INTERNATIONAL STUDYGROUP OF BIOLOGICAL THERMODYNAMICS, CONTROL AND KINETICS (BIOTHERMOKINETICS)

7th BIOTHERMOKINETICS MEETING

AUGUST 22-25, 1996

UNIVERSITÉ CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN
LOUVAIN-LA-NEUVE
BELGIUM

Final Program

Thursday 22 and Friday 23
Saturday 24 and Sunday 25

SECOND ANNOUNCEMENT



So the time has come again for a BTK gathering. This is the official web site for the meeting. More information will available here in the future so keep visiting this page!


ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
F.E. Sluse Liege (chairman)
H.V. Westerhoff Amsterdam (secretary)
C.M. Sluse-Goffart Liege (treasurer)
K.J. Hellingwerf Amsterdam
K. Nicolay
Utrecht
INTERNATIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Azzone (Padova) Caplan (Rehovot)
Fell (Oxford) Gräber (Freiburg)
Gustaffson (Göteborg) Heinrich (Berlin)
Hofmeyr (Stellenbosch) Kell (Aberystwyth)
Pietrobon (Padova) Schuster (Berlin)
Van Dam (Amsterdam) Welch (New Orleans)

SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMME

BTK is a discussion meeting at which everyone is invited to present her/his most recent and exciting results pertaining to the fields of biological non equilibrium thermodynamics, kinetics and control. In particular contributions are encouraged that promote the synthesis between theoretical and experimental progress and that lead to the quantitative understanding of how the living cell functions. Each contribution takes the form of a printed publication of up to 4 pages, a poster presentation, a 2 minutes' oral presentation ("poster flash") plus a discussion thereof. In addition two round table discussions will be held. In order to introduce the various topics, overview lectures aiming at provoking discussion will be given.


CONFERENCE VENUE

The conference will be held in the "Catholic University of Louvain at Louvain-la-Neuve".

Detailed information about the University and Louvain-la-Neuve

The Université catholique de Louvain was established on December 9, 1425, by a papal bull issued by Pope Martin V. The University was abolished in 1797 as a result of the French occupation, and was forced to remain closed until 1817 when it reopened as a state university. Following the foundation of the Kingdom of Belgium in 1830, the "Free" Catholic University was reestablished, first in Malines in 1834, and the following year in Louvain (in Walloon; Leuven in Flemish). The University split along language lines as a result of political turnmoil in the late 1960s. A law recognizing separate Flemish-speaking and French-speaking universities was passed in 1970. The former remained in Louvain, while the latter moved to a new location on the outskirts of Ottignies. This new campus became the town of Louvain-la-Neuve ("the New Leuven/Louvain").

Between 1972 and 1979, nine faculties gradually moved to Louvain-la-Neuve. The Faculty of Medicine chose to move to Woluwe-Saint-Lambert in Brussels, an area now known as "Louvain-en-Woluwe".


PUBLICATION INFORMATION

All participants are requested to contribute a poster, a written and peer reviewed account of which may be published in BioThermoKinetics 4 (either printed, or on the WEB or both). This paper should reach the BTK-secretary (Westerhoff) before May 1, 1996, in the form of a Word for Windows 6.0 (or lower), or a WPWIN 6.0, or a WP5.1 file on a floppy disc (PC-format) plus a well formatted printed copy. Alternative formats (MacIntosh, LaTeX) are possible but should be announced well in advance.

The paper should contain in sequence:

Figures should already be placed in the text.


PROJECTION FACILITIES

Overhead projectors, transviewer (plus high intensity overhead projector) and slide projectors for standard 50x50 mm (outside frame) slides are available in lecture halls (single projection only). Requests for other projection facilities should reach the secretariat 2 months in advance.


POSTER PRESENTATION

Poster boards are 100 x 100 cm. Material for mounting will be provided. Posters should include a title, research institution, short introduction, summary of results and conclusion. The lettering and graphs should be readable from a distance of one meter. Only one poster per active participant can be presented.


SATELLITE MEETINGS

Immediately preceding the BTK the 9th EBEC will be held at the same location. After the BTK the Gordon Conference on "Macromolecular Organization & Cell Function" will be held in Oxford (UK, September 1-6).


TRAVEL INFORMATION

The Catholic University of Louvain at Louvain-la-Neuve is located 30 km from Brussels. How to get to Louvain-la-Neuve:


IMMIGRATION

Participants requiring a visum for entry into Belgium are strongly advised to apply in their home countries at least two months before the intended date of travel. Visa applications might be facilitated by including a copy of the registration confirmation. All participants will be sent such a confirmation once their final registration and payment have been received by the secretariat.


LIABILITY

By registering for the BTK participants agree that neither the Organizing Committee nor the University of Louvain-la-Neuve assume any liability whatsoever.


REGISTRATION COSTS - PAYMENTS

Registration costs including simple accomodation (single student room without breakfast), lunch and dinner from August 22 to August 25, and a copy of BioThermoKinetics 4, amount to BEF 12000 (approximately 336 ECU). As of May 31st, the BTK registration fee will be increased by BEF 2000.

For luxury accomodation and an additional night (25-26 August) please contact Prof. Sluse.

If the height of these registration costs make it impossible to participate, the participant in spe should immediately contact the conference secretariat. 10 minutes' presentations will be solicited from early registrants (before March 1).

Since all participants are invited to present their work, official letters of invitation are not being sent. If such a letter is required, please ask the organizing committee.

HOW TO PAY

Participants are requested to complete the enclosed registration form and return it before March 1, 1996 to:

F.E. Sluse (Chairman BTK), Laboratory of Bioenergetics, Institut de Chimie (B6) au Sart-Tilman, B-4000 Liège, BELGIUM

and to send the paper plus diskette before May 1, 1996 to:

H.V. Westerhoff, Free University, Faculty of Biology, Dept. of MicroPhysiology, de Boelelaan 1087, NL-1081 HV Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Each participant should use a separate form ; please make a photocopy if required.

Payments in Belgian Francs (BEF) of the registration fee should be made with a Bank draft payable to:

BTK'96, Générale de Banque, Siège de Liège, Agence du Sart-Tilman, Rue du Sart-Tilman, 375, B-4031 Liège, BELGIUM

The bank draft must be attached to the registration form in order to validate the registration.

Payments can also be made by a bank-to-bank money transfer in Belgian Francs (BEF) to the account of:

BTK'96, Bank account no 240-0777681-36, Générale de Banque, Siège de Liège, Agence du Sart-Tilman, Rue du Sart-Tilman, 375, B-4031 Liège, BELGIUM

A copy of the bank order must be enclosed with the registration form in order to validate the registration.

Please note:


DEADLINES


CONFERENCE SECRETARIAT

Prof. F.E. Sluse (chairman)

Université de Liège

Faculté des Sciences

Laboratoire de Bioénergétique

Institut de Chimie B6, Sart-Tilman

B-4000 Liège

Belgium

fax: +32-41-662878

email: bertran@gw.unipc.ulg.ac.be

H.V. Westerhoff-BTK (secretary)

Free University

Faculty of Biology

Dept. of MicroPhysiology

de Boelelaan 1087

NL-1081 HV Amsterdam

The Netherlands

fax: +31-20-4447229

email: hw@bio.vu.nl


ADDRESSES ON SITE


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Last updated: 21 June 1996