General Information




Conference venue:

Manchester Institute of Biotechnology
The University of Manchester
131 Princess Street
M1 7DN
United Kingdom
The Manchester Institute of Biotechnology (MIB) is located on the North Campus of The University of Manchester.  It is based in the central area of Manchester, close to Piccadilly train station (7 minutes walk away) and within walking distance of many hotels in the surrounding area.

Conference dinner:

The conference dinner will be held at Manchester Art Gallery (Mosley Street, Manchester) which is walking distance from the MIB (approx 10 mins). Please note that the conference dinner is not included in the registration fee and needs to be added as part of the booking process. There are only a limited number of places available.




By Air:

The nearest airport is Manchester Airport, which is about 10 miles south of the city centre. Travelling by Taxi will take about 30 minutes and cost approx £35. Train services also run regularly from Manchester Airport to Manchester Piccadilly. Further details on travel options can be found on the airport website.

By Train:

The MIB is approx 7 minutes walk from Manchester Piccadilly train station. Leave the station by the Fairfield Street exit (where the taxi rank is situated), cross London Road, and turn right onto Granby Row. Continue down Granby Row and turn left onto Sackville Street. Continue down Sackville Street and just past the Pendulum Hotel (Manchester Conference Centre) turn right up a ramp towards the George Begg and John Garside (MIB) Buildings.

By Car:

Directions for the Sackville Street Area (North Campus) -


Accommodation is by self-arrangement, however there are many hotels close by. A suggested list of hotels approx. 10 mins walk away or closer:




TOPCAPI Project Coordinator
Prof Eriko Takano
Manchester Institute of Biotechnology
The University of Manchester
United Kingdom
CHASSY Project Coordinator
Dr John Morrissey
School of Microbiology
University College Cork




For any queries, please contact [email protected].


EU-Project & Funding

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement no. 720824 and 720793.