The Biochemical Society Focused Meeting entitled "9th UK GAP Junction Meeting" will take place at University of Warwick, 12 December 2016.
University of Warwick,
Coventry CV4 7AL, UK
Tel: +44 (0)24 7652 3523
More information to follow
Travelling to the venue
Coventry Rail Station, approximately four miles from the campus, is the nearest main-line train station to the University.
If you're travelling locally, you may find the nearer, but less frequently served, Canley Rail Station or Tile Hill Rail Station more convenient.
You can easily reach Coventry Rail Station from London (Euston) and Birmingham, which run regular and frequent services direct to Coventry.
From Coventry Station, there are frequent local bus services to the University.Follow the signs from the station to Warwick Road (a 2 minute walk) and from there catch the National Express 12X or the Stagecoach X16, all of which travel onto main campus.
More information on bus travel to the University can be found here.Taxis are also available from outside of the station.
Typical Travel Times to Coventry:
B'ham New Street: 20-30mins
B'ham International: 10-15mins
The University of Warwick is easily accessed from all major airports in the UK. There are two regional airports and the campus can also be reached by public transport from all the major London airports (see below).
Birmingham: To get to the University from Birmingham airport, either
take the Oxford Bus Company's new direct coach service to campus (approximately £4 for a student single ticket)
take the train to Coventry (£3.50 return, 10 minutes) and then local bus (approximately £1.80 single, 25 minutes; exact fare must be paid to the driver) or taxi (about £10, 15 minutes) to the University of Warwick
take a taxi from the airport to the University of Warwick (possibly slightly quicker, but expensive - about £30 for the half-hour ride).
East Midlands (near Nottingham) has some international flights, and has an (infrequent) National Express service to Coventry.
London Heathrow has many more flights, and is about 2 hours away from Coventry either by bus (National Express) or by rail (via London). The bus option is simpler and cheaper.
London Luton also has various international flights, and is under 2 hours from Coventry by bus (National Express).
London Gatwick is the second largest airport in the UK, offering a variety of international flights, and is 3hrs 30mins from Coventry by bus (National Express).
London Stansted has various international flights, and is 3hrs 30mins from Coventry by bus (National Express).
Coventry can also be reached by train from all the London airports listed above. For more information see the National Rail website.
Note that the University is not in the town of Warwick (which is about 8 miles away), and it is not the same as Coventry University (which is a different university, located in the centre of Coventry). This is important when telling taxi drivers where you want to be.
Registration fees and forms
Non-Residential registration fees
Full/Early Career Researcher/Associate Member: £50
Non Member: £75
Student/Emeritus Member: £35
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:
New Zealand Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Link to http://nzsbmb.science.org.nz/
Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Link to: http://www.asbmb.org.au/
Brazilian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (SBBq)
Chinese Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (CSBMB)
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.
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.
Poster abstract submission
Abstract Submission Guidelines
The maximum number of words allowed in your abstract body is 230. Please note that author details will be added on the final page of the submission process (do not add your author list or affiliation details to either of the fields on this page). The preferred method for submission is to type your abstract straight into the online submission form, or alternatively paste the text from a word-processed document. The ‘Full title’ should be presented sentence case (not in Title Case or BLOCK CAPITALS), that is only the first letter of the title or appropriate terms such as abbreviations or proper nouns should be upper case. Please do not include tables, figures or references in the abstract as these will be removed before your abstract is published.
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: A0 (841mm width x 1189 mm height)
Velcro to mount your poster will be provided at the meeting.
Biochemical Society Poster Prize
A Biochemical Society Poster Prize of £XXX will be awarded to the best poster presented at this meeting by a researcher in the early stages of their career (PhD students of post-doctoral scientists within 5 years of receiving their PhD).
At the meeting
Lunch 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:
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 12 Nov 2016, 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
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.
9th UK GAP Junction has been approved for the purposes of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) by the Society of Biology.
Participants can claim 24 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 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.
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