European Symposium for

Insect Taste and Olfaction



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September 22-28, 2001 - Villasimius (Cagliari), Italy


Symposium Site

Residence Hotel Cormoran, Localitā Campus, 09049 Villasimius-CA, Sardegna, Italy

TEL: 0039 070798101 FAX: 0039 070798131 e-mail: [email protected]

The meeting will start on the evening of Saturday, September 22. The scientific programme includes Symposia, Posters and Oral Presentations. It will end midday, Friday, September 28.


1 - Odorant Binding Proteins

2 - Coding of Chemosensory Information

3 - Plasticity

4 - Olfaction in Drosophila: from Receptors to the Antennal Lobes

5 - Taste: Genetic and Functional Approaches

6 - Olfactory Basis of Insect/Plant Interaction

7 - Chemical Ecology

Speakers include

Karl-Ernst Kaissling -Germany

Alexander Steinbrecht - Germany

Dick Vogt - USA

Thomas Christensen - USA

Walter Leal - USA

Mark Stopfer - USA

Silke Sachse - Germany

Charles Derby - USA

Brian Smith - USA

Troy Zars - Germany

Veronica Rodrigues - India

Leslie Vosshal - USA

Kristin Scott - USA

Erich Stadler - Switzerland

Robert Raguso - USA

Mattias Larsson - Sweden

Wendy Mechaber - USA

Bente Berg - Norway

Tom Baker - USA

Marcus Stensmyr - Sweden

Poster and Oral Presentations

Poster Presentations are an important part of the meeting. Each Presenter will summarise the main results of the poster with a brief (3 min) oral presentation. Posters will be assigned to subject-related sessions. Slides, overhead and video projectors will be available for discussion. Poster sizes: 120cm x 100 cm.



Residence Hotel Cormoran, Localitā Campus, 09049 Villasimius (CA) Sardegna, Italy

Tel: 0039 070798101 FAX: 0039 070798131 e-mail: [email protected]

Hotel reservation has to be performed by filling and sending the Accommodation Form to the Hotel. Your reservation will not be confirmed until receipt of your down payment (copy of check/bank transfer or the credit card authorisation paragraph completely filled in). FORM (Deadline:Immediate)

Rates are ITL 170.000 (double room) and ITL 180.000 (single room) per person per day for a minimum time period of six nights. A discount of LIT 51.000 is given to a third as well as to a fourth person added in a double room.

The full board fare for participants includes costs of the Welcome Cocktail, Symposium coffee breaks, drinks at lunch and dinner and the Banquet Dinner.

Social events include a boat excursion along the coast, with a stop for lunch. It will take place only if a good number of participants request it. The cost will be ITL 50.000 approximately. Please, book using the Accommodation Form.

Travel Information

How to reach Sardinia

Ferries link Cagliari to the mainland: The ferry companies are Tirrenia, Grimaldi, Moby Lines and Sardinia Ferries. Their web sites are:

Flight connections from and to Sardinia are carried by Alitalia, Meridiana and Volare companies. Their web sites are:

It is suggested you make reservations as soon as possible since the Symposium is held during the tourist season.

How to reach the Hotel from Cagliarišs airport or train station.

1 - A bus service will be available from Cagliarišs Airport (Elmas) to the Hotel (60 km). The cost depends on the number of people sharing a ride (4 people = ITL 120.000; 8 people = ITL 180.000). For a reservation, your arrival time should be written on the Accommodation Form.

2 - A bus service (one travel/day) is performed by A.R.S.T. (Azienda Regionale Sarda Trasporti; tel: 0039 070 4098324-303) from Cagliari, Matteotti Square (close to the railway station) to Villasimius (approx. fare is ITL 7.000). The summer travel schedule is not yet available!

3 -Taxi: approximate fare from the station or airport to Villasimius is ITL 140.000.


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