2011 UCL Meeting Logistics

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Questions

please contact Ruth, r.lovering@ucl.ac.uk if you have any questions/queries

Dates

The GO meeting will be begin at 9am on Monday 7th November, 2011 and end at 1pm on Wednesday 9th November, 2011, and will be held at the University College London.

Venue

Main meeting Monday to Wednesday

Wilkins Haldane Room ([1]) Wilkins Building, ([2])
University College London,
Gower Street,
London. WC1E 6BT

GO managers and PIs

Tuesday 1pm to 2:30pm

Wilkins JBR Meeting Room ([3])

GO curators and ChEBI

Wednesday 10:30am to 1:30pm

Cruciform Foyer Seminar Room 3 ([4])


GOC dinner

Monday 6:30pm

Sardo

47 Grafton Way

http://www.sardo-restaurant.com/index.html

Menu: based on the Christmas menu http://www.sardo-restaurant.com/setmenu.html Soup and Main fish course option varies, depending on seasonal supply. Additional starter: Carpaccio di Manzo (slices of beef) Main vegetarian option will be Fregola con asparagi e ricotta, (pasta with asparagus and ricotta, not the Christmas option)

Vegan and Gluten free options available from the main menu, gluten free pasta option. Maybe able to have other vegetarian options too.

http://www.sardo-restaurant.com/menu.html

Registration

Register by entering your name in the Attendees section below.

  • Registration fee to be decided (depending on number of participants). Aiming for £140, to include lunches and coffee breaks and 1 evening dinner. This will be payable by credit card the first day of the meeting. Please use the Attendees table below to register for the meeting.

Lodging Information

Please make your own Hotel reservations (see table below). The most reasonable hotels are Ibis and Premier Inn.

Early booking is recommended as the prices are likely to increase closer to the time, some sites offer free cancellation options. It might be worth checking hotel costs direct from hotel versus online sites eg [booking.com] filter on bloomsbury, or [Tripadvisor.co.uk].

All hotels below are within a 10-15 min walk from the meeting room. In General London is a pretty safe area, although 20 min east of UCL (around King's cross) is a red light district so I would suggest you avoid this area. None of the hotels below are in the Red Light area! Obviously there are a lot more hotels you could try.

If anyone has stayed in these hotels please comment on them below.


Hotel Name Cost for 3 nights Walking time to UCL Address Phone number Gym (Y/N) Internet cost Star rating Noisy (Y/N)
MIC fully booked? £225 5 min 81 - 103 Euston Street, London NW1 2EZ 0207 380 0001 N ? 3 N, shouldn't be
Premier Inn £365 9 min 1 Dukes Road,London, WC1H 9PJ 0870 850 5115 N ? 3 N
Ibis £335 7 min 3 Cardington Street NW1 2LW 0207 3887777 N ? 2 N&Y room dependent
Novatel £440 (now £520) 10 min 100 - 110 Euston Road NW1 2AJ 0207 6669000 Y ? 4 N
Holiday Inn £512 11 min Coram Street, London, WC1N 1HT 0871 9429222 Y £5/hour 4 N
The Hotel Russell £493 12 min 1-8 Russell Square, Bloomsbury, WC1B 5BE 0870 850 5115 off site £5 £15/day 4 Y
St Giles Hotel & Leisure Club £337 15 min Bedford Avenue, Bloomsbury, WC1B 3GH 0207 300 3000 yes and pool £10/day 3 ? should be OK
The White Hall Hotel £450**, only executive rooms now free £558** 12 min 2-5 Montague Street, WC1B 5BU 020 7233 7888 N ? 4 ? should be OK

(**) If you are interested in The White Hall Hotel let me know and I will book these via UCL, to get this discount price (Ruth r.lovering@ucl.ac.uk).


Maps and Transportation

Airports

You can get to central London from any of the following airports, taxis will be more expensive than trains and all airports have good train services available. Once in a central London train station, either get a taxi to your hotel or the meeting or get on the tube (see information below).

Airport to Central London

The meeting is in central London and is walkable from Euston, Euston Square, Warren Street, Goodge Street tube stations. Note Tottenham Court Road Tube station is closed.

There is a good journey planner site

From Heathrow:

  • Either: catch the Heathrow express train from Heathrow to Paddington, and then get a taxi, to your hotel/UCL from there, or get the tube from Paddington to Euston Square (east bound on the Hammersmith & City Line towards Baker Street or the Circle Line towards Kings Cross St Pancras).

Journey time around 1 hour. Cost around £38 return, £21 single plus tube fare £4 each way (taxi cost unknown).

  • Or get the Piccadilly tube: from Heathrow to Green Park and change onto the Victoria Line (heading north) and either get out at Warren Street (meeting) or Euston (depending on hotel).

Journey time around 1 hour 10 min. Cost around £5 single (Heathrow is zone 6).

  • Or taxi, there are lots of online sites suggesting the cost is around £44, each way, and will take about 40 min (but this will be traffic dependent).

From Gatwick:

  • Either: catch the Gatwick express train from Gatwick to Victoria, and then get a taxi, to your hotel/UCL from there, or get the tube from Victoria to Warren Street (north bound on the Victoria Line).

