The conference will be held at the Campus Biotech, a new centre of excellence in biotechnology and life science research. This new Swiss institution results from the unique partnership between two major Swiss academic institutions: EPFL, a world leader Institute of technology and the University of Geneva, in the top 100 universities in the world. Campus Biotech focuses on pure science and its translation into practical outcomes that have an impact on society and the world. Campus Biotech is expected to become an outstanding center dedicated to research in neuroscience and to generate a vast range of opportunities, bringing impetus and investment to this vital economic and scientific sector.
About Campus Biotech
The Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and the University of Geneva (UNIGE) will occupy 15,000m2 of the site. Half of this area will be utilised by research groups from the two universities and the other half by the new Wyss Center for Bio – and Neuro-Engineering – a model for innovation, collaboration and technology translation.
This Center will be created by The Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne and the University of Geneva following a donation of CHF 100K from the Wyss Foundation. It will follow the same principles and model of the Wyss Center for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University.
The Bertarelli Foundation has contributed its two existing EPFL chairs to the new Campus project, as well as increasing its donation with two additional chairs at the Wyss Center.
As well as this substantial research activity, the rest of the Sécheron site will be given over to small start-ups and other related businesses and sectors that will benefit from this unique environment that blends both science and industry. It is this combination of academia and entrepreneurialism that defines the ethos of Campus Biotech.
The Human Brain Project and the Bertarelli Professorships in Translational Neuroscience are located – or soon to be located – in this emerging hub.
How to get to Campus Biotech
9 Chemin des Mines
1211 Geneva 20
T: +41 58 944 03 00
Please check the Google map below.
The buses and trams around Geneva run from about 05:00 – 24:00 hr. Depending on the line, additional night buses and trams are scheduled after 24h00 on weekends. You will receive a free public transportation ticket during your stay given by your hotel. Public transport to the Campus Biotech involve different means:
- Buses 1 and 25, bus stop “Mines”
- Bus 11, bus stop “Jardin Botanique”
- Tram 15, tram stop “Maison de la paix” (former “France”)
- Public transport by boat, Mouette 4, boat stop “De-Chateaubriand”
For additional information on bus time schedules/routes, please visit www.tpg.ch.
By train (regional train)
From Geneva to Geneva Sécheron: R11059. Direction: Coppet
A P+R parking lot is located close to the Campus Biotech premices. However we advice you to take the train and/or public transport for a more comfortable journey to the Venue.
Taxi services in Geneva operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. There are many taxi stands around the city and you can call 022 331 41 33 at any time for a scheduled pick-up.