42nd Annual Meeting of the

International Society for Gravitational Physiology

 – Hybrid meeting –

 First Announcement

We cordially invite you to participate in the

42th Annual Meeting of ISGP

to be held at Kazan Federal University, Kazan in Russia.

Active space exploration, including utilization of ISS now provides a platform for long-term microgravity exposure, allowing study of responses to long-term exposure to the spaceflight environment. Among other topics, the meeting will examine the effects of long-term residence on the International Space Station, including orthostatic hypotension, osteoporosis, muscle atrophy, the influence of cosmic radiation on living systems on different levels, including genetics, and the influence of the closed environment on various aspects of psychology.  Countermeasures to these responses and their usefulness in ground medicine will also be discussed.
The conference will provide an excellent opportunity for researchers from different fields in physiology, genetics and molecular biology, space biology and biomedicine to discuss recent advances, share innovative ideas, and promote international collaborations.
A specific program with sessions dedicated for students and young researchers will be organized.


Founded in 1804, Kazan Federal University is the second oldest university in the Russian Federation. An internationally acknowledged center of academic excellence, it is listed among the 5 to 10 best institutions of higher education in the country. The history of KFU is associated with many world-renowned figures, like the father of non-Euclidian geometry, Nikolai Lobachevsky; the writer, Leo Tolstoy; the discoverer of the Antarctic, Ivan Simonov; the founder of organic chemistry, Alexander Butlerov; a father of modern linguistics, Ivan Baudouin de Courtenay; the discoverer of electron spin resonance, Evgeniy Zavoisky.

The University stands out as one of the architectural diamonds in the center of the 1,000 year-old city of Kazan, the capital of the Republic of Tatarstan and a city populated by 1.2 million people, mostly Russians and Tatars. While in the same time zone as Moscow, Kazan straddles Europe and Asia on the left bank of the great Volga River, some 500 miles east of Russia’s capital. To reach the city from Moscow takes an hour by plane, overnight by train or four-days by a leisurely boat ride down the main waterway of Russia’s heartland.
The organizers will be happy to provide Russian visa preparation support.
This meeting will be also organized as a hybrid event both “face to face” and “online”.


Second announcement + opening registration & submission:  mid-January 2022

Contact :    extreme.biology.lab@gmail.com

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