SYMPOSIUM ON BIOLUMINESCENCE & CHEMILUMINESCENCE

Paul Kitts pakitts at clontech.com
Thu May 16 21:23:22 EST 1996


9th INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON BIOLUMINESCENCE & CHEMILUMINESCENCE
October 4-8, 1996
Marine Biological Laboratory
Woods Hole, Massachusetts, USA

DEADLINE FOR BL/CL ABSTRACTS POSTPONED
This is to alert you and any interested persons with whom you may talk 
that the May 15 deadline for abstracts for the October 4- 8 meeting of 
Biolum/Chemilum in Woods Hole has been extended by 12 days to May 27. 
Registrations received by this date will also be accepted at the 
before-May 15 rate of $200. Original copies of abstracts must be 
provided, but please send advance copies by fax. This will be 
appreciated so that scientific review, numbering and indexing can be 
done. These abstracts will be published in the September issue of the 
Journal of Bioluminescence and Chemiluminescence (Wiley).

You should also know that later abstracts received by July 15 can 
still be accepted. While these will not be published in the journal, 
they will be distributed with and included in the program.

PROGRAM 
As in earlier meetings, the symposium will emphasize the interface 
between the fundamental and applied aspects of bioluminescence and 
chemiluminescence with the aim of promoting communication between 
workers in different areas. The program will be responsive to the 
contributions submitted, with the following session and speakers 
planned (not all confirmed).

o Chemistry, mechanisms of light emitting reactions
  F. McCapra; M. Isobe, T. Wilson 
o 3D structures of luciferases and related molecules
  T. Baldwin, I Rayment, P. Brick, K. Krause
o Luciferases: mechanisms and energy transfer
  D. Tu, J. Lee,S. Ghisla, W. Hastings, E. Meighen
o Quorum sensing and other regulatory elements controlling 
  bacterial bioluminescence
  P. Greenberg, B. Basslero 
o Green fluorescent protein and its applications
  W. Ward, P. Kitts
o Luminescent reporter genes in cell biology 
  and analytical applications
  K. Wood, A. Szalay, I. Bronstein
o As time glows by: aequorin and calcium imaging
  C.H. Johnson, L. Jaffe, A. Campbell
o Symbioses & functions of bioluminescence,
K. Nealson, E. Ruby, M. McFalls-Ngai 
o Environmental, toxicity and immunoassay studies
  D. White, G. Saylor
o Luminescence in medicine and disease, clinical chemistry 
  and microbiology.
  L. Kricka , D. O'Kane, R. Cooksey
o Imaging luminescence and behavior
  R. Palmer, K. Wood, E. Widder, J. Caseo 
o Education: luminescence as a tool in teaching
  J. Andrade, A. Campbell, W. Ward

SECRETARIAT:  
J. W. Hastings, 
Harvard University, 16 Divinity Ave., Cambridge MA 02138  
VOICE and FAX: 617-496-8726;  Voice only: 617/495-3714
Email: <BLCL at Hastingslab.Harvard.edu>

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
Baldwin, T., Kishi, Y., Shimomura, O., Bronstein, I., Prasher, D.,
 Wilson, T., Dunlap, P., Reynolds, G., Ziegler, M.

CONFERENCE SITE 
Located about 90 miles from Boston at the southerly tip of Cape Cod on 
a peninsula between two major bodies of water (Buzzards Bay and 
Vineyard Sound), the Marine Biological Laboratory has waterfront 
housing and meeting rooms, beaches within 200 meters and lab boats 
available for collecting tours and similar activities. Housing, meals 
and receptions will be catered by the laboratory staff at a modest 
cost.
Buses leave eight times per day from Boston Logan airport directly for 
the
Woods Hole terminal (about 200 meters from lab); running time is two 
hours or less. Fare is $30 round trip. There are more departures from 
downtown Boston.
By car, take Routes 24 and 495 to Bourne bridge, Rte 28 to Falmouth, 
then to
Woods Hole, ~5 miles. Further details are available from the 
Secretariat.

