Information and programme
Since we have had an overwhelmingly large amount of talks proposed, we had
to accept only half of them, the rest are assigned as posters.
The Programme page now reflects the preliminary programme, and might
still have minor adjustments
The dimensions for the posters are: max. 120x88cm, or around 47x34
inches, with the orientation so, that the long edge is upright (portrait), ISO paper size A0 reccomended.
Registration deadline passed
Please note that the deadline registration, and hotel reservations, has
passed. If you had any problems using the registration form, please
don't hesitate to contact us. The final programme, participant list, and
other important information will be posted onto this site soon. Stay tuned.
This is the first announcement for the 7th European Workshop on
Astrobiology. The workshop takes place on the 22nd to the
24th of October, 2007, at the University of Turku, in Turku, Finland.
The workshop will address all the main topics of astrobiology:
* Interstellar chemistry
* Chemical evolution
* Early Earth and Mars
* Origins of life
* Life during the Archean
* The limits of life - Extremophiles
* Search for life in the Solar System
* Education and public outreach
Public Lectures, 21st of October at 6pm
First and Second Origin of Life
Andre Brack (Orleans, France), and
Tetsuya Yomo (Osaka, Japan)
The organizing commitee
Olav Eklund (Geology, University of Turku)
Harry Lehto (Astronomy, University of Turku)
Kirsi Lehto (Biology, University of Turku)
Esko Valtaoja (Astronomy, University of Turku)
Esko Gardner (University of Turku)
Samuli Kotiranta (University of Turku)
Pekka Janhunen (FMI, Finland)
Axel Brandenburg (Nordita, Sweden)
Nils Holm (Stockholm University, Sweden)
André Brack (CNRS, Orléans, France)
Charles Cockell (Open University, Milton Keynes, UK)
Luigi Colangeli (INAF, Napoli, IT)
Pascale Ehrenfreund (Leiden University, NL)
Beda Hofmann (Naturhistorisches Museum, Bern, CH)
Nigel Mason (Open University, Milton Keynes, UK)
Juan Perez Mercader (CAB, Madrid, Spain)
There is no fee for the workshop, although there's a small catering fee of approximately 30€,
for the coffee breaks, and a fee for the workshop dinner. The price
of the workshop dinner and smoke sauna will be about 45€.
Travel funds will be granted in priority to undergraduate and graduate
students presenting a poster.
Applications including a short letter of motivation and a short CV (age,
field of research, present position,
Institution, University, Laboratory, Address) should be sent to
André Brack, Centre de Biophysique Moléculaire,
Rue Charles Sadron, F-45071 Orléans cedex 2, France, or by e-mail to
André Brack at
by June 29, 2007.
Student Travel Funds: Jun 29, 2007 (closed)
Abstracts and Registration: Sept 6, 2007
Accomodation: Sokos Hotels Sept 6, 2007
Accomodation: Holiday Club Caribia Sept 10, 2007
We have made some posters for the workshop, in three different sizes:
Letter (North America)
These will open into a new window.