The meeting will take place at Christ Church, University of Oxford   (Oxford, United Kingdom).

Parking is very restricted in the centre of Oxford, so the committee recommends that you use other methods of transportation to get to the conference venue.

Christ Church is about a 15 minute walk from the Oxford train station. For information about trains to and from Oxford follow the link to the Network Rail journey planner website.

The best way to get to the centre of Oxford from Heathrow or Gatwick airports is via the coach service known as the airline. Oxford has direct coach services from most airports and major cities — UK coach timetable information is provided on the National Express website. You can pay on the coach (in cash). Christ Church is only a ten minute walk from the central coach station in Oxford, known as Gloucester Green.

For further information and directions please see the relevant university website.

Visas: Citizens of the European Union, United States of America, Canada, and several other countries do not need a visa to enter Britain. If you are unsure whether you need a visa, find out about visa requirements before you travel by visiting

Christ Church
St Aldate's
Oxford, OX1 1DP

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For accommodation we suggest the following options:

  • Pembroke College accommodation (most rooms are made available two months in advance ‒ considering our conference, rooms are already available on the site, with longer advance booking time for one night, Monday 25th to Tuesday 26th June).
  • Accommodation in other Oxford Colleges (please keep in mind the distance to Christ Church).
  • Some B&Bs in and around Oxford

A number of hotels in the Oxford area:

  1. The Royal Oxford Hotel
  2. Malmaison
  3. Eurobar
  4. Macdonald Randolph Hotel
  5. Remont Oxford Hotel
  6. Burlington House
  7. Parklands Hotel
  8. Oxford Spires Four Pillars
  9. Victoria Hotel
  10. University Club
  11. Balkan Lodge Hotel

Travel Grants

Our conference has a limited budget, used to keep registration fees low, and we are not able to additionally financially contribute to the registration or travel of attendees. Attendees needing additional resources for travel to the meeting may benefit from the travel awards below:

Genetics Society Travel Grants for Junior Scientists
Open to: Postgraduates
PhD students and postdocs (within two years of viva) who have been members of the Genetics Society for at least one year may apply for grants of up to £500 to attend conferences in the area of Genetics that are not sponsored by the Genetics Society
Royal Society of Chemistry Conference Bursaries
Open to: Undergraduates and Postgraduates
A limited number of bursaries are available to student members of the RSC who do not have support available from their employer or a research grant to attend major RSC conferences. These bursaries are only for centrally organised RSC Conferences.
Society for Experimental Biology Company of Biologists Travel Grants
Open to: Postgraduates
The Society for Experimental Biology offers travel grants to support Biologists who wish to attend a Conference or gain research experience in the UK or abroad.

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