive committee:

Christophe BEDANE, Service de Dermatologie, Limoges

François-Yves BOUGET, laboratoire d'Océanographie de Banyuls / Mer

Marie ERARD, Laboratoire de Chimie Physique, Université Paris Sud

Agathe ESPAGNE, Ecole Normale Supérieure, Département de Chimie, PARIS

Angela FALCIATORE, UMR7141 CNRS-Sorbonne Université, Paris

Marie-Dominique GALIBERT, UMR 6061, Inst. de Génétique et Développement, Rennes

Henri-Pierre LASSALLE, CRAN, Université de Lorraine, Vandoeuvre

Emmanuel MAHE, hôpital Victor Dupouy , Argentueil

Laurent MARROT, L'OREAL, Aulnay sous Bois

Antonio MONARI, Université de Lorraine, Nancy

Emmanuel QUESTEL , Laboratoires Pierre Fabre Dermo-Cosmétique, Toulouse

Evelyne SAGE, CNRS, Institut Curie, Orsay

Michel SLIWA, Laboratoire de Spectrochimie Infrarouge et Raman de Lille

Evelyne SAGE, CNRS, Institut Curie, Orsay

Karine STEENKESTE, Laboratoire de Photophysique Moléculaire, UPR 3361, Orsay

Christine VEVER-BIZET, Laboratoire Jean Perrin, Paris




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