II International conference


October 28 - November 2, 2007, Loutraki, Greece

Call for Papers


Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to invite you to attend the
to be held on October 28 - November 2, 2007 in Loutraki, Greece.

The organizers:

International Scientific Committee

Nikolay Dobretsov, Co-Chairman

Trofimuk United Institute of Geology, Geophysics & Mineralogy SB RAS, Novosibirsk, Russia

Georgii Zavarzin, Co-Chairman

Institute of Microbiology RAS, Moscow, Russia

André Brack

Centre De Biophysique Moleculaire, UPR CNRS, Orleans, France

Valerii Chereshnev

Institute of Immunology and Physiology, Ural Branch of RAS, Russia

David Deamer

Biomolecular Engineering, School of Engineering, Santa Cruz, USA

Anatolii Derevyanko

Institute of Archaeology and Ethnography SB RAS, Novosibirsk, Russia

Patric Forterre

Institut Pasteur, Paris, France

Richard Hoover

NASA Marshall Space Flight Ctr.,Huntsville, USA

Sergey Inge-Vechtomov

North-Western Scientific Center RAS, St. Petersburg State University, St. Petersburg, Russia

Eric Galimov

V.I. Vernadskii Institute of Geochemistry and Analytical Chemistry RAS, Moscow, Russia

Nikolay Kardashev

Astrospace Centre of Physical Institute RAS, Moscow, Russia

Józef Kaźmierczak

Institute of Paleobiology PAN, Warsaw, Poland

Nikolai Kolchanov

Institute of Cytology and Genetics SB RAS, Novosibirsk, Russia

Alexei Kontorovich

Institute of Petroleum Geology SB RAS, Novosibirsk, Russia

Eugene V. Koonin

National Center for Biotechnology Information, National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, USA

Koen Martens

Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences, Brussels, Belgium

Koichiro Matsuno

Nagaoka University of Technology, Nagaoka, Japan

Victor Melezhik

Geological Survey of Norway, Trondheim, Norway

Valentin Parmon

Boreskov Institute of Catalysis SB RAS, Novosibirsk, Russia

François Raulin

Lab. Interuniversitaire Des Systemes Atmopsheriques, UMR CNRS, Paris, France

Alexei Rozanov

Paleontological Institute RAS, Moscow, Russia

Michael Russell

California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, USA

Sergey Shestakov

N.I. Vavilov Institute of General Genetics RAS, Lomonosov Moscow University, Moscow, Russia

Vladimir Shumnyi

Institute of Cytology and Genetics SB RAS, Novosibirsk, Russia

Alexander Spirin

Institute of Protein Research RAS, Puschino, Moscow region, Russia

Valentin Vlasov

Institute of Chemical Biology and Fundamental Medicine SB RAS, Novosibirsk, Russia

Nikolay Yushkin

Institute of Geology, Ural Branch of RAS, Syktyvkar, Russia

Yurii Zhuravlev

Soil-Biology Institute, Far East Branch RAS, Vladivostok, Russia

Organizing Committee

Valentin Parmon, Co-Chairman

Boreskov Institute of Catalysis SB RAS, Novosibirsk, Russia

Nikolay Kolchanov, Co-Chairman

Institute of Cytology and Genetics SB RAS, Novosibirsk, Russia

Valerii Snytnikov, Scientific Secretary

Boreskov Institute of Catalysis SB RAS, Novosibirsk, Russia

Ludmila Melnikova

Paleontological Institute RAS, Moscow, Russia

Sergey Rozhnov

Paleontological Institute RAS, Moscow, Russia

Nataliya Surnina

Institute of Cytology and Genetics SB RAS, Novosibirsk, Russia

Olga Stoyanovskaya

Boreskov Institute of Catalysis SB RAS, Novosibirsk, Russia

Tamara Markelova

Boreskov Institute of Catalysis SB RAS, Novosibirsk, Russia

Tatiana Zamulina, Secretary

Boreskov Institute of Catalysis SB RAS, Novosibirsk, Russia

Scientific Program

Four-day scientific program of BOE-2007 will comprise plenary invited lectures, key-note presentations, oral presentations and posters on the following topics:


The official language of the Conference is English.

Publication Opportunites

Compact Disk with the Abstracts will be published before the Conference and distributed to the participants at the registration. Conference Proceedings will be published in a Special Issue of the Paleontological Journal http://www.maik.ru/cgi-perl/journal.pl?lang=eng&name=palrus) in English after the conference. Only papers presented at the conference will be considered for publication. All manuscripts will be peer reviewed, and selected papers will be included in the conference’s proceedings volume. Manuscripts should be submitted by E-mail zam@catalysis.ru not later than November 15, 2007. You can find regulations in the attached Guide for Authors.


Duration of the plenary lectures is 40 minutes, key-note presentations – 25 minutes, oral presentations – 15 minutes including time for questions. Scientific Conference Committee kindly asks to confirm participation before September 1, 2007 to avoid drastic changes in the scientific program.
Beamer facilities for the projection of computer- or video signal on the screen will be provided. It is recommended that you prepare computer presentations in *.ppt format (Microsoft Power Point from the package MS Office).
Posters should be not more than 85 cm wide and 120 cm high. They should be readable from 2 m distance.
The Posters Session is expected to be a significant part of the program, followed by the Round Table discussions.


The Conference will be held in the Business Center of the Club Hotel Loutraki Conference Resort & Casino 5* (Posidonos Str. 48, 20300, Loutraki, Greece; tel. +30 27440 60300, fax +30 27440 60306, http://www.clubhotelloutraki.gr), situated in the city of Loutraki. It is just 90 minutes drive southwest from Athens’ International Airport.

Climate and clothing

The average temperature in Loutraki at the end of October is normally 23-25oC. Swimming suits are advised.

