Press Release

8th European Symposium on Life Sciences Research in Space

By SpaceRef Editor
February 15, 2002
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The European Space Agency (ESA), together with the International Society for Gravitational Physiology (ISGP), is to host the joint 23rd annual ISGP meeting and the 8th European Symposium on Life Sciences Research in Space, from 2-7 June 2002 in Stockholm, Sweden.

At the Symposium international biological scientists will present investigative results for their research in gravitational physiology.


There will be open sessions for slide and poster presentations about the effects of changes in magnitude and direction of the gravitational force environment on the physiology and behaviour of humans, animals, plants and cells.

The effects of weightlessness during space flight, acute and chronic acceleration, impact, vibration and the various forms of simulated weightlessness will be included in the open sessions, as well as consideration of the evolutionary consequences of gravity and the role of gravity in the manifestations of scale effects in animals and plants.

Guest speakers will present four half-day symposia on the following topics:

  • Current concepts in gravitational physiology
  • Gravity and the cardiopulmonary system
  • Gravity sensing at a cellular level
  • Physiological basis for countermeasure and applications

Young researchers contest

This year the symposium will be encouraging exceptional young researchers, previously not involved in space research, to present their research at the symposium.

Early registration for the symposium is open until 1 April 2002.

Please visit the symposium website for further details.

SpaceRef staff editor.