42nd EEMS annual conference in Warsaw, Poland
16-20 September 2012
The 42nd EEMS meeting will take place in Warsaw, Poland, 16-20 September 2012 at Warsaw University main campus, under the organization of Prof. Barbara Tudek, Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences, and Faculty of Biology, University of Warsaw. We invite all our Colleagues to Warsaw and hope that the meeting will be a great scientific success.
The scientific program will include mechanisms of DNA damage tolerance, versatile functions of DNA repair proteins, chromatin structure in the control of genetic stability, human diseases and DNA repair, markers of human exposure to genotoxic agents, environmental aspects of toxicity of nanoparticles, epigenotoxicology including miRNA as cellular response to DNA damage, oxidation and deamination of nucleobases as a new epigenetic instrument in the control of mutations and carcinogenesis.
The special session on epigenetics and chemical safety will be organized by ECETOC. Additionally regulatory session and Young Scientist session will provide the newest issues in the areas of EEMS interests. The high scientific level is guaranteed by the international excellence of the invited speakers. Some of the confirmed speakers are: H. Ulrich, A.Van Oijen, R. Woodgate, A.R. Lehman, R. Fuchs, K. Bebenek, W. Niedzwiedz, M. Saparbaev, V.A. Bohr, B. Castaing, E. Avvedimento, B. Kaina, H. Krokan, A. Collins, M. Dusinska, A. Jha, A. Gutleb, M. Refnes, J. Cadet, J. Sale, H. van Atticum, J. Downs, M. Simard, P. Svoboda, J. Maciejewski, H. Norppa, Z. Herceg, A. Sartori.
We are also preparing a social program, with a welcome reception, dinner in an 18th century palace with live music, and a concert, all included in the registration fee. We also offer guided tours in Warsaw or entrance to museums of interest, Chopin Museum, Copernicus Science Centre, Royal Castle, National Museum and other. After the Meeting why not take the opportunity of visiting other places of interest in Poland that are further afield from Warsaw. A Tourist Agency is available on-line and on-site to help you to plan your extended stay.
We are looking forward to welcoming you to Warsaw for what promises to be an exciting meeting and enjoyable experience.
The beginnings of Warsaw go back to the 12th and 13th century. For many years Warsaw was not an influential city in Poland and was established relatively late in Polish history. This began when Queen Bona moved from Krakow to Warsaw after being widowed by King Zygmunt Stary. It was decided to centralise parliament and move it from Krakow to Warsaw after the amalgamation of Poland and Lithuania in 1569 and to hold coronations there. Finally, when King Zygmunt III Wasa moved his seat to Warsaw the city became the capital. King Zygmunt III Waza’s Column towering over the Castle Square is one of the most distinctive symbols of the city. After the Swedish invasion in 1655, Warsaw started to flourish further, assisted by King Jan III Sobieski’s decision to locate his summer residence in Wilanów.
Warsaw enjoyed the real “Golden Age” during the reign of Stanislaw August Poniatowski. It was then that Łazienki Palace was built at the foot of Ujazdowski Castle together with the National Theatre and Cadet School, which was designed to provide the reformed state with a well-educated military and civilian personnel.
In 1795 Poland was partitioned and disappeared off the map of Europe for 123 years.
Despite the loss of independence, Warsaw was growing rapidly. Elegant buildings and notable palaces were erected at that time, such as the Wielki Theatre, Staszic Palace and Belvedere Palace. Founded in 1816, the Warsaw University had five faculties: medicine, law, theology, philosophy and fine arts & science.
Today these buildings are the most important touristic attractions in Warsaw, and you may find them along a sequence of streets (Krakowskie Przedmieście, Nowy Świat, Aleje Ujazdowskie, Belwederska, Aleja Sobieskiego, Aleja Wilanowska), the so-called King's Road.
At the end of World War II the city underwent near-total destruction after The Warsaw Uprising, which started on August 1st, 1944. You may wish to visit the Museum of The Warsaw Uprising, as well as monuments and museum of Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, which took place in April 1943.
After the war Warsaw was re-created. The Old Town, and Royal Castle were re-constructed using historical plans, old photographs and paintings. Today, Warsaw has a population of nearly 2 million inhabitants and its metropolitan population totals more than 3 million people.
Warsaw is the most often visited and the fastest growing city in Poland. In September the weather is usually fine, with temperatures normally around 20 - 25°C during the day and quite a lot of sunshine, but evenings may be cool, averaging at 8 - 15°C. Remember to pack a warm jacket!
The 42nd EEMS Meeting will be held in the Old Library of the main campus of The University of Warsaw (UW), Krakowskie Przedmieście 26/28.
