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The Biochemical Society provides an extensive range of events, including scientific conferences, training events, outreach activities, medal lectures, and policy and education events.  This programme provides an excellent opportunity to magnify your research by submitting an abstract for an oral communication or poster presentation, and sharing your work with the wider molecular biosciences community.

 

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Carbohydrate Active Enzymes in Medicine and Biotechnology

19—21 August 2015

University of St Andrews, UK




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Venue information

The Biochemical Society Focused Meeting entitled "Carbohydrate Active Enzymes in Medicine and Biotechnology" will take place at the University of St. Andrews, 19-21 August 2015.

 

University of St Andrews

Gateway Building

North Haugh

St Andrews

Fife

KY16 9RJ

 

 

St Andrews is Scotland's first university and the third oldest in the English speaking world, founded in 1413.

 

Further information about University of St. Andrews is available at:

About University of St. Andrews


Venue map

University of St Andrews Map


Travelling to the venue

By Air

Edinburgh airport is situated 48 miles from the University of St Andrew’s. Attendees are advised to take the Airlink bus to the centre of Edinburgh (Haymarket or Waverley Stations) and then take the train to Leuchars. Further information regarding train times schedules and tickets are available at: National Rail Enquiries journey planner website, Scotrail and The trainline .    

Once in Leuchars, attendees are advised to catch a taxi directly to the University of St Andrew’s. The following bus: 42A / 42B / 94 / 94A / 99 / 99A / 99B / 99C / 99D also lead to the University of St Andrew’s.

 

Aberdeen airport is situated 84 miles from University of St Andrew’s. Attendees are advised to take the 727 bus to Aberdeen railway station. Then, please take the train to Leuchars. Further information regarding train times schedules and tickets are available at:National Rail Enquiries journey planner website, Scotrail and The trainline  .

Once in Leuchars, attendees are advised to catch a taxi directly to the University of St Andrew’s. The following bus: 42A / 42B / 94 / 94A / 99 / 99A / 99B / 99C / 99D also lead to the University of St Andrew’s.

 

Glasgow airport is situated 90 miles from University of St Andrew’s. Attendees are advised to catch a taxi (you can pre-book by calling 0141 889 1813 obook online hereto Glasgow Queen Street in order to take the train to Dundee. Further information regarding train times schedules and ticketsare available at National Rail Enquiries journey planner website, Scotrail, and The trainline .

Once in Dundee, attendees are advised to catch a taxi directly to the University of St Andrew’s or take one of the following bus: 99 / 99A / 99B / 99C / 99D.

By Bus

Information regarding bus services in Fife / St Andrew’s are available on the following websites:

By Train

 

Leuchars station is situated 6 miles from the city of St Andrews and is the closest train station to the university. Further information regarding train times schedules and ticketsare available at: National Rail Enquiries journey planner website, Scotrail and The trainline .

From Leuchars train station, St Andrews may be reached by bus (42A / 42B / 94 / 94A / 99 / 99A / 99B / 99C / 99D) or taxi.

By Taxi

 

Attendees are advised to contact one of the St Andrew’s taxi firms.


Registration fees and forms

More information to follow.

 

Please note that after the earlybird registration deadline has passed all fees will be increased by £50.

 

Residential registration fees (with accommodation)                   
Full/Early Career Researcher/Associate Member: £325
Non Member: £425
Student/Emeritus Member: £275
    
Residential registration includes two nights accommodation (19 and 20 August), lunches, refreshments, an evening meal on 19 August and the conference dinner on 20 August.
   
Non residential registration fees (no accommodation)          
Full/Early Career Researcher/Associate Member: £235
Non Member: £335
Student/Emeritus Member: £185

 

Note: Full/Early Career/Associate Members and Student Members must be members of the Biochemical Society or The Royal Society of Chemistry.
 
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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 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, 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

Biochemical Society 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.

 

The Royal Society of Chemistry Travel Bursaries:

RSC Divisions are keen to support participation by PhD students and post-doctoral researchers in scientific conferences and workshops. Grants are available to cover domestic (up to £200), continental (up to £400) and intercontinental (up to £800) travel to meetings where applicants give oral or poster presentations. Please note that these grants are intended for travel only and applicants should not apply for subsistence or accommodation expenses. Please note that we recommend you submit your application a minimum of three months before you need a decision. For further information and to apply please visit the travel grants webpage

 


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: 1m wide x 2m high (portrait).

Velcro to mount your poster will be provided at the meeting.


Accommodation

Residential registration includes two nights accommodation (19 and 20 August 2015) in a double en suite room at Agnes Blackadder Hall.

 

 


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

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 5 August 2015, 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.

 


Contact Us

If you require any further information, please contact:

The Conference Office
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.