Some Planetary and a "Frontiers of Life" Conferences

From: Amara Graps (
Date: Fri Feb 11 2000 - 06:30:47 MST

Hi Folks,

I received notice of some conferences, of which some of you here
may be interested.



Manchester, England, August 7 - 18, 2000

The IAU General Assembly will be held in Manchester, England, from August 9
to 16, with additional symposia held before and after, from August 7 to 18.
 The following symposia and Joint discussions may be of interest to DPS

S202 Planetary Systems in the Universe Aug 7 - 10
     contact A.J. Penny (

JD4 The Transneptunian Population Aug 11 - 12 (AM)
     contact A. Lemaitre (

JD12 Highlights of Planetary Exploration from Aug 15 - 16 (AM)
     Space and from Earth contact B. Bezard (

General information on the IAU meeting can be found at Abstract deadlines for most symposia and
Joint discussions is February 15.


 Euroconference - XIIemes Rencontres de Blois - "Frontiers of Life"

          Chateau de Blois, France, June 25-July 1, 2000

This is to inform you of a multidisciplinary international conference to be
held in the Chateau of Blois, in France, this year from June 25 to July 1. The
meeting will bring together researchers from two distinct communities -
astrobiology and genetics - and will focus on various aspects of life of common
interest to both communities, ranging from genetics and genomics, gene
manipulation and biotechnologies, bioinformatics, to the origins of life, its
survival and evolution in extreme environments, the possibility of
extraterrestrial life and the search for its existence in the solar system and

Details, including a preliminary programme, registration forms, and an abstract
submission form for submitted papers may be found on the conference web site:


(note the absence of a . between www and usr in the above URL-this is correct).

Young researchers who are members of a European Union member state, or citizens
of Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Israel,as well as researchers of any age
from Eastern Europe are particularly encouraged to attend, since the conference
has set aside funds to (partially, and under certain conditions only) cover
their expenses. The details and an application form for financial support
may be found on our web pages.

The deadline for pre-registration and hotel reservation is April 30, 2000.

    L. M. Celnikier, Observatoire de Meudon, 92195 Meudon Cedex, France
    tel. 33 (0) 1 45077410, fax 33 (0) 1 45077469,



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