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The Marlene DeLuca Prizes were again generously given by Dr. Fritz Berthold with his company Berthold Technologies. The President of the International Society for Bioluminescence and Chemiluminescence, Professor John Lee (University of Georgia) chose a small Committee from the Society to judge the presentations and recommended three winners. Dr. Berthold himself presented the prizes at the Banquet.
The International Society for Bioluminescence and Chemiluminescence recognized the need to encourage young researchers in the disciplines and so provided financial support for 13 young scientists.

For the social programme delegates had a choice of a tour of the Hakkeijima Sea Paradise (a large aquarium), or a walking tour around the historical town of Kamakura, or a scientific visit to Yokosuka City Museum. Japanese Drum was played as entertainment at Banquet. This was appreciated very much by the delegates, especially those from foreign countries.

The Organizing Committe recognize and thank all Foundations and those who exhibited and supported the Symposium in various ways.
Thanks are due to John Wiley & Sons for again publishing the Symposium abstracts in the journal Luminescence. All registered delegates received a copy of this issue.
Delegates who made presentations (programme can be seen at http://www10.showa-u.ac.jp/~ISBC/index.html) were invited to submit short manuscripts for the Proceedings volume. This will be edited by Professor Larry Kricka and Dr Philip Stanley and published by World Scientific Publishing, Singapore. All registered delegates will mailed a copy and it is expected that the volume will be available early in 2005.

Finally, the President and the General Secretary of the Organizing Committee wish to thank the members of the Conference Office of Kintetsu International, Kinki Nippon Tourist Co. Ltd.

Emeritus Professor Akio Tsuji
Professor Masako Maeda
School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Showa University
1-5-8 Hatanodai, Shinagawa, Tokyo 142-8555, JAPAN
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The Marlene DeLuca Prizes were again generously given by Dr Fritz Berthold with his new company Berthold Technologies (www.bertholdtech.com). Dr Berthold has provided these prizes at each symposium since 1988 at Florence and in memory of Marlene DeLuca who made such a big contribution to the science of bioluminescence. The President of the International Society, Professor Aldo Roda (University of Bologna, Italy and President of the International Society) chose a small Committee from the Society to judge the presentations and recommend the winners. Dr Berthold himself presented the prizes.

The Organising Secretariat recognize and thank those companies and organizations who exhibited and supported the Symposium in various ways.
They are mentioned on the Symposium web site www.lumiweb.com.
Thanks are again due to John Wiley & Sons for publishing the abstracts in the journal Luminescence. Each registered delegate received a copy of this issue when they registered. Late abstracts received until early March 2002, were published in the Symposium Handbook and will appear in a future issue of Luminescence.

Delegates who made presentations (programme can be seen at http://www.lumiweb.com/sym2002/sessions/abstracts_all.html) were invited to submit short manuscripts for the Proceedings volume. This will be edited by Professor Larry Kricka and Dr Philip Stanley and published by World Scientific Publishing, Singapore. All registered delegates will receive a copy and it is hoped this will be available late in 2002.

Finally, the Organising Secretariat wish to thank the members of the Conference Office at Robinson College. Their on-site administration was excellent.

Dr Philip STANLEY
Organising Secretariat
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CRTT Ltd, 48 Glisson Road, Cambridge CB1 2HF, UK
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Accompanying guests (and some delegates) took advantage of the specially arranged tour to enjoy the cultural and heritage aspects of Bologna (September 5, 1999).

THE SPONSORS
The proximity between exhibitors stands and coffee and lunch breaks area facilitated exchange of scientific and business information. The Local Organizing Committee would also like thank the sponsors and all those who contributed financially to the Symposium.

THE PROCEEDINGS VOLUME
The speakers and poster authors were diligent in providing the camera-ready manuscripts of their presentations, thus facilitating the work of the Editors of the Symposium Proceedings and allowing the publication of the book within six months.

THE LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
The feed-back from the participants was very positive in terms of organization, accommodation, food quality and social events, even if it is hard to reach "perfection" in Italy!! The Local Organizing Committee, students and volunteers worked very hard to guarantee a smoothly operating symposium and the highest quality of service and indeed they solved problems of many kinds for the delegates.

The President, the Co-President and all the Local Organizing Committee wish to thank all participants, sponsors and supporters, that made possible this Symposium and contributed to the growth of the International Society for Bioluminescence and Chemiluminescence both in terms of scientific strength and social relationships, and look forward to seeing Members at the 11th Symposium to be held in Monterey, California in September 2000.">10th International Symposium