Welcome! to the aDDRess/CodeAge Workshop, Summer School and the aDDRess Mid Term Review Meeting, June 9 - June 13 in Heraklion, Crete, Greece


Organized within the Marie Curie Initial Training Network (ITN) the joint Workshop  on "Regulation of the (Epi) Genome during Ageing" and the Summer school on "Gene Regulation" and the aDDRess Mid Term Review Meeting will be organized from June 9 till June 13 in Heraklion, Crete, Greece. Series of lectures on various topics will be given.

The Venue
The Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (FORTH), established in 1983, is one of the largest research centers in Greece with well organized facilities, highly qualified personnel and a reputation as a top-level research foundation worldwide. FORTH reports to the General Secretariat for Research and Technology of the Hellenic Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs. The architect of the complex was Panos Koulermos.

The Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (IMBB) is based in Heraklion (Crete), and is conducting basic and applied research in established and emerging areas of Biomedical science. IMBB was founded in 1983 and is part of the Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (FORTH), one of the largest research centers in Greece.

FORTH Main Building

 

The Meeting  will be held in the Auditorium "Giorgos Liannis" and  C. Room Stelios Orphanoudakis  in  the main building of FORTH which is located close to the University of Crete.

Program

A tentative structured program is the following:

  • Day 1 (Monday, 9 th June 2014), joint Workshop  on "Regulation of the (Epi) Genome during Ageing , Auditorium "Giorgos Liannis", in  the main building of FORTH
  • Day 2 & Day 3 (Tuesday, 10th – Wednesday, 11th  June 2014), joint Summer school on Gene Regulation, Auditorium "Giorgos Liannis", in  the main building of FORTH
  • Excursion to Knossos   in the afternoon of 10th June 2014
  • Social dinner in the evening in the surroundings of Heraklion (beach of Lygaria). in the evening of  11th June 2014
    Day 4 & Day 5 (Thursday, 12th June  - Friday, 13th June 2014) Midterm Review Meeting, and  C. Room Stelios Orphanoudakis  in  the main building of FORTH

A detailed program is  available here
Excursion to Knossos   in the afternoon of 10th June 2014

 

Objectives
We plan contributed talks of 15 minutes (for the Workshop) and 30 minutes, including  discussion (for the Summer School).

Contributed Talks
The participants are kindly asked to send the title and a brief abstract of their talks (no more than one page; electronically) to the secretariat of the Workshop before May 15, 20014.

Registration
Please use the registration form.
The event includes refreshments offered in the lecture breaks (coffee, beverages, cakes), warm meals, one dinner and one excursion.

Sponsors
The meeting is sponsored by the Marie Curie Initial Training Network (ITN)  and FORTH.

Social dinner at Lygaria

Accommodation
The aDDress secretariat suggests the following hotels, in Heraklion downtown. The 5 days event will be held in  FORTH  in the surroundings of Heraklion  (approx. 10 km from the downtown). The suggested hotels are in the Heraklion town center. Please follow the map link.
A public bus service is available  from the city center to the  venue ( please see more info below). Most of the suggested hotels are in a 2 min. walking distance from the  of the Bus Station. Please manage your hotel booking for yourself, using the system that was suggested for LATO (e.g. online booking).

GDM Megaron Luxury Hotel

The hotel is chosen by most PIs of the Network   (5 min. walk from bus station)

Aquila Atlantis Hotel
(5 min. walk from bus station)

Capsis Astoria
(1 min. walk from bus station)

Lato Boutique Hotel
The hotel is chosen by most fellows of the Network   (5 min. walk from bus station)

Travel
Heraklion is the largest urban center in Crete, the capital of the region and the economic center of the island. It is easily reached by plane from all over the world, its international airport is first in charter flights, and by boat from Piraeus and the nearby Greek islands. Travelling within Crete is also very easy with bus connections to most places around the island...
The airport Nikos Kazantzakis (airport Code: HER) is the only one in Heraklion. Heraklion has 8-10 direct flights per day from Athens (ATH) and 2-4 direct flights per day from Thessaloniki (SKG). Between April and October there are also frequent charter flights from most major European cities.
Flights between Athens and Heraklion are offered by: Aegean Airlines
Information for the flights schedules to and from Heraklion via Athens, as well as timetables for flights to and from Athens.

Public Transportation
Bus:   Bus to FORTH, Line 11 (drives through the town about 30 min till FORTH) Is not recommend  as it is always very crowded. Ticket ~ 2.50 E for one way > Best solution : Share a taxi with other fellows.    
Time schedule 7.20- 8.30-11.30-14.00-15.30-17.20 
Route on site  : http://astiko-irakleiou.gr/#el/stopinfo/screen/1536/
Taxi : taxi ride from  down town to FORTH  takes about 20-30 minutes and costs approximately € 12,  Taxi from the airport to Hotel in the town costs circa €13, Taxi from FORTH to airport costs approximately € 15-18 
http://cretataxi.com/
http://www.cretetaxitransfers.gr
Tel : 6943715507

How to reach FORTH
BY CAR  : http://www.forth.gr/index_main.php?c=83&l=e&s=&p=1&y=
MAPs : http://www.imbb.forth.gr/en/contact#1-get-directions
Information about the city of Heraklion : http://www.heraklion.gr/en

Prefecture of Heraklion : http://www.crete.gov.gr/index.php?lang=en#.U0gGO1fJGSo

Websites
website of aDDRess : http://www.itn-address.gr/fellows.html
Website of event  : http://www.itn-address.gr/welcome.html
Website of IMBB : http://www.imbb.forth.gr/en/
Website of FORTH : http://www.forth.gr/
Information on the town of Heraklion and photos can be found on: http://www.incrediblecrete.gr

Contacts
If you have some questions concerning the Workshop or wish to participate, don't hesitate to contact the Workshop- Summer School  Secretariat:

Eugenia Tabakaki
Tel: +30 2810 391246
Fax: +30 2810 391101
E-mail: info@itn-address.gr
website: http://www.itn-address.gr/

Postal adress

  • FORTH, Foundation for Research and Technology – Hellas
    Νikolaou Plastira 100, Vassilika Vouton
    GR - 711 10, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
    Tel.: +30 2810 391500-2
    Fax: +30 2810 391555
    E-mail: central@admin.forth.gr
  • Emergency

  • GENERAL UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL OF HERAKLION

    Emergency Call Centre: +30 2810222222
    +30 2813402111

 

1st aDDRess/CodeAge Joint Annual Meeting & 1st Training Workshop


aDDRess is a Marie Curie Initial Training Network funded by the European Commission 7th Framework Programme, Grant Agreement no.: 316390