SCHEDULE and FORMAT
The symposium will begin with dinner at 6 PM on Friday, October 4 and 
an opening reception at 9 PM. Scientific sessions will start at 9 AM 
on Saturday and terminate by Tuesday noon, in time to reach flights to 
the US West Coast and Europe that afternoon. Morning sessions will 
feature invited lectures followed by contributed papers; afternoons 
will be devoted to posters, commercial exhibits, video tapes, 
workshops and round tables with a cocktail hour in the poster/exhibit 
area before dinner. The Society business meeting and elections will be 
held on Sunday, with a banquet that evening. Time for informal 
discussions and field trips will also be available.

ABSTRACTS & PROCEEDINGS
Abstracts are invited for contributed papers and posters; at least one 
of the authors must be registered. Submissions should be made on the 
Abstract form accompanying this brochure with a deadline of Wednesday, 
May 15 for receipt.
Photocopies of the form on good quality paper suitable for 
reproduction are acceptable. Authors should indicate if they prefer a 
platform or poster presentation and, while the Program Committee will 
attempt to honor requests, the final decision will be theirs. The 
committee reserves the right to reject abstracts for reasons of 
content or form. Those desiring to show video tapes
(VHS format only) should so indicate at the time of submission.
Authors should also indicate if they are eligible and wish to be 
considered for the Marlene DeLuca Prize 	Abstracts will be published 
in the September 1996 issue of the Journal of Bioluminescence and 
Chemiluminescence. Late abstracts will be accepted and included in the 
program up to July 15, but will not be published in the journal; 
photocopies will be made available at the Symposium as a supplement. 
Based in part on abstracts received, the program will be finalized and 
mailed to all registrants in early August.
Proceedings of the Symposium, including both invited and contributed 
papers, as well as posters, will be published by John Wiley & Sons, 
UK; a copy to be mailed to each participant is included in the 
registration fee. The volume is scheduled to appear within a few 
months after the Symposium. To that end, camera ready copy must be 
faxed for editing prior to the Symposium, by
Wednesday September 10. Editors reserve the right to reject 
manuscripts. 
Detailed instructions for the preparation of manuscripts will be 
provided in early August along with the final program. The format and 
page limits will be the same as for the 1994 volume (A.K Campbell, 
L.J. Kricka and P.E. Stanley,
Editors). Plenary speakers will be allowed 8 pages and contributed 
submissions
4 pages, inclusive of text, tables, figures and references, all laser 
printed within a size of 14.6 x 22.8 cm.

BUSINESS MEETING
ELECTION OF ISBC OFFICERS
The International Society for Bioluminescence and Chemiluminescence 
(ISBC), inaugurated at the 8th International Symposium in Cambridge in 
1994, promotes both the fundamental and applied aspects of the 
science. This is the first scientific meeting to be officially 
sponsored by the Society.
Society Meeting. The business meeting and election of new officers 
will be scheduled during the Symposium, on Sunday, October 6. 
Delegates must be members with 1996 dues paid in order to vote. 
Persons wishing to stand for office should submit a statement to this 
effect in writing to the Secretary of the Society, Dr. Dennis O'Kane, 
200 1st St. SW, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 55905 (508-284-0484; FAX 
508-284-5115. email <okane.dennis at mayo.edu>. The slate to be proposed 
by the nominations committee will be made known at or before the 
meeting.
Constitution and By-Laws A committee will draft and propose a 
constitution and by-laws for the Society, copies of which will be 
mailed to registrants in
August. Proposals for modifications may be addressed to Dr. O'Kane 
(see above).

MARLENE DeLUCA PRIZE
The Marlene DeLuca prize is awarded for the paper judged by the 
committee to be the best contribution by a young scientist, as judged 
by the manuscript submitted for publication in the Proceedings. The 
prize, which will be presented at the banquet, is supported by EG &G 
Berthold (Wilbad, Germany). The award recipient must not have reached 
35 years of age by October 4, 1996, and the contribution should 
represent an important new advance in the field. To be considered for 
the prize the applicant should so indicate upon submitting the paper 
and confirm that the research described is, in the main, his or her 
own.

