Institute of Molecular Genetics ASCR
Krc ASCR Campus, building F
142 20 Praha 4
Participants are expected to book and pay their own accommodation and travel expenses. Rooms are available at the following hotels
Rezidence EMMY - located within a walking distance of the conference hall (5-10 mins). Prices from ~60 Euro/night. Please, contact the hotel by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) early to ensure availability, use code EMBOMZT in the e-mail header. If EMMY would run of the rooms, the following two hotels could be used instead:
Hotel Occidental - located near Budejovicka Metro station (15 minutes with bus no. 193 ride to the Krc campus). Prices from ~50 Euro/night.
Hotel ILF - located at Budejovicka Metro station (15 minutes with bus no. 193 ride to the Krc campus). Prices from ~60 Euro/night).
Travel Directions to IMG (the meeting venue)
When arriving by air:
The Vaclav Havel Prague Airport is located 17 km from IMG, the driving distance using the city circle is 34 km and the drive takes just under half an hour door-to-door. A trip with a taxi costs ~ 40 Euros. Public transportation from the airport to IMG takes about an hour and costs 36 CZK (~1.35 Euro for a 90 min ticket). 3-day public transportation tickets are available at the airport and cost 310 CZK (~11.70 Euro). From the airport, take bus no. 119 to “Nadrazi Veleslavin”. Follow the crowd to Metro (underground transport system) and take line A to “Muzeum”. Change there to the red line (line C) and continue to the station “Kačerov” (line C), then by bus No. 138 in the direction “Ústavy Akademie věd” to the final stop. Cross the gate to reach the meeting venue, campus security will have the participant list.
When arriving by train:
From the main train station (“Hlavni nadrazi”), use the underground red line (line C) and go to the station “Kačerov” (line C), then by bus No. 138 in the direction “Ústavy Akademie věd” to the final stop. Cross the gate to reach the meeting venue.
When coming by car:
IMG is at the southern edge of Prague. When coming from West (D5, 6, 7), South (D4) or South East (D1), get on the outer circle (E50) and take Exit 3 (“Vestec, Praha Kunratice“). On the first runabout, take the second exit (direction north) and continue straight through two more runabouts on “Videnska“ street until you will see a large field with institutes at your left, then turn left to the institutes after a villa with three large windows. When coming from North (D8) or East (D10, D11), get on the inner circle (E65) and continue to exit (“Jesenice“), then get onto “Videnska“ street (south) and continue on “Videnska“ until you will drive between two green ramparts, at the end of them turn right to the institutes. Cross the gate to reach the meeting venue, there is a parking lot next to the meeting venue.
About the Area
Czech Republic is using CZK - Czech “Koruna” (Crown) currency. When buying CZK, 1 Euro = ~25 CZK, 1 USD = ~22 CZK. Conversion rates vary, the Central bank exchange rates are here.
Exchange rate of banks and exchange points may vary considerably. It is not recommended to use exchange points (including their ATM machines) without carefully reading their conditions. These include Interchange at the airport and Chequepoint downtown. The simplest way to get CZK is withdrawals from bank ATMs. Large banks with abundant ATMs include (alphabetically), CS (Ceska Sporitelna), CSOB, GE Money Bank, KB, or Reiffeisen Bank. At the airport, some of these ATMs are not far from customs exit. ATMs are also frequently around exits from underground stations. Some shops accept Euro banknotes and return CZK according to the exchange rate posted somewhere nearby the cash register.
Participants who will need visa for attending the workshop (the list of the countries is here) should contact their local Czech Embassy to clarify, which documents they will need and start the visa process as soon as they are accepted as participants (first week of March). For the letter confirming the workshop attendance (purpose of the travel), please, contact Petr Svoboda.