Venues & Organisation


Heart of the European Union and home to core European institutions, Luxembourg is well-known for its successful steel and banking industry. Enclosed between Belgium, Germany and France, the country with its 600000 people is also home to about 170 different nationalities, making it one of the most multilingual and multicultural places in Europe.

Luxembourg, the only remaining Grand Duchy in the world, looks back to a rich history and culture, with its more than 50 castles, its famous old town fortifications, its museums, theatres and music venues, and not least, its restaurants. Luxembourg City, home to 100000 inhabitants, benefits from a reasonable size, perfect to be explored by foot or bike.

With the recently founded University, and long established public research institutes, the country is emerging as hub for scientific development and higher education. Strong international collaborations and good funding opportunities are boosting innovation in fields as diverse as material science, biomedicine and communication technology, in addition to classical academic disciplines.

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


The 3rd NEUBIAS conference will be hosted at two landmark sites of Luxembourg. Training Schools and the Taggathon (2-5 February 2019) take place on the university's new Belval Campus in Esch-sur-Alzette. Located on the former grounds of one of the country's largest steel plants, the site combines industrial history and science, with direct connections to downtown Luxembourg and easy accessibility by car, train or flight. The Symposium (6-8 February 2019) takes place at the historical Abbaye de Neumünster, in the Old Town of Luxembourg. It is conveniently located within walking distance of several hotels, a modern and comfortable youth hostel, and many of the city's attractions.

Training Schools & Taggathon: Université du Luxembourg

Symposium: Abbaye de Neumünster


A number of hotel rooms have been pre-booked for the NEUBIAS Training Schools, Taggathon and Symposium. When making your reservation, please be sure to specify your participation in the NEUBIAS conference to benefit from the negotiated room rate. Our conference office will gladly assist you with your booking, thus do not hesitate to contact us beforehand. Negotiated rates are guaranteed until a limit date, after which unbooked rooms will be freed. Hover on the room rates to see limit dates, where applicable. To the room rates, a city tax of 2 EUR is typically added per night (subject to change).

Youth hostels in Luxembourg are modern and comfortable, and are a good alternative for budget accommodation. Rooms can be booked for single occupancy and with private bathroom. The hostel in Luxembourg City is a short walk away from the symposium venue, while the one in Esch-sur-Alzette is perfectly located to attend the training schools.

A bus transfer service will be organised from the training school location to Luxembourg City hotels on Tuesday, February 5th, for trainees who wish to move to an accommodation closer to the symposium location.

Pre-booked lodging options

Hotel Class Location Room type Nightly rate Breakfast Ideal for
Hotel Ibis★★★ Esch Belval Double EUR 95included 👌 🚫
Hotel de la Poste★★★ Esch Centre Single EUR 90EUR 15 👍 🚫
Twin/Double EUR 98EUR 15 👍 🚫
Triple EUR 112EUR 15 👍 🚫
The Seven Hotel★★★★ Esch Park Premium EUR 124included 👍 🚫
Deluxe EUR 154included 👍 🚫
Superior Deluxe EUR 184included 👍 🚫
Suite EUR 254included 👍 🚫
Hotel Acacia★★★ Esch Centre Single Standard EUR 68included 👍 🚫
Double Standard EUR 100included 👍 🚫
Single Comfort EUR 80included 👍 🚫
Double Comfort EUR 115included 👍 🚫
Junior Suite EUR 130included 👍 🚫
Business Suite EUR 160included 👍 🚫
City Hotel★★★★ Luxembourg Gare Single Standard EUR 116included 👋 👍
Single Comfort EUR 131included 👋 👍
Double EUR 158included 👋 👍
Triple EUR 206included 👋 👍
Hotel Carlton★★★★ Luxembourg Gare Single EUR 120included 👋 👍
Double EUR 140included 👋 👍
Hotel Parc Belle-Vue★★★ Luxembourg City Single EUR 120included 🚫 👍
Double EUR 140included 🚫 👍
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👌: optimal location, walking distance – 👍: very good location, ≲15 min travel – 👋: good location, ≲30 min travel – 🚫: not recommended, location too far

Organisation Teams

Local Organisers

The event is organised and hosted by Dr. Andreas Girod (andreas.girod), Life Science Research Unit (LSRU), and Dr. Aymeric Fouquier d'Hérouël (aymeric.dherouel), Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB), at the University of Luxembourg. The conference office is held by Ms. Simone Rosinus (simone.rosinus).

The local organisation team can be reached at any time per email to or their respective username (all

Scientific Organisers

Sebastian Munck - Conference/Symposium Organisation - NEUBIAS WG1 Lead

Florian Levet - Open-Source Software Lounge Organization

Szymon Stoma/Simon Noerelykke - Call4Help Organization

Kota Miura- Training school TS #11 Organisation (for Bioimage Analysts) - NEUBIAS vice-chair

Jean-Yves Tinevez - TS #11 Organisation (for Bioimage Analysts)

Gaby Martins/Fabrice Cordelières - TS #10 Organisation (for Early Career Investigators) - NEUBIAS WG2 Lead/CoLead

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

Sébastien Tosi/Graeme Ball - Taggathon "benchmarking" Organization - NEUBIAS WG5 Lead/CoLead

Julien Colombelli - Conference Coordination - NEUBIAS Chair

Scientific Committee (abstracts selection)

Paula Sampaio, Andreas Jahnen, Florian Levet, Sebastian Munck, Andreas Girod, Aymeric Fouquier d'Hérouël, Julien Colombelli, Virginie Uhlmann, Anna Kreshuk, Pavel Tomancak, Christophe Zimmer, Michael Kozubek