NATO Advanced Research Workshop
Technological and Medical Implications of
This page contains information about the NATO Advanced Research Workshop held at Visegrád, Hungary, in April 1999. The original page giving the background is still available, but it will not be updated further.
As the meeting is now in the past some of the practical details in this page have been removed, and future updates will be confined to points that may still be of interest.
The Organizing Committee had the following members: Athel Cornish-Bowden (Director), Judit Ovádi (Co-director), María Luz Cárdenas, David Fell, Reinhart Heinrich, Jan-Hendrik Hofmeyr. The meeting assistant was Isadora Cornish-Bowden.
Funds to support an Advanced Research Workshop were granted by the Scientific Affairs Division of NATO, and there is an official notice of the Workshop on the NATO pages.
Supplementary grants were awarded by the
International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (IUBMB) under its scheme to support
Symposia and Interest Groups,
Országos Mûszaki Fejlesztési Bizottság
(the Hungarian National Committee for Technological Development).
and by the
The Workshop will be held in the Silvanus Hotel, Visegrád, in the "Danube Bend" region of Hungary. It provides excellent facilities and has good connections with Budapest, close enough to present easy connections with the airport, and far enough away to be well out of the city. The Hotel Silvanus has a beautiful situation with views towards the Danube. Other attractions (Esztergom, Szentendre etc.) are fairly close.
Tourist information. A separate page contains some photographs of Visegrád and other places in the Danube Bend region, and other popular sites in Hungary.
Other links for more pictures and tourist information. Several pictures of Visegrád can be found on a page devoted to it. Some pages concerned with tourist information about Hungary in general and about Budapest in particular may also be of interest. All of these tend to be slow to load.
The Workshop was held in the period 10-16 April 1999.
The full programme is available
Douglas Kell and Pedro Mendes prepared a discussion paper to focus our thoughts on some of the issues that were to be discussed at Visegrád. This is available for consultation at their web site. They deliberately wrote their paper in somewhat provocative terms, and it is hardly to be expected that everyone will agree with all that they say. Please note that although this paper forms a chapter in the published proceedings of the Workshop, the form posted on the web is not identical to what will be published. If you wish to refer to it in any publications please check with the authors that the points you are referring to will actually appear in the published version.
A list of pictures from the meeting is now available.
A report of the workshop has appeared in Nature Biotechnology 17, 641–643 (1999). The same issue of Nature Biotechnology contains an article by Jay Bailey covering some of the p that he discussed in his lecture, and the previous issue (June 1999) contains an editorial by Harvey Bialy.
The papers presented at the workshop have been edited and were delivered to the publisher in the latter part of October 1999 for publication by Kluwer Academic Publishers (Dordrecht, The Netherlands) in the first half of 2000.
Last update: 24 January 2005
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