ASGSB Annual Meeting Update

Dear members and friends of ASGSB,

Make plans to join with your colleagues and friends in Raleigh, North Carolina, from November 5-8, 2009, for the annual meeting of the American Society for Gravitational and Space Biology. The scientific committee is very excited about the program, which will include symposia on Habitation Science (chaired by Cary Mitchell), Biological Engineering and Synthetic Biology (chaired by Marshall Porterfield) and The ISS as a National Laboratory (chaired by Ken Souza). We will also have posters, oral sessions, committee meetings, and plenty of time for networking.

Conveniently located near the Raleigh-Durham International Airport, Raleigh is the capital of North Carolina. Our venue, the Raleigh Marriott City Center (http://marriott.com/rdumc) is the newest hotel in the thriving downtown and is within walking distance of dozens of restaurants, museums, and other attractions. Room rates of $139 for students and $149 for non-students will be available. Located within 3 miles is North Carolina State University, within 20 miles is Duke University, and within 25 miles is the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Stay tuned to the ASGSB website for updated information on travel assistance and other important meeting developments.

The deadline for early registration (reduced fees) is October 2; please use the attached form to register for the meeting. If you haven't renewed your membership yet, you can use the attached membership dues form to qualify for the "member" registration fee.

See ya'll there, Chris Brown cbrown@ncsu.edu and Ken Souza kenneth.a.souza@nasa.gov ASGSB 2009 Meeting Program Co-Chairs

P.S. If you have any questions about your membership status or about meeting registration, please reply to this message; replies to this e-mail will go to Susan Dakin, ASGSB Executive Secretary.

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