SysBio2005 Introduction

SysBio2005 Scientific Programme

SysBio2005 Information

SysBio2005 Registration









© 2002 by Michael Schuster

1st FEBS Advanced Lecture Course - SysBio2005
Systems Biology:
From Molecules & Modeling To Cells

March 12 - 18, 2005
Sport & Erlebnis Hotel**** Gosau

Organized by
Hans V. Westerhoff (The Netherlands)
Roland Eils (Germany)
Karl Kuchler (Austria)

Course Director
Dr. Anneke Koster

Official Course Information

Important Dates and Deadlines

  • December 10, 2004:  Deadline for online registration and abstract submission.
  • January 30, 2005:      Letters of acceptance and detailed information will be sent out to participants per e-mail only.
  • February 21, 2005:    Deadline for any last minute changes and last cancellation date to obtain a refund.

Application Procedure

The number of participants is strictly limited to ensure an efficient interaction between students and lecturers. We will accept a maximum of 120 students or postdocs and 30 principal investigators. All applicants are strongly encouraged to submit an abstract, since all participants will be primarily identified based on submitted abstracts. A maximum of two students per research group or laboratory can be accepted.

A total of 30 FEBS Youth Travel Fellowships are available. Student applications for YTF grants must include a one page CV and two letters of recommendation. All applications for YTF grants must be submitted to the Organizers (Course Director) by November 30, 2004.

Registration Fees

The registration fees are 660,- Euro for students and postdocs, and 850,- Euro for all other participants. The registration fees include roundtrip shuttle transportation from Salzburg to Gosau and full board and lodging (6 nights) at the venue. No payments may be made before notification of acceptance has been received from the organizers. 


The venue is the Sport & Erlebnis Hotel**** Gosau, located in the heart of the Austrian Alps. There are indoor leisure facilities such as tennis, fitness room, sauna and swimming pool. Nearby downhill as well as cross-country skiing slopes strongly encourage informal scientific discussions in fresh air. Rental gear is available in Gosau at reasonable prices. Students and postdoctoral fellows will stay in 2 x 2 bedroom apartments with a shared bathroom. All other participants will be accomodated in double rooms.

Sport & Erlebnis Hotel**** Gosau
A-4824 Gosau am Dachstein 713

Phone: +43/6136/8811-0   Reception desk and switchboard
Fax:   +43/6136/8811-315 Reception desk

Travel to Gosau

Gosau is located south of Salzburg about 1 hour driving distance by car.

There are flights from every major international airport in Europe to Salzburg. Detailed flight schedules for arrival and departure at the Salzburg Airport will facilitate planning your travel. European train schedules are provided e.g. by Österreichische Bundesbahn or Deutsche Bahn AG.

We will offer continuous shuttle transportation service from Salzburg Airport as well as "Salzburg Hbf" train station to the venue. The costs are included in the registration fee. Schedule and pick-up locations for the shuttle busses will be announced on the net.

Travelers driving to Gosau by car should leave the Salzburg - Vienna freeway A1 (Westautobahn) at the exit Regau, at about half distance between Salzburg and Linz. Headed south on highway B145 (Salzkammergut Bundesstraße), you will pass Gmunden, Ebensee, Bad Ischl and Bad Goisern. Branching off south of Bad Goisern, highway B166 (Paß Gschütt Bundesstraße) brings you directly to Gosau.

Driving on a mountain highway, Gosau can be reached leaving the Salzburg - Villach freeway A10 (Tauernautobahn) at exit Golling about 30 km south of Salzburg. Headed east on highway B162 (Lammertal Bundesstraße) you will pass Abtenau. Still heading in eastern direction on highway B166 (Paß Gschütt Bundesstraße) you will reach Rußbach before the road winds up the mountain to pass "Gschütt". At this point Gosau lies just down the hill.

Let us know if you need more precise directions.
More importantly, please do not drive if you are inexperienced in driving on icy and snowy mountain roads.

Social Programme

An attractive social programme is available. We shall visit Salzburg and the ancient town of Hallstatt, both places of "world cultural heritage". Alternatively, one may enjoy winter in Austria or explore and shop in the nearby cities of Bad Ischl and Gmunden.

FEBS-SysBio2005 Course Office

Dr. Anneke Koster
Course Secretary
Biocentrum Amsterdam
Department of Molecular Cell Physiology                     
Free University Amsterdam
De Boelelaan 1085
NL-1081 HV Amsterdam; The Netherlands
FAX: +31-20-444-7729

Please note: You can download and freely distribute the FEBS-SysBio2005 Announcement as well as the course poster as PDF-document.