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September 4-7, 1997
Rensselaerville, New York

This is a call for participation in a conference to be held this Fall that will bring together investigators involved in: The aim is to stimulate a free exchange of information and ideas among researchers working in these fast-moving fields with considerable overlap in interests but few opportunities for communication. It is hoped that the meeting will attract: The intent of the conference is to encourage a free-flow of information and opinion about how nature has designed molecular and supermolecular machines and to explore how (or whether) these principles might apply to nano-engineering.

The meeting will be held on Sept 4-7 in a conference center set on a picturesque hillside in the Helderbergs in upstate New York. The site includes a modern auditorium building for plenary and poster sessions, and several comfortable buildings and cottages (with antique furnishings, parlors with working fireplaces, kitchens, honor bars) for housing the participants. The conference fee ($400) will cover room and meals from the evening of Sept 4 (Thursday) through midday on Sept 7 (Sunday), as well as transportation between the conference site and the Albany airport. Formal plenary sessions will be restricted to mornings and evenings, with the afternoons free for informal discussion and impromptu workshops.

The organization and format of the meeting will follow the "Albany model", developed last year for our conference on "Frontiers of Mitochondrial Research", which optimizes interactivity and spontaneity. The meeting will be organized as follows: If you are interested in attending the conference, please send the pre-registration form at the end of this announcement to or fax it to Carmen Mannella (Wadsworth Center, Albany NY) at 518-486-4901. You may also use the form to ask to be kept updated about topics and participants without pre- registering at this time.

Please respond to this "call" as soon as possible since we are limited to about 100 participants at the conference center. Note that you need not send the conference fee now in order to register, just check the first box in registration form below. We will bill you later.

Finally, and this is important, PLEASE RELAY THIS MESSAGE TO YOUR COLLEAGUES WHO MIGHT BE INTERESTED IN THIS MEETING. I will keep all respondents appraised of developments by email and (later) by the meeting page WWW site.

Thank you for considering to participate in what we hope will be an exciting conference.

Program Committee, The 1997 Albany Conference
Carmen Mannella, Joachim Frank, Conley Rieder, Michael Koonce, Ned Seeman

Preregistration Form




Phone number:

Fax number:

Email address:

[ ] I would like to pre-register for this conference. Put me
down as a participant in the area of:

[ ] I don't wish to pre-register at this time, but keep me
updated regarding participants and topics

[ ] (optional at this time) The title of my abstract is:

[ ] (optional at this time) My abstract is attached at the
end of this form. (Note: please send abstracts as
unencoded, ascii files.)


Questions? Contact:

Carmen Mannella
The Wadsworth Center and The Albany Conferences

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