The fifth Latin-American Congress of Photocatalysis, Photoelectrochemistry and Photobiology - LACP3 2017 will take place at the  University of Guanajuato, Gto., Mexico from September 24 to 29, 2017.

 This congress constitutes a new edition of a series of meetings aimed to gather together the scientific community with research interests in photo-activated processes. (photophysics, photochemistry, homogeneous and heterogeneous photocatalysis, photoelectrochemistry and photobiology) focused on the degradation of pollutant agents, the removal of heavy metals, the photoinactivation of microorganisms, the synthesis of organic compounds, the production of hydrogen and other alternative fuels, the reduction of carbon dioxide, the artificial photosynthesis, among others, either in a fundamental or applied perspective.

 The previous four congresses were held in Mexico: Morelia (2012), Guadalajara (2013) , San Luis Potosí (2014) and  in South America : Bucaramanga, Colombia (2016) and they accomplished the main goal of sharing experiences and perspectives of Latin American researchers as well as of worldwide scientists.