General Information

The 10th International Workshop on Molecular Biology and Genetics of the Lepidoptera will be held on July 24-30, 2016 at the Orthodox Academy of Crete in Kolympari, Crete, Greece.

Topics Registration Format Cost Payment Arrival Facilities Services Activities

Topics covered at the Workshop will include:

  • Genome Sequencing and Mapping
  • Comparative Genomics, Evolution and Phylogeny
  • Population and Evolutionary Genetics
  • Post-genomic and Functional Genomic Tools and Applications
  • Development and Differentiation
  • Endocrinology, Physiology and Biochemistry
  • Receptors and Ligands
  • Immunity
  • Neurobiology
  • Transgenesis and Paratransgenesis
  • Viruses, Other Pathogens and Pest Control
  • Chemical Ecology


Due to limited facilities, attendance is limited to 120 participants. On-site registration is not possible and only online registration will be accepted. Please fill in and submit the registration form. Attendees who will give talks or present posters must also fill in the Abstract submission form. Confirmation of acceptance will be sent upon receipt of registration payment and all forms related to abstract submission.

The Early Registration Deadline (with discount) has been extended to June 10, 2016, and Final Registration to June 24, 2016.

In the case of over-subscription of the meeting, participants with accompanying guests may be housed in the village, about 2 km from the Academy. For this reason it is important for participants with accompanying guests to register as early as possible because July/August is the high tourist season in Crete and securing reservations in the village may be problematic if registration is left to the last minute.


The meeting has an informal format. There are no invited speakers or plenary sessions. All attendees are encouraged to give a talk or present a poster. Talks will be 25 minutes + 5 minutes for discussion (see program page as well). There will be two poster sessions (Monday and Tuesday) with oral preview in advance. Abstracts will be organized in a booklet (see title and abstract submission page for details).


All quoted prices are in € (Euro). The basic registration fee entitles each participant to a copy of the book of abstracts, opening and closing receptions, 6 nights of accommodation in a single room or a room shared with another participant or accompanying person, all meals (traditional Cretan cuisine), coffee and refreshments during the breaks, and a group excursion to a destination to be announced. All accommodation rooms have their own bathroom. Participants not staying at the Academy pay a reduced fee including everything except accommodation.

 Early Registration
(deadline June 10, 2016)
Final Registration
(deadline June 24, 2016)
Participant registration fee (includes accommodation in DOUBLE room and all meals)750 €950 €
Participant registration fee (includes accommodation in SINGLE room and all meals)900 €1,100 €
Participant registration fee (includes all meals but not accommodation)540 €740 €
Accompanying person fee (includes accommodation in DOUBLE room and all meals) 470 €670 €
Additional fee
if paying by check
20 €20 €

Accounting information and payment instructions

Wire transfer
For paying registration fee by wire transfer use the following bank information:

Bank Name:Deutsche Bank AG
Bank Address:Promenadeplatz 15
80333 München
Routing Number (ABA):700 700 10
Account Number:195138329
IBAN:DE20 7007 0010 0195 1383 29
Account Holder:Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der Wissenschaften e.V.
Hofgartenstr. 8
80539 Muenchen

As reference please use CRETE and add your full name: "CRETE   Firstname Lastname"

Please note: All payments have to be done in Euro and all charges for bank's services and transactions have to be paid by the participant of the workshop.

Payment by check
For paying registration fee by check please send your check to the following address:

Max-Planck-Institute fuer chemische Oekologie
Beutenberg Campus
Hans-Knoell-Str. 8
07745 Jena

As reference please use CRETE and add your full name: "CRETE   Firstname Lastname"

Please note: We only accept checks in Euro. Please be sure that the check will arrive at time, mail from foreign countries can last up to 14 days.

Arrival at the Academy

Participants will arrive and finalize registration on Sunday, August 17, 2014. If sufficient numbers of participants arrive at the airport in Chania at the same time on Sunday, buses will be arranged to meet these flights for transport to the Academy. Participants arriving at other times should take a taxi to the Academy. Arrival on Saturday, August 16 and overnight stay at the Academy is also available by special arrangement. Sessions begin Monday morning. The final Conference Dinner is on Friday night, and departure is Saturday, August 23. For arrival details see travel page.

Conference Facilities

Meeting room
The meeting room is a tiered amphitheater, equipped with video projector, overhead projector, slide projectors, a large screen and microphones.

Computer projection
The Academy's projection equipment supports Powerpoint or PDF presentations. Participants can bring their presentations on a flash drive or they may use their own computers.

Poster boards
The Academy has available (pin-type) poster boards that come in two sizes, with regard to usable surface area

  1. 90 cm x 90 cm
  2. 140 cm (height) x 90 cm (width)

Colleagues who present posters are requested to post their presentations on the poster boards in the late evening preceding the scheduled day for their presentation. The posters may stay on the boards throughout the workshop.

Coffee breaks
Coffee breaks will be held near the meeting room.


Phone calls
Facilities are available for international phone calls. All phone calls should be settled with the conference center before departure. The Academy's contact numbers are

Tel: +30-28240-22245 or +30-28240-22500
Fax: +30-28240-22060
email: oac (at)

Photocopies and faxes
Photocopies may be made and telefaxes sent and paid for via the reception.

Internet access
There is a Wi-Fi internet connection through the Academy and computer facilities on the Ground Floor.

Banking facilities and currency exchange
Currency can be exchanged in the village of Kolympari. Cash dispensers are also available in the village.

Leisure activities and tourism

At the conference center
There are possibilities for walks and the village of Kolympari is nearby. A beach is accessible just across the road from the center as well as at village.
The Orthodox Academy also has a library and a plant museum open to conferees in the daytime.

In the surrounding area
Built on the ancient city of Kydonia, the old city of Chania has preserved entire Venetian, Turkish and Jewish quarters. Places worth a visit are the Public Market, the church of Aghios Frankiskos (which houses the Archeological Museum), the renovated Fort Firkas and its lighthouse (built in the 16th century).


An early afternoon boat trip or excursion to an area of interest on the island will be included in the workshop schedule and the cost is included in the registration fee.



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