The conference will be held at:
Law and Social Sciences Building
Nottingham NG7 2RD
t: +44 (0) 115 951 5700
University Park is The University of Nottingham’s largest campus at 300 acres. Part of the University since 1929, the campus is widely regarded as one of the largest and most attractive in the country.
Set in extensive greenery and around a lake, University Park is the focus of life for students, staff and visitors. The campus is conveniently located only two miles from the city centre.
PDF Campus map
Travelling to the venue
A number of public services run close to or through campuses.
There are a number of bus services running from Nottingham to University Park Campus.
There are taxi ranks throughout the city and immediately adjacent to the main railway and bus stations. The journey to the campus takes approximately 15 minutes.
From East Midlands Airport
From East Midlands Airport you can take the Trent Barton Indigo service directly to the campus or the Skylink bus to Nottingham. Buses leave from outside the Airport Arrivals hall. See bus services for further information.
You can also walk to the taxi rank on the terminal forecourt and take a direct taxi to the University. The cost of a single/one way journey is approximately £20.
From M1 motorway
Leave the M1 motorway at Junction 25 to join the A52 to Nottingham. Follow the A52 for approximately 4 miles, at the Toby Carvery roundabout turn right onto the A6464, turn left at the next roundabout to enter the University's West Entrance.
Registration fees and forms
Registration is now available
Residential registration fees (with accommodation)
Full/Early Career Researcher Member: £220
Non Member: £320
Student Member: £160
Registration includes two nights accommodation (16 and 17 July), lunches, refreshments, an evening meal on the 16 July and the conference dinner on the 17 July.
Non residential registration fees (no accommodation)
Full/Early Career Researcher Member: £150
Non Member: £250
Student Member: £90
Registration includes lunches, refreshments, an evening meal on the 16 July and the conference dinner on the 17 July.
Payment of fees
All payments must be made prior to the meeting. Please note that invoices for registration fees will not be issued.
Credit card/Debit card
(Preferred method of payment, and the only acceptable form of payment for online registration).
The following credit/debit cards will be accepted:
Mastercard, American Express and Visa.
If you wish to pay by cheque, bank draft or bank transfer please contact the Conference Office.
At the final stage of the online registration process, all registered delegates will be directed to a confirmation page and receive a separate email to confirm registration details. This confirmation should be checked carefully to ensure that all requirements are correct. In particular, the spelling of names and affiliations should be checked, as this information will be used to create badges.
Confirmation emails also act as a receipt. Please bring a copy of the email with you to the meeting.
If you have not received a confirmation email two weeks before the meeting, please contact the Conference Office.
Registering at the meeting
Please bring your confirmation email to present at the registration desk at the meeting. Badges will be issued upon registering and, for security reasons, must be worn for the duration of the meeting.
The maximum bursary available for a Focused Meeting or Annual Symposium is £200 in the UK and £300 overseas.
For an Independent Meeting sponsored by the Society the maximum bursary available is £100.
- Students can apply for a Student Bursary if they are a member of the Society by the closing date for poster abstract submission for the particular event they wish to attend.
- If you apply for a Student Bursary to attend a meeting you must submit a poster abstract for presentation at the meeting.
- Students may only apply for one Student Bursary in any year.
How to apply:
The online registration form for the meeting should be completed along with the Student Bursary Application Form.
Subject to approval, applicants will receive a bank transfer of the appropriate amount of funds after the meeting. Payment of funds will be initiated within 10 working days after the last day of the meeting. Please note that overseas payments might take longer to reach the recipient's account.
The maximum amount for travel expenses that will be reimbursed will be at the level of the current Young Persons Railcard fare. If the application does not use up the full amount of the Bursary, the balance cannot be transferred to another meeting. Please note that you may apply for a bursary at the Registration Desk, or up to four weeks after the meeting.
Poster abstract submission
Abstract submission deadline: 14 May 2012
Abstract submission is now closed. If you would like to submit a late abstract please contact the conference office.
Has my abstract been accepted?
After submitting your abstract you should receive a submission number which will identify your abstract. If you have not received a submission number, then please contact the conference office.
Approximately 2 weeks after the abstract submission deadline has passed, you will receive an email informing you whether your poster has been accepted or not and informing you of your poster number and session time.
