Huber group retreat 2017


Inter University Centre Dubrovnik (IUC)
Don Frana Bulića 4
HR-20000 Dubrovnik, Croatia


Tuesday, 12 September

12:30 Departure from EMBL
15:10 Flight to Dubrovnik. Terminal 1
19:00 Dinner at restaurant Kopun, à la carte (10′ walk).

Wednesday, 13 September

09:00–09:35 Talk 01 Wolfgang Huber
09:35–10:05 Talk 02 Junyan Lu
10:05–10:30 Coffee break
10:30–11:05 Talk 03 Jennifer Hüllein
11:05–11:40 Talk 04 Almut Lütge
11:40–11:55 Break
11:55–12:30 Talk 05 Vladislav Kim
13:00–14:00 Lunch in The Pucić Palace, Restaurant Royal, à la carte (10′ walk).
14:00–15:00 Guided tour in the old town
15:00–17:45 Free time. Opportunity to swim, to take the Game of Thrones Tour, and/or the cable car up to the Panorama restaurant.
18:00–19:00 MultiAssayExperiment workshop.
Led by Jennifer Hüllein
19:30 Dinner in the restaurant Peppers Eatery (30′ walk or by bus). Menu: Starter (Grilled Tuna, Swordfish & Prawn Skewers, pineapple salsa), main course (Grilled Lamb Cutlets thick cut chips, salsa verde & garden salad), dessert (passion fruit cheesecake).

Thursday, 14 September

09:00–09:35 Talk 06 Arne Smits
09:35–10:05 Talk 07 Frederik Ziebell
10:05–10:30 Coffee break
10:30–11:05 Talk 08 Dorothee Childs
11:05–11:40 Talk 09 Cécile Le Sueur
12:00 Trip to Lokrum Island. The ferry boat departs at 12:30h. Lunch in the restaurant Lacroma. Menu: Starter (seasonal salad), main course (chicken steak with roasted potatoes and vegetables), dessert (ice cream or raspberry pie).
17:00 Return to Dubrovnik. The ferry boat departs at 17:15h
18:30–19:30 Lab book and communication good practices workshop, based on Good enough practices in scientific computing, Wilson et al. 2017 (PDF). Led by Simone Bell
20:00 Dinner in the restaurant Posat, à la carte (5′ walk).

Friday, 15 September

09:00–09:35 Talk 10 Mike Smith
09:35–10:05 Talk 11 Thomas Schwarzl
10:05–10:30 Coffee break
10:30–11:05 Talk 12 Britta Velten
11:05–11:40 Talk 13 Holly Giles
11:40–11:55 Break
11:55–12:30 Talk 14 Simone Bell
13:00–14:00 Lunch in the Pizzeria Mirakul, à la carte (10′ walk).
14:30 Departure to the airport and return trip to Heidelberg
16:20 Flight to Frankfurt

Useful information


The EMBL shuttle will take us from EMBL to the Frankfurt International Airport and pick the group up from the airport on Friday. Transport from and to the Dubrovnik international airport is organized as well. All cars have baby seats.

Accommodation and breakfast

We are staying at the monastery next door to the IUC. Almut and Cécile are sharing a double room. A baby bed has been arranged for Emily. Since the monastery does not offer breakfast, this will be served at the Hilton Imperial Dubrovnik located just across the street. The hotel serves breakfast as of 7:00h in the morning and there won’t be tables reserved for our group.

What to take with you

The beaches in Croatia are of stones and no sand, therefore you might want to take beach walkers with you apart from suncream, mosquito repellent, swimming wear and a towel for the beach.