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Electron transfer at the microbe-mineral interface

2—4 April 2012

University of East Anglia, UK

Venue information

Electron transfer at the microbe-mineral interface will take place at the University of East Anglia, from 2-4 April 2012.


Thomas Paine Building

University of East Anglia

Earlham Road




The city maintains the best of its historical character as well as being among the most vibrant and attractive cities in Europe. It is ranked in the Top 10 shopping cities in the UK, as well as being a hotbed for the arts, culture, music, nightlife, and tourism.


Norwich has been a thriving trading city for the last 900 years and for much of that time was England’s second city after London. Steeped in history, it boasts a stunning Cathedral and Castle, as well as an open-air market, quirky independent shops, restaurants cinemas, galleries, theatres, cafés, bars, pubs and clubs.


Major recent developments include the 42-acre Riverside leisure, retail and residential development, the £275m Chapelfield shopping development and the £229m Norfolk and Norwich Hospital.  The city is consistently rated as one of the top ten shopping venues in the UK and is a founder member of the Cultural Cities Network.


The city's medieval centre of cobbled streets remains largely intact, but there is still space for modern buildings such as the city's newest centrepiece, the Forum - a stunning piece of contemporary architecture. Its glass front overlooks the colourful six-day market and reflects the city in all its diversity.


Norwich has also always been a great place for a night out with stylish café bars, pubs, clubs, cinemas, theatres, restaurants, nightclubs, concerts, exhibitions and festivals. Whether you’re into alternative comedy, classical music, top West End musicals or independent films and music, Norwich, with its plethora of arts venues and year long programme of entertainment, will always have something for you.


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Travelling to the venue

The University of East Anglia is located in the city of Norwich in the region of East Anglia which is comprised of the counties of Norfolk and Suffolk with Cambridgeshire (and Essex).


Norwich is easily accessible by road, rail, bus and coach, and is particularly well served by the rapidly expanding Norwich International Airport which offers direct flights to and from Aberdeen, Amsterdam, Edinburgh, Manchester and Paris, and international connections to 200 cities worldwide


By Car

From London take the M11/A11 north; just outside Norwich take the A47 (Southern Bypass) in the direction of Swaffham; the University is signposted off at the next exit (B1108). If you are driving from the North or the Midlands, you can use the A47 via King's Lynn, or the new A14 as far as Newmarket and then take the A11 to Norwich. UEA is situated on the outskirts of Norwich, around two and a half miles west of the city centre, just off the Earlham Road (B1108) which is one of the main roads out of the city.


By Air
Norwich Airport has regular flights to and from Aberdeen, Amsterdam, Edinburgh, Manchester and Paris and international connections to 200 cities worldwide through regular direct flights to and from Schipol Airport in Amsterdam (KLM, Northwest, Air France). For international students and visitors, we strongly recommend flying into Norwich airport where possible. The campus is within easy reach from the airport by taxi, taking only 10-15 minutes.


For flights arriving at London airports (Gatwick, Heathrow and Stansted), we recommend coming to Norwich by National Express coaches or by train (see below). A taxi one way from Gatwick or Heathrow will usually cost well over £100, Stansted slightly less.


By Bus and Coach
National Express coaches run from all major airports and cities in Great Britain to the Surrey Street Bus Station in the city centre and even to campus! Norwich city buses 25 and 35 run regularly from  Castle Meadow and St Stephens Street close to the Bus Station in Norwich city centre to the university campus. Bus and coach enquiries (traveline): (+44) (0) 871 200 2233. National Express enquiries: (+44) (0) 8705 808080.

By Train
Norwich is less than two hours from London by train and there is an InterCity rail links with the Midlands, the North of England and Scotland via Peterborough. National Express trains run from London Liverpool Street station approximately every half hour.


The easiest way to reach UEA from the station is by taxi, which costs less than £10 and takes approximately 15 minutes. There are also regular Norwich city buses direct to the University from the station forecourt (numbers 25 and 35). Rail enquiries: (+44) (0) 8457 484950.

Registration fees and forms

Early registration deadline: 5 March 2012.

Registration is now closed.


Residential registration fees (with accommodation)

Full/Early Career Researcher Member: £260

Non Member: £360

Student Member (Shared twin accommodation): £180


Registration includes two nights accommodation (2 and 3 April 2012), lunches, refreshments and the conference dinner 3 April.


Non residential registration fees (no accommodation)

Full/Early Career Researcher Member: £175

Non Member: £275

Student Member: £115

Registration includes lunches and refreshments for the duration of the conference. The conference dinner on 3 April 2012 is also included in the registration fee. Accommodation is NOT included in the registration fee.


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

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.

Student bursaries

The maximum bursary available for a Focused Meeting or Annual Symposium is £200 in the UK and £300 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. 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. If you would like to submit an abstract please contact the Conference Office. Please note late abstracts will not be included in the programme book.


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 during the abstract submission process.


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 Society Poster Prize

The Biochemical Society Poster Prize was awarded to Marcus Edwards for his poster entitled "Crystal structures of the bacterial cell surface electron conduits MtrF & UndA". 

Biochemical Society Transactions Oral Communication prize

The Biochemical Society Transactions Oral Communication prize was awarded to Magali Rogers for her talk entitled "Mineral respiration under extreme acidic conditions: from a supramolecular organization to a copper helper protein"


For residential delegates, single ensuite accommodation is provided on 2 and 3 April at Broadview Lodge.


Keys can be collected from Broadview lodge reception. Broadview Lodge reception is open until 21:00 after which delegates should contact the Security Lodge. Check in time is after 14:00 on the day of arrival and check out is by 10:00 on the day of departure. Please note there will be a charge of £25 for lost keys.


All enquiries regarding accommodation whilst staying on campus can be directed to Broadview Lodge reception: +44 (0)1603 591818.


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


Acknowledgement:  PNNL’s Subsurface Biogeochemical Research Program Scientific Focus Area that is supported by DOE-BER

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Subsurface Biogeochemical Research funding programme

U.S. Department of Energy

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 22 March 2012, 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

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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

The Focused Meeting 'Electron transfer at the microbe-mineral interface' has been approved for the purposes of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) by the Society of Biology.  Participants can claim 54 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 meeting 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 meeting.

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