Research Award of the Jörg Wolff Foundation under the patronage of the European Society for Photobiology

Arnold Rikli Award 2017

For photobiological investigations in relation to human beings, we hereby invite bids for the

18th Arnold Rikli Prize

in the amount of 10.000,-- Euro for the year 2017.

The prize was originally awarded by the Institute F. Wolff of Riehen, Switzerland and first established in 1989. Jörg Wolff, the brother of the former sponsor, continues this tradition. The prize has been announced by the Jörg Wolff foundation every year since 2006 and  now stands under the patronage of the European Society for Photobiology (ESP).

The submitted reports should cover investigations on biological effects of optical radiation (ultraviolet, visible, and infrared radiation). The results should highlight new indications for diagnostic investigation and/or therapy or provide guidelines for the practical utilization of basic photobiological knowledge and/or future research with optical radiation.

Unpublished papers, or papers published after January 1, 2015 must be submitted in the English language and be delivered to the office address mentioned below or submitted electronically to the email address shown not later than February 28, 2018. The submission should focus on one area of speciality. An additional abstract of no more than 300 words should outline the research and the significance of it. In the case that the submission is “in cumulo“ (five studies at most) a brief explanation should be provided uniting the presentations. It is desirable to enclose a letter of support in English for the award nomination.

An independent jury will evaluate the investigations and nominate the winner. The presentation of the award will take place at the Symposium “Licht und Gesundheit” in November 2018 in Berlin (Germany).

Office address: Dr. Peter Bocionek, c/o JW Holding GmbH, Kölner Straße 8, D-70376 Stuttgart, Germany; email:

Complete lists of past ESP Awards for Excellence in Photobiological Research and ESP Young Investigator Award.