The meeting is taking place at The Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (FORTH), in Heraklion, Crete and lectures will be given in the FORTH Amphitheater.

About FORTH and IMBB 

FORTH is one of the top European Research Centers. It has ranked 1st in terms of high impact publications in Greece and 12th in the number of FP7 grants in Europe. Importantly, FORTH researchers have been awarded 1/3 of the prestigious and highly competitive ERC grants given to Greece since the beginning of the program in 2007. 

The Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (IMBB) at FORTH is the top Biological Institute in Greece, in terms of high quality personnel, publications, infrastructure and competitive grants. It collaborates closely with the Science and Technology Park of Crete. IMBB is also the Greek National EMBnet Node since 1989. IMBB-FORTH is located in Heraklion, one of the most ancient and historical Greek cities, on the picturesque island of Crete. Crete, the homeland of major artists, such as El Greco and Nikos Kazantzakis, impressively combines the outstanding geophysical variety (forests, mountains, gorges, and beaches) with its rich history of thousands of years, resulting in the well-known Cretan culture and cuisine.

The address is: 

Institute of Molecular Biology and biotechnology (IMBB)
Foundation for Research and Technology-Hellas (FORTH)
N. Plastira 100, Vassilika Vouton,
Heraklion, Crete, 70013 Greece.


The nearest airport is the Nikos Kazantzakis International Airport (HER). From the airport you can arrive at Heraklion center or Ammoudara by bus or by Taxi.

The Foundation for Research and Technology - Hellas (FORTH) is situated 10 km southwest from Downtown Heraklion, near a village called Voutes. If you plan on driving yourself, or use public transport instead of the provided shuttle buses, please orient yourself on google maps, or have a look at a set of instructions of how to get to FORTH.