Workshop Over

We thank all of the participants of the Workshop, and hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.
These pages are kept here now for archival purposes, the forms have been disabled.

Last Minute Announcements

We can only accept cash in Euros for the catering and dinner fees

The distance from the downtown hotels (harmburger börs, seurahuone etc) to the meeting place is about 1.5-2km. Public transport is available, but a more convenient method of transport could be a carpool in a taxi. We expect a taxi to cost less than 15 euros, and normally 4 people fit quite comfortably into a taxi.

Just in case you need a taxi number especially for late flight arrivals - it is 02-10041 - and they speak/understand english.

A pdf version of the program and schedule is available.

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.

First Announcement

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
* Exoplanets
* Habitability
* Biomarkers
* 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

Local Organizers:
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)

EANA Officers:
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)

Workshop fees

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

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:
A3 (large)
A4 (Europe)
Letter (North America)
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