1993 European Drosophila Meeting in Crete

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13th European Drosophila Research Conference
12-17 September 1993
c/o Insect Mol. Biology Group
IMBB-FORTH, Box 1527
711 10 Heraklion, Crete, Greece

SECOND ANNOUNCEMENT


GENERAL INFORMATION

The 13th European Drosophila Research Conference will be held in Crete, Greece,
September 12-17, 1993 (Sunday-Friday).  This biannual meeting provides the
opportunity for researchers in the Drosophila field to present their latest
results in various fields such as  Molecular Biology, Genetics, Neurobiology,
Evolution, etc.  The last meetings were attended by approximately 600 scientists
from Europe and overseas.  The language of the conference will be English.
The conference will be held in a hotel close to the city of Heraklion.
Heraklion can be reached by several scheduled and charter flights from most
European cities.  Several daily ferry boat services connect the city to Piraeus,
and, in addition, there are, during  the summer, direct ferries to other
international ports.

SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMME

The 13th EDRC will consist of about 12-14 sessions with both oral and poster
presentations.  There will be, in addition, plenary sessions given by invited
speakers, as well as the possibility to organize additional workshops.  One
afternoon will be free, and excursions to archeological sites (Knossos,
Phaestos, Heraklion Museum) can be arranged locally.  If people wish to present
material such  as video films or computer programmes they should contact the
organizing committee as soon as possible.  The tentative programme of
the conference will include the following topics:

- Population genetics, ecology, evolution
- Chromosomes and chromatin
- Mobile genetic elements
- Sex determination and gametogenesis
- Neurobiology, neurogenetics, ethology
- Cell-cell interactions,
- Control of gene expression
- Gene-enzyme systems
- Hormonally regulated genes
- Early development and pattern formation
- Genome mapping and sequencing


CALL FOR PAPERS

All participants of the conference are invited to present their latest results
in poster or oral sessions.  Should more people wish to present oral
presentations than there are slots available, the organizing committee will
select the corresponding presentations and will inform the authors, at the
latest, in June 1993.

The organizing committee will also send, upon request, a formal invitation
to participants who would need it for obtaining travel funds to attend the
conference.
The next circular will be sent in mid December to all who have expressed their
interest in attending and have returned the accompany ing pre-registration form.
This next circular will include all necessary forms for registration,
accommodation and abstracts.

The DEADLINE for  registration/accommodation will be February 28, 1993 and for
abstract submission April 30, 1993.

The last circular (to be mailed in June 1993 to those who will have returned the
registration/accommodation forms by the deadlines indicated) will include the
preliminary programme of the conference.


REGISTRATION AND ACCOMMODATION

Its is expected that the conference fees will be in the range of 900 DM
(Deutsche Mark) for students and 1100 DM for regular participants in double
rooms or 1300 DM in single rooms.  The fees will cover accommodation in the
resort hotel where the conference will take place, transportation to and from
the hotel, conference material, tickets for lunch and coffee breaks, and a
farewell party on Friday, September 17.
As the Heraklion area is overbooked during the time of the conference (September
is still high season in Crete!) it was impossible to obtain rooms at lower
prices.  The organizers have obtained the best possible price, under the
condition that we manage to house the participants in one hotel.  Therefore,
we regret that we can not accept any applications for participation at the
Conference unless the entire package (conference + accommodation) is booked.
The number of possible participants will be about 500 and registration will be
on a first come-first served basis. The next circular will also include the
phone and fax numbers of local travel agents for participants who would like
to book sea passage to Crete, possible extensions of their stay, excursions,

etc.
In order to help us prepare the 13th EDRC, please fill in pre-registration form
and return it as soon as possible (not later than December 15, 1992) to:

13th European Drosophila Research Conference
c/o Insect Molecular Genetics Group
Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
P.O.Box 1527
GR-711 10 Heraklion,  Crete,  GREECE


PLEASE PASS COPIES OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT TO STUDENTS AND COLLEAGUES WHO WOULD BE
POTENTIALLY INTERESTED IN ATTENDING THE 13TH EDRC.


WE LOOK FORWARD TO WELCOMING YOU IN CRETE IN 1993.

PLEASE SEND US A COPY OF THIS
        PRE-REGISTRATION FORM
(CHECK ONE OPTION FOR EVERY QUESTION)


- Do you plan to attend the 13th EDRC:
O.....alone          O.....with an accompanying person

- Do you wish to make a scientific presentation:
O.....YES            O.....NO
O.....Poster         O.....Oral presentation

- In which of the following topics do you think that your contribution will best
fit? If more than one possibility, please indicate  first and second choice.
O.....Population genetics, ecology, evolution
O.....Chromosomes and chromatin
O.....Mobile genetic elements
O.....Sex determination and gametogenesis
O.....Neurobiology, neurogenetics, ethology
O.....Cell-cell interactions
O.....Gene-enzyme systems
O.....Hormonally regulated genes
O.....Early development and pattern formation
O.....Genome mapping and sequencing

PLEASE REPLY NO LATER THAN DECEMBER 15, 1992

Don't forget to give us your address

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