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Conference Language:

The official language of the conference is English.
 

Conference Location: 

The Barcelona Biomedical Research Park (PRBB) headquarters is one of the most prestigious research hubs in Southern Europe integrating several top research Catalan institutes in life sciences and biomedicine.
Conference Venue Address:
PRBB
 - Barcelona Biomedical Research Park
C/Doctor Aiguader, 88
E-08003 Barcelona

All oral talks will take place in the Auditorium. The poster sessions will take place in the Auditorium foyer.
 

 Important Conference Information:

 

Conference Registration Hours:

Sunday 15 January 201718:00 - 20:00 (with refreshments)
Monday 16 January 201708:00 - 11:30 and 13:30 - 17:00
Tuesday 17 January 201708:15 - 11:30 and 13:30 - 17:00
Wednesday 18 January 201708:30 - 10:30

 

Social Programme


Sunday 15 January 2017:
18:00-20:00 - Refreshements
20:00-21:30 - Plenary Talk Uri Alon, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel
"Evolutionary tradeoffs and the geometry of biological design space"
with show

Monday 16 January 2017:
19:15-20:30: Piano Recital in the Auditorium by Patrizia Marcatello

Marcatello
 

21:00 - Social dinner
The social dinner had to be booked for an extra cost of Euro 50.-
In case you registered for the dinner, you will receive a dinner ticket to allow you to attend.
No on site reservation can be received.

The conference dinner will take place in the W Hotel of Barcelona. The restaurant is at 20 minutes walking distance from the PRBB.




 

Photography

Attendance at, or participation in the workshop constitutes consent to the use and distribution by EPS of the attendee’s image for informational, publicity, promotional and/or reporting purposes in print or electronic communications media.
Video recording by participants and other attendees during the conference is not allowed.
Photographs of copyrighted PowerPoint or other slides are for personal use only and are not to be reproduced or distributed.

 

Passport and Visa Requirements

 Passport requiredReturn TicketVisa required
AustralianYesNoNo
BritishYesNoNo
CanadianYesNoNo
Other EU1*NoNo
USAYesNoNo

 

Passports:
A passport valid for three months beyond the length of stay and issued within the past 10 years is required by all nationals listed in the chart above except (1*) EU nationals holding a passport or national ID card which is valid for the duration of stay.
If travelling from one border-free Schengen country to another however, EU nationals are not required to show a passport or national ID card. It is still recommended that you travel with your passport or ID card to prove your identity if necessary though. Note that Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Ireland, Romania and the UK are not part of the Schengen area, so a passport or ID card is required if travelling to/from these countries.
EU nationals are not required to possess a return ticket or show sufficient funds.
Visas:
Visas for Spain are not required by nationals of EU countries regardless of the purpose and/or length of stay; and not required by nationals of other countries referred to in the chart above for stays of up to 90 days.

Contributors requiring a letter of invitation to include with their visa application should fill out the invitation letter template and return it to the European Physical Society (conferences@eps.org) for the final signature. The inviation will be returned via email or upon request only via surface mail. The shipment of invitation letters via express air mail will be done at extra cost for the applicant.

The filled out invitation letter must be taken, along with the conference on line registration confirmation and all travel documents to the Spanish Mission (Embassy or Consulate) to apply for a visa. Be aware that for some countries, even a month is needed to get the visa.
 

Currency:

The Euro is the official currency in Spain.
Major credit cards (VISA, Mastercard/Eurocard, American Express, Diners) are generally accepted in airports, train stations, hotels, shops, restaurants, and transportation including taxis.
 

Electricity

Voltage is 220V, 50 Hz (cycles). One needs to use a transformer (converter) if the appliance one wants to use is 110V. The voltage in the U.S. is 110V, 60 Hz. The wattage of the transformer must match the wattage of the appliance.
The electric plug has two round pins. One needs an adapter plug if one's appliance comes from the US, where two flat pins are used. The adapter plug can be bought at Amazon or at many travel stores.

Time Zone

Central European Time zone; Greenwich (GMT) +1 hour;
Daylight Saving Time: GMT +2 hours from last Sunday in March to last Sunday in October.
Local Weather

 

 


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