Plant Bioinformatics, Systems and Synthetic Biology Summer School

27-31 July 2009 - University of Nottingham, UK

The venue of this summer school will be the University Park and Jubilee campuses of the University of Nottingham.

  • Lectures and accommodation
    • Location: University Park Campus
    • Campus map
    • Accommodation: Cavendish Hall or Residence. Accepted participants will have lodging from July 26th to August 1st
    • Lectures: Lectue theater B63 in the School of Law and Social Sciences (building 7 in the map).
  • Laboratory demonstrations and opening/closing receptions
    • Location: Jubilee Campus
    • Campus map
    • All activities in this campus will take place at the school of Computer Science (building 4 in the map). The laboratory demonstrations will take place at lab A32. The poster session and receptions at the atrium of the school.
  • Directions to both campuses are available here.

Travelling to Nottingham

The nearest airport to Nottingham is East Midlands Airport (EMA). EMA is connected to many destinations in Europe. However, only fly there if you got a direct flight from your place of origin, as landing at EMA after a connection is usually very pricy.

Once you are at EMA, there are two options of bus service to go to Nottingham. The indigo bus (direction to Nottingham), which runs hourly, leaves you directly at University Park. Alternatively, Skylink buses operate at least hourly 24/7 from the airport to Nottingham City Centre. Once you reach Nottingham city centre you need to take a local bus. Please see Nottingham regional bus journey planner below.

If landing at EMA is not suitable to you, the Birmingham (BHX), Manchester (MAN), Luton (LTN) or Stansted (STN) are alternative airports. You can get to Nottingham from all of them by public transport (train or coach) in 1.5-4h, depending on the airport.

UK train journey planner: National Rail. NOT is the short code for the main station in Nottingham City Centre

UK coach journey planner: National Express. Direct coaches operate from all airports in UK to Nottingham city centre

Nottingham regional bus journey planner: For travel by bus from the train station to University Park campus, enter the following start and end points:
Nottingham Rail Station, Nottingham City Centre
University of Nottingham, University Park Campus

Alternatively, if you arrived to Nottingham by coach, use this start point (same end point):
Broadmarsh Bus Station, Nottingham City Centre

About Nottingham

With over 100,000 students at the city's universities and colleges, Nottingham is a vibrant city with with plenty to keep its student population busy. Its compact city centre, only ten minutes away from the Nottingham campuses by bus or bike, combines heritage and history with contemporary culture.

Entertainment looms large in Nottingham's variety of attractions. Theatre lovers are well catered for with the Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall which showcase theatre, comedy, ballet and opera; the Nottingham Playhouse which produces more new drama than any other British theatre outside London; and the independent Lace Market Theatre with its full range of amateur productions. In the summer, outdoor performances can be found in the grounds of Nottingham Castle and Newstead Abbey.

Information for visitors to the city can be accessed here