21st International Symposium on Bioluminescence and Chemiluminescence & XIX International Symposium on Luminescence Spectrometry 31st May – 3rd June, 2022

Scientific Program


Total time allowed for oral contributions (including questions) is: 45 minutes for Plenary lectures, 30 minutes for Invited lectures, 20 minutes for Keynote lectures and 15 minutes for oral presentations.

Each room will be equipped with a computer and an LCD projector.

All presenters are requested to upload their presentation files at least during the break before the session in which presentation is scheduled.

Please arrive at your session room at least 15 minutes before your session starts to meet the chairs and to re-confirm our presentation slides.

Poster session will take place in the “Asturias room” of Gijon conference center.

Dimensions of Display Board is 120 cm width by 200 cm high. The poster ID number will be mounted on the top of the board.

The recommended poster size is A0.

Posters must be allocated in the boards before the 10:30 h of the scheduled day and removed at the end of each session.

The topics of the conference deal with all aspects of luminescence spectrometry:

Föster resonance energy transfer
Photo-induced fluorescence
Plasma luminescence (LIBS)
Other related techniques


Archaeometry, luminescence dating
Artwork diagnostics
Automated analytical systems
Bioassays and Biosensors
Bioimaging and Biomedical applications
Biotechnological applications
Environmental and agrochemical analysis and monitoring
Food control
Genomics, proteomics and metabolomics
Health care and monitoring
Labelling and detection of biomolecules
Luminescence and the dynamics of biological systems
Luminescence imaging
Luminescent complexes and metal-organic frameworks
Luminescent nanostructures
Marine bioluminescence
Multiphoton luminescence microscopy
Pharmaceutical and toxicological analysis
Sensors, biosensors and molecular Switches

The works presented deal with:

Fundamental research
Industrial methods and applications
Instrumentation development
New concepts
Theoretical insights
Trends in synthetic methodologies

Plenary, Invited and Keynote Speakers

Plenary Lecturers

Aladar A. SZALAY Cancer Therapy Research Center, Wuerzburg, Germany
Sylvia DAUNERT University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, USA
Niko HILDEBRANDT Laboratoire COBRA, Rouen, France
Ángel ORTE University of Granada, Spain
Aldo RODA University of Bologna, Italy


Invited and Keynote Speakers (List of speakers confirmed up to date in alphabetical order)

  • María de la Paz AGUILAR CABALLOS University of Córdoba, Spain
  • Francesco BALDINI Institute of applied physics "Nello Carrara", Italy
  • Shimshon BELKIN The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
  • Loïc J. BLUM University Claude Bernard Lyon 1, France
  • Bruce BRANCHINI Connecticut College, USA
  • Pimchai CHAIYEN Vidyasirimedhi Institute of Science and Technology, Thailand
  • Susana DE MARCOS RUIZ University of Zaragoza, Spain
  • Radhaballabh DEBNATH J.U. Kolkata, India
  • Alfonso FERNÁNDEZ GONZÁLEZ University of Oviedo, Spain
  • Philippe GIAMARCHI Brest University, France
  • Stefano GIROTTI Alma Mater Studiorum-University of Bologna, Italy
  • Anurup GOHAIN BARUA Gauhati University, India
  • Carola GREGOR Institute for Nanophotonics Goettingen, Germany
  • Elizabeth A. H. HALL, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • Fernando HEERING BARTOLONI Federal University of ABC, Brazil
  • Eulogio J. LLORENT MARTÍNEZ University of Jaén, Spain
  • Jose M LOPEZ de LUZURIAGA FERNANDEZ University of La Rioja, Spain
  • Joao L. MACHADO dos SANTOS Porto University, Portugal
  • Jérôme MALLEFET University Catholique de Louvain, Belgium
  • Valentina MARASSI Alma Mater Studiorum-University of Bologna, Italy
  • Elisa MICHELINI Alma Mater Studiorum-University of Bologna, Italy
  • Mara MIRASOLI Alma Mater Studiorum-University of Bologna, Italy
  • Antonio MOREDA PIÑEIRO University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain
  • May MORRIS University of Montpellier, France
  • Isabelle NAVIZET University Gustave Eiffel, France
  • Yuichi OBA Chubu University, Japan
  • Yoshihiro OHMIYA Biomedical Research Institute, Japan
  • Guillermo ORELLANA Complutense University of Madrid, Spain
  • Dmitri B. PAPKOVSKY University College Cork, Ireland
  • Julia PÉREZ PRIETO University of Valencia, Spain
  • Isabel PIVIDORI Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain
  • Dirk POELMAN University of Ghent, Belgium
  • María del Mar PUYOL BOSCH Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain
  • Ángel RÍOS CASTRO University of Castilla -La Mancha, Spain
  • Karen SARKISYAN MRC London Institute of Medical Sciences, United Kingdom
  • Stefan SCHRAMM Merck KGaA, Germany
  • Ganesh D. SOCKALINGUM University of Reims Champagne-Ardenne, France
  • Neso SOJIC University of Bordeaux, France
  • Gérald THOUAND University of Nantes, France
  • Alexei TROFIMOV Russian academy of sciences, Russia
  • Makoto TSUNODA The University of Tokyo, Japan
  • Vadim VIVIANI Federal University of Sao Carlos, Brazil
  • Ilia YAMPOLSKY Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia

Social Program

The social program for registered participants will include the following activities (all of them complimentary with the registration fee):

Ice Breaker Wine and opening of the exhibition hall: Monday, May 30, 2022, Asturias Room, Gijon Conference Center (19:00 – 20:30)

Welcome Cocktail (Asturian Espicha) and Asturias Traditional Music: Tuesday, May 31, 2022, Tendayu (Muséu del Pueblu d’Asturies), five minutes walking distance from the Conference Center (19:30 – 22:30). Although there are many areas where cider is produced and consumed, there is only one in the world which holds 'espichas' (cider festivals) and that is Asturias. There is no doubt that 'espicha' is synonymous with Asturias, and you can see that for yourself in this special event on Tuesday afternoon.

Conference Excursion: Thursday, June 2, 2022 (from 14:30 to 19:00). Guided visit to “The Laboral City of Culture” and “Atlantic Botanical Gardens”. Discover some of the places that make up the monumental complex of the former Universidad Laboral de Gijón, declared an Asset of Cultural Interest. We will also visit the first Botanical Garden in the northwest of the Iberian Peninsula, which stands out for its approach, modern and non-generalist, based on specialized collections of flora.

Conference Banquet: Thursday, June 2, 2022, (from 20:00 to 23:30). For enjoying the Spanish cuisine, we hope to see all of you during the Thursday evening’s Conference Gala Dinner at the abba Mía Restaurant - at abba Playa Gijon hotel, located at five minutes walking distance from the Conference Center. You will be amazed by the beauty of this extraordinary site on the beachfront and with fabulous views of the Bay of San Lorenzo. This is a wonderful opportunity to network, renew old friendships and make new acquaintances.

Farewell cocktail: Friday, June 3, 2022, Asturias Room, Gijon Conference Center (from 13:30 to 15:00).

There is no cost to attend any of these activities for all registered participants and Accompanying persons who paid the registration fees.