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 IDC 8

Ostritz, Germany from 22nd to 27th September 2011

We would like to thank all helpers, IBZ staff and sponsors for making this conference a success.

Thanks to our participants, you created such a harmonic atmosphere, that it felt like meeting friends not just participate in a congress.



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Congratulations to the winners of

the Junior award                  and              Poster prizes

1st Nora Wuttke                                         1st monika kukalova
2nd Eliana Sevianu                                       2nd Zimkita Madikiza                                                    
                                                                             3rd Bettina Koppmann-Rumpf




Details of the Conference 





Cancellation policy

cancelling conference attendance:           

before September 1st:                      no charge

from September 1st:                        20 € charge

cancelling accommodation:

before September 1st:                      no charge

from 1st until 14th September:         30 % of the price per night of booked accommodation

from 15th September:                       80 % of the price per night of booked accommodation


for meals                                      per person per meal

Breakfast                                      5.50 €
Lunch                                            8.00 €
Snack                                            4.00 €
Dinner                                           6.00 €

free of charge

welcome dinner (Thursday),
dinner at the Senckenberg Museum für Naturkunde Görlitz (Sunday) and
Görlitz sightseeing tour,
fare-well dinner (Monday)

We are not able to accept payment by credit cards. Therefore we need to ask you to pay cash (Euros only!) at check in at the International Meeting Centre in Ostritz.


Posters and abstracts

abstracts of oral presentations and posters


Please prepare all posters size A0 portrait orientation (width 841 mm x height 1189 mm; width 33.1 inch x height 46.8 inch).

Papers will be published in a special volume of PECKIANA. Please bring your scripts for proceedings to the conference.

Junior Award

Friends of the Museum of Natural History Görlitz donate a Junior Award for the best oral presentation of a junior scientist. The award consists of 400 Euros and is intended for promoting excellent scientific work and presentation at our Dormouse Conference. Candidates should be distinctly younger than 40 years.
The scientific board of the conference will decide upon the qualification of the presentations.

Poster Award

Additionally the Elsevier Company will donate poster prizes of 100 and two times 50 Euros for the three best poster presentations not dependent on the age of the author. The best posters should be selected by the conference participants.


 Registration Fee

 The registration fee will be 75 Euros per person for delegates who register before 30 June 2011. Late booking will be charged extra (100 Euros). The registration fee covers:
- an abstract book of all submitted contributions
- the special volume of PECKIANA with publications from the conference
- welcome and farewell dinners
- mid-conference excursion
- bus transfer from Görlitz to Ostritz
- teas/coffees during the conference. 

We would appreciate it if you would pay the conference fee before 30 June 2011.
Payments can be made by bank transfer to the account detailed below:
Account name: Senckenberg Museum GR
Account no: 6165
Bank code: 85050100
Branch address: Sparkasse Oberlausitz-Niederschlesien
IBAN: DE73 8505 0100 0000 0061 65
Please mark the transaction with your name and “IDC 8”



Edible dormouseThe conference will take place in the International Meeting Centre ( a part of the baroque Cistercian Abbey St. Marienthal where accommodation is possible for 130 delegates. Simplicity and love for details are united in the guest rooms. Each room has its individual charm. All rooms have a shower and a toilet as well as a telephone.

The meals (full board) cost 23.50 Euro per day. For example - the total cost for 22nd to 27th would be 190 Euros for a single room and 87.50 Euro for meals.
Payment will be made in cash on arrival at the conference.


category price per person per night
single room  38.00 Euro
double room  33.00 Euro
four-bed room  20.00 Euro
 dormitory 14 beds  13.50 Euro


 Post Conference Excursion 

Dormouse ExcursionWe will visit habitats of Glis glis and Eliomys quercinus. We will have a guided trip though the sandstone needles and through the exhibitions of the National Park House.

The post-conference excursion costs 20 Euros. This does not include accommodation and dinner.

We offer a post conference excursion to the National Park Saxon Switzerland on Tuesday Sept. 27th. The National Park is situated south of the city of Dresden . Sandstone needles and bizarre cliff faces with strange conifers, primordial beech forests and deep-running streams have been a German National Park since 1990. Along with the winding River Elbe and a protected landscape of broad forests, meadows and fields beneath majestic, flat-topped, mesa-like mountains, they form the region of the Nationalpark Sächsische Schweiz (or "Saxon Switzerland" in English).

Participants who informed us to stay overnight are accommodated at

A & O Hostel Dresden
      Strehlener Straße 10
      01069 Dresden


Travel and Accommodation Grant

The DFG is donating travel expenses. Applicants must agree to play an active part in the conference, e.g. a poster or paper. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need help in that respect.  



Prof. Dr. Hermann Ansorge
Senckenberg Museum of Natural History Görlitz
Am Museum 1
D-02826 Görlitz
Phone: +49-35829-64602 (Sven Büchner)
+49-3581-47605400 (Hermann Ansorge) 



all Pictures (c) by Sven Büchner


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