Hamburg Training School Feb 2015

Modern Methodology to Study Movement & Mechanism of Molecular Machines

2-6th Feb 2015 – Bahrenfeld campus, Hamburg

Welcome to the info page for the COST training school to be held in Hamburg in February 2015. Here you will hopefully find all the information you need!


The provisional programme is below. We will visit REGAE (the femto second pulsed electron source on Tuesday, the XFEL construction site on Wednesday and the PETRA III synchrotron on Thursday.



if you would like to attend the meeting please send a poster abstract and expression of interest to Arwen and Molecular Machinery by the 25th January 2015. Students and junior postdocs should include a letter of support from their supervisor. A dedicated registration page will become available shortly. If you are accepted on to the training school you will receive a stipend that will support your (reasonable) travel, accommodation in the DESY Guesthouse and meals.

Accommodation & meals for workshop attendees

Accommodation is available in the DESY Guesthouse. Costs are €28 per night for a single ensuite room and €35 per night for a double ensuite room. When you register for accommodation for DESY Group please put CUI/Pearson, then in the additional text please put Attending EU COST Training School at CFEL. Please forward your hostel reservation confirmation to us so we know that you have somewhere to stay! You can pay for the hostel in cash or by credit card or money transfer. Instructions will be in your arrival pack.

You will be responsible for paying for your own meals. The COST stipend will include reimbursement for your meal costs at a flat rate per meal so you don’t need to keep your receipts! Breakfast and lunch will be taken in the DESY Cafeteria in building 9. For evening meals you are free to explore the many, many restaurants of Hamburg! We’ll provide you with a list of recommendations and directions in your arrival pack.


We will have a poster session on Thursday afternoon.

Internet access during the meeting

I know how important it is to you all to be able to check your email. Fret not, the Bahrenfeld campus is well equipped with wifi. You should be able to see both Eduroam and the Desy-Guest network. If you intend to use Eduroam remember you need to set it up at your home institution before you travel. If you’re planning to use the Desy-Guest network you don’t need a password for first log-in, but you will need to register the first time you connect.

Getting here

It’s easy to get to Hamburg! If you’re coming by plane you can fly directly to Hamburg airport. A taxi from the airport to DESY will set you back about €38 and will take about 30 minutes unless you arrive in rush hour! But the public transport is also really good – it taks about an hour from the airport to DESY. You will need a ticket for Hamburg Großbereich (€3.10). At the airport follow the green S-bahn signs and then take the S1 (it’s the only one!) towards Blankenese/Wedel. Get off the S-bahn at Othmarschen station. Take the Reventlowstr. exit (not Waitzstr) and turn left at the bottom of the steps. Cross the small side road and catch the number 1 bus towards Schenefelder Holt or S Rissen from the bus stop facing the station (the ticket you bought at the airport is valid for the bus as well). Get off the bus at Zum Hünengrab/DESY and you are right by the DESY main entrance! You can collect your Guesthouse key from the main gate any time after 2pm. If you are coming to Hamburg by train, the same S1 S-bahn also stops at the Hamburg Hauptbahnhof and Altona Bahnhof on its way from the airport to Othmarschen.

Here is a map of the Bahrenfeld campus showing the key locations for the meeting. COST_campusmapbig