Journey time around 1 hour. Cost around £30 return, £17 single, plus tube fare £4 each way (taxi cost unknown).

  • Or taxi, there are lots of online sites suggesting the cost is around £60, each way, and will take about 1 hour (but this will be traffic dependent).

From Stansted:

  • Either: catch the Stansted express train from Stansted to Liverpool Street, and then get a taxi, to your hotel/UCL from there, or get the tube from Liverpool Street to Euston Square (west bound on the Hammersmith & City Line/Metropolitan Line, or the Circle Line towards Kings Cross St Pancras).

Journey time around 1 hour. Cost around £27 return, £20 single, plus tube fare £4 each way (taxi cost unknown).

  • Or taxi, there are lots of online sites suggesting the cost is around £45, each way, and will take about 1 hour (but this will be traffic dependent).

Meeting Agenda

The agenda can be found here: 2011_UCL_Meeting_Agenda

Attendees

Name Organization Arrival Date/Time at Airport Departure Date/Time from Airport Hotel booked? Vegetarian (Y/N)
Ruth Lovering BHF-UCL N/A N/A Travel from home and St Giles Monday night N
Peter D'Eustachio NYU - Reactome 6 Nov 9:25 AM LHR 12 Nov 10:25 AM LHR Regency House 71 Gower St N
Varsha Khodiyar BHF-UCL N/A N/A Travel from home and St Giles Monday night N
Emily Dimmer UniProtKB N/A N/A Travel from home and Ibis Monday night N
Tony Sawford UniProtKB N/A N/A Travel from home and Ibis Monday night N
Jane Lomax GO-EBI N/A N/A Travel from home N
Seth Carbon BBOP-LBNL Sun, Nov 6, 11:25am N/A yes N
Chris Mungall BBOP-LBNL N/A N/A not yet Y
Suzanna Lewis BBOP-LBNL N/A N/A yes N
Paola Roncaglia GO-EBI N/A N/A Travel from home & MIC Monday night N
Mike Cherry Stanford Nov 7, LHR, 6:50AM Nov 10, LHR, 1:35PM The White Hall Hotel N
Judy Blake The Jackson Laboratory Nov 6, LHR, 9:25 AM Nov 10, LHR, 12:05 PM don't know yet. N
Brenley McIntosh Tx A&M - EcoliWiki ? ? not yet N
Val Wood PomBase n/a n/a TBD may stay one night N
Yasmin Alam-Faruque UniProtKB-GOA n/a n/a Travel from home and Ibis Monday night Y
Rebecca Foulger GO-EBI N/A N/A Travel from home & MIC on Monday night N
Rama Balakrishnan SGD, Stanford n/a n/a not yet Y (vegan if possible)
Stan Laulederkind RGD Nov 6 Nov 11 not yet N
David Hill The Jackson Laboratory ? ? not yet N
Kimberly Van Auken WormBase, Caltech Nov 6, LHR, 6:35am Nov 10, LHR, 10:30am Premier Inn Yes, please
Julie Park SGD, Stanford N/A Nov 10, LHR, 1:35PM Premier Inn N
Midori Harris PomBase, Cambridge N/A N/A TBD - may stay one night N (but don't want meat every meal)
Tanya Berardini TAIR ? ? not yet N
Claire O'Donovan UniProtKB N/A N/A Travel from home and Ibis Monday night gluten-free
Susan Tweedie FlyBase N/A N/A not yet N
Prudence Mutowo GOA-UniProtKB N/A N/A Travel from home and Ibis Monday night no rice
Donghui Li TAIR Nov 6 LHR 11:25AM Nov 10 LHR 01:35PM MIC N
Rachael Huntley GOA-UniProtKB N/A N/A Travel from home and Ibis Monday night Y
Heiko Dietze BBOP-LBNL Nov 6, 11:25 am LHR Nov 10, 1:35 pm LHR Holiday Inn N
Antonia Lock Pombase UCL N/A N/A TBD may stay one night N
Alex Michell InterPro N/A N/A TBD may stay one night N
Amaia Sangrador InterPro N/A N/A TBD may stay one night N
Pascale Gaudet dictyBase - RefGenome - neXtProt 11/6 830 AM 11/9 1930 PM St. Giles ?
Nick Brown FlyBase attending Wednesday only N/A N/A ?

Invited attendees

Name Organization Date presenting Arrival Date/Time at Airport Departure Date/Time from Airport Hotel booked? Vegetarian (Y/N)
Sandra Orchard IntAct
Philippa Talmud BHF-UCL
Pablo Millan IntAct

Remote Attendees

Name Organization email (needed to set up your remote access) Time Zone
Doug Howe ZFIN dhowe@zfin.org PST (UTC -8)
Harold Drabkin MGI harold.drabkin@jax.org EST
Mary Dolan MGI mdolan@informatics.jax.org EST
Li Ni MGI ln@informatics.jax.org EST
Alexander Diehl University at Buffalo addiehl@buffalo.edu EST
Kim Rutherford PomBase/University of Cambridge kmr44@cam.ac.uk NZDT (UTC+13)
Paul Thomas USC pdthomas@usc.edu PST
Amelia Ireland BBOP aireland@lbl.gov PST