Will be held on 18th – 22nd June 2017
At the University of Central Lancashire Cyprus Campus
Enquiries, please contact Liz Roberts, UCLan Conference and Events –
We are pleased to announce the following confirmed plenary speakers:
Current List of Sessions:
1. Zinc and infectious diseases.
2. Physiological functions of zinc.
3. Zinc transporters and signaling in physiology and diseases; New winds from East and West.
4. New zinc discoveries from new technologies.
5. Molecular zinc signaling in health and disease.
6. Zinc-net Symposium: Zinc proteins: Folding, structure and function.
7. Zinc-net Symposium: Zinc and immunity.
8. Fluorescent probes.
9. Zinc-net Symposium: The impact of short-term research exchange mission on advancing the field of zinc biology.
10. Symposium Proposal: Role of zinc transporters in mammalians from physiology to pathophysiology.
11. Zinc-based therapeutics - translating zinc biology.
12. The role of zinc in metabolic disease.
13. Selected graduate-student presentations.
14. HOT topics in Zinc Biology
15. Not just zinc, the moonlighting jobs of zinc transporters
16. New insights into neurozinc signalling from Korea and Japan
17. Function and regulation of zinc transporters
ISZB 2017 is partially supported by COST Action, TD1304.
Scientific sessions were proposed and organised by both ISZB and Zinc-Net Committee members. The selection of sessions reflects the large variety of topics that are studied within the framework of Zinc in Biology. This meeting will be the final event for the Zinc-Net COST Action TD1304, showcasing the scientific achievements since the Network was launched in October 2013.
The meeting will include: oral presentations within the seventeen symposia, each emphasizing a different theme and chaired by an established investigator in that field. There will student session devoted to short talks selected from the abstracts submitted in this registration website (see abstract submission tab below), representing novel and innovative ideas in the field. There will also be poster sessions. Abstract for posters can also be submitted using the abstract submission tab below.
Please note the following important deadlines:
Use the tabs below to register for the meeting, submit your abstract and access information about the conference venue and accommodation.
The meeting is kindly sponsored by Strem Chemicals Inc.
Following the meeting, the IJMS would like to publish a special issue and details can be found here of who to contact to submit your proposal.
We strive to ensure our conferences and events are inclusive for all. Please let us know at point of booking, if you have any requirements, eg access, mobility, interpreters, hearing, dietary etc, so that we can put provision in place.
Location - Venue
The conference will be held at the UCLAN Cyprus campus in Pyla village, on the outskirts of Larnaka, Cyprus. Directions to the university can be found here. A regular bus service is available from Larnaka to the campus in Pyla and vice versa.
The closest airport is the Larnaka International Airport (LCA), which is the main airport of Cyprus and is just a 20 minute drive from the university. There are direct flights to Cyprus from many major European airports.
Cyprus is a historic island with rich natural and cultural beauty. Please visit the Cyprus Tourism Organisation site for more information about what to see and what to do while in Cyprus.
Larnaka is situated on the southern coast of Cyprus, Larnaka is known for its beautiful clean beaches, great food and vibrant nightlife. With the fantastic Mediterranean weather, outdoor leisure activities are very popular. Delegates can take part in water sports, diving, snorkelling, fishing, hiking, cycling and many more. The waters of the bay are crystal dear and unusually rich in wrecks for exploring including HMS Cricket, a British helicopter and the Zenovia Ferry. There are many qualified and licensed diving instructors and businesses along the beach areas. In land there are many historic churches, archaeological sites, museums, galleries, gardens and other tourist attractions. The most notable are probably the Larnaka Fort built in 1625 on the seafront, and the 9th century St Lazarus Church close to the Fort.
Natural sites for wildlife and beauty include the Salt Lake on the outskirts of Larnaka, a haven for migratory birds, including flocks of flamingos and other waders. Horse riding nature walks, camel rides and organised excursions are available from Larnaka
Pyla is a quiet village in the Larnaka district situated only a 5 minute drive away from the blue flag awarded CTO beach. When going south towards the sea, you reach the Larnaka-Dhekelia road which hosts many restaurants, pubs, shops and hotels. Being situated in Pyla gives you easy access to Larnaka on the one side and Ayia Napa to the other. The highway is also very near to Pyla, providing access to any town you wish to visit in Cyprus. Ayia Napa lies east from Pyla and is very famous for its sandy beaches, clear blue waters and of course, its vibrant night life in the summer season. Ayla Napa also hosts many restaurants, featuring local and international Cuisine
Participants should arrange their own accommodation. We have secured a limited number of rooms for a limited period, at the following hotels on the beach front and booking should be made early to ensure availability. Cyprus is a popular holiday destination and early booking is highly recommended.
