ISQBP President's Meeting 2016

Practical information

The Venue for  ISQBP President’s Meeting 2016  will be Grand Terminus Hotel
Grand Terminus is withdrawn from the noisy streets of Bergen, but is still very centrally located adjacent to the railway station and parking garages. Express buses, airport shuttle and local and regional busses are nearby. The Fish Market and Torgalmenningen are only a 10 minute walk away.

For abstract book click HERE

For short program with map click HERE

Coffee and lunch are included in the registration fee and will be served daily at the conference venue.

Each participant will receive a name badge upon registration. For security reasons all participants are requested to wear their badge during all the Meeting activities and social events.

Travel Awards for students
Two travel awards will be awarded to support students who will be presenting their work at the meeting. The selection will be based on the creativity, relevance and quality of the work as well as the distance the student has to travel to attend the conference. The student’s supervisor must approve the student’s application and writes a short letter of support that is uploaded in the abstract submission form.

Poster Awards
Two poster prizes will be awarded at this year’s conference. A committee will select the two best posters and the awards will be announced after the poster sessions. The prizes are sponsored by Schrödinger Inc.

Hotel reservations will be reserved and confirmed only when the congress organizer, Fjell og Fjord Konferanser, has received your payment. The hotel has the right to charge you for all nights reserved and guaranteed for on the registration form, also in case of no-show.

Confirmation will be sent upon receipt of payment. In order to receive confirmation of registration on e-mail, please indicate your e-mail address when you register.

It is your personal responsibility that all details such as address, booked events, number of tickets, hotel reservation, date of arrival and departure, etc. are in accordance to your wishes. We therefore strongly recommend that you read and check the letter of confirmation of registration carefully to avoid errors. In the event of any errors in the confirmation letter, please immediately, and in writing, contact

Terms of payment:
Credit card:
You are welcome to pay by VISA or MasterCard, after you click “Submit” you will be directed to “Dibs Payment Services”. All prices will be charged in Norwegian Kroner (NOK). If you should have any problems with your payment, please contact us. After your payment has been transfered we will send you a confirmation letter by e-mail. You will also receive a receipt by e-mail confirming the amount we have charged your credit card. With confirmed full payments, the registration will be considered complete and valid.

Liability and Insurance

Neither the organisers of ISQBP President’s Meeting 2016 nor the Conference Secretariat will assume any responsibility whatsoever for damage or injury to persons or property during the conference. Participants are recommended to arrange for their own personal travel and health insurance.

Delegates with European citizenship do not normally need visas.
Please visit UDI Norwegian Directorate for Immigration for more information.

English. No simultaneous translation.

Airport and Transport Information
Local transportation to Bergen City Centre from the airport:
Bergen airport is situated 20 km south of Bergen City Centre and it takes approx. 30 min by car/bus. You can pay your busticket by creditcard.

Airport Express Coach (“Flybussen”)
At the airport the Airport Coach is waiting outside the arrival area, and during daytime the bus departures every 15 min (Saturdays every 20 min). Late at night there are departures approx. 20 min after your plane has landed. All scheduled flights (not chartered flights late at night) are being served by Airport Express Coach in Bergen.
In Bergen city centre the Airport Coach stops at Nonneseter Epressbusterminal (the terminal building/Bergen Busstation) which is situated on the opposite side of the Railwaystation. Grand Terminus is situated on the other side of the Railwaystation. Please give the driver a signal. From Nonneseter express busterminal the coach has alternative service via Fjøsanger and Fyllingsdalen.

Click here to find further information about Airport Bus, timetables and prices.
The airport bus stops at all major hotels in Bergen city.
Click here to view the bus stops.

Bergen Airport Flesland
Service center: (+47) 55 99 81 55

There are also several taxi companies operating from the airport. The taxistand is located just outside the terminal
Bergen Taxi: 07000
Norges Taxi: 08000
Price range is about 370 NOK  (approx:  38 €)

Currency Exchange

All Norwegian banks and major post offices exchange foreing currency. Currency exchange offices are also located at Bergen Airport Flesland and at the train station.

Credit Cards
The use of credit cards is widespread in Norway, and they are accepted everywhere.
Eurocard, MasterCard, VISA, American Express and Diners Club are the most common. It is a good idea to check with your credit card company about the degree of acceptability and available services before you leave home.
Note that most food stores however only accept debit cards.            

The weather in Bergen in April is normally pleasant, but can also be cool. Bring an umbrella!
For information about the weather in Bergen in this periode, please visit


Tips are not mandatory, however, you can give up to 10% dependent on your personal decision in taxis and restaurants.

Emergency Services
Police – Dial 112
Ambulance – Dial 113
Fire Brigade – Dial 110