VI COLOSS Conference: Registration open!

Please register for the VI COLOSS Conference at Ankara, Turkey, September 5-6, 2010

It is my great pleasure to officially invite you to the 6th COLOSS conference in Ankara, Turkey. 

Please find attached the agenda, the template for abstracts and information on an excusion to Istanbul, which has been kindly arranged by Dr. Özkirim. 

COLOSS has considerably expanded by now (>200 members from 49 countries). 

Therefore, this meeting will initially provide you with an overview on the global situation due to one speaker from each continent (except Australia). 

Moreover, the conference will be dedicated to make detailed plans for the next year and to progress with our standardization of methods (BEE BOOK). 

Please fill in the attached abstract form, exchange "yourlastnamehere" in the doc file name with the actual last name of the first author 
and send it to Dr. Fani Hatjina ( 

DEADLINE for abstract submission: May 31, 2010

Please note that COST reimbursement can only be given when the respective persons have submitted a proof of their active participation (=abstract). 
Unfortunately, reimbursement of traveling costs (flights, trains, etc. but neither hotel costs nor meals) can only be provided for MC members of the COST Action FA0803, members of the executive core group and invited speakers. 

Please also note that the COLOSS prize will again be awarded for an outstanding poster presentation on an ESR. 

Please address all future correspondence with respect to both abstracts and registrations to Dr. Hatjina who kindly offered to take over that task. 

I am looking forward seeing you in Ankara. 

Yours sincerely

Peter Neumann
PD Dr. rer. nat. Peter Neumann 
Chair COST Action FA0803
Head of Honeybee Pathology Section
Swiss Bee Research Centre 
Agroscope Liebefeld-Posieux 
Research Station ALP 
Schwarzenburgstrasse 161 
CH-3003 Bern 
Phone: +41 31 323 82 38 
Fax: +41 31 323 82 27