TOLLerant 3rd MEETING – Ljubljana 2016

14th – 16th December, 2016
Ljubljana, Slovenia

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Wednesday December 14th 2016

      18:00-20:00 Networking and social activity in the city centre
      Tour of city centre
      MEETING POINT: Trg francoske revolucije, Place of French revolution (at the Statue of French Iliria)
      20:00-22:00 Snack dinner and wine in the centre (Dvorni bar, Dvorni trg 2)

Thursday December 15th 2016 – National Institute of Chemistry, Lecture Hall

      8:30–9:00 Gathering & Coffee
      9:00–9:30 Welcome by prof. Jerala and prof. Peri & Overview of the meeting
      9:30–11:00 “Main animal models, clinical applications, translational limits (preclinical to humans) and knock out tools, presentation of models & applications”, Dr. Miguel A. Llamas (DIOMUNE)
      11:00–11:30 Coffee break
      11:30–13:00 ESR presentations (15 + 5 min) ESR 1 – 4
      Guidelines for ESR presentation:
      – short introduction of ESR’s project objective, 3 min
      – presentation of project progress and future plans, 12 min
      – discussion, 5 min
      13:00–14:00 Lunch break, lunch will be served in NIC’s dining room
      14:00–16:00 ESR presentations (15 + 5 min) ESR 5 – 10
      16:00–16:30 Coffee break
      16:30–17:30 ESR presentations (15 + 5 min) ESR 11 – 13
      Guidelines for ESR presentation:
      – short introduction of ESR’s project objective, 3 min
      – presentation of project progress and future plans, 12 min
      – discussion, 5 min
      19:00 Meeting Dinner at Nebotičnik restaurant MEETING POINT: at the entrance (ground floor) to Nebotičnik Štefanova street 1;

Friday December 16th 2016 National Institute of Chemistry

      8:00–8:30 Gathering & Coffee
      8:30–9:15 “Effect of TLR4 signalling on phagosome maturation and antigen presentation in dendritic cells, presentation of study and technical approach” Prof. Rudi Beyaert (VIB)
      9:15–9:40 “Sonicell – synthetic biology approach to cellular engineering” iGEM Slovenia 2016 team
      9:40–10:25 “The biology of the TLR signalling; Studying TLR/ligand interactions by Fluorescence Correlation Spectroscopy and AlphaScreen”, presentation of FCS and Alpha screen Dr. Mojca Benčina (NIC) & Dr. Ajasja Ljubetič (NIC)
      10:25–10:50 “FCS microscope – hands-on” Dr. Mojca Benčina (NIC) & Dr. Ajasja Ljubetič (NIC)
      10:50–11:15 Coffee break
      11:15–12:30 PI meeting (Conference room) & ESR meeting (Fegeševa room)
      12:30–13:50 SB meeting, Lecture hall
      13:50–14:00 Closing & Lunch-to-go
    National Institute of Chemistry (Hajdrihova Street 19, entrance from Langusova Street) is within walking distance from the city centre. If you prefer to use public transport, no’s 1 and 6 will be appropriate, however a city card Urbana needs to be purchased.

    Our meeting will start with tour of Ljubljana. Meeting point at 18.00:
    Place of French Revolution, at the statue of French Iliria Dinner will follow at 20:00 at Dvorni Bar (address: Dvorni trg 2)

    Meeting point at 19.00: Štefanova street 1; entrance (ground floor) to Nebotičnik

    For travel information to and around Ljubljana, please visit:

    We recommend three hotels in the city centre that offer special price under code ‘TOLLerant’ for accommodation from 14th till 16th December or longer upon availability. The deadline of special offer is 14th November 2016.

    Hotel pri Mraku*** – 15 min walking distance from NIC:
    There are 20 rooms available under code TOLLerant:
    Double room, single use – 62 EUR/room/ night;
    Double room, twin bed, double use – 75 EUR/room/night;
    for reservation send e-mail to

    Central hotel**** – 30 min walking distance
    Single use – 60 EUR/night
    Double use – 75 EUR/night
    for reservation use link in the attached pdf ‘Union hotels’
    Central Hotel belongs to a group of Ljubljana’s most prominent hotels, that are also available to you under code TOLLerant. Links for all of them are available in attached pdf.

    City Hotel*** – 30 min walking distance
    Double room single use – 78 EUR
    Double room – 88 EUR
    for reservation use link

    Registration deadline: 30th November 2016
    Please, pay attention that accommodation special offer deadline is 14th November!
    Registration fee: 165 EUR
    Registration to the meeting will include:
    – attendance to the sessions
    – certificate of attendance
    – coffee breaks, lunch/-to-go (15th/16th), meeting dinner (15th ), dinner (14th)
    Registration confirmation: full registration will be confirmed upon a payment receipt is sent to
    Registration payment: payment should be made by bank transfer to:
    National Institute of Chemistry / Hajdrihova 19 / 1000 Ljubljana
    VAT Number: SI33840890
    IBAN: SI56011006030344533
    Bank name: Banka Slovenije / Slovenska 35 / 1000 Ljubljana
    Indicate: 127003 – Name, Surname

    For organizational purposes, if you have any food intolerance or food requirement please write e-mail to:
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