Biomedical Center, Munich HighTech Campus
The meeting is being held at the Biomedical Center, Munich HighTech Campus – one of the world’s foremost research hubs in the life sciences. The BMC is home to about 60 research groups of the Faculty of Medicine, Munich University and houses the university’s largest auditorium, with a capacity of up to 950 people.
In the immediate vicinity of the BMC are the Großhadern Clinic; Munich University Faculties of Biology, Chemistry and Pharmacy with the Gene Center and the BioSysM; the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases; the Institute for Stroke and Dementia research; two Max-Planck Institutes (for Biochemistry and for Neurobiology); and the Innovation and Start-up Center for Biotechnology.
The subway from Klinikum Großhadern to Central Munich takes 17 min including transfers and departs every 10 minutes.
Munich is the capital and most populous city of Bavaria. Straddling the banks of the River Isar north of the Alps, its metropolitan region is home to 6 million people.
The city was first mentioned in 1158. Catholic Munich strongly resisted the Reformation and was a political point of divergence during the resulting Thirty Years’ War, but remained physically untouched despite an occupation by the Protestant Swedes. Once Bavaria was established as Kingdom of Bavaria in 1806, Munich became a major European centre of arts, architecture, culture and science. During the German Revolution of 1918-19, the ruling House of Wittelsbach, which had governed Bavaria since 1180, was forced to abdicate in Munich and a short-lived Bavarian Soviet Republic was declared. In the 1920s, Munich became home to several political factions, among them the Nazi Party. After the Nazis seized power, Munich was even declared the “Capital of the Movement”. Like most German population centers, Munich was heavily bombed during World War II, but has since restored most of its old town. After the end of postwar American occupation in 1949, there was a great increase in population and economic power during the years of Wirtschaftswunder. The city also hosted the 1972 Summer Olympics.
Today, Munich is a global centre of science, technology, finance, innovation, business, and tourism. It is home to many multinational companies (including BMW, Siemens, MAN SE, Allianz SE and Munich Re) as well as two research universities. Munich enjoys a very high standard of living, and is rated one of the world’s most liveable cities. It features numerous architectural and cultural attractions, sports events, exhibitions and of course its annual Oktoberfest, the world’s largest and most renowned Volksfest.
Fun fact: the Oktoberfest 2024 will start right after the Neutrophil 2024!
Here is a link to a map featuring all the hotels listed below. They are either located close to the meeting venue, or along the U6 subway line inking the meeting site with the historic city centre.
Hotels close to Munich University (historic city center)
Hotels in Munich Schwabing (the artists’ quarter)
Hotels elsewhere in Munich city center
Hotels next to the meeting venue