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Stochastic Biology: from Cells to Populations

Stochastic biology 2014

Introduction

May 5-7 2014

IST Austria, Klosterneuburg, Austria

The objective of the meeting is to bring together researchers with diverse backgrounds, in particular in physics, biology, mathematics, and computer science, to help address the most challenging questions arising from stochasticity in biology. This exciting new field strongly relies on interdisciplinary approaches. Bringing together established leaders in the field with early career researchers will help promote a better common understanding of the fundamental issues. It will contribute to shaping an emerging discipline that is currently still underrepresented in Europe.

Confirmed speakers

Organizing committee

Meriem El KarouiErdal ToprakTobias BollenbachRaul Fernandez-Lopez

Program

Registration

Registration closed

Registration fee
Early (until April 7)Late (until April 28)
Regular250 EUR300 EUR
Student150 EUR200 EUR

The registration fee includes conference material, lunches, coffee breaks, two dinners and the use of conference facilities. Accommodation is not included in the fee. Please refer to the Accommodation link for recommended hotels.

There will be a few grants (350 EUR) for travel or childcare expenses. Participants in need can apply for these during the meeting.

Note: Registration is only complete after the payment is completed.

Cancellation

Cancellation until April 7: refund of registration fee minus 50 EUR. No cancellation after 4 weeks before the conference.

Please contact the event office at eventoffice@ist.ac.at if you need to cancel your registration.

Visa

You may need a visa to travel to Austria. Please contact the Austrian embassy in your residing country concerning the visa requirements. We will provide invitation letters for the participants of our conferences. You can apply for the letter online.

Accommodation

Accommodation

PLEASE NOTE: You need to book your own accommodation.

On the info and directions page we provide all the information on how to reach IST Austria. Additionaly, we have here the telephone numbers of two local taxi companies: (i) +43 2243 20220 (Taxi Danzinger) and (ii) +43 2243 36111 (Taxi Glück).

IST Austria Guesthouse FULLY BOOKED !!!

IST Austria guest house

The IST Austria Gueshouse is fully booked and no longer available.

Design Parkhotel Klosterneuburg (fully closed at the moment)

4-star design hotel with lounge bar next to sport and wellness center Happyland in Klosterneuburg

77 Euros per night for a single room or a double room, includes breakfast.  The participants can take the regular IST Shuttle bus from the Klosterneuburg center (Stadtplatz) to IST Austria.  As the hotel webpage is available only in German you can contact the office directly in English at office@pk1.at. Announce that you are a participant of the conference for negotiated rates.     Hotel Marienhof  Marienhof is situated in the Viennese woods. It is perfect for people who want to stay away from the city. The hotel will provide transfers to IST Austria (10 minutes). Announce that you are a participant of the Stochastic Biology conference for negotiated rates.

77 Euros per night for a single room or a double room,
includes breakfast.

The participants can take the regular IST Shuttle bus from the Klosterneuburg center (Stadtplatz) to IST Austria.

As the hotel webpage is available only in German you can contact the office directly in English at office@pk1.at. Announce that you are a participant of the conference for negotiated rates.

Hotel Marienhof

Marienhof is situated in the Viennese woods. It is perfect for people who want to stay away from the city. The hotel will provide transfers to IST Austria (10 minutes). Announce that you are a participant of the Stochastic Biology conference for negotiated rates.

Hotel Marienhof

42 Euros per night/person in a double room, 53 Euros per night for a single room, includes breakfast.


Suggested hotels in Vienna without negotiated rates:

Hotel Stefanie

Hotel Stefanie

Hotel Boltzmann

Hotel Boltzmann

Wombats City Hostel

Wombats City Hostel

For more hotels please visit www.booking.com

Travel grants/care awards

Download the forms for:

Info & Directions

Info&Directions

Raiffeisen Lecture Hall, Institute of Science and Technology Austria (IST Austria)
Am Campus 1, A – 3400 Klosterneuburg, Austria (*my GPS does not find the address )
GPS coordinates:   48° 18′ 32.31” N     16° 15′ 27.79” E

The campus of IST Austria is located in Klosterneuburg, a historical town to the northwest of Vienna. The campus lies only 18 km away from the center of Vienna.

