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Structural Aspects of Infectious Disease

8—10 August 2016

Robinson College, Cambridge, UK

Venue information

The Biochemical Society Focused Meeting entitled "Structural Aspects of Infectious Disease" will take place at Robinson College, 8-10 August 2016.

Robinson College
Grange Road
Cambridge CB3 9AN
United Kingdom

Robinson College, part of the University of Cambridge, is named after its founder Sir David Robinson. The College is situated a 15 minute walk from the heart of the City of Cambridge. 

Further information about Robinson College, the University or the City of Cambridge is available at:

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Venue map

Robinson College map

Travelling to the venue

By Air
Cambridge City Airport (tel: +44 (0) 1223 373737) is located 4 miles from Robinson College. Attendees are advised to catch a taxi directly to Robinson College. 

London Stansted is the closest London airport to Cambridge. Attendees are advised to take the train from Stansted airport via Bishops Stortford to Cambridge station.


Heathrow - Attendees are advised to take the Heathrow Express into London Paddington then the London Underground to King's Cross where trains depart to Cambridge. Please be advised that a taxi from London to Cambridge will cost approximately £100.

Gatwick - Attendees are advised to take the Gatwick Express into London Victoria then the London Underground to King's Cross where trains depart to Cambridge.


London Luton Airport - Attendees are advised to take the train from Luton Airport Parkway to King's Cross where trains depart to Cambridge.


London City - Attendees are advised to take the green shuttle bus to Canning Town Station then the London Underground to King's Cross where trains depart to Cambridge.

London Underground Information

National Rail (train) Information


National Express coaches also run from Heathrow, Gatwick and Stansted airports to Cambridge.


By Coach
National Express coaches run from most towns, cities and airports in Britain to Drummer Street station in Cambridge. 

For National Express bookings tel: +44 (0) 8705 808080 or visit National Express for further details.

By Train
Cambridge station is situated approximately 15 minutes taxi ride from Robinson College. Trains take approximately 45 minutes from London King's Cross.

For further information regarding train times and tickets please contact National Rail Enquiries (tel: +44 (0) 8457 48 49 50) or thetrainline.

By local bus within Cambridge
Information regarding bus services in Cambridge is available at Cambridge bus information.

By Taxi
Most firms provide a safe and reliable service but there are a lot of unlicensed and bogus mini-cabs around so it is wise to remember these guidelines:

Hackney Carriages / 'black cabs' (identified by the 'TAXI' sign on the roof) can be easily flagged down from the pavement.

Private Car Hire Services (including mini-cabs) can only be booked in advance by telephone. Both types display official licence plates on the outside of the vehicle and all legitimate drivers carry identification cards. It is advisable never to get into a private hire car/mini-cab you have not ordered.


A taxi can easily be picked up outside the rail station in cambridge. A taxi to Robinson College costs approximately £7.


Taxis can be picked up from all major airports. A taxi from Heathrow Airport in London to Robinson College costs approximately £90.

Please note that the above prices/fares are approximate examples and are therefore subject to change. Please confirm with the driver/company prior to travel.

Registration fees and forms

Earlybird registration deadline: 24 June 2016


Residential registration fees (with accommodation)                   

Full/Early Career Researcher/Associate Member: £380

Non Member: £480

Student Member: £290


Residential registration includes two nights accommodation (8 and 9 August 2016), lunches, refreshments, an evening dinners and the conference dinner on 9 August 2016.


Non residential registration fees (no accommodation)          

Full/Early Career Researcher/Associate Member: £250

Non Member: £350

Student Member: £190


Registration fee includes lunches, refreshments and the conference dinner on 9 August 2016

Accommodation is NOT included in this registration fee.



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


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
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Australian Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
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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.

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.

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.


Focused meeting residential registration includes two nights accommodation (8 and 9 August 2016) in a single en suite room at Robinson College, Cambridge.


Please note there will be a charge for lost room keys.


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 25 July 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

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.


CPD Credits

Structural Aspects of Infectious Disease has been approved for the purposes of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) by the Royal Society of Biology. 

Participants can claim 60 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 Structural Aspects of Infectious Disease 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.