2014 Barcelona Meeting Logistics

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October 13-15, 2014 We are planning to meet for 3 full days.


Meeting Info


CRG, Barcelona

PRBB (Charles Darwin Room) Calle Dr. Aiguader, 88 08003, Barcelona Spain

Website: http://pasteur.crg.es/portal/page/portal/Internet/


Please use this form to register : Registration Form

Registered participants as of Oct 3

  • Suzi Aleksander PortEco
  • Helen Louise Attrill FlyBase
  • Rama Balakrishnan Stanford University (arriving on 12th at 735PM by United)
  • Tanya Berardini TAIR
  • Judith Blake Jackson Laboratory (arriving BARC on Oct 11 at 8:45 am on USAir 742, departing Oct 16 Barc 11:30 am British Airways) (H4 Barcelona hotel)
  • Alan Bridge SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics
  • Seth Carbon BBOP (LBL)
  • Mike Cherry Stanford University
  • Peter D'Eustachio NYU School of Medicine (Residencia Campus del Mar; arr BCN 12th 7:10 AM (AA66); depart BCN 16th 10:00 AM)
  • Heiko Dietze LBNL (Hotel 54 Barceloneta, 11-17)
  • Marc Feuermann SIB- Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics
  • Petra Fey Northwestern University (H4 Barcelona Hotel; arrive BCN 12th@12:45pm; depart BCN 16th@ 5pm)
  • Pascale Gaudet SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics
  • David Hill The Jackson Laboratory
  • Eva Huala Phoenix Bioinformatics
  • Rachael Huntley EMBL-EBI (H4-Barcelona Hotel; arrive Barc. 12th@2pm; depart Barc. 15th@10pm)
  • Suzanna Lewis LBNL
  • Donghui Li TAIR
  • Jane Lomax EMBL-EBI
  • Ruth Lovering University College London (H4-Barcelona Hotel; arrive Barc. 12th@2:20pm; depart Barc. 16th@12:50pm)
  • Huaiyu Mi USC
  • Hans-Michael Muller Caltech
  • Chris Mungall LBNL (H10 Barcelona; arrive 11th 3pm; depart 16th)
  • Monica Munoz-Torres Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Claire O'Donovan EMBL-EBI (H4-Barcelona Hotel; arrive Barc. 12th@2pm; depart Barc. 15th@10pm)
  • David Jon Osumi-Sutherland EBI
  • Helen Parkinson EBI
  • Victoria Petri Medical College of Wisconsin/HMGC/RGD
  • Paola Roncaglia EMBL-EBI (H4-Barcelona Hotel; arrive Barc. 12th@2:50pm; depart Barc. 16th@10:40am)
  • Tony Sawford EMBL-EBI (H4-Barcelona Hotel; arrive Barc. 12th@2pm; depart Barc. 15th@10pm)
  • Paul Sternberg California Institute of Technology
  • Paul Thomas University of Southern California
  • Susan Tweedie University of Cambridge
  • Kimberly Van Auken Caltech (H4-Barcelona Hotel; arrive Barc. 11th@7:10pm; depart Barc. 16th@10:45am)
  • Valerie Wood PomBase (hotel 4 Barcelone, arriving 12th @ 11:35 a.m. dept weds 15th 22:00hrs)
  • Monique Zahn SIB Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics

Traveling to Barcelona and the CRG

Getting to Barcelona http://wikitravel.org/en/Barcelona#Get_in

Metro Ciutadella/Vila Olímpica station


Recommended option

We have reserved a block of rooms at the [H4-Barcelona Hotel | http://www.hotel4barcelona.com/es/ ] under "GO Meeting Group" Please fill the hotel reservation form and email it grupos.hotel4barcelona@besthotels.es or fax it at +34 933 293 724 [1]

  • Rate per Night:
    • Single : 95.00 Euro / night (10% taxes included), Breakfast buffet included
    • Double / Twin : 105.00 Euro / night (10% taxes included), Breakfast buffet included

Please note: this rate is guaranteed until July 16th only. After this day the rate could be increased & availability is not guaranteed.

Other hotel options

  • *OPTION 2. Hotel H10 Marina Barcelona*


    • SINGLE 115 €
    • DOUBLE 135 €
    • Buffet breakfast with more than 150 products included in the price.
    • Local tourist tax not included = 1,21€ per person/night
    • 10% VAT included
  • *OPTION 3. W-Barcelona*


    •  SINGLE 295 €
    •  DOUBLE 320 €
    • Breakfast included
    • Local tourist tax not included = 2,48€ per person/night
    • Local VAT not included (approx. 10%)
  • *OPTION 4. Residencia Campus del Mar (*residence for students*)*


    •  SINGLE 68 €
    •  DOUBLE 98 €
    • Breakfast included
    • All the rooms have private bathroom and kitchen
    • 10% VAT included
  • *OPTION 5. Hotel H10 Port Vell****s

 www.hotelh10portvell.com  SINGLE 125 €  DOUBLE 145 €

    • Breakfast included.
    • Local tourist tax not included = 1,21€ per person/night
    • VAT included

Conference Dinner

Monday Oct 13, Arenal Restaurant. Reservation at the restaurant Arenal is confirmed for October 13th at 21:00 (the restaurant is open from 20:30). http://www.arenalrestaurant.com/ (5 minutes walk from venue) Menu prices per person:

  • 40,70€ (VAT included) with alcoholic drinks.
  • 38,50€ (VAT included) without alcoholic drinks.

Remote Attendees

Doug Howe, ZFIN, 2nd & 3rd days only

Sabrina Toro, ZFIN

Stan Laulederkind, RGD

Maria Martin, UniProt

Sandra Orchard, IntAct

Mary Dolan, MGI / Jackson Laboratory

Harold Drabkin, MGI/Jackson Laboratory (4-8PM sessions only)

Local Information


  • RESTAURANT BESTIAL 0,3 Km from venue


  • RESTAURANT PEZ VELA 3 Km from venue


  • BAR CASA TOMAS (best "dobles mixtas" = French fries with a 'ali oli' sauce and red spicy sauce)

Major de Sarria 49

  • LA PARADETA (restaurant serving fish and sea food)

C/Riego 27 (Sants neighborhood)

  • PLA DE LA GARSA (restaurant serving local cheese and cured meat)

Assaonadors 13


Sant Domünec del Call 9 (In Gothic neighborhood)

  • MADRID-BARCELONA (typical dishes; near Plaza Catalunya)

Arago 282

  • BOADAS (mythic cocktail near Plaza Catalunya)

c/Tallers 1

  • CAELUM (desserts moade in Spanish monasteries for coffee/tea time)

c/De la Palla 8


Average high in October: 23 C / 72 F Average low: 15 C / 60 F

Things to do