• Event dates: 22.06.12 – 23.06.12
  • Location: Hôtel et Centre de Formation du Léman, chemin de la Fontaine 2, Jongny, Vaud
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Full group meeting to include a talk by Stephen Helliwell and a poster session.

Get ready for the NCCR Chemical Biology retreat. In a bucolic setting above the Lac Léman, in Jongny, we will spend 22 and 23 June, staying overnight to discuss project progress, learn, exchange ideas, and get to know each other better.

Guest speaker Stephen Helliwell from the Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research will give a talk on "Quality and Quantity – Mapping of Pathways and Targets using automated chemogenomic profiling.” All personnel working on an NCCR project are expected to be present. All in an NCCR lab are welcome to join us as well. Individuals should let their group leader know if they will participate, stay overnight, and if they will present a poster; project leaders will select oral presenters for their projects.

Programme : click here for the daily agenda; the full programme can be accessed through the links to the right of this page (note: free WIFI available)

Friday, June 22: 

  • Arrival promptly at 08:30 
  • Day 1 presentations: Projects 7, 2, 3 and ACCESS (lunch included)
  • poster session
  • Stephen Helliwell talk, apéro, dinner

Saturday, June 23:

  • light breakfast at 07:30 {Steering Committee meeting}
  • Day 2 presentations: Projects 4, 5 6, and 1 (lunch included)
  • poster session
  • Departure Saturday afternoon around 17:30

Directions :

By public transport (the NCCR will reimburse) :  

  • Go to http://fahrplan.sbb.ch 
  • Enter destination : Vevey gare 
  • Exit the train station to the right, and take BUS 213 to Jongny Village (about 10min.). A very short walk down the hill to the pink buildings of the "Hôtel et Centre de Formation du Léman".

By car (parking at the Hôtel du Léman is free) :

  • Enter destination address: chemin de la Fontaine 2, 1805 Jongny 
  • From Geneva, Lausanne: Take exit Chexbres, and go through the village. At the end, take a left direction --> Châtel-St-Denis. Go through the village of Chardonne; at the end, take a left direction --> Mont-Pèlerin, Jongny. Take the first road on the right.
  • From Aigle, Villeneuve: Take exit Vevey. Take a left at the circle and go right, direction --> Châtel-St-Denis. Take a right at the circle and go over the bridge. Take a right at the circle, direction --> Châtel-St-Denis. In Jongny, take the first right.
  • From Bern, Fribourg, Bulle: Take exit Châtel-St-Denis. Go left, direction -->  Vevey. In Jongny, after the second light, turn left.


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