Users Meeting Hinxton, UK

September 9, 2002

General Information and Registration

  An open meeting for people interested in the Gene Ontology project will be held at the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus in Hinxton, Cambridgeshire, UK on September 9, 2002, immediately following the joint Wellcome Trust-Cold Spring Harbor Genome Informatics meeting.

This is an opportunity to hear about the incorporation of GO into various annotation pipelines, to report on your use of GO, to review the GO project goals and procedures, and to meet with other developers and users of GO.

We are interested in your suggestions for presentations or desired workshops. You may enter these on the Registration Form or send them to At the meeting, we will provide demonstrations of GO annotation tools, discussion of current implementation of GO and future development plans.
  Date: September 9, 2002
  Location:The Wellcome Trust Genome Campus in Hinxton, UK
  Time: 9am - 5pm
  Registration Fee: £70
  Registration Deadline: August 23, 2002
  Please register in advance so that we will know how many will be coming. We will limit the number of participants if necessary.
  Registrations and abstract submissions will be accepted until August 23, 2002.
Note: If space permits, late registration will be permitted, but late registrants cannot be included in catering, and must make separate arrangements for lunch (the registration fee will still be charged).
  The registration fee can be paid by cheque (in UK pounds) or by bank transfer, and can be paid in advance or on the day of the meeting. Make cheques payable to 'Industry Workshops'. To pay by bank transfer, direct payment to 'Industry Workshops', NatWest, King's Parade Branch, 10 Benet Street, Cambridge CB2 3PU, United Kingdom; Account No 24066540, Sort Code 60-04-23. You must ask your bank to state your name when paying or we shall be unable to trace the payment back to you. Please ask your bank to pay the bank charges. We cannot accept credit cards.
  Abstract Submission: NOTE: abstract submission is now closed
You may still register to attend the Users Meeting, but we are no longer accepting abstracts.
Call for abstracts: We encourage GO users to present their work in talks and posters. An abstract submission form is included on the registration form; please indicate whether you prefer a talk or a poster. Abstracts must be submitted by August 23, 2002.
  At the Hinxton GO Users Meeting, the schedule will include talks, panel discussions, and workshops on various aspects of developing and using GO. The topics covered will depend on the interests of those who attend; possible topics include:
  • Annotating Gene Products
  • Using GO Tools (for curators/annotators)
  • Novel Applications of GO Vocabularies
  • Developing GO Software (for programmers)
We welcome further suggestions, so if there is a topic you would like to see covered, please send ideas to
Topics will include
    annotating gene products with GO terms, using tools developed by
    the GO consortium, and novel applications of the GO
    vocabularies. For example, one workshop might focus on programming
    applications for use with the GO database and other issues
    connected with developing GO tools. We plan to hold a small poster
    session as well.  We hope this format will encourage discussion
    and allow interested users to bring up their specific questions.

Topics will include:

applications that deal plugins for GOET 

      Annotating Gene Products
      Using GO Tools -- Browsers 

The schedule and abstracts are available as a PDF document.
  Further Questions:
Midori Harris +44 1223 494667
Liz Ford +44 1223 494626


Travel to Hinxton

  General notes:
  The EBI Travel web page has travel information for the region around the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, including information on public transport.
  Flights and Airports
  The closest airports to the Wellcome Trust Genome Campus are London Stansted Airport (STN; 30 minutes by car), London City Airport (LCY) and Luton Airport (LTN) (both 50 minutes). Heathrow (LHR) and Gatwick (LGW) are both more than 2 hours from Hinxton. We therefore advise you to fly into Stansted, Luton or London City Airport if possible.
  Several airlines, including Go, Ryanair, KLMuk, Virgin Express, KLM's Buzz, SAS and Lufthansa operate flights from many major European cities into Stansted. Some web sites forno-frills airlines flying into Stansted are:
  Ground Transportation
  Please be aware that public transport to Hinxton is not very good, so you might want to take a taxi from Stansted, Cambridge or Audley End to Hinxton.
Approximate taxi fares to Hinxton:
Cambridge £15
Audley End rail station £12
Stansted Airport £22
Heathrow Airport £80
Luton Airport £45
London City Airport £50

Buses operate from every airport to Stansted and Cambridge, but the buses serving the airports do not stop in Hinxton. The closest train stations are on the line from London Liverpool Street Station; in order of increasing distance from campus, they are Whittlesford, Great Chesterford, Audley End and Cambridge. The train from Stansted Airport to Cambridge usually stops at Audley End. Please note that there are no taxis waiting outside Whittlesford or Great Chesterford station.

Accommodation in Hinxton and Cambridge

  Note: If you plan to attend the Genome Informatics meeting, we recommend that you book an additional night's accommodation when you register for the conference. For GO Users not attending Genome Informatics, the following suggestions include hotels near EBI, hotels in Cambridge, and B&B accommodations near the EBI. B&Bs do not accept credit cards, Eurocheques etc.
Close to the Genome Campus:
  Duxford Lodge Hotel
  Ickleton Road, Duxford
Tel: +44-(0)1223-836444, Fax: +44-(0)1223-832271
£71-£78 per night incl. breakfast.
Approximately 10 - 15 minutes drive from Hinxton Hall. No public transport.
  The Crown House Hotel
  Great Chesterford
Tel: +44-(0)1799-530515, Fax: +44-(0)1799-530683
£62.50-£85 per night incl. breakfast.
Approximately 10 minutes drive from Hinxton Hall. No public transport.
  Joyce Fordham, The Lordship Farm
  B&B in Hinxton
Tel: +44-(0)1799-530242
5 minutes walk from Campus
  Penny, New Inn House
  B&B; Tel: +44-(0)1799-530463
20 minutes walk from Campus
  Gloria Jackson
  B&B; Tel: +44-(0)1799-530984
at least 30 minutes walk from Campus
Cambridge City Centre:
  Arundel House Hotel
  Chesterton Road, Cambridge CB4 3AN
Tel: +44-(0)1223-367701, Fax: +44-(0)1223-367721
£50-£95 per night incl. breakfast.
  Gonville Hotel
  Gonville Place, Cambridge CB1 1LY
Tel: +44-(0)1223-366611, Fax: +44-(0)1223-315470
£87-£110 per night incl. breakfast.
  University Arms Hotel
  Regent Street, Cambridge CB2 1AD
Tel: +44-(0)1223-351241, Fax: +44-(0)1223-315256
£85-£200+ per night incl. breakfast.
  Regent Hotel
  Regent Street, Cambridge CB2 1AB
Tel: +44-(0)1223-351470, Fax: +44-(0)1223-566562
£65-£83 per night incl. breakfast.
  Additional Accommodation:
  Additional hotels and B&B's in and around Cambridge can be found on this Cambridge Hotels and Guest Houses site.

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