6th Hellenic Conference of Virology
March 15th-17th, 2001
Hellenic Pasteur Institute
The Hellenic Society of Virology
is pleased to announce the 6th Panhellenic Conference of Virology from
March 15th-17th, 2001 at the Hellenic
Pasteur Institute, Vas. Sofias Ave. 127, Athens 115 21. The conference
will host lectures from distinguished scientists from Greece and abroad,
oral presentations as well as round-table discussions on matters of basic
and applied virology which are of interest to medical doctors, veterinarians,
agricultural scientists, biologists and biochemists.
Each speaker will be allowed 10 minutes for presentation and 5
minutes for discussion. Standard slide and overhead projectors will be
available to the speakers. Slides should be prepared so that they are readily
visible by the entire audience, and should be provided to the Conference
Secretariat before the opening of the corresponding session.
Abstracts for each presentation (oral presentation, lecture or round-table
discussion) should be prepared according to the following instructions
and sent along with the registration form, to the Conference Secretariat
by January 15th, 2001. Abstract receipt will
be confirmed by the Secretariat; if no confirmation is received, authors
are kindly requested to contact the Secretariat directly. Abstracts will
be printed prior to the conference in order to be available to its
Abstracts should be prepared on computer diskette, preferably using a Microsoft
Word for Windows word-processor and saved as a "rich text format" (RTF)
file. We recommend the use of the "Arial" or "Times New Roman" font, for
the sake of uniformity. In addition to the diskette, please submit 2 printed
copies of the abstract in its final form. Alternatively, please feel free
to submit the abstract electronically at the Society's email address:
The abstract title should be in capital letters. On a new line, type the
names of all authors (in lowercase), and underline the presenting author.
On the next line, provide the institutional affiliation and location of
the research group(s), again in lowercase. The abstract title, author names
and address should be in English.
After the above headers, leave a double space and enter the abstract. The
text should not exceed 200 words in length, and should be laid-out in the
following rationale: (a) Aim of study, (b) Materials and Methods, (c) Results
and (d) Conclusions. At the end of the text, please provide the contact
information along with postal address of the person to whom correspondence
should be addressed.
Comprehensive reseach papers represented by the abstracts will be published
in the Journal of the Hellenic Society of Virology, Hellenic
Virology, as long as they are appropriately submitted to the Journal
during the Conference.
The title of each abstract shall remain the same for its publication in
the conference abstract book.
Georgia Christodoulopoulou Award
In memory of Georgia Christodoulopoulou, the Hellenic Society of Virology
proclaims the Georgia Christodoulopoulou Award for original research in
the general field of Virology. Research papers submited for candidacy to
this award must conform to the specifications described in the Call for
Papers as published in the Journal "Hellenic Virology", Volume 2, Issue
2, 1997, Page 79, and should be submitted to the Conference Secretariat
by January 13th, 2001.
The Inauguration of the Conference will take place on Thursday, March 15th,
2001 at 19:00 in the Amphitheater of the Hellenic Pasteur Institute.
There will be 2 Receptions during the Conference, one after the inaugural
lecture welcoming the participants and one on Friday, March 16th, at the
end of the day.
Commercial exhibitions by companies specializing in pharmaceuticals, reagents
and laboratory equipment will run throughout the duration of the
The participation fee for the Conference is 15,000
GRD and is due upon registration. Students may attend the Conference
without a fee; however, if they desire to obtain the Conference publications,
a nominal fee of 5,000 GRD will be requested.
The registration fee covers attendance to all scientific and social
sessions of the Conference, as well as a copy of the Abstract Book and
the issue of the Journal Hellenic
Virology in which the full research papers will be published.
Preliminary Conference Program
Thursday, March 15th, 2001
13:00 - 16:00 Registration
16:00 - 19:00 Oral Presentations
19:00 - 20:00 Inauguration Ceremony of the 6th Panhellenic Conference
20:00 - 20:45 Lecture: "Development of a Plant-Derived Subunit
Vaccine Candidate Against Hepatitis C Virus" by A. Hadidi
Friday, March 16th, 2001
09:30 - 11:00 Oral Presentations
11:00 - 11:30 Lecture: "Multiplex & Quantitative PCR" by P. Markoulatos
11:30 - 12:00 Break
12:00 - 13:30 Round Table: "Problems & Prospects in Diagnostic Virology"
13:30 - 16:00 Lunch Break
16:00 - 18:00 Oral Presentations
18:00 - 18:30 Lecture: "Viruses as Biological Weapons" by A. Tsotsos
18:30 - 19:00 Break
19:00 - 20:30 Round Table: "Occular Viral Infections"
20:30 - 21:00 Lecture: "Viral Infections of Laboratory Animals" by I. Petridou
Saturday, March 17th, 2001
09:30 - 11:30 Oral Presentations
11:30 - 12:00 Lecture: "EBV & Viral Carcinogenesis" by G. Mosialos
12:00 - 12:30 Break
12:30 - 14:00 Round Table: "Parvoviruses"
14:00 - 14:30 Conclusion of Conference
Meeting of the Hellenic Society of Virology Members & New
Governing Board Elections
L. Arvanitakis: Tel: (01) 647.8875; Fax: (01) 642.3498; email: email@example.com
A. Tsotsos: Tel: (01) 894.9697, 898.3196; Fax: (01) 898.1175
N. Katis: Tel: (031) 998.855, 998.857; Fax: (031) 998.854
B. Kyriazopoulou-Dalaina: Tel: (031) 999.101
E. Biziagos: Tel: (081) 253.455, 282.622
V. Krikelis: Tel: (041) 259.974, 552.143, 552.145
Ch. Papadopoulou: Tel: (0651) 97.592, 97.593
Hellenic Pasteur Institute
A. Georgopoulou, Biologist
I. Plakokefalos, Biologist
N. Siafakas, Biologist
Department of Virology
Vas. Sofias Ave 127, Athens 115 21
Conference Organizing Committee
P. Markoulatos, Biochemist
P. Kyriakopoulou, Agricultural Scientist
L. Arvanitakis, Biologist
F. Bem, Agricultural Scientist
E. Biziagos, Biologist
N. Katis, Agricultural Scientist
G. Koptopoulos, Veterinarian
Ch. Koutsia-Karouzou, Medical Doctor
V. Kyriazopoulou-Dalaina, Medical Doctor
O. Maggana, Veterinarian
N. Spyrou, Medical Doctor
A. Themeli-Digalaki, Medical Doctor
M. Tsagri, Agricultural Scientist