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The next ISZB meeting, in collaboration with Zinc-Net (COST Action TD1304)



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 –

ConferenceAndEvents@uclan.ac.uk

We are pleased to announce the following confirmed plenary speakers:

  • Professor Glen Andrews
  • Professor Hidenori Ichijo
  • Professor Robert Cousins
  • Professor Steve Lippard

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.

Zinc-Net : The Network for the Biology of Zinc.

http://www.cost.eu/COST_Actions/fa/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 2103

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:

  • Accommodation (for selected hotels close to conference venue) : January 2017
  • Abstract submission for poster presentations : 1st February 2017
  • Abstract submission for student oral presentation : 1st February 2017
  • Meeting registration (early bird rate) : 15th March, 2017

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.



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.

Travel

The closest airport is the Larnaka International Airport (LAC), 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

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


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 Village

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

Accommodation

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.

Lordos Beach Hotel

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 - reservations@lordosbeach.com.cy 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.

Golden Bay 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

Special Offers:

· 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 reservations@reservations@goldenbay.com.cy 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.

Palm Beach Hotel

€ 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

Payment Policy:
- 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 reservations@palmbeachhotel.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) - €
2-bedroom apartments (can sleep up to 5 people (5th person on a sofa bed) - €
To book, please contact Georgia Georgiou, Accommodation Officer, stating the event name
Tel: +357 24644533, 99668759, Fax: +357 24644402 Email: ggeorgiou2@uclan.ac.uk

Note: The on campus accommodation does not include breakfast as the prices mentioned above are per apartment and not per person.

 

 

Please read the important notes about completing this form and the terms and conditions.

Read more about our conference fees (.docx 16kb)

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*Section 2: Conference Fee

Please tick choice:

Early Bird Members Fee (ISZB, COST, Zinc-net), which includes access to all the conference presentations, conference documentation, lunch and refreshments on all days of the conference, plus an afternoon excursion and gala dinner, up to and including 15th March 2017 - £350

Early Bird Non-Members Fee, which includes access to all the conference presentations, conference documentation, lunch and refreshments on all days of the conference, plus an afternoon excursion and gala dinner, up to and including 15th March 2017 - £425

Early Bird Student Fee, which includes access to all the conference presentations, conference documentation, lunch and refreshments on all days of the conference, plus an afternoon excursion and gala dinner, up to and including 15th March 2017 – £175

Early Bird Postdoc Fee , which includes access to all the conference presentations, conference documentation, lunch and refreshments on all days of the conference, plus an afternoon excursion and gala dinner, up to and including 15th March 2017 - £275

Early Bird Accompanying Persons Fee, which includes access to all the conference presentations, conference documentation, lunch and refreshments on all days of the conference, plus an afternoon excursion and gala dinner, up to and including 15th March 2017 - £175

Late Members Fee (ISZB, COST, Zinc-net), which includes access to all the conference presentations, conference documentation, access to all the conference presentations, conference documentation, lunch and refreshments on all days of the conference, plus an afternoon excursion and gala dinner, from 16th March 2017 - £400

Late Non-Members Fee, which includes access to all the conference presentations, conference documentation, lunch and refreshments on all days of the conference, plus an afternoon excursion and gala dinner, from 16th March 2017 - £475

Late Student Fee, which includes access to all the conference presentations, conference documentation, lunch and refreshments on all days of the conference, plus an afternoon excursion and gala dinner, from 16th March 2017 – £200

Late Postdoc Fee, which includes access to all the conference presentations, conference documentation, lunch and refreshments on all days of the conference, plus an afternoon excursion and gala dinner, from 16th March 2017 - £300

Late Accompanying Persons Fee, which includes lunch and refreshments on all days of the conference, plus an afternoon excursion and gala dinner, from 16th March 2017 - £225

Section 3: Additional Requirements
*Section 4: Payment Method

We will issue you with a receipt once payment has been taken. Please note that, as set out in the terms and conditions, charges are non-refundable.

Section 5: Evaluation

At the end of the conference, you will be asked to complete an evaluation form. To ensure we maintain a high quality of service, we welcome your comments and suggestions and would ask that you take the time to complete these details and return them to us.

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Terms and Conditions

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 complete the online submission form

Required fields:
Title of Poster
Author/s
Affiliation
Primary Contact & Contact Details
Maximum of 200 words abstract

The deadline for submissions is 1st February 2017