EMBO Workshop: Chromosome segregation and aneuploidy

The 2016 conference will take place within the Bailey Allen Hall in NUI Galway.
The state-of-the-art lecture hall is within the Áras na Mac Léinn / Student Centre Buildings (Bailey Allen Hall)
For a printable map of NUI Galway campus - click here. 
  • The top Yellow star in the RHC indicated the lecture hall
    Bottom RHC star indicates corrib village accommodation

Driving onto Campus
Parking space is limited on Campus, a Park and Ride system will be available to delegates as there is limited parking on direct campus. 

Please contact the registration desk at chromo2016reg@keynotepco.ie in order to receive your printable parking pass that you must display on your car dashboard.


NOTE: Those of you arriving at the coach or rail station in Galway on SATURDAY 25th JUNE - look out for our Chromo Volunteers who will be on hand to help between the hours of 1200hr and 1700hr

Galway is situated on the West Coast of Ireland and is easily reached by air, ferry, train, bus or car or a combination of these. As a major tourist attraction, there are many well-developed transport options available.
BUSES to Galway
Regular bus services operated by Bus Éireann, Go Bus and Citylink, with fully air-conditioned coaches, equipped with free Wi-Fi depart from Dublin Airport. .
Transfer times can be approx 2hr 50 minutes

Irish Rail operate 9 daily commutes to Galway City Centre. Click here for further information.
Trains depart from Heuston Station Dublin, to Galway City Centre.
Average travel time is 2 hrs 10 minutes

Avis car hire www.avis.ie
Hertz Car Hire www.hertz.ie
There are many car hire companies located near Irish Airports. Ensure that you plan your route in advance and use the AA Routeplanner to map your journey. Click here
CITY BUSES in Galway
Galway City is compact enough to tour on foot, and many visitors hire bicycles to assist in getting around. Public buses from Eyre Square circumvent the city and make trips to nearby communities, while taxis hired from Bridge Street or the bus and train stations will take passengers to any area destination.
There are two companies currently running city bus services in Galway City. City Direct Bus Company and Bus eireann


Located on the west coast of Ireland - Galway is knows as the "city of tribes". 
On the western edge of Ireland, Galway City is an ancient yet vibrant city, full of rich cultural heritage combined with stunning beauty which creates a wonderful experience, from the cobble-stoned streets, quaint shops and charming people and great food!.

Galway is a gateway to the vast and wild countryside of Connemara, to the Burren region, internationally famous for its karst landscape, to the Cliffs of Moher a designated UNESCO Geo Park and to the mythical and historic Aran Islands and the prehistoric for of Dun Aengus and the most westerly point in Europe

Music - Good Food - Interesting People - Great Sights - Explore the Surrounding areas!

While in the West of Ireland - make the most of your time and explore!
Below are some tour options we would recommend that you can book and see what this part of the Island of Ireland can offer. Explore some of the key spots with: 

Galway City Tour Train
This is the only sightseeing tour that carries you into the heart of Galway’s beautiful medieval city while also enjoying kilometres of breathtaking coastal scenery which brings you through the picturesque villages of Salthill and Claddagh. With the accessibility of the "Train" you are taken in among the winding medieval streets where you will see such landmarks as the Spanish Arch, Blakes Castle, Lynch’s Castle, St Nicholas Church and much more. Also the tour is the only tour in which you will travel through the city’s vibrant Latin Quarter with its many bars and authentic restaurants.
The Tour is just under an hour long with fun and excitement around every corner…
Click for Tour Map
Buy on the Train €9.50 per adult - click for Times & Fares

Wild Atlantic Way Day Tours
They offer guided coach tours departing Galway city daily at 9am. They travel along Wild Atlantic Way to the breathtaking scenery the west of Ireland can offer:
  • Aran Islands & Cliffs of Moher Tour info - Click here
  • Cliffs of Moher and the Burren Tour info- Click here
  • Connemara, Galway Bay and Kylemore Tour info - Click here

Note that VISA applications can take 6+ weeks for Ireland- ensure that you have left ample time.
  1.  Do I need a visa http://www.dfa.ie/home/index.aspx?id=8777
  2. To apply using the Online AVATS process https://www.visas.inis.gov.ie/avats/OnlineHome.aspx Before beginning the online process you should have the following information to hand:
    • Passport and details of any previous passports – number, date of issue/expiry
    • Details of any previous Irish visa applications
    • Contact details for your host in Ireland  & Itinerary
Banks & Currency 
The Euro (€) is the currency in use in Ireland. Visa and Master Card are all widely accepted in pubs, shops and restaurants throughout the country. Traveller’s cheques can be cashed at most hotels and banks.
Bank Opening Hours – Mon, Tues & Fri 10.00-16.00; Wed 10.30-16.00; Thurs 10.00-17.00hr 

Mild and temperate (showers can occur any time of the year.) June weather can be variable. Temperatures range from 18 – 24 °C

Delegates are reminded of Ireland’s variable weather (It is why we are so lush and green!) During the conference we would recommend standard neat attire. Jeans and casual wear is appropriate.

Electric Current: 240 Volts AV  Plug type: 3 large flat prong British type plug. BS1363 system.

All conference attendees are advised to arrange private travel insurance. The conference organisers and committee accept no liability for personal accidents or damage to property while in attendance at the conference. The organising committee of Chromo2016 reserves the right to amend and alter the conference programme and events without prior notice and accepts no liability as a result of such actions.

The official language of the congress is English.

General opening hours are Monday-Saturday from 09.00-18.00 with later opening hours on Thursday evenings. Most major stores/shops open on Sunday – some with reduced opening times from 10.30 to 18.00. 

Ireland has a strict ban on smoking. Smoking is prohibited in public areas within Ireland including all bars, nightclubs and restaurants. If required you should enquire whether your accommodation bedroom is a smoking or non-smoking room. Please use the smoking areas designated outside venues.

Tax Refunds 
Value Added Tax (VAT) is charged at 23% on most goods when purchased in a store. Click the link to read more about whether you can claim and the process  https://www.shoptaxfree.com/tourists/vat-explained/ 

Tipping is a generally accepted practice in restaurants, bars, taxis and hotel porters. A service charge may be included in some restaurants and should be stated on the menu, but otherwise this is a discretionary item.

Telecommunications/ Cell Phones 
For international delegates, only digital phones with GSM subscriptions and a roaming agreement will work on the island of Ireland. Visitors should consult with their supplier before departure. Networks widely available are O2, Vodafone and Meteor. The country code for dialling Ireland is +353