The 5th annual ISEMPH meeting will take place at the main building of the University of Zurich, Switzerland. The University of Zurich is one of the leading research universities in Europe and is situated at the heart of the city, few minutes from the Zurich main station. The main building is a pittoresque ancient building of the 19th century. The main lecture hall, the Aula, was the place where Winston Churchill in 1946 issued his famous call to action "Therefore I say to you: Let Europe Arise!".

The keynote talks will take place in the Aula, posters and catering will be placed in the Patio, parallel sessions and meetings will take place at further lecture halls and rooms in the same building. 

Address:  Rämistrasse 71,  CH-8006 Zürich, Switzerland  



Zurich is the largest city of Switzerland with more than 400'000 inhabitants. First signs of settlement at the Zurich lake shore were dated 5000 years ago. The first mentioning of the name Turicum (latin for Zurich) was 57/58 BC. Today Zurich is a vibrant modern city with a high life quality and standard of living.

There are numerous guided tours, museums, parks, and other sightseeing possibilities in and around Zurich. Please visit the Zurich toursism website for a comprehensive overview:

Arrival in Zürich by plane

Zürich International Airport ( has direct connections to 180 destinations and is only a 10-minute train ride from the Zürich main railway station in the centre of the city (trains are approximately every 10-15 minutes).

Follow the train signs in the airport to reach the train station; train tickets can be purchased at the counter or at self-service ticket machines («Züich HB» as destination, and are valid on trains, trams, buses, funiculars and boats in the city).

Getting to the centre of the city by taxi costs about CHF 60.- (20-40 minutes, depending on traffic). In addition, tram 10 from the airport directly travels to the University main building in 30 minutes (ETH/Universitässpital tram stop).

Arrival in Zürich by railway

Zürich main railway station (ShopVille-Zurich main station) Intercity trains depart to popular Swiss destinations and some European cities as frequently as every 30 minutes. Also, most bus and tram lines run through main station. Tram 10 from main railway station directly travels to the University main building in 5 minutes (ETH/Universitässpital tram stop).

Being mobile in the City

Zürich has the densest public transport network ( in the world: S-Bahn express trains run every 15 or 30 minutes throughout the Zürich region; buses and trams run every few minutes. Tickets for Zürich can be purchased at machines in the train station and at almost all local tram stops and are valid for all forms of public transport (including funiculars and boats). Most of the machines now take credit cards, in addition to coins. You can switch the machine to English on the first screen.


Zurich offers a variety of hotels at any price category. You can search for a hotel via Zürich Tourism ( We booked a number of rooms in different hotels at different prices in Zurich, for stays from Monday 12th August until Saturday 17th August. These rooms are reserved until Friday 12th July. If you are interested please book via

Please make sure that you book your hotel including breakfast. 

Low Cost Accommodation

The Zürich Youth Hostel ( offers single/double rooms (CHF 120.-) and is only 6 minutes from the main station by local transport.



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