Symposium location

Orléans is located 110 km north of Paris. There is regular trains from Paris Austerlitz station and from Tours train station (both around 1 h travel), as well as direct shuttles from the two Paris airports (Orly and Roissy-Charles de Gaulles).

The conference venue is unique. Located right next to the Orléans’ cathedral, the episcopal palace of Orléans, built between 1635 and 1641, locally known as the Hôtel Dupanloup, is a classical French building which served until 1905 of residence to the bishops of Orléans.  Since 2014, the renewed palace hosts the International University Center for Research and Le Studium Loire Valley Institute for Advanced Studies.

Participants will be welcomed in this exceptional surrounding, blending Middle Age and Renaissance cultures with modern design and will have the opportunity to discover French cuisine and wines.

Venue adress: 1, rue Dupanloup – 45000 ORLEANS – FR

Hôtel Dupanloup is 10 min walk from Orléans train station. Alternatively, you can take tram A to De Gaulle station then tram B to Cathédrale-Hôtel de Ville station.

List of recommended hotels in Orléans


Organizing and Scientific Comittees

Organizing committee:

  • Dr Vincent AUCAGNE
CNRS Center for Molecular Biophysics (CBM), Orléans, France


  • Sophie GABILLET, General Secretary
  • Dr Aurélien MONTAGU, Scientific Relations Manager
  • Maurine VILLIERS, Events Projects Officer
Le STUDIUM Loire Valley Institute for Advanced Studies, Orléans, France


Scientific committee:

  • Dr Vincent AUCAGNE
  • Dr Agnès DELMAS

CNRS Center for Molecular Biophysics (CBM), Orléans, France


Please note that participation is limited to 120 people. Registration will be on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Key Dates:

November 18th, 2019 : deadline for oral communication submission December 2nd, 2019 : deadline for poster submission. January 20th, 2020 : end of registration.

Registration types Registration Fees
PhD student 75 €
Academic delegate 180 €
Private company delegate 250 €

Registration fees include :

•Access to all scientific sessions • Abstract book • Coffee breaks
• Guided visit of the city center of Orléans
• Two lunches
• Wine and cheese on Monday evening