The Biochemical Society Focused Meeting 'Analysis of free radicals, radical modifications and redox signalling' will take place at Aston University, Birmingham, United Kingdom.
Aston Business School
Birmingham B4 7ET
Telephone: +44 (0) 121 204 4300
For more information please visit Conference Aston.
Please note, accommodation and dinner will take place in the Aston Business School. Lectures will take place in the Main Building lecture theatre room (MB517 - on the fifth floor) and the posters will be displayed in the Main Building in room MB404 (fourth floor). The business school is number 6 and the Main Building is number 1 on the campus map.
Attractions in the City
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Having undergone a dramatic transformation in recent years, Birmingham is now an ideal destination for everyone. The city offers a diverse range of activities, catering for the needs of its many visitors, from ballet to Balti houses, and clubbing to chocolate tasting.
Travelling to the venue
By car: From whichever direction you are approaching Birmingham, Aston University is best reached from the M6 motorway (not the M6 Toll, which bypasses the city). Directions by car.
Parking -There is very limited parking on campus, but ample pay and display parking in nearby public car parks, shown on the campus map. Please note that the entrance to Millennium Point car park has changed and is now from Curzon Street, not Jennen's Road.
By train: If coming by rail, the main station in Birmingham is New Street Station.
From here it is only a 20 minute walk to the Conference Aston. Exit the station via the escalators and keep to your left, take the exit on the right which will bring you out onto Corporation Street. Directions to the Conference Centres from Corporation Street.
A taxi from New Street takes approximately 5 minutes and a taxi rank is available at the station.
Birmingham Moor Street and Birmingham Snow Hill train stations are also within a 15 minute walk from the Conference Centres. Please visit the Train Line to find appropriate routes into Birmingham Stations.
By bus: If you're travelling locally, the following bus services stop at Aston University.
A number of bus services operate to the University Campus throughout the day. Please see National Express for a route planner.
The venues are then no more than a 3 minute walk from the bus stops.
By taxi: Please advise the taxi that you would like to go to Aston Business School.
By air: Birmingham International Airport has flights within the UK and across Europe, the Indian subcontinent, the Middle East and North America. Several trains an hour run from Birmingham International direct to New Street Station and take less than 10 minutes. Alternatively, the airport is approximately 20 minutes away by car or taxi.
Birmingham International Airport website
Airport enquiries: +44(0)121 767 7145.
Registration fees and forms
Earlybird registration deadline: 18 March 2011
Registration is now closed, if you would like to attend this conference please contact the Conference Office.
Residential registration fees (with accommodation)
Full/Early Career Researcher: £235
Non Member: £300
Registration includes accommodation (18 April), lunches, refreshments and meeting dinner on the 18 April.
Non-residential registration fees (no accommodation)
Full/Early Career Researcher: £150
Non Member: £200
Registration does not include accommodation but does include lunches, refreshments and meeting dinner on the 18 April.
Payment of fees
All payments must be made prior to the meeting. Please note that invoices for registration fees will not be issued.
Credit card/Debit card
(Preferred method of payment, and the only acceptable form of payment for online registration)
The following credit/debit cards will be accepted:
Mastercard and Visa.
If you wish to pay by cheque, bank draft or bank transfer please contact the Conference Office
At the final stage of the online registration process, all registered delegates will be directed to a confirmation page and receive a separate email to confirm registration details. This confirmation should be checked carefully to ensure that all requirements are correct. In particular, the spelling of names and affiliations should be checked, as this information will be used to create badges.
Confirmation emails also act as a receipt. Please bring a copy of the email with you to the meeting.
If you have not received a confirmation email two weeks before the meeting, please contact the Conference Office.
Registering at the meeting
Please bring your confirmation email to present at the registration desk at the meeting. Badges will be issued upon registering and, for security reasons, must be worn for the duration of the meeting.
Poster abstract submission
Abstract submission deadline: 31 January 2011
Online abstract submission is now closed. If you wish to submit an abstract please contact the Conference Office. Late abstracts will not appear in the programme book.