Local Transportatiom

From Athens International Airport:

  • Train-express Athens-Korinthos (city-port on Peloponnese), travel takes app. 1 hour, price of the ticket 6 Euro. It is possible to take a train both at the airport and in the center of Athens (any station, including Central Station Stathmos Larissis). You can find the scheme of the train stops here: http://www.proastiakos.gr/popup.photo.php?what=photo&table=photos&id=56 .
  • The bus Korinthos-Loutraki (from 5 a.m. till 10 p.m. every 30 minutes), travel takes 15-20 minutes, price of the ticket 1.00 Euro, or taxi Korinthos - the Hotel (app. 10 Euro).
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    The rooms for BOE participants are reserved in the hotels according to your preference:
    Club Hotel Loutraki Conference Resort & Casino 5*
    , Posidonos Str., 48, 20300 Loutraki, tel. +30 27440 60300, fax +30 27440 60306, http://www.clubhotelloutraki.gr
    Children up to 12 years old - free of charge. The water pools, gym hall, sauna, Hamam (Turkish bath) and Casino are free for the hotel residents. One can order dinner (28 Euro) for every night.

    Mantas 3*, (10-15 minutes walking distance along sea shore), Damaskinou Str., 1, 20300 Loutraki (Mantas Sea Side: Damaskinou Str., 11), tel. +30 27440 22575, fax +30 27440 22791. One can order dinner (8 Euro) for every night.

    Poseidonion 2*, (15-20 minutes walking distance or 5 min by bus), Central Square of Loutraki, 20300 Loutraki, tel. +30 27440 23273, fax +30 27440 23940 .

    The special conference prices in Euro per room/per night including breakfast and VAT are given below:

    Club Hotel Loutraki Conference Resort & Casino 5*

    Sea View

    Mountain View









    Mantas 3*

    Poseidonion 2*


    double/per person

    triple/per person


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    *Building Mantas Sea Side, located closer to the sea.


    The registration of BOE-2007 participants will take place at the Casino Hotel Loutraki on October 28, 2007, from 10 a.m.

    You can find the REGISTRATION FORM here.

    Registration Fee

    The registration fee is 480 Euro for each regular participant with reduced rate for students and accompanying persons. Registration fee includes all conference materials, Welcome reception, 4 lunches, refreshments, social program.
    Registration fee and accommodation payment in Euro should be transferred to the following account of the ILIKO TRAVEL Company in Athens before September 15, 2007 starting from now (credit cards are acceptable with 3.2% markup):

    ACCOUNT NUMBER: 024-016313-001
    IBAN: GR2202802400000000197927421

    Payments should be free of all bank charges. To ensure that we process your payment correctly, please indicate “BOE” and the delegate name at the payment. For payments transferred less than 14 days before the event, please bring a copy of the bank transfer request with you to the registration desk. Fees are not refundable after October 15, 2007.


    Participants needing a visa for entry to Greece are advised to make the application in advance in their home countries. Please, contact your nearest Embassy or Consulate of Greece or consult your travel agency. The Organizing Committee will be pleased to send a letter of invitation to any individual requesting (please send the number of your passport and the date of birth).

    October 28, Sunday, 14.00, 16.00 Excursions Vicinity of Loutraki
    October 29, Monday, 19.00 Welcome reception
    November 1, Thursday, 19.00 Conference Banquet (55 Euro)
    November 2, Friday Post-conference tour to Meteora (170/190 Euro)

    Vicinity of Loutraki

    Loutraki has the privilege to be located in a strategic geographical position (a transport, commercial nerve center, a connecting point between the Athens and Peloponnese). Coming from Athens, Corinthia is the first prefecture you come to in the Peloponnese, the first sign of warmth and excitement. The tour includes an overview of the Loutraki vicinity, you will visit the monastery of St. Potapios, you will come to Lake Vouliagmeni which is joined to the sea by a narrow channel. You see the ruins of the Temple of Hera Akraia and Limenia. This place gives one a foretaste of what to expect from the main sanctuary to Hera in the Peloponnese. Corinth Channal - the grandoius construction of the 19th century. The excusion will be finished at Nemeya, the place of the first Heracle feat, where the world-known center of wine-making is situated. You will be offered the degustation of some Greek wine.

    Post-conference Tour

    Two-days Post-conference tour to METEORA

    Meteora – a unique valley in the north of Greece, one of the most spectacular places in the country. Tens ancient orthodox monasteries are constructed at tops of steep separately costing rocks. Till now in some of them monks can get only by means of cords. The word METEORA means literally 'hovering in the air'. What created this rare geological phenomenon is one of the mysteries of nature.

    November 2 (9 a.m.) – Drive to KALAMBAKA through LEVADIA, ARACHOVA, DELPHI and towns of Central Greece.

    November 3 (coming back to Athens in the evening, app. 9 p.m.) - Morning visit of the breathtaking METEORA and its monasteries built on the top of high rocks. Drive back to ATHENS passing through THERMOPYLAE and KAMENA VOURLA

    The price of the tour is 190 Euro (single accommodation) and 170 Euro (double accommodation). One breakfast, two lunches and one dinner are included (without drinks). The accommodation is in the tourist-class hotels. Guided Excursion is included. Entrance fees to the monasteries, to the archaeological site and the Museum in Delphi are not included.

    BOE Organizing Committee
    Tatiana ZAMULINA
    5, Akad. Lavrentiev Ave., Boreskov Institute of Catalysis SB RAS
    630090 Novosibirsk, Russia

    Tel./Fax: +7 383 3 30 62 97
    Fax: +7 383 3 30 80 56
    E-mail: zam@catalysis.ru


    Information System "Conferences" Administrator
    Tamara Bol'shakova

    Tel. (+7 383) 32 69 523


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