Key dates

  • Abstract submission deadline:
    27 May 2015
  • Abstract submission deadline (poster only):
    4 August 2015
  • Early registration deadline:
    4 August 2015
  • Online accommodation booking deadline:
    10 August 2015
  • Registration deadline:
    1 September 2015

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Organise your trip

Travel

The Manchester Institute of Biotechnology is located in the John Garside Building on the Sackville Street campus of The University of Manchester and is easily accessible from the city centre. It is within a few minutes walk of the main city railway station, Manchester Piccadilly.

A University campus map can be downloaded here (PDF, 9MB). The MIB is building number 16.

A map of Manchester City Centre can be downloaded here (PDF, 138KB)






By air

 

By air - from Manchester Airport

The nearest airport is Manchester Airport. Manchester Airport is one of the largest and busiest in the country. It is located about 10 miles (16km) south of the city centre, about 30 minutes from the University.

The airport has a number of transport links to the city:

  • Train - The airport's two terminals are linked directly to the city centre by a fast, frequent 24-hour train link to both Piccadilly and Oxford Road stations.
  • Taxi - A taxi from the airport to the University will cost approximately £20.
  • Bus - Local buses also run to Sackville Street area of the campus.

Most major airlines fly to and from Manchester. For more information please visit the Manchester Airport website www.manchesterairport.co.uk.

 




By train

 

By train

The University of Manchester is located close to both Piccadilly main line station (about two and a half hours from London) and Oxford Road train station, with Victoria train station a little further away. For information contact National Rail Enquiries (tel: +44 (0)8457 484950).

Piccadilly station to Sackville Street
The Sackville Street area of the campus is within five minutes' walk of Piccadilly Station. Leave the station via the Fairfield Street exit (where the taxi rank is), cross London Road, and down Fairfield Street, which is straight ahead of you. Continue down Fairfield Street onto Whitworth Street and turn left down Sackville Street, the MIB John Garside Building is then on your right.

Victoria station to Sackville Street
Victoria station is about a mile from the Sackville Street area of the campus. The easiest way is to take a Metrolink tram to Piccadilly station and follow the route described above.

Oxford Road station to Sackville Street
To get to the Sackville Street area of the campus, go down the station approach and cross Oxford Road. Then turn directly right onto Whitworth Street, and the campus is about a five-minute walk away.




By coach

 

By bus and coach

Coach
National Express (www.nationalexpress.com/coaches) serve over 1,200 destinations across the UK from the Chorlton Street Coach Station, which is near Piccadilly railway station and a short walk from the University Sackville Street campus. You can contact the Chorlton Street Coach Station be telephone on 08705 808080.

Directions to Sackville Street campus
Turn right out of Chorlton Street Coach Station onto Chorlton Street and walk to the junction with Whitworth Street. Cross Whitworth Street and the Sackville Street part of the campus is straight ahead.

Local bus services
Local bus services to the Sackville Street area of the campus include:

  • Tram (Metrolink) - various lines to Piccadilly station, which is a short walk away.
  • Buses along London Road: 107, 192, 196, 201, 203, 204, 205, 206, 373.
  • Bus along Sackville Street: 140.


For information on bus and tram timetables, services and saver tickets within Greater Manchester ring GMPTE (Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Executive) on 0870 6082608 or visit www.gmpte.com




By car

 

By car

All approach routes for cars travelling here are clearly signposted 'The University of Manchester'. You can plan your route online using one of the free route planners - examples are The AA or The RAC.

For Sackville Street area (following signs for The University of Manchester). Sat Nav: Sackville St, M1 3BB.

M6/M56 (northbound)

  • Exit the M6 at J19 taking the third exit at the roundabout onto Chester Road A566.
  • Continue straight ahead onto the A50.
  • At the major roundabout bear right onto the M56.
  • Follow the M56 until it turns into the A5103 signposted for the city centre.
  • Take the A5103 into the centre of Manchester until you reach a major roundabout with an overpass.
  • Take the third exit at the roundabout onto the Mancunian Way A57 lower level.
  • At the next roundabout take the second exit (straight ahead) onto the Mancunian Way A57(M) elevated level for 350m.
  • At the next exit, bear left off A57(M) and immediately on the slip road bear right into Sackville Street.
  • Take the first left onto Charles Street where you will find a multi-storey car park.


M62 (westbound)

  • Take the M62 east to Manchester.
  • Exit motorway at J20 following the A627 (M) to Oldham.
  • Continue straight ahead onto Broadway A663.
  • Bear right onto Oldham Road A62.
  • Continue straight ahead onto Portland Street A5103.
  • Turn left onto Princess Street.
  • Turn left onto Charles Street where you will find a multi-storey car park.


M62 (eastbound)

  • Take the M62 west to Manchester.
  • Exit at J12 onto the M602 Eccles bypass.
  • Continue straight ahead onto the A57.
  • Bear left onto the Mancunian Way A57(M).
  • Bear left again onto the A57 and continue straight ahead onto Sackville Street.
  • Turn left onto Charles Street where you will find a multi-storey car park.


M6 (southbound)

  • Take the M6 south
  • As you approach the outskirts of Manchester continue straight ahead onto the M61.
  • Shortly after, continue straight ahead onto the M60.
  • Continue straight ahead onto the M62 and bear right onto the M602 Eccles bypass.
  • Continue straight ahead onto the A57.
  • Bear left onto the Mancunian Way A57(M).
  • Bear left onto A57 and continue straight ahead onto Sackville Street.
  • Take the second left onto Charles Street where you will find a multi-storey car park.




Parking

 

Parking

The multi-storey car park at Charles Street (M1 3BB) offers paid public parking. This car park is open 24 hours a day, 7 days per week.

 




By taxi

 

Taxis

StreetCars Manchester offer a 24/7 private hire taxi service. For more information and booking details, visit www.streetcarsmanchester.co.uk, or call 0161 228 7878.