All poster abstracts will be available to view online two weeks prior to the meeting.
Poster Board size: 1m wide x 2m high (portrait).
Velcro to mount your poster will be provided at the meeting.
The Biochemical Society is working with the new open access poster repository, F1000 Posters, to host online the posters from this event. Authors will be asked if they wish to deposit a PDF of their poster presentation(s) from this meeting during the abstract submission process.
Faculty of 1000 is expanding its award-winning post-publication literature evaluation service by including evaluations of posters from across the major life science and medical conferences. The Faculty of ~10,000 world-renowned experts will be regularly reviewing new posters deposited in F1000 Posters for selection and evaluation in F1000. The selection of poster PDFs for evaluation will bring the attention of a much wider audience than can be achieved by attending a single conference.
Residential registration includes two nights accommodation (16 and 17 July) in a single en suite room at Rutland Hall of Residence.
Keys are available from the Porters Lodge upon arrival; you will then be directed to your accommodation. Check in time is after 15:00 and check out is by 10:00.
Biochemical Society Poster Prize
A Biochemical Society Poster Prize of £200 will be awarded to the best poster presented at this meeting by a researcher in the early stages of their career (post-graduate or first post-doctoral position).
At the meeting
Dinners, lunches and refreshments will be provided for all attendees and will be included in the registration fee.
Should you have any special dietary requirements, please indicate this on the registration form. Alternatively, please inform the Conference Office as changes to the menu cannot be made at the meeting.
Disabled access is available. If you require assistance during the meeting please contact the Conference Office.
Sponsors and trade exhibition
The following companies will be sponsoring the meeting:
Biochemical Society Transactions
Portland Press Limited
Please feel free to view our sponsorship and trade exhibition opportunities at this meeting.
If you are interested in sponsoring or exhibiting at the meeting please contact the Conference Office.
Cancellations will be accepted in writing until 2 July 2012, and a refund (less £15 administration charge) will be issued.
After this date, neither full nor partial refunds can be given. Please note that refunds of less than £15 cannot be issued.
Official letters of invitation
Official letters of invitation, which are intended to assist with administrative arrangements in certain countries will only be issued when the individual has completed the following criteria:
1) Submitted an abstract which has been approved by the meeting scientific organizer for inclusion into the relevant meeting
2) Sent a letter from the head of their academic department on University headed paper saying why they need to attend the meeting in relation to their research
3) Registered and paid for the meeting
Such letters do not imply commitment of financial or other support by the organizers
Tweeting and Blogging
With increasing frequency, conference attendees at scientific conferences are using Twitter or blogs to share and highlight interesting information discussed at conferences, and also to network with each other. The Biochemical Society has created the following policy with regards to the use of networking sites at Biochemical Society conferences.
The Biochemical Society’s Twitter and blogging policy
Harden Conferences and Hot Topic Events
Proceedings and abstracts of Harden Conferences and Hot Topic Events are unpublished, in order to promote the exchange of novel information and ideas. Delegates are asked to respect the closed nature of the conferences, and not to report information discussed via Twitter, Facebook, blogs and similar social networks.
Focused Meetings, Workshops and Annual Symposia
The Biochemical Society encourages the discussion of its conferences via Twitter, Facebook and similar social networks. In order to promote discussion and the exchange of information, delegates who wish to tweet are asked to use the Biochemical Society hashtag:
Speakers will be made aware of this policy, and have the right to ask delegates not to disseminate their research via the Internet. If a Speaker makes this request, delegates are asked not to discuss the relevant work in this way. Delegates are respectfully asked to refrain from communicating using mobile devices whilst lectures are in progress.
Continuing Professional Development
The Focused Meeting 'How bugs kill bugs: progress and challenges in bacteriocin research' has been approved for the purposes of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) by the Society of Biology. Participants can claim 54 credits for attending. These points are valid if attendees are registered on the Society of Biology CPD scheme. Approval signifies that the Society of Biology recognizes the meeting is of merit to the development needs of participants. Attendees can request a CPD certificate for this conference whilst completing the post event feedback questionnaire, which will be sent by email to all attendees shortly after the meeting.
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The Conference Office
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