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Main Sponsors
Regular sponsors (alphabetical order)
Organizing institutions

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Sociedad de Microscopía de España




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Sociedade Portuguesa de Microscopia

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European Microscopy Society

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Universidad de Zaragoza

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Instituto de Nanociencia de Aragon

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Laboratorio de Microscopias Avanzadas

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Agencia Aragonesa para la Investigación y el Desarrollo

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ICTS de Microscopía Electrónica ELECMI

Conference Venue

The conference will be held at the Paraninfo of the University of Zaragoza.

image One of the many historical buildings of the city; it is the oldest one belonging to the University, dating back to 1893. Former Faculty of Sciences and Medicine, nowadays it features, among others: An exhibition hall, one of the main University libraries, and the Museum of Natural Sciences of Zaragoza.

Accommodation

Different accommodation options are available for the conference attendees:

PhD students can also apply for a host at the local Student Halls of Santa Isabel (C/ Domingo Miral 6, next to the main Campus of the city). Accommodation for this institution can be applied for by filling the form given here.

Line 1 of the Tramway connects the three University campus of the University of Zaragoza, linking the Conference Venue (stop at Plaza Aragon), the Training Workshop (stop at Campus Río Ebro) and the Student Halls (stop at Plaza San Francisco). Tickets for the tramway can be bought at every tramway stop.

The City

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Zaragoza is a city located in north-eastern Spain. Often considered a "crossroad" city, it has been influenced throughout its more than two millenia of age by many cultures present in the Iberian Peninsula. Iberians, Romans, Muslim, Jewish and Christian cultures left their very own print on the city, which has earned its nickname of "the city of four cultures".

This cultures show in the vast historical and artistic heritage the City has to offer, from the Basílica of El Pilar to the Aljafería Palace to the Roman Theatre, the city exudes history on every corner. The city has also been the birthplace of great artists and personalities, such as Francisco de Goya; and its artistic environment is very vibrant with a nice variety of museums that range from chocolate to origami, not to mention both classical and contemporary art.

As for its natural environment, the Ebro river offer some of the best views in the city, and its many bridges bring both a historical and a modern point of view of the city. Zaragoza features large parks as well, each one with their own quirks and art. The "Parque Grande" (which roughly translates as teh "Big park" offers some of the most delightful views by perfectly combining nature and man-made structures.

How to get to Zaragoza

  • Zaragoza can be easily reached both from Barcelona International Airport (El Prat) and Madrid International Airport (Barajas) . There are several possibilities in each case:

    • From Barcelona:
    • By train: Rodalies train from el Prat to Barcelona Sants and then AVE to Zaragoza Delicias.
    • By bus: A bus will be available for the MFS participants *date and time*.

    • From Madrid:
    • By train: Cercanias train from Barajas T4 to Renfe Atocha and then AVE to Zaragoza Delicias.
    • By bus: A bus will be available for the MFS participants *date and time*.

  • It is possible as well to get to Zaragoza by train via Barcelona Sants (TGV to Barcelona Sants and then AVE to Zaragoza Delicias).