General Information

Come join us in Albuquerque, NM

Dear Colleagues,
The 41st ASP 2022 Biennial meeting will be held at the Hotel Albuquerque in Albuquerque, NM from 10-12 April 2022. So please mark your calendar. An online component will consist of recorded sessions. All ASP members and non-members interested in photobiology are invited to attend, share your discoveries, and meet old and new fellow scientists and friends at the meeting. Also, the meeting will offer more than 100 oral presentation opportunities for attendees at all career stages who submit abstracts.

Please use #photobio2022 when posting about the event!


Sessions will address recent advances in the following focus areas.

  • DNA damage repair and response
    • Impact of circadian rhythm and aging on UV DNA damage responses and photocarcinogenesis
    • Photochemistry and photobiology of melanin pigments
    • UV-induced DNA damage response
    • UV damage and repair in chromatin

  • Mechanism and protection of UV-induced damage and cancer
    • Natural products in prevention of photodamage and photocarcinogenesis
    • The role of redox dysregulation in skin photodamage
    • Recent advances on UV-mediated molecular signaling in cancer

  • From bench to the bedside: photodynamic therapy and photomedicine for cancer and other diseases
    • PDT in imaging and cancer therapy
    • From predictions to practice: Approaches to PDT delivery
    • Nanotechnology In PDT
    • ALA-PDT in cancer therapy
    • Immune response after PDT: molecular mechanisms and potentiation strategies
    • PDT and Combinations to Overcome Resistance in Cancer

  • Photobiology and Photodamage of the eye and photoreceptors
    • Ocular photobiology and photodamage
    • Actions of free and bound chromophores in cells: from photodamage to optogenetics
    • Photochemistry of photoreceptors and photosynthetic systems

  • Photochemistry and Photophysics
    • Photochemistry and photophysics in materials
    • Singlet oxygen at the nanoscale
    • Fluorescence, protein, laser, and photophysics
    • Photosensitized reactions in biomolecules and carcinogenic cells
    • Protein photo-oxidation: Mechanisms and biological consequences
    • Metal complexes in phototherapy and bioimaging
    • Photophysics: In vivo singlet oxygen detection and dosimetry

  • General and applied photobiology
    • ASP-ESP Joint Symposium: New paradigms in photobiology
    • New developments in UV germicidal photobiology for infection control
    • New photochemical reactions for biomaterials and drug delivery
    • Clinical applications of photobiology

  • Platform sessions

Social Events

  • Grant writing workshop/pizza party/associate member election (for associate members)
  • Opening reception (for all)
  • Banquet (for all registered for this event)

Venue and Room Information

All Sessions, Meeting and Socials will be held at the:

Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town
800 Rio Grande Blvd. NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87104

During presentations, please turn off all cell phones or set them to vibrate.

The landmark Albuquerque luxury hotel is conveniently located in the heart of Old Town, offering accommodations and amenities including an on-site restaurant and bars, an outdoor resort swimming pool, and more than 62,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting and event space. Hotel Albuquerque is also located across the street from Sawmill Market: a 25,000 square-foot food market with an array of local cuisine and culinary traditions. Guests can enjoy pickup, delivery, or patio dining daily.


Sleeping rooms will be available at Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town at a rate of $169 single/double plus taxes. The conference rate is available until 9 March 2022 or until the block is sold out. For reservations, click the button below to book at a reduced-rate in the ASP block or call 1.866.505.7829 and mention American Society for Photobiology.

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This is the ONLY way to book a room at the hotel at the ASP rate!!!


Business casual dress is appropriate throughout the meeting. For comfort in the air-conditioned meeting rooms, a light jacket or sweater is suggested.

ASP Registration Desk

The ASP Registration Desk is staffed to check in attendees and exhibitors and answer any questions you might have regarding the meeting.

Registration Hours:

  • Saturday: 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Sunday: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Monday: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Internet Access

Complimentary guest room and meeting space internet will be provided to attendees.

Food and Beverage

Morning and afternoon breaks will be provided Monday through Wednesday in the registration area.

Cancellation Policy

Substitutions of meeting participants may be made at any time without penalty. All conference cancellations must be in writing and must reach the ASP Office by 9 March to receive a refund. You may switch from In-Person to Online participation with no penalty, up until March 9, 2022; if you decide to do this you will be refunded the difference between the in-person and online registration rate. All refunds will be issued after the meeting minus a 20% processing fee. Refunds will not be issued to no-shows. In the event of a meeting cancellation or reschedule, we will not be held responsible or liable for other costs, charges, and/or expenses, including such things as cancellation/change charges which might be assessed by hotels, airlines or travel agencies.