The 5th UK Algae Conference, organised by Ph.D. students for Ph.D. students and post-docs, will gather algae sector professionals from academia and industry alike. It is also an opportunity to network with your peers as well as leading academic scientists, policy makers and business managers who have influence in the algae sector. Discover and share pioneering algae research, from applications in wastewater bioremediation, biofuel development, photobioreactor design and technology, genetic, photosynthetic and lipid research and more.

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John McIntyre Room 201 (A22) University of Glasgow, University Avenue Glasgow, G12 8QQ

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Road : Glasgow University can be easily accessed via the M8 (junction 17), which also links to several International airports. There are major railway stations a short journey away by subway, taxi or bus

Rail : Glasgow Central Station is a key hub in the UK rail network and provides convenient connection from London and other major UK cities. Glasgow Queen Street Station is the second main line station situated in the city centre, providing excellent links to the rest of Scotland.
For information on rail travel within the UK contact the 24 hour National Rail Enquiries Line on 08457 48 49 50. For more information on individual rail operators or to book tickets on-line, please visit any of the following sites:

  • Virgin Trains and Great North Eastern Railway (GNER) operate direct routes to Glasgow Central Station from London's Euston and Kings Cross stations respectively.
  • The Trainline - this site is a no-nonsense, direct approach to on-line train travel booking. Use this link to find out times, book tickets and reserve seats from any train operator in the mainland UK.
  • BritRail - this site provides information on special rail passes such as the Freedom of Scotland Travel Pass which are only available to international travellers. You will also find timetables and details on where to purchase and how to use BritRail Passes. BritRail Passes are not available in the UK and must be purchased outside the UK.
  • First ScotRail - Here you will find details on the West Highland Line, the North Highland Line and Caledonian Sleepers (overnight trains from Scotland to London). You will also find timetables, special ticket offers and other useful travel links.

Air : The major airlines to Glasgow International Airport are British Airways, Emirates, Lufthansa, Qatar Airways, Thomas Cook and KLM. Apart from major airlines, the following low-cost airlines connect Glasgow to the rest of the UK, Europe, and North America.


Accommodation will be arranged by the University of Glasgow Conference & Visitor Services (CVSO). Please contact

UoG Queen Margaret Residences

Each room has its own WC & shower and access to a well equipped kitchen/dining area within the flat, and is fitted with a separate telephone and data points for Internet broadband connection (requires a RJ45 cable, which can be borrowed from Reception). Common facilities on site include a lounge area, free laundry facilities, security office and free off-street parking.

UoG Cairncross House & Kelvinhaugh Gate Residences

Offering a mix of single and twin standard rooms, Cairncross House provides the perfect base from which to explore Glasgow, with the city centre, cosmopolitan West End and the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC) all within easy walking distance. It is ideally situated for Glasgow city centre and the West End. Each room is comfortably furnished and has its own wash-hand basin. Guests have access to shared bathroom and kitchen facilities. The shared kitchens are well equipped and include all cooking implements, crockery and cutlery. All linen and towels are provided and guests have access to free-of-charge laundry facilities. In addition, all bedrooms have telephone access (phone cards available from Reception) and data points for laptop connection (requires a RJ45 cable which can also be borrowed from Reception). On-site facilities include a TV/games room and free off-street parking.

Kelvinhaugh Gate offers single ensuite rooms in five bedded flats. Each flat has a shared self catering kitchen/lounge and includes complimentary tea/coffee. Kelvinhaugh Gate provides a perfect base to explore Glasgow. The city centre, cosmopolitan west end and the SECC are all within easy walking distance.

For more information please visit the University of Glasgow's Conference & Visitor Services.


Finally, there are several hotels and B&Bs for attendees who prefer to arrange their own accommodation. In such case delegates should contact the hotel directly. Note that all the listed accommodation are within walking distance to the venue. Listed here are recommended hotels that are within walking distance to the workshop. Please check with the individual hotels for the tariffs and availability. For more information on the accommodation near the conference, try Google Maps.

Listed below are some hotels close to the University, we suggest that you conduct your own research to check the suitability of these hotels.

1. Albion Hotel
405-407 North Woodside Road Glasgow G20 6NN Tel.: 0141 339 8620 Fax: 0141 334 8159
2. Ambassador Hotel
7 Kelvin Drive Glasgow G20 8QJ Tel.: 0141 946 1018 Fax: 0141 945 5377
3. Angus Hotel
970 Sauchiehall Street Glasgow G3 7TH Tel.: 0141 357 5155 Fax: 0141 339 9469
4. Argyll Hotel
973 Sauchiehall Street Glasgow G3 7TQ Tel.: 0141 337 3313 Fax: 0141 337 3283
5. Belhaven Hotel
15 Belhaven Terrace Glasgow G12 0TG Tel.: 0141 339 3222 Fax: 0141 339 2212
6. Devoncove Hotel
931 Sauchiehall Street Glasgow G3 7TQ Tel.: 0141 334 4000 Fax: 0141 339 9000
7. Devonshire Hotel of Glasgow
5 Devonshire Gardens Glasgow G12 0UX Tel.: 0141 339 7878 Fax: 0141 339 3980
8. Hillhead Hotel
32 Cecil Street Glasgow G12 8RJ Tel.: 0141 339 7733 Fax: 0141 339 1770
9. Hilton Glasgow Grosvenor Hotel
Great Western Road Glasgow G12 0TA Tel.: 0141 339 8811 Fax: 0141 334 0710
10. Jury's Glasgow Hotel
Great Western Road Glasgow G12 0XP Tel.: 0141 334 8161 Fax: 0141 334 3846
11. Kelvin Park Lorne Hotel
923 Sauchiehall Street Glasgow G3 7TE Tel.: 0141 314 9955 Fax: 0141 337 1659
12. Lochgilvie House
117 Randolph Road Glasgow G11 7DS Tel.: 0141 357 1593 Fax: 0141 357 1593
13. The Town House
4 Hughenden Terrace Glasgow G12 9RX Tel: 0141 257 0862 Fax: 0141 339 9605

Important Dates

8th May 2015
Paper submission deadline
5th June 2015
Notification of abstract acceptance
10th July 2015