The University of Warsaw, established in 1816, is Poland's largest and finest university. From its beginning the University has played a major role in the intellectual, political and cultural life of Poland, and has been recognized throughout the world as a leading academic center in this part of Europe. In 2010 and 2011 UW was ranked the number one Polish University.
Today the University employs over 6,200 people, (including 3,240 academic teachers) and educates almost 53,700 undergraduate and graduate students. Each year over 20,000 young people enroll as students. Their interest in studying at University of Warsaw results above all from the University's prestige, something UW has earned through the high educational level it offers and the research work.
University of Warsaw, Old Library - the venue of the 42nd EEMS Meeting
The University’s main campus is situated in the heart of historical Warsaw, on a street which is part of the ‘Kings Road’, bridging Old Town Royal Castle with two other royal residences, Łazienki Palace and park, and Wilanów. The campus is only a short walk from the Old Town, and the most beautiful street in Warsaw, Nowy Świat, which features lots of modern boutiques, art galleries, and cafes. Other place of interest incuding the National Opera, Philharmonic, Chopin Museum, Copernicus Science Centre, and National Museum are also nearby. In Warsaw there is something for everyone!
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1. Welcome reception will be held at Kazimierzowski Palace at University Campus, Krakowskie Przedmieście 26/28 on September 16.
2. Dinner will be organized in XVIII-century Jablonna Palace, which is now a Conference Centre of Polish Academy of Sciences. The Palace is situated about 15 km from the Centre of Warsaw, about 30 - 40 min. driving, has beautiful, original interior and a beautiful park.
3. Cultural events/tours
During the Meeting there will be a free afternoon during which we may offer a walking guided tour in the Old Town or tickets to museums situated in the walking distance from the Meeting venue, such as Chopin Museum, Copernicus Museum of Science, Royal Castle
If you would like to venture further afield after the meeting then why not consider the following attractions:
Kraków with its preserved, beautiful Old Town Royal Castle
The Jewish quarter, Kazimierz
The world unique salt mine Wieliczka
Gdańsk with a beautiful Old Town adjacent to the Old Port
Biskupin, the most famous archeological reserve in Central Europe, showing life of the first tribes living on the territory of Poland 5000 years before Christ
Białowieża, a forest reserve where European bison are raised
The Tourist Office will give a full range of places of interest on-line (click here for a link) in addition, pre-arranged tours are available here.
Invitation to a Special Issue of Acta Biochimica Polonica
It is my honour and privilege to invite you, on behalf of the Editors and Publishers of Acta Biochimica Polonica, to publish the text of your contributions to be presented at 42nd Annual Meeting of the European Environmental Mutagen Society in our Journal. We feel that publishing of the works of outstanding scientists will add prestige to the Journal. We would appreciate your acceptance of this invitation, and ask you to bring with you to the Meeting the final version of the paper, prepared according to Instructions for Authors (see web page of the Journal: http://www.actabp.pl). We would recommend Invited Lecturers to prepare their papers as review articles or research articles and Authors ofPosters, as short communications or research articles. All papers will be peer reviewed before acceptance for publication. As part of the abstract submission process you will be asked if you would like to take this opportunity to have your paper published in the Acta Biochimica Polonica.
Jarosław T. Kuśmierek
Member of the Organizing Committee and Associate Editor of Acta Biochimica Polonica
Leon Mullenders (The Netherlands), Barbara Tudek (Poland), Guenter Speit (Germany), David Kirkland (United Kingdom), Henk Vrijhof (ECETOC, Belgium), Anna Bębenek (Poland), Elżbieta Grzesiuk (Poland), Marcin Kruszewski (Poland), Ryszard Olinski (Poland), Konrad Rydzyński (Poland), Joanna Rzeszowska-Wolny (Poland), Krzysztof Szyfter (Poland), Ewa Śledziewska-Gójska (Poland)
Local Organizing Committee:
Barbara Tudek (IBB PAS, University of Warsaw), Elżbieta Speina (IBB PAS, Warsaw), Ewa Śledziewska-Gójska (IBB PAS, Warsaw), Anna Bębenek (IBB PAS, Warsaw), Jarosław Kuśmierek (IBB PAS, Warsaw), Paweł Kowalczyk (University of Warsaw), Iwonna Rahden-Staroń (Medical University of Warsaw), Maria Wolska (IBB PAS, Warsaw), Katarzyna Jagiełło-Wilgat (IBB PAS, Warsaw)
to be confirmed
Abstract submission - 15 July 2012
Early Bird Registration - 30 June 2012
It is highly recommended that Participants make reservations in hotels pointed by the Organizers till 30 June. Within this period reservation of the hotel is ensured, and it will be at lowered price. After June 30th we will not be able to keep hotel reservations for the Participants of EEMS meeting.
Registration and Accommodation Form
Abstract Submission Form
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