4th MC Meeting 2017

“Dynamics of Biomacromolecular Machines”

27th – 29th March 2017.


Organised by Therese and Gary Hunter.

Our 4th MC meeting will be taking place during our 3rd Scientific Meeting “Dynamics of Biomacromolecular Machines”.


Final Programme Schedule available here 

Download here Detailed Programme

Important information about local transport

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Hotel Dolmen, Bugibba, Malta

Situated along the beautiful Qawra coast of St. Paul’s Bay, The 4 star Dolmen Resort Hotel in Malta enjoys beautiful sea views and is only a short walk from the Malta National Aquarium, Bugibba Square and minutes away from the towns of St. Julian’s and Malta’s Capital City of Valletta. A relaxed and friendly atmosphere combined with excellent facilities; Discover the warmth of traditional Maltese hospitality, the flavours of authentic cuisine and the excitement of the Mediterranean.

Registration and Fees


Please use the link below to register and submit your abstract for this meeting. The deadline for submission is Monday February 13th. We will have both poster and oral contributions. The Working Group Chairs, together with the Local Organisers, will be putting the scientific programme together and will inform you about your contribution by March 1st. Posters can be A1 or A0 size (portrait only!).

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Please register your accommodation directly with the hotel using the link below. This may appear as a standard booking form, but please use the following “promo code”  ISMmalta2017.  You should select the check-in date (March 26th) and Check-out date (March 29th), room for one adult. Please then go to the ‘add code’ box, select ‘group attendee’ from the drop down menu and enter ISMmalta2017. This will take you to the relevant page to complete then booking. Due to costs we have agreed this fixed rate package with the hotel which includes 3 nights accommodation and 2 conferences lunches as well. The cost for this €311,50. Unfortunately there are NO other rates for shorter stays. The deadline for making a booking is Monday February 15th.

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Once you have booked with the promo code you will be charged a two night deposit and receive an email confirming your booking and informing you that a two night deposit has been credited to your account. The remaining amount should be paid upon check out. If you have an accompanying partner or require any extra nights pre- or post- meeting please contact the hotel management directly (either Matthew Chircop <mchircop@dolmen.com.mt> or Lourdes Vella <sales@dolmen.com.mt>). In this way you will be eligible for our negotiated reduced rate for additional nights.

Conference Banquet:

We will be holding a conference banquet on the evening on March 28th. This will be held at Palazzo de Piro in Mdina. Transport will be arranged.  The cost including drinks will be €42, of which €20 is reimbursable through COST. Please indicate in the registration whether you would like to attend this event. The menu (including vegetarian options) will be placed here in the next few days.

Airport transfers:

We have arranged a hotel-airport transfer service with Conrad Zarb which costs €4,50 per person each way. The shuttle leaves every 25 minutes and is a 24 hour service. The contact desk is in the baggage reclaim area , as one enters on the left. You should be able to make a reservation and pay on line using this form. Other forms of transport include Taxi at 25 euro and bus (two buses, one to Valletta then a second to Bugibba which is rather slow)