Research Promotion

The group is the initiator and promoter of the Light Symposium and sponsor of the international Arnold Rikli-Prize. The Light Symposium focuses on the biological effects of optical radiation. It provides an opportunity to exchange information about the latest research results. So far, it has taken place 6 times, the venue alternating between Switzerland and the US, and has been organised and sponsored exclusively by the group.

The Arnold Rikli-Prize has been awarded since 1989 to honour research into the biological effects of optical radiation which have a direct impact on human medicine or provide guidelines for future research. Since 2006, the prize has been awarded annually by the Jörg Wolff Foundation. The Arnold Rikli-Prize is put out to tender in trade publications and scientific bodies. The prize value is € 10 000.

The sponsorship prize to the value of 5,000 Euro was announced for the first time in 2016 as an addition to the annual Arnold Rikli Award and is intended particularly for young photobiological scientists up to 35 years old. The 2nd sponsorship prize was announced in 2018.

Find out more about the award-winning pieces of research on the website of the Jörg Wolff Foundation

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