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Le Castel de Bois Genoud, Crissier

Quietly situated in Crissier near Lake Geneva, Le Castel de Bois Genoud is was built in the second half of the eighteenth century and serves today as restaurant and venue for seminars. The first day of the workshop, Monday, Nov. 7, will be held at this this location.

We provide transport to Le Castel de Bois Genoud from EPFL campus. Meeting point is the EPFL Metro station at 8:30 AM and the Starling Hotel at 8:45 AM on Monday Nov 7.

EPFL campus / room BC229

The EPFL campus can be easily reached by public transport with Metro M1 which starts at Lausanne-Flon. More details can be found here. On Tuesday, Nov. 8, the workshop will take place in room BC 229.

Le Castel de Bois Genoud

Accommodation in Lausanne

We recommend the hotels listed on the left. The Swisstech and Starling Hotels provide special rates for guests of this event: The rates for single room in the Swisstech Hotel start at 120 CHF, in the Starling Hotel 160 CHF (the latter includes breakfast). We reserved a number of rooms in both hotels that will be blocked until 6 weeks (Swisstech) and 1 month (Starling) prior to our workshop. In case you want to stay at one of these two hotels, state "CLIMB2016" in your booking arrangement.

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Monday, Nov 7, 2016

Venue: Le Castel de Bois Genoud, Crissier

Meeting point at EPFL metro station (line M1) 08:30
Meeting point at Starling Hotel 08:45
Transport to Le Castel de Bois Genoud 08:45
Welcome 09:30-09:45
Tandy Warnow 09:45-10:35
Yann Christinat 10:35-11:00
Break 11:00-11:20
Russel Schwartz 11:20-12:10
Christophe Dessimoz 12:10-12:35
Lunch 12:35-14:30
Philippp Bucher 14:30-15:20
Nick D. Pattengale t.b.a. 15:20-15:45
Break 15:45-16:05
Tanya Berger-Wolf 16:05-16:30
Jens Stoye Algorithms in Bioinformatics 16:30-16:55
Live broadcasts 16:55-17:30
Transport to EPFL 17:30
Conference dinner at La Brasserie de Montbenon 19:30-21:30

Tuesday, Nov 8, 2016

Venue: EPFL campus / room BC 229

David Sankoff 09:00-09:50
Krister Swenson 09:50-10:15
Yu (Ian) Lin 10:15-10:40
Break 10:40-11:00
Mingfu Shao 11:00-11:25
Gaston Gonnet 11:25-12:00
Alexandros Stamatakis 12:00-12:25
Concluding remarks 12:25-12:30
Lunch 12:30-13:30
Social Event 13:30-17:00

Brasserie de Montbenon

Banquet at La Brasserie de Montbenon

The conference dinner will take place on Monday Nov 7, 19:30.

Address: Brasserie de Montbenon, Allée Ernest Ansermet 3, 1003 Lausanne

Centrally located in the heart of Lausanne, the Brasserie de Montbenon is surrounded by a beautiful park that offers a stunning view over the roofs of Lausanne towards the Lake Geneva.

The restaurant can be reached conveniently by foot from the M1 Metro station Vigie (for directions see here) or from Lausanne-Flon (see here).


Name Affiliation
Metin Balaban EPFL
Tanya Berger-Wolf University of Illinois at Chicago
Marília Braga Bielefeld University
Philip Bucher EPFL
Yann Christinat Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève
Christophe Dessimoz University of Lausanne
Cristina Ghiurcuta HighPoint Solutions Inc., Geneva
Gaston Gonnet ETH Zurich
Yu (Ian) Lin The Australian National University
Ana Manasovska EPFL
Slobodan Mitrović EPFL
Nicholas D. Pattengale Sandia National Laboratories
Hermina Petric Maretić EPFL
David Sankoff University of Ottawa
Russel Schwartz Carnegie Mellon University
Mingfu Shao Carnegie Mellon University
Alexandros Stamatakis Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
Jens Stoye Bielefeld University
Krister Swenson LIRMM
Tandy Warnow University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Organizing Committee

Daniel Dörr

Min Ye