Getting to / from IST Austria

Institute of Science and Technology Austria is located in Maria Gugging, Klosterneuburg, about 40 minutes from Vienna downtown.

From Monday through Wednesday the conference bus marked IST Austria Stochastic Biology (company Dr. Richard) will pick up conference participants in front of the bus stop at Wien Heiligenstadt (U4), go to Parkhotel and continue on to IST Austria. It will take participants back after the conference program, stopping at Parkhotel and continuing on to Vienna U4 stop Heiligenstadt. You don’t need to print the invitation for the conference bus.

Download invitation above for shuttle bus

The conference bus schedule is as follows:

Monday, May 5:  Heiligenstadt 8:00 – Parkhotel (8:15) – IST Austria, back at 22:00 IST Austria-Parkhotel-Heiligenstadt

Tuesday, May 6: Heiligenstadt 8:45 – Parkhotel (9:00) – IST Austria, back at 22:00 IST Austria-Parkhotel-Heiligenstadt

Wednesday, May 7: Heiligenstadt 8:45 – Parkhotel (9:00) – IST Austria, back at 14:15 IST Austria-Parkhotel-Heiligenstadt

Both the IST Shuttle (Bus 242) and the Bus 239 stop in front of the Institute (stop Maria Gugging – IST Austria) and travel to the subway stop Heiligenstadt on line U4 (see subway map). The trip takes about 25 minutes. IST Shuttle  service (free for conference participants) is once an hour on weekdays, and Bus 239 approximately every 30 minutes (2 EUR payable on the bus). To get to the IST on Sunday take bus 239 from Vienna. From Klosterneuburg (see detailed map of Klosterneuburg city) you can take Bus 239 or Bus 341.

For directions by car, please follow this link.

Getting to / from the Airport (VIE)

By public transport, the best option is to:

  1. Take the CAT train directly from the VIE airport to Landstrasse-Wien Mitte U4 station (16 minutes with no intermediate stops, 11 EUR one way / 17 EUR return, service every 30 minutes, the well-marked stop is immediately outside the airport arrivals hall, green ticket machines are in the baggage claim and at the CAT train station).
  2. Take U4 direction Heiligenstadt to the last stop (Heiligenstadt) after getting a regular on-way ticket for 2 EUR.
  3. Take IST Shuttle bus (Bus 242), Bus 239 or the taxi from Heiligenstadt to IST. Both buses start from the same location, immediately outside of the subway station. Tickets for Bus 239 can be bought on the bus.

The IST shuttle bus schedule shows connections to the airport; the whole trip from IST to VIE should take about 1 hour. If you take the CAT train for your departure flight, you can check in your luggage directly at the CAT train terminal at Wien Mitte.

Public transport in Vienna

The public transit system connects to the Federal Railways (local S-bahn and long distance trains) and to the Vienna Airport. The same single-fare ticket is valid for all means of transport in the city zone and permits changes. U4 stop Heiligenstadt is the last stop within the city zone (separate fare is needed for Bus 239). Other kinds of tickets (e.g. day tickets, useful for exploring Vienna) are also available from the ticket machines. U-bahn runs very frequently (3-5 minutes during daytime), from 5am until 20 minutes past midnight, but throughout the night on Fridays and Saturdays and before public holidays.

Taxis

It is possible to take a cab from IST to Heiligenstadt, Vienna downtown or the airport (best to have cash ready, ATM is in the institute lobby):

  • Taxi Danzinger (+43 2243 202 20, +43 676 666 50 70, about 55 EUR to the airport)
  • Taxi Glueck (+43 2243 361 11, +43 664 224 88 20, about 55 EUR to the airport)
  • ask at the IST Reception for help with other transport options

You can take a cab from the airport directly to IST, but be sure to have the full address of the Institute at hand (IST Austria, Am Campus 1, 3400 Maria Gugging-Klosterneuburg). If their GPS does not have this new address yet, try Hauptstrasse 2, 3400 Maria Gugging-Klosterneuburg.

Overview map Vienna region
Overview map Vienna region
Detailed map of Klosterneuburg city
Detailed map of Klosterneuburg city

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Contact

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Organizational:

Mailing address
Institute of Science and Technology Austria
Am Campus 1
A – 3400 Klosterneuburg
Phone: +43 (0)2243 9000
Fax:     +43 (0)2243 9000 2000