Venue and Accommodation

We are happy to welcome you to the capital of Europe for the 8th Benelux Bioinformatics Conference. We are looking forward to an exciting meeting focused on the newest trends in bioinformatics.


This year the BBC2013 program will be held in Salle Dupréel (Université Libre de Bruxelles, Solbosch Campus, Building S, 1st floor):

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Address; Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) Solbosch campus – Building S Avenue Jeanne – Johannalaan 44 1050 Brussels (Ixelles – Elsene) Belgium
google maps coordinates; 50.814707,4.38023

Solbosch Campus

Solbosch Campus, Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB)


  • The oral presentations will be in the Salle Dupréel lecture room, which is at the first floor level of the venue building.
  • Coffee, lunch and poster sessions will be in the hall outside the Salle Dupréel lecture room and will be spread over the ground and first floor levels of the hall. We want to urge delegates to make optimal use of the available space and spread over the two floors of the hall.
  • Please be advised that the ground floor and first floor hall are public areas in which we have to allow passage of those wanting to reach any of the 15 floors of the building. Therefore, it is best not to leave valuable items unattended.
  • As a service to those coming straight to the venue with their luggage, we will aim to organise a luggage drop- off at the venue to the best of our ability. However, using the luggage drop-off implies you accepting that any damage, loss or theft of items in the luggage drop-off remains at your own risk.
  • Upon registration, you will be provided your personal BBC2013 congress badge. Make sure to wear your congress badge at all times. Entrance to the Salle Dupréel lecture room and participation to the coffee and lunch breaks and to the reception will be restricted to those wearing an BBC2013 congress badge.
  • Your congress badge should also be worn as a proof of reservation for the congress dinner.


    BBC2013 has an agreement with NH hotels in Brussels. Information related to the discounted rates for single and double rooms and how to benefit from them will be sent right after registration to the conference together with a reservation form to be sent directly to the hotel.


    A. Arrival by train
    You can look up the train schedules in Belgium at:

    B. Arrival at Brussels Airport (Brussels National) at Zaventem

    From the Brussels Airport, you can take a train to the Brussels main stations. The train station is located on level -1 of the airport.
    The Brussels Airport Express leaves for "Brussels Nord", "Brussels Central", and "Brussels Midi" stations about four times every hour. You can check the train schedules and buy tickets online at the following URL:

    C. Arrival at Charleroi Airport (Brussels South)

    From the Charleroi Airport, you can take a bus to "Brussels South Station" / "Bruxelles Midi" (13 euros one-way). It takes about 45 minutes.
    You can check the bus timetables and buy tickets online at the following URL.

    Reaching the Venue

    A. From the "Brussels Central Station": you can take the Bus 71 direction "DELTA" and get off at stop "Jeanne" or "ULB", 13 or 14 stations further (it takes about 30 minutes).

    B. From the "Brussels South Station" / "Bruxelles Midi": you can take the metro number 2 or 6 (direction "Simonis (Elisabeth)") and get off at stop "Louise-Louiza" then take the tram 94 (direction "Musée du Tram" / "Trammuseum") and get off at stop "Jeanne" or "ULB", 10 or 11 stations further (it takes about 30 minutes).

    C. From the "NH Hotel": take the tram 94 at "Stephanie" / "Stefania" stop (direction "Musée du Tram" / "Trammuseum") and get off at stop "Jeanne" or "ULB", 9 or 10 stations further (it takes about 20 minutes).

    You can find detailed information on this map.

    The web-site of the Brussels public transportation provides additional information and timetables.

    Explanation on how to access the Solbosch Campus by car can be found here.


    And while you are here, we also invite you to discover Brussels: a vibrant, multi-cultural city at the heart of Europe. Experience its characteristic blend of different cultures, languages and styles of art and architecture. Cover this with the Belgian “joie de vivre” and love of good food and you have a destination that can offer something for everyone, be they an architecture fan, an art-lover, a gourmet or a night owl. Or a scientist of course!