Has my abstract been accepted?
After submitting your abstract you should receive a submission number which will identify your abstract. If you have not received a submission number, then please email firstname.lastname@example.org immediately.
Approximately 2 weeks after the abstract submission deadline has passed, you will receive an email informing you whether your poster has been accepted or not and informing you of your poster number and session time.
All poster abstracts will be available to view online two weeks prior to the meeting.
Poster Board size: 1m wide x 2m high (portrait).
Velcro to mount your poster will be provided at the meeting.
The Biochemical Society is working with the new open access poster repository, F1000 Posters, to host online the posters from this event. Authors will be asked if they wish to deposit a PDF of there poster presentation(s) from this meeting during the abstract submission process.
Faculty of 1000 is expanding its award-winning post-publication literature evaluation service by including evaluations of posters from across the major life science and medical conferences. The Faculty of ~10,000 world-renowned experts will be regularly reviewing new posters deposited in F1000 Posters for selection and evaluation in F1000. The selection of poster PDFs for evaluation will bring the attention of a much wider audience than can be achieved by attending a single conference.
Biochemical Society Centenary Poster Prize
A Biochemical Society Centenary Poster Prize was awarded to Marrit Putker at University Medical Center Utrecht, The Netherlands for her poster entitled "Multiple redox-sensitive protein interactions control FoxO transcription factor activity".
The BJ Energy Oral Communication prize
The BJ Energy Oral Communication prize was awarded to James Turner at University of Birmingham, UK for his talk entitled "Assessment of oxidative stress in lymphocytes following exercise".
Residential registration includes 1 nights accommodation (18 April 2011) in a single en suite room at Aston Business School.
At the meeting
Lunch and refreshments will be provided for all attendees and will be included in the registration fee.
Should you have any special dietary requirements, please indicate this on the registration form. Alternatively, please inform the Conference Office as changes to the menu cannot be made at the meeting.
Disabled access is available. If you require assistance during the meeting please contact the Conference Office.
Sponsors and trade exhibition
The following companies will be sponsoring the meeting:
Biochemical Society Transactions
Portland Press Ltd
Enzo Life Sciences
Please feel free to view our sponsorship and trade exhibition opportunities at this meeting.
If you are interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at the meeting please contact the Conference Office.
Cancellations will be accepted in writing until 04 April 2011, and a refund (less £15 administration charge) will be issued.
After this date, neither full nor partial refunds can be given. Please note that refunds of less than £15 cannot be issued.
Official letters of invitation
Official letters of invitation, which are intended to assist with administrative arrangements in certain countries will only be issued when the individual has completed the following criteria:
1) Submitted an abstract which has been approved by the meeting scientific organizer for inclusion into the relevant meeting
2) Sent a letter from the head of their academic department on University headed paper saying why they need to attend the meeting in relation to their research
3) Registered and paid for the meeting
Such letters do not imply commitment of financial or other support by the organizers
Tweeting and Blogging
Tweeting and blogging at Biochemical Society conferences
With increasing frequency, conference attendees at scientific conferences are using Twitter or blogs to share and highlight interesting information discussed at conferences, and also to network with each other. The Biochemical Society has created the following policy with regards to the use of networking sites at Biochemical Society conferences.
The Biochemical Society’s Twitter and blogging policy
Proceedings and abstracts of Harden Conferences are unpublished, in order to promote the exchange of novel information and ideas. Delegates are asked to respect the closed nature of the conferences, and not to report information discussed via Twitter, Facebook, blogs and similar social networks.
Focused Meetings and Annual Symposia
The Biochemical Society encourages the discussion of its conferences via Twitter, Facebook and similar social networks. In order to promote discussion and the exchange of information, delegates who wish to tweet are asked to use the Biochemical Society hashtag:
Speakers will be made aware of this policy, and have the right to ask delegates not to disseminate their research via the Internet. If a Speaker makes this request, delegates are asked not to discuss the relevant work in this way. Delegates are respectfully asked to refrain from communicating using mobile devices whilst lectures are in progress.
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The Conference Office
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