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Regulation of Fertilization and Early Seed Development

11—13 September 2013

University of Bath, UK




Venue information

The meeting will take place at the University of Bath, from 11-13 September 20011.

University of Bath
Claverton Down
Bath BA2 7AY
UK

Tel: + 44 (0)1225 388388

The University's buildings are set in an attractive campus about a mile from the centre of Bath, a World Heritage City. It is a safe and friendly campus with strong student services and good social opportunities. Its sports facilities are first-class.
 


Venue map


Travelling to the venue

By Air

Bristol International Airport is the nearest to Bath and is approximately 33 kilometers (21 miles) away. An express coach service connects the airport to Bristol Temple Meads Rail station and Marlborough Street bus station, from where frequent trains and buses operate to Bath. 

 


Travelling from London Heathrow and London Gatwick airports.

By Train

Frequent services (every 30 minutes) operate between Bath Spa mainline rail station and London Paddington, the journey takes approximately 90 minutes. Bristol Temple Meads rail station is usually a 15 minute journey by train, where there are connections to the Midlands, the North and the South West.

Journey information and train timetables can be found at National Rail Enquiries.

By Bus

If arriving into Bath Spa rail station, the best way to get to the University is by bus. Buses 18, 410 and 418, are branded "the bright orange bus" and are operated by First Somerset and Avon, depart from Corn Street approximately every six minutes during term and less frequently at other times.

By Car

The University campus is situated on Claverton Down, to the east of Bath. The A4 and A36 roads run through the city; the M4 motorway is approximately 16 kilometres (10 miles) distance. 

If approaching from the M4, leave the motorway at junction 18 and follow the A46 south 12 kilometres (8 miles) to the Bath exit from the dual carriageway. Turning right here brings you on to the A4 westbound to Bath. After 2.4 kilometres (1.5 miles) turn left at the traffic lights (signposted "City Centre A36"); after 640 metres (700 yards) turn left at the traffic lights towards Warminster. In approximately 275 metres (300 yards) turn right into North Road (signposted "Claverton Down"). The Quarry Road entrance to the campus is on the left towards the top of the hill (approximately 1.6 kilometres - 1 mile); the Norwood Avenue entrance is 0.8 kilometres (half a mile) further on in Claverton Down Road.

If approaching from the city centre, the A4 or the A36 eastbound follow signs to "Warminster", "Claverton Down", "American Museum" and "Park & Ride (University)". 

If approaching from the A36 (northbound) follow signs to "Claverton Down".


Registration fees and forms

 

Registration is now closed. 

 

 

Please note that the earlybird registration deadline has now passed £50 will be added to all registration fees.

 

Residential registration fees (with accommodation)
Full/Early Career/Associate Member: £195.00
Non Member: £295.00
Student Member: £165.00


Registration includes two nights accommodation (11 and 12 September), lunches, refreshments and evening meals including the conference dinner on the 12 September.

Non residential registration fees (no accommodation)
Full/Early Career/Associate Member: £95.00
Non Member: £195.00
Student Member: £65.00

Registration includes lunches, refreshments and the conference dinner on the 12 September.

 

Note: Full/Early Career/Associate Members and Student Members must be members of the Biochemical Society.
 
Not a member of the Biochemical Society? Join today and save £'s on your registration fee.

 

Members of the New Zealand Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and the Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology are eligible to register at member rates. Please ensure you enter your membership number during registration. For details please seeInternational 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, American Express 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.


Student bursaries

The maximum bursary available for a Focused Meeting or Annual Symposium is £200 in the UK and £300 overseas. The maximum grant available for one day Hot Topic Events is £100 in the UK and £150 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 IS NOW CLOSED

 

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: 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 there poster presentation(s) from this meeting once their abstract has been accepted.

 

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.  


Biochemical Journal Poster Prize

 

A Biochemical Journal Poster Prize of £150 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).

 

Entrants must be PhD students or post doctoral scientists within five years of receiving their PhD.

 

To enter, please collect a sticker from the registration desk (Student Centre) before the start of your poster session.


Accommodation

More information to follow


Refreshments

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:

Biochemical Society Transactions
Portland Press Ltd

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.

 


Refunds

Cancellations will be accepted in writing until 19 August 2013, 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:

 

#biochemsoc

 

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 (CPD)

'Regulation of Fertilization and Early Seed Development' has been approved for the purposes of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) by the Society of Biology.  Participants can claim 63 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 'Regulation of Fertilization and Early Seed Development' 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
The Biochemical Society
Charles Darwin House
12 Roger Street
London WC1N 2JU

UK

Email: conferences@biochemistry.org

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

 


Disclaimer

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.