Presentation of Dr Kristjan Plaetzer

14 septembre 2021, 10 h 00 min

Respected worldwide as a specialist in photodynamic inactivation, PD Dr. Plaetzer earned his Ph.D. and venia docendi in biophysics at the Paris Lodron University of Salzburg, Austria. Today, his major research interests lie in the use of natural photoactive compounds and light to inactivate microorganism, with a special focus in application of this antimicrobial approach in plant protection, food safety and human medicine.
Currently head of the Laboratory of Photodynamic Inactivation at the University of Salzburg, Dr. Plaetzer has published more than 50 papers and review articles in peer-reviewed journals, as well as book chapters. Dr. Plaetzer is an executive committee member of the European Society for Photobiology and associate editor of Photochemical and Photobiological Sciences at Springer Nature. He regularly serves as conference speaker and is named as inventor on three PDT-related patents.

Dr Plaetzer will give a short talk online for the POLYTHEA consortium on September 14th, 2021, entitled :

Adding Photodynamic Inactivation to the farmer’s toolbox for fighting phytopathogens.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement n°764837