Venues & Organisation


Bordeaux is a port city on the Garonne in the Gironde department in Southwestern France. Awarded for the 5th consecutive times in 2018 as the most attractive town in France, Bordeaux remains a prominent powerhouse and exercises significant influence on the world wine industry. Bordeaux wine has been produced in the region since the 8th century. The historic part of the city is on the UNESCO World Heritage List as "an outstanding urban and architectural ensemble" of the 18th century. After Paris, Bordeaux has the highest number of preserved historical buildings of any city in France.

A leading international research university, the University of Bordeaux promotes the development of training, research and knowledge transfer within its numerous clusters of excellence: neuroscience, medical imaging, environment/climate, advanced materials, archaeology, lasers/optics, digital certification, health and society and cardiology.

Join us for the NEUBIAS conference in Bordeaux and explore the many attractions we have to offer!


The 4th NEUBIAS conference will be hosted at two sites of the University of Bordeaux. Training Schools and the Taggathon (29 February – 03 March 2020) take place at the Centre Broca Nouvelle-Aquitaine in Bordeaux, home of the Interdisciplinary Institute for Neuroscience (IINS) and Bordeaux Imaging Center (BIC). The Symposium (04-06 March 2020) takes place at the ENSEIRB-MATMECA in Talence. Both locations are conveniently located close to the city center of Bordeaux by tram.

Please note that the Satellite Meeting of the Symposium (March 3rd, afternoon) will be held at the Centre Broca Nouvelle-Aquitaine, and not at the Enseirb.

Training Schools & Taggathon, Satellite Meeting, Feb 29-March 3: Centre Broca Nouvelle Aquitaine

Symposium: ENSEIRB-MATMECA, March 4-6, 2020


A number of hotel rooms have been pre-booked for the NEUBIAS Training Schools, Taggathon and Symposium.

This information ONLY concerns the dates of the Symposium, TS hotels will be communicated to trainees separately.

Accommodations available for the SYMPOSIUM:

Hotel booking is left to the participant's initiative. The organization have secured fixed prices with the Accor group. The rooms are not blocked by any of the hotels: they come as a first-come, first-served basis so you should book your hotel after registering to the conference. As of today, this offer is for 3 hotels:

  • Hôtel Mercure Bordeaux Centre: 120 EUR per night
  • Novotel Bordeaux Centre: 120 EUR per night
  • Ibis Budget Bordeaux Centre Meriadeck : 53 EUR per night

Please be sure to specify your participation in the NEUBIAS conference to benefit from the negotiated room rate.

Click on this link (image) to access the details for those hotels:


Here is a list of other hotels located in the historic center of Bordeaux city (quartiers des "Grands hommes", "Quinconces", "Hôtel de ville" and "Mériadeck"). All are close to the tramway stops of line A (direction Le Haillan-Rostan / Pin Galant - Stops: Hôpital Pellegrin, Saint-Augustin, François Mitterand) and line B (direction Pessac Centre/Pessac Alouette – Stop: Arts et Métiers):

Hôtel de France **

Hôtel Gambetta **

Hôtel la Porte Dijeaux **

Hôtel des 4 Sœurs **

Hôtel de l'Opéra **

Hôtel Le Chantry **

Citadines Centre Mériadeck Bordeaux ***

Hôtel Ibis style Bordeaux Mériadeck ***

La Maison du Lierre ***

Hôtel Ibis Mériadeck ***

Best Western Bordeaux-Bayonne Etche Ona ***

Adagio Bordeaux Gambetta ****

Mama Shelter

Flying to Bordeaux

The organization has secured possible discounts if you travel with Air France or KLM.

Attractive discounts, up to -15%, on a wide range of public fares on all AIR FRANCE, KLM and their code-shared flights worldwide.

Event: NEUBIAS Conference 2020

ID Code: 35854AF

Travel Valid Period: 22/02/2020 to 13/03/2020

Event location: BORDEAUX

 Please visit the event website or access directly through this link

Proof of attendance-fare eligibility,

At any point of their journey, passengers have to be able to justify the usage of the discounted AIR FRANCE-KLM Global Meetings & Events fares by showing the proof of attendance-fare eligibility document. You will receive this document automatically when you book your tickets on the online booking platform

Special thanks

Discounts on the hotels and flights bookings have been made possible thanks to the help of Florine Guionnet from “Bordeaux Convention Bureau” ( and

Gala Dinner

Gala dinner will be held in the “Château Lafitte Laguens”, offering a magnificent panoramic view of the vineyard and located 15 km from Bordeaux. Bus transfer will be arranged by the organization.

EUR 50 - Academic participant, not included in basic registration.

EUR 100 - Industrial participant, not included in regular/sponsors registration.

Organisation Teams

Local Organisers

The event is organised and hosted by Dr. Fabrice Cordelières, Bordeaux Imaging Center, and Dr. Florian Levet, IINS.

The local organisation team can be reached at any time per email to neubias(dot)bordeaux(at)gmail(dot)com

Questions about Symposium registration can be addressed directly to the Symposium Secretariat: neubias2020-registration(at)sudcongresconseil(dot)com

Scientific Organisers

Sebastian Munck - Conference/Symposium Organisation - NEUBIAS WG1 Lead

Florian Levet - Open-Source Software Lounge Organization- - NEUBIAS WG1 co-Lead

Jan Eglinger - Call4Help Organization

Szymon Stoma/Laure Plantard - Call4Help Support team

Kota Miura- Training school TS #15 Organiser (for Bioimage Analysts) - NEUBIAS vice-chair

Marion Louveaux - Training school TS #15 Scientific Organisation (for Bioimage Analysts)

Christian Tischer / Gaby Martins / Fabrice Cordelières - TS #14 Organisers (for Early Career Investigators) - NEUBIAS WG2 Lead/CoLead

Christian Tischer / Elnaz Fazeli / Romain Guiet - TS #14 Scientific Program (for Early Career Investigators)

Perrine Paul-Gilloteaux/Chong Zhang - Taggathon "Webtool" Organization - NEUBIAS WG4 Lead/CoLead

Sébastien Tosi / Raphaël Marée - Taggathon "Benchmarking" Organization - NEUBIAS WG5 Lead

Julien Colombelli - Conference Coordination - NEUBIAS Chair

Scientific Committee

Daniel Sage, Arrate Muñoz-Barrutia, Nataša Sladoje, Siân Culley, Charles Kervrann, Robert Hasse,

Anne Carpenter, Fabrice Cordelières, Florian Levet, Sebastian Munck, Julien Colombelli, Perrine Paul-Gilloteaux.