General Information

Date of the course:

August 16 – August 22, 2011

Expected participants:

The course is intended for advanced Ph.D. students and postdocs or young investigators. Researchers from various fields of natural and life sciences using multidisciplinary approaches in their research are encouraged to apply.

Applicants should have a basic knowledge of fluorescence microscopy or flow cytometry. Scientists working at the interface between biomedical and physical sciences in the fields ranging from biophysics, immunology, cell biology, oncology, biochemistry to molecular biology, can take advantage of the modern microscopic and spectroscopic techniques taught at the course. The systems studied will include membrane receptors involved in breast cancer and lymphoma/immune signaling and transcription factors. The biophysical methods taught are important tools in quantitative biology.

You may present your project as a poster  (or short oral presentation).

Registration fee:  EUR 300  (including accommodation and all meals)

Deadline of application: 15 May


Budapest, the capitol of Hungary can be reached easily by airplane. The airport is called "Liszt Ferenc" (old name "Ferihegy") and has 2 terminals. Budapest and Debrecen (220 km) are connected by regular train service. Intercity trains run every hour and the trip takes 2.5 hours. Intercity trains leave from Nyugati (West) railway station and stop at terminal 1 of the airport. If you arrive by plane to terminal 2, you can take a bus to terminal 1. Remember to get seat reservation ticket for the IC in addition to the "regular" ticket. Train schedule can be searched here. By car you may take higway M3 (highway sticker required!) all the way to Debrecen (2h drive). For more info click here.

Official information from the homepage of Ferihegy Airport
Ferihegy Terminal 1 can be reached by train from the Western Railway Station in Budapest. On weekdays 51 and at weekends 38 trains ease the travelling from the city center to the airport within less than half an hour for 300 HUF. There are 60 trains on weekdays and 45 at weekends from the airport to the city center.
Arriving travellers can buy their tickets at Tourinform at Terminal 1 from 09.00 to 22.00 or at platform B at the railway station from the ticket vending mashine.
The two platforms of the railway station are connected to the Airport Terminal with a pedestrian footbridge equipped with lifts above the clearway. A short pedestrian path of just 200 meters takes the passengers from the terminal to the railway station.
More details about other means of transportation (airport shuttle minibus, taxi) between the airport and Budapest can be found here. Beware of freelance taxi drivers (aka hyenas)!

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