POSTERS & EXHIBITS 
Commercial Exhibits will be located in lobby and lounge areas of the 
Swope Dining and Housing Center, adjacent to the posters (4'x4'; 1.2 x 
1.2 m). Companies wishing to exhibit or sponsor workshops should 
contact Dr. T.O. Baldwin, Dept of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Texas 
A&M University, College Station, TX 77843-2128 (409/845-1782; FAX 
409/845-9274 Email
<Baldwin at bioch.tamu.edu>).

RECREATION - OUTINGS
A Collecting Trip on a laboratory boat hosted by Ed Enos, head of 
Marine Resources at the Laboratory, will be offered as an option on 
Monday afternoon, with lab study of specimens afterwards. Space is 
limited; tickets will be issued in order of receipt of requests and 
payment of $25 per person. Ocean swimming is brisk but possible; early 
October temperature is likely to be about 16C. Whale Watching cruises 
depart from Dennis and Provincetown. Details will be provided with the 
program mailing.
Walks along both rocky and sandy beaches and out to the Penzance 
peninsula can occupy a few minutes or a few hours.  The former rail 
line from Falmouth to Woods Hole, following the open beach for some 
distance, has been made into a trail for walking and bicycling. There 
are MBL courts for both tennis and paddle tennis.

REGISTRATION
Both sides of the form for registration and housing should be 
completed and sent to the Secretariat, and a copy of the Housing form 
sent to the laboratory
(see below). 
The form should be returned with payment of the registration fee of 
$200 (less for Society members) either by check (payable to BLCL 
Symposium 96) or credit card (by May 15 for early registration rate) 
to  Dr. J.W. Hastings, Secretariat (address above).
The registration payment includes the opening reception, evening 
mixers, and coffee breaks. There will be no additional charges for 
program related events.
The fee also includes a copy of the Proceedings, which will be mailed 
to all registrants 3 to 5 months after the meeting. Accompanying 
persons not participating in scientific sessions may register for $50, 
which will allow them to attend social events, but they must register 
for housing and meals and will not receive a copy of the Proceedings.

HOUSING & MEALS
Meals, along with a cocktail reception each day as well as the banquet 
on Sunday evening, are provided by the laboratory for all registrants 
as a part of the room and meals charge. Meals are good times for 
informal scientific discussions and are considered to be an integral 
part of the meeting. Reservations and payment must be made directly by 
sending a copy of the completed Housing & Meals form directly to
Ms. LouAnn King,Manager, Conferences & Housing, MBL
Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, MA 02543
TEL:  508/289-7212; FAX  508/540-7187; Email: lking at mbl.edu
Most rooms have two single beds, private bath with tub and shower, and 
since the number is limited, attendees are urged to double up and to 
make reservations early. Charges for shorter stays can be prorated if 
arranged in advance, but in such  cases it may be necessary to stay 
elsewhere and the meal charge paid separately, since priority will be 
given to those staying for the full symposium.
      Local motels,within a short walk, are as follows:         
Nautilus Motor Inn       508-548-1525
Sleepy Hollow Motor Inn  508-548-1986;           
Sands of Time Motor Inn  508-548-6300
Falmouth Chamber of Commerce  508-548-8500

INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC
PROGRAMME COMMITTEE
Hastings, JW (USA) Chairman
Allen, R (USA), Baldwin, T (USA), Bassot, J-M (France),  
Berthold, A (Germany), Campbell, A (UK), Case, J (USA)
Egorov, A (Russia), Gitleson, J (Russia), Grant, P (UK)
Kricka, LJ (USA), Knight, M (UK), Lundin, A (Sweden)
McCapra, F (UK), Meighen, E (Canada), Nicolas, J-C (Fr)
Nicolas, M-T (Fr), O'Kane, D (USA), Pazzagli, M (Italy)
Roda, A. (Italy), Schram, E (Belgium), Stanley, P. (UK)
Stewart, G (UK), Szalay, A (USA), Tsuji, A (Japan)
Ugarova, N (Russia), Ulitzur, S (Israel), Wood, K (USA)
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