Social Programme

Welcome reception

Thursday, April 29, 2010, 6 p.m.
(included in the participants and accompanying persons registration fee)

Foyer of the Institute of Molecular Genetics. The welcome reception will immediately follow the Keynote Lecture.

Grand tour of Prague

Sunday, May 2, 2010
2 p.m. – 6 p.m.

(included in the participants and accompanying persons registration fee)

PragueThis insightful historical tour lets you enjoy the city’s most famousCathedral sights. The tour starts at Prague Castle (Hradčany), registered as the biggest castle complex in the world. It established itself as the spiritual centre of the Bohemian sovereigns from the 9th century and since 1918 (foundation of Czechoslovakia) it has served as the residence of presidents. A visit to St. Vitus Cathedral is included. The tour then follows the “Royal Route”, the former promenade of kings and part of the official coronation by foot. Winding down to Lesser Town and picturesque Kampa Island you will cross the famous Charles Bridge and continue to discover remarkable monuments in the Old Town area. This remarkable journey ends in front of the Old Town City Hall with its extraordinary astronomical clock.

Coach transfer from the Venue to the Prague Castle and back is provided by the organisers. Please kindly note this is a walking tour (walking shoes are recommended for this tour).

Farewell Dinner at the Grand Monastery Restaurant including Visit of Famous Strahov Library

Monday, May 3, 2010
5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Price: 70 Euro per person (price include, bus transport, admission to the Library, English speaking guide, dinner including beverages).

Strahov monasteryJoin us to spend marvellous evening in the historical Strahov Monastery area. First, visit to the renown Baroque gem, the Strahov Library with approximately 200,000 volumes in its book collections, estimated
to hold 260,000 works. The books are stored in two richly decorated halls and in adjacent depositories. Many of the works are old prints printed between 1501 and 1800.
Following the visit to the past of the Monastery, a dinner at the Grand Monastery Restaurant is to be hosted. Informal seating below the baroque arches or enjoying the fresh air outside the restaurant promises to be an enjoyable experience.
Bus transportation is included in the price from the venue and back is included in the price.

More information about the Strahov Monastery can be found here: http://www.strahovskyklaster.cz/webmagazine/page.asp?idk=294