NAIMI congress

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Mon Jun 15 07:05:53 EST 1998

Nucleic Acids and their interactions with metal ions

Satellite Symposium of the XXXIII International Conference
on Coordination Chemistry

Alghero September 5-7 1998
Scientific Program

The mini symposium is intended for researchers in the Chemistry of Nucleic
Acids and Metal Ions field. The main objective of the symposium is to bring
together scientists interested in the different aspects of the influence of
metal ions on structure and metabolism of DNA. The main topics will be DNA
Polymers, nucleic metal proteins, zinc fingers and PNA. 

The following distinguished speakers have already agreed to deliver a
 Prof. James Allan Cowan (COLUMBUS, USA),   
     Metals and Nucleic Acids. New Perspectives on Nuclease Chemistry and
Drug Design  
 Prof. Rob Kaptein (UTRECHT, THE NETHERLANDS),   
     NMR studies of nucleic acid-protein interactions  
 Prof. Bernard Meunier (CNRS, FRANCE),  
     Recent advances on the mechanism of DNA cleavage by
metalloporphyrin-vector conjugates  
 Prof. Thomas W. Myers (ROCHE, USA),   
     Manganese Activated High Temperature Reverse Transcription and PCR
 Prof. Huguette Pelletier (HOUSTON, USA),  
     Manganese(II) and the Fidelity of Nucleic Acid Polymerases 
 Prof. Bibudhendra Sarkar (TORONTO, CANADA),   
     Structure, function and the stability of the zinc finger in the
retinoid receptors  

In addition there will be a poster session and a number of selected oral
communications. All those who wish to participate are invited to submit an
abstract to the scientific committee. The authors will be sent notification
of acceptance of posters and if they have been selected for oral
presentation by 15th June 1998. The abstract must be typed in A4 format, in
a single page, centred, with 2-cm margins and with the name of the speaker
underlined. There is no formal deadline for registration: it is possible to
register on site. It is recommended however, that people wishing to attend
the symposium notify their interest to Dr. Valeria Maida as soon as
possible.For further information: naimi at 

Organising committee:

F. Bonomi (University of  Milano - Italy) 
M.L. Ganadu, Chairperson (University of  Sassari - Italy) 
H. Kozlowski (University of Wrockaw - Poland) 
C. Mealli (CNR, Florence - Italy) 
A. Scozzafava (University of Florence - Italy) 
M. Taddei (University of  Sassari - Italy) 

Flights to Alghero

Alghero can be reached by direct flights from Rome and Milan. Other
possible air connections are with Olbia and Calgliari (Elmas) airports.
People travelling by car can use sea links with Olbia and Porto Torres.

Milano (Linate)- Alghero                  h. 11,50	Typical average fares
(round trip)
Milano (Linate)- Alghero                  h. 21,30	Full 	Lit.  522.000
	Reduced	 Lit.  277.000

Roma (Fiumicino)   Alghero           h.   8,45 	Typical average fares
(round trip)
Roma  (Fiumicino)  Alghero           h. 16,45 	Full	Lit.  392.000
Roma (Fiumicino)   Alghero           h. 21,10 	Reduced	Lit.  207.000

Payment by means of 

Credit card	
Banking transfer(*)	

(*) Addressed to: S.G.T. s.r.l. - Cariplo Ag. 1
Via Paoli - 07100 Sassari Italy
c/c 113/1 - CAB 17201 - ABI 6070

30 rooms are available on the campus. Other participants and their families
will be accommodated in the nearby Porto Conte or Capocaccia Hotels. The
Hotels are excellently equipped with all necessary tourist facilities such
as swimming pools recreation facilities etc. As the congress will take
place during the high tourist season we suggest that you book as soon as
possible to be sure to obtain a suitable room. There will be also a social
program for those attending the congress and those accompanying them. This
program will be available as soon as possible. 

	Single room	Double room
	full board	half board	full board	half board
Centro Ricerche Porto Conte (Campus)	Lit. 130.000	-	Lit. 100.000	-
Hotel Capo Caccia, 
Hotel Porto Conte	Lit. 150.000	Lit. 115.000	Lit.
115.000	Lit. 80.000
Payment Modality
Payment should be sent to Nemapress Account No. 5629, Banca Nazionale del
Lavoro  Alghero  ABI 1005 CAB 84890. Payment can be made also by Credit
The inscription fee can also be paid when registering at the congress.

Registration fee
Participants:	 Lit 250.000   
Students:	 Lit 150.000
There are a limited number of grants available to cover expenses for young
scientists (i.e. under 35). 

For futher information please contact: 
Peter H. Norton	Phone	+39 79 299640
	FAX	+39 79 299640
	E-mail at 

For information about travel and accomodation please contact: 
Starviaggi	Phone	+39 79 281919
	FAX	+39 79 281920
	E-mail	Starviaggi at 

For scientific information, please contact: 
Dr. Valeria Maida	E-mail:	naimi at	


Nucleic Acids and their Inteactions with Metal Ions
via Vienna, 2 - I-07100 Sassari
naimi at
FAX +39 79 229559 or 229482

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