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Future Events > New Horizons in ESCRT Biology > General Information

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New Horizons in ESCRT Biology

17—20 April 2018

Royal Holloway, University of London

Venue information

Royal Holloway,  
University of London,  
United Kingdom 

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By air
Royal Holloway is situated in Egham, Surrey, 40 minutes from London Waterloo, a mile from the M25 and a mere fifteen minutes from Heathrow Airport by car.  It is also accessible from London City or Gatwick airports.

By taxi

If you intend to take a taxi from the airport or during your stay, we strongly recommend that you book in advance from the following companies, as London black cabs can be very expensive.

Gemini Taxis: 01784 434646
Windsor Cars: 01753 677677
Egham Cars: 01784 434646
Holloway Taxis: 01784 818385

By bus
From London Heathrow Airport

There is a reasonable bus service from London Heathrow, Terminal 5 and Central Bus Station, to Royal Holloway. The buses stop at Egham Hill, just outside the gates to the main entrance of the College.

71 – The number 71 bus leaves from Heathrow Airport T5 and stops in Staines, Egham, Englefield Green, Old Windsor and Slough. An up-to-date timetable can be found here.
441 – The number 441 bus leaves from Heathrow Airport Central Bus Station and stops at Stanwell Moor, Stanwell, Ashford Hospital, Staines, Pooley Green, Egham and Englefield Green. An up-to-date timetable can be found here.

By car
Royal Holloway is located on the A30, 19 miles from central London and about a mile south west of the town of Egham. It is two miles from junction 13 of the M25 (London orbital). After leaving the motorway at junction 13, take the A30 west, signposted to Bagshot and Camberley (this is the Egham bypass). At the first roundabout, take the second exit. At the second roundabout, take the second exit and continue up the A30, Egham Hill. The College is on the left at the top of the hill.

There is plenty of free parking, but please let the sales team know if you would like to enquire about a specific space, or if you plan to come during term time or bring a minibus or coach.

Sat nav postcode is TW20 0EX

By train
From London Waterloo (via Clapham Junction, Richmond and Twickenham)

There are frequent services from London Waterloo via Clapham Junction and Richmond to Egham (35 – 40 minutes). Please be aware that there is also a slow service that runs via Hounslow, which increases the journey time to and from Waterloo by roughly twenty minutes.

From Woking (via Addlestone and Chertsey)

There is a service from Woking to Egham (35 – 40 minutes) with one change at Weybridge. Change at Woking for services to London, the south west of England, Basingstoke, Alton and Haslemere.

From Reading (via Wokingham, Bracknell and Ascot)

There is a frequent service from Reading to Egham (35 – 40 minutes). Change at Reading for services to Oxford, Wales, the south west and the north east of England.

Registration fees and forms


Residential registration fees (with accommodation) 

Earlybird discount   Full price
Full/Early Career Researcher/Associate Member: £495   £545
Non-member: £595   £645
Student/Emeritus Member: £395   £445


Registration fee includes three nights accommodation (17, 18 and 19 April 2018), lunches, refreshments, and all evening meals.

Note: Full/Early Career Researcher/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:
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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.

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.


On campus single en-suite accommodation will be provided with the residential registration fee. This will include all refreshments and dinners for the duration of the conference.


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 16 March 2018, 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
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.

Scientific Meetings

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

This event has been approved for the purposes of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) by the Royal Society of Biology. 

Participants can claim 93 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 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
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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.


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