Single Standard Side Sea View €80.00 per night
Double Standard Side Sea View €110.00 per night
Terms & Conditions: Reservations will be made directly through the hotel reservations department by email - email@example.com or tel. +357 24-647444. Please quote Reference UCLAN CONF/JUNE 2017 to ensure the special rate, and make the booking. Rooms are only held for the meeting until January 2017, so should be booked asap. A deposit is required a time of booking to guarantee the booking.
Until such time, the Hotel reserves the right to release any provisional reservation without any prior notice. Deposits are non-refundable. Settlement of final account for all participants is required prior upon departure from the Hotel.
Room on Single occupancy with Breakfast and Taxes included - €130.00 per room per day
Room on Double occupancy with Breakfast and Taxes included - €160.00 per room per day
The rates are Net and include Vat and all Taxes
· Free welcome drink upon arrival
· Free bottle of water and Cyprus delights in the room upon arrival
· Free use of our gym and equipment except massage, sauna and steam bath
· Free use of our 2 tennis courts during day light
· Free use of our beach and pool facilities
To make a booking, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and quote the Reference UCLAN/CONF/JUNE 2017 to ensure the special rate. A limited number of rooms are only available at this rate until 31st December 2016, so should be booked asap.
€ 94.00 per single Sea View room per day on BB Basis
€99.00 per single Superior Sea View room per day on BB basis
€130.00 per twin Sea View room per day on BB Basis
€140.00 per twin Superior Sea View room per day on BB Basis
€227.00 per triple Garden Studio Bungalow per day on BB Basis
- 30% deposit upon confirmation
- Remainder of balance prior to group’s arrival to the Hotel
The rates are inclusive of service, local tax and are Net Non Commissionable to the Hotel. The Hotel’s payment policy, requires a deposit to be paid upon confirmation. No booking will be considered confirmed until receipt of deposit.
To make a booking, please complete the Palm Beach Hotel Booking Form and send to email@example.com quoting reference UCLAN/CONF/JUNE2017, to ensure you receive the agreed rate. A limited number of rooms are only available at this rate until 31st December 2016, so should be booked asap.
On campus accommodation (Oceania Bay Village)
Oceania Bay Village is the UCLan Cyprus Campus accommodation, and priority will be given to students and early stage researchers for accommodation bookings.
Please book as soon as possible to secure accommodation.
Read more about accommodation here.
There are two options:
1-bedroom apartment (can sleep up to 3 people with the 3rd person on a sofa bed) – from €40
2-bedroom apartments (can sleep up to 5 people (5th person on a sofa bed) – from €60
To book, please contact Georgia Georgiou, Accommodation Officer, stating the event name
Tel: +357 24644533, 99668759, Fax: +357 24644402 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: The on campus accommodation does not include breakfast as the prices mentioned above are per apartment and not per person.
Public transport – Bus (Larnaca)
There are several buses that connect the airport with the city centre, you can take bus lines 407, 417, 418, 419, 425 and 429. The public buses provide inexpensive transport into the city of Larnaca. Travel time from Larnaca Airport to Larnaca is 15 to 30 minutes. If you want to know which bus to take to get to your hotel, it is wise to inquire at the airport information desk. The price of a bus ticket is € 1.50, students pay only € 0.75. A day ticket for the buses in the Larnaca district (Zinonas Buses) costs € 5.00 for adults and € 2.50 for students. Please consult website Cyprus By Bus and website Zinonas Buses for more information.
Alternatively, you can take a taxi from Larnaca airport, and the average cost is € 15 – 20. Your hotel/accommodation may be able to make arrangements for taxi transfers on your behalf, so it may be worth checking with them for recommendations.
There are a number of taxi companies who will take online bookings, for example taxi reservation Larnaca Airport (https://airportsineurope.taxitender.com/book-a-ride-new/plan-your-ride/LCA) through TaxiTender, is one of the online booking platforms available.
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Poster submissions are invited on the structural, biochemical, genetic, nutritional and physiological aspects of zinc biology.
All submissions will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee, and all presenters will be required to pay the relevant registration fee to attend the meeting.
To submit your poster abstract, please send the following information as a Word Document attached to an email, to ConferenceAndEvents@uclan.ac.uk
Title of Poster
Primary Contact & Contact Details
Maximum of 200 words abstract
The deadline for submissions is 1st April 2017