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Protein modelling and its applications in current science

6—7 April 2017

Keele University, Keele, Staffordshire, UK

Venue information

The Training Day ‘Protein modelling and its applications in current science' will take place at School of Chemical and Physical Sciences.


Physics and Astrophysics
School of Chemical and Physical Sciences
Lennard-Jones Building
Keele University



Venue map

Keele University campus guide

Travelling to the venue


Keele University is situated two miles to the west of Newcastle-under-Lyme in North Staffordshire, on the A525 road to Whitchurch, Nantwich and Crewe. Hawthorns Hall is a slightly further West, just off the A525, in Keele village. The Hospital Campus is situated on London Road (A34), just to the south of Newcastle-under-Lyme.

Arrival by car: 

- From the East, or from the M6, follow road signs to Newcastle-under-Lyme from where the University is approached by the A525 road signposted to Whitchurch. If arriving from Crewe, approach by the A525 road. If arriving from Shrewsbury, approach via the A53 and A525.
*Parking - All visitors must use the car parks designated as “Pay-and-display” car parks: please obtain a parking ticket (not required on weekends, Visit and Open Days) from the Pay-and-Display machines.

Arrival by rail: 

- The nearest railway stations are at Stoke-on-Trent
and Crewe. Trains run between London Euston– Manchester Piccadilly and Crewe–Derby. Arrival and Departure information can be obtained from the national rail enquiry service on 0845 7 48 49 50 (local rate charged)
From Stoke-on-Trent Station - Buses leave the stop opposite the station entrance. There is a taxi rank just outside the station and typically the taxi journey to the University takes between 15 and 20 minutes.
From Crewe station - Buses to Hanley leave from the bus stop near the roundabout to the right of the station entrance and across the road, and travel through the campus (journey time about 35 minutes).
Arrival by coach: - coaches from all parts of the country call at Hanley or Newcastle-under-Lyme bus stations. Buses to the campus (service numbers First PMT 25/X25, and D&G 85) run from both stations.
Departure by coach or rail: - Buses run through the campus to Newcastle bus station, and then to Stoke-on-Trent Railway Station and Hanley Bus Station;
Buses to Crewe run through the campus reaching Crewe
Railway Station in 35 minutes.


- May be called from pay phones on the campus or by using the direct line in the Darwin Building (24 Hour Reception). Special low rates have been negotiated with Roseville Taxis (tel. 613456).

Registration fees and forms

Earlybird registration deadline: 6 March 2017
After the earlybird registration deadline has passed all fees will be increased by £50.

Associate/Early Career/ Full Member registration fees (non-residential): £150
Emeritus/Student Member registration fees (non-residential): £80
Non-Member registration fee (non- residential): £250


Registration fee includes lunches, refreshments and the conference dinner.  

Note: Full/Early Career/Associate Members and Student Members must be members of the Biochemical Society.

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Members of the following organizations are eligible to register for the reduced member rates for all Biochemical Society conferences:




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Korean Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (KSBMB) 


Please ensure you enter your membership number during registration. For details please see

International Associate Membership.

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 and Visa.

If you wish to pay by cheque, bank draft or bank transfer please contact the Conference Office.


Confirmation email

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.


Accommodation is not included in the registration fees. Delegates are advised to book their own accommodation. 


If you require accommodation, please contact Keele Management Centre for further information. Telephone number 01782 738900.


At the meeting
Lunch and refreshments will be provided for all attendees and will be included in the registration fee.

Dietary requirements

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

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:

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 23 March2017, 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
Proceedings and abstracts of Harden Conferences 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, Hot Topic Events and Workshops 

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.


CPD Credits

"Protein modelling and its applications in current science" has been approved for the purposes of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) by the Royal Society of Biology. 

Participants can claim 54 credits for attending. These points are valid if attendees are registered on the Royal Society of Biology CPD scheme. Approval signifies that the Royal Society of Biology recognizes the Protein modelling and its applications in current science event 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 event.

Contact Us

If you require any further information, please contact:

The Conference Office
Biochemical Society
Charles Darwin House
12 Roger Street
London WC1N 2JU



Telephone (Conference Office): +44 (0)207 685 2450
Telephone (Main reception): +44 (0)207 685 2400
Fax: +44 (0)207 685 2467



The information on this website is regularly updated. Although at the time of publication the information contained on this web site is believed to be correct, neither the Speakers, Organizers nor the Biochemical Society assume any responsibility for any errors or omissions herein contained.


Delegates who plan on attending meetings are advised to check the website has not been amended, and if in doubt, contact the Conference Office to confirm meeting start and finish dates before booking transport and accommodation.


In addition, delegates who have not received confirmation of their registration should contact the Conference Office to confirm their attendance before making arrangements to attend.