Life Sciences Conference, 26 June-1 July
The 'Life in space for life on Earth' Life Sciences Conference, to be held from 26 June to 1 July 2005 in Cologne, Germany, is still open for registration – those wishing to take advantage of a reduced early registration fee must sign-up before 15 May.
The conference will jointly host the 9th ESA Life Sciences Symposium and 26th Annual International Society for Gravitational Physiology (ISGP) Meeting.
During open sessions there will be paper presentations on the effects of changes in magnitude and direction of the gravitational force environment on the physiology and behaviour of humans, animals, plants and cells.
The effects of weightlessness during spaceflight, acute and chronic acceleration, impact, vibration and the various forms of simulated weightlessness will be included, as well as consideration of the evolutionary consequences of gravity and the role of gravity in the manifestations of scale effects in animals and plants.
Guest speakers will present symposia covering the following topics:
- Current Concepts in Gravitational Physiology
- Artificial Gravity
- Evolution of Gravity Sensing: Cells to Humans
- Effects of Gravity on Gene Expression
- Highlighted Space Physiology and Psychology Research
You can register online to attend the conference at http://www.congrex.nl/05a06/
For those registering before 15 May 2005 the fee is Euro 250. Registration after 15 May costs Euro 300. There is a reduced registration fee of Euro 75 for students.