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16th ELMI congress
24-27 May 2016
K├Âlcsey Center, Debrecen, Hungary

We would like to invite you to the 16th annual Meeting of the European Light Microscopy Initiative (ELMI).

The annual Meeting of ELMI is an internationally recognized meeting on Light Microscopy combining lectures and hands-on industry workshops on cutting edge microscopy techniques and innovative applications in life sciences. In 2016 it will take place in Debrecen, Hungary, from the 24th to the 27th of May.

The Scientific Program Features Sessions on:

In addition to plenary scientific lectures, ELMI 2016 offers a fantastic opportunity for users to enjoy the hands-on workshops in the latest developing instrumentation, and the chance to gain insight into the next generation of technologies. It also provides an excellent opportunity for networking with the industry and other devoted microscopists.

In the social program participants will visit the famous Hortobágy Puszta, a natural resort, and experience traditional Hungarian cuisine and culture.

We look forward to seeing you in Debrecen!

Main organizers:

Gábor Csúcs, ETH Zürich
György Vámosi, University of Debrecen



Opening hours of the Registration Desk

24th MAY: 08-20
25th MAY: 08-20
26th MAY: 08-17
27th MAY: 08-13

Travel information

GPS N: 47.534736 E: 21.621896

Address: H–4026 Debrecen, Hunyadi u. 1–3.

1) Buses by ELMI organizers

There will be free of charge organized transfer coaches where you will travel together with several other congress participants (40-50 people together).
These coaches will have the following departure times:

Travelling time will be about 3 hours.
We can guarantee the seat on the shuttle buses only for those ones who will duly confirm travel details until 1st MAY. If you plan to travel with the FOC bus transfer please give us on-line the following information on your account page:

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2) Trains

InterCity trains from Budapest to Debrecen also stop at Budapest’s Ferihegy International Airport. The Ferihegy railway station is located near Terminal 1, which is accessible by a few minute bus ride from Terminal 2. Take the Airport Bus No. 200E from Terminal 2 to the railway station stop, which is called "Ferihegyi vasútállomás" ("Ferihegy railway station"). InterCity trains from Terminal 1 leave every hour, the journey to Debrecen takes 2 hours 26 minutes. Timetable in English: http://www.mavcsoport.hu/en

In Debrecen it is about 10 min by tram No. 2. to the venue. (6 stops from "Nagyállomás" - train station - to "Hunyadi János u." ). Timetable is also available in English: http://www.dkv.hu/fooldal 

3) Airport shuttle company

In case your  arrival  time does not match the bus departures (23 MAY 17.00 and 24 MAY 12.00) then there is an opportunity to use minibus transfer for HUF 8 700 ( one way) or  HUF 14 490 (2 ways). Please fill in the order form and send back to the following email address rendeles@agoratrans.hu until 16th MAY .
You will get a confirmation of the reservation from the Agora transfer company.

Please note that the congress ELMI2016 will have a „Welcome desk” at the Budapest Airport (Arrival level, Terminal 2A ) where you will get further information from our colleagues immediately after your landing.

Location of the ELMI Meeting

Debrecen is the second largest city in Hungary after Budapest. Debrecen is the regional center of the Northern Great Plain region and the seat of Hajdú-Bihar county. It was the largest Hungarian city in the 18th century and it is one of the most important cultural centers of the Hungarians. Debrecen was also the capital city of Hungary during the revolution in 1848-1849 and at the end of the World War II in 1944-1945.

The University of Debrecen is the oldest continuously operating institution of higher education in Hungary (since 1538). The university has a well established program in the English language for international students, particularly in the Medical field, which first established education in English in 1986. There are nearly 4000 international students studying at the university.

Kölcsey Center with its 13000m2 has no peers in Eastern Hungary concerning its size and quality. The designer’s dream was to create a “multifunctional” house, which can worthily host professional conferences as well as cultural events, where spaces can be joined or separated as preferred while the halls meet the highest technological demands.

Kolcsey Centre

5 facts about Debrecen

  1. Debrecen is often called the Calvinist Rome, as it has been a center for Calvinist protestants in Hungary from the 16th century onwards.
  2. Every August a flower carnival is held in Debrecen, a spectacular procession with awesome floral compositions.
  3. In 1538 the Reformed College was established in Debrecen, which soon became one of the most respected schools in Hungary, providing education up to university level.
  4. Rooted in the Reformed College, the University of Debrecen was established in 1912, running as a university of national excellence up until today.
  5. The Debrecen Airport was opened for international passenger transport in 2011, thus becoming the second international airport in Hungary.

Liability & Insurance:

The ELMI meeting 2016 Secretariat and Organizers cannot accept liability for personal accidents or loss of or damage to private property of participants and accompanying persons.

ELMI meeting 2016 participants are advised to take out their own personal travel and health insurance for their trip.

Warning: We would like to alert all our delegates to be aware of possible scams and to strongly advise you to only use the official ELMI2016 online registration and accommodation services for your bookings.

General Terms and Conditions

Remedicon Kft.
H-1027 Budapest, Ganz u. 16.
Phone: +36 1 2250188
Fax: +36 1 2250189
E-mail: info@remedicon.hu
Internet: www.remedicon.hu
Registry nr: 01-09-872599
VAT Nr: HU13776819



Presentation of Maïté Coppey-Moisan on Wednesday is cancelled. Presentation of Erik M. M. Manders is moved from Friday to Wednesday.


Detailed program of the conference


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Gold sponsors