If you missed out on attending CRYO2013 these videos will give you a taste of the proceedings!  You can also read the event report and see the photos in the September 2013 newsletter.

Remember to save the date for CRYO2014 which is being held May 31 - June 4 2013 in Savannah, Georgia.


The 50th Anniversary of the Society for Cryobiology's Annual Meeting is due to be held Sunday 28th July - Wednesday 31st July 2013. The first annual meeting of the Society for Cryobiology was held in Washington, DC in 1964. The Organizing Committee for CRYO2013 plans to return the meeting to Washington, DC to hold the Society’s 50th anniversary meeting in July 2013.

Being the 50th anniversary meeting, an unique opportunity is presented for the Society to celebrate the many accomplishments of its members over the past five decades, to create an exciting meeting that will appeal to our many colleagues both within the Society and in other societies who have an overlapping interest in cryobiology, and to provide a reinvigorating impetus for increasing the breadth and depth of the Society and to expand its membership.

With the large number of biotech companies, independent research facilities, universities, and government research institutes in the Washington, DC, area and in particular along the I‐270 Technology Corridor, the Organizing Committee feels that the CRYO2013 annual meeting could be of interest to a large population of local and regional scientists and this could translate into a highly successful meeting.

Dates: Sunday 28 July to Wednesday 31 July, 2013

Location: The Marriott Bethesda North hotel and conference center, 5701 Marinelli Road, Bethesda, Maryland 20852, USA

Organizing Committee: Eric R. James, Ph.D., Senior Director, Sanaria Inc., Rockville, MD (Chair); Nucharin Songsasen, Ph.D., Smithsonian Institution, Front Royal, VA (Co-chair, Scientific Committee); Budhan Pukazhenthi, Ph.D., Smithsonian Institution, Front Royal, VA (Co-chair, Scientific Committee); Louis Cosentino, Ph.D., SAIC, Frederick, MD (Chair, Sponsors/Exhibitors/Vendors Committee); James Leef Ph.D., Biomedical Research Institute, Rockville, MD (Treasurer)

Access: Washington, DC is a major transport hub served by three major airports and with direct international flights from Baltimore/ Washington International Airport (66 domestic and 10 international destinations) and Washington Regan National Airport (75 domestic destinations and Bahamas, Bermuda and Canada). Washington is well served by an extensive interstate highway system and can be reached easily from all Northeastern, Midwestern and Mid Atlantic states by road. The Amtrac ‘high speed’ rail line links New York and Boston to Union Station in Washington, and the commuter (mornings and afternoons) Marc Train connects from Baltimore through BWI to Union Station and then Rockville and points out to West Virginia.

Accommodation: Marriott Bethesda North Hotel, 5701 Marinelli Road, Bethesda, MD 20852; Other local Hotels: Doubletree Rockville, 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852; Rockville Hilton, 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, Maryland 20852; Holiday Inn Express, 1775 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD; The Legacy Hotel, 1775 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD

Registration Fees (suggested rates): $400/member ($450 late), $500/non‐member ($550 late), $200/student member ($250 late).  The deadline for early registration is 1st June 2013.

Sponsors, Exhibitors: Integrating vendors into the meeting activities will be a focus of the 2013 Annual Meeting. Breakfast, coffee breaks, lunch and the poster sessions will be hosted within the exhibiting area to enhance attendee and vendor interaction.

Program: The program of events and all sessions have now been finalised and can be viewed on the cryo2013 website. 

Banquet: As part of the Society's 50th anniversary celebrations a banquet is being given on Tuesday 30th July at the conference venue, the Marriot North Bethesda hotel.  A special feature of the banquet will be a lecture given by Arthur Rowe, taking a retrospective look at the Society's history. 

Student awards and student travel grants
: The deadline for travel and other student awards has now passed.

For further details, including abstract submission, hotel bookings and program details, please visit