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A Guide to Quirky Athens

Times Online (30.1.2009): “”The Greek capital is the latest destination in our regular series that looks at the surprising side of business cities”  Since the Olympic Games returned to Athens in the year 2004, the Greek capital has become an increasingly popular destination for conferences. The International Congress and Convention Association rank the city as the 20th most popular in the world, with conference organisers drawn by newly modernised infrastructure, good hotels, rich history and a pleasant climate. The article discusses shopping, nightlife, travel, and accommodation options in the city which are “quirky” or off the beaten track. Information: Breathtaking Athens – The official city of Athens visitors’ website

Top Names @ Biochemistry Conference in Greece

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA)            The 33rd Congress of the Federation of European Biochemical Societies (FEBS) and the 11th Conference of the International Union of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (IUBMB) on “Biochemistry of Cell Regulation” will be held in Athens Greece in 2008 (June 28th to July 3rd). More than 3500 scientists from all over the world are expected to attend the congress. Among the delegates are the Nobel Prize laureates Sidney Altman (Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 2001), Sidney Altman (Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1989) and Richard Axel (Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, 2004). Special events include sessions on “Education in Biochemistry,” “The role of women in science,” and “Interrelations between science and society.” Young scientists have separately organised their forum that will be held at Loutraki (23/6-26/6). Deadline for Late Registration: June 17, 2008, Website: www.febs-iubmb-2008.org