We are SPP

The broad goal of the Society of Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines (SPP) is to serve the interests of scientists working in any area of porphyrins, phthalocyanines and related macrocycles, independent of their scientific discipline, be it chemistry, physics, biology, biochemistry or material science.




ICPP-10 Munich


Current and future activities

Sponsoring ICPP

Attempt to provide the maximum supplemental financial support to participants of this meeting with the help of its membership dues.

Negotiate discounted rates

Help to negotiate discounted rates on meetings and books of interest to the membership.

Provide grants

Provide a limited number of grants to attend meetings such as ICPP.

Provide funds for awards

Raise or provide funds to support the Outstanding Young Investigator Awards given at ICPP.

Administrative help

Provide administrative help to SPP National Representatives or their designates wishing to organize meetings or other related P and Pc activities in their home country.

SPP Membership

Join the society or renew your membership
(or consult your status)

Year : 2018

Deluxe SPP/JPP membership*US$ 343.00
Full SPP membershipUS$ 70.00
Student SPP membershipUS$ 40.00

Grouped years : 2017-2018

Deluxe SPP/JPP membership (2-year)*US$ 657.00
Full SPP membership (2-year)US$ 130.00
Student SPP membership (2-year)US$ 80.00

Year : 2017

Deluxe SPP/JPP membership*US$ 324.00
Full SPP membershipUS$ 70.00
Student SPP membershipUS$ 40.00

Immediate benefits

  • discounted registration fee for participation at ICPP meetings
  • discounted personal subscription rate to JPP (the official SPP journal)
  • discounted member only purchase price of the Handbook of Porphyrin Science
  • awarding of several SPP grants to student participants at ICPP meetings

*The Deluxe membership also includes an “e-only” subscription to the Journal of Porphyrins and Phthalocyanines (offer only available to SPP members).


A new ICPP award entitled the “John Shelnutt Young Investigator Award” was established in the honor of Professor John A. Shelnutt (who passed away on July 12, 2014) at last ICPP. We would like to continue offering this award in 2018 at the ICPP-10 meeting in Munich and we (SPP) therefore accept donations in Dr. Shelnutt’s honor. These funds will be matched by SPP in order to set up an endowment for this purpose.


Main Background

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