The COMBINE GENERAL ASSEMBLY (GA) 2010 will include scientific results of the first year of the project. It is expected that each Work Package (WP) will be presented.

The first day of the GA 2010 is dedicated to breakout sessions by WP and additionally by the Data Protocol Panel (DPP) meeting. The breakout sessions are for discussing the scientific questions that are specific to each WP and for facilitating the internal WP collaboration. The first day ends with the Opening Reception of the plenary part of the General Assembly.


9-11 June 2010


The COMBINE GA 2010 is hosted by ETH Zurich, Switzerland.

  • Opening Reception: ETH CHN building, Universitaetsr. 16, Floor D, Room "Lichthof"
  • Plenary meeting: ETH CAB building, Universitaetsr. 6, Floor G, Room G51.
  • The locations of the breakout sessions are indicated in the meeting Agenda.

Information on how to reach ETH buildings is found here. Directions for the rooms here.

Zurich, Switzerland:

Zurich is easily accessible from everywhere. For train information and schedules look at the SBB website, and for Zurich airport here.The airport is connected to downtown Zurich central station by train (about 10 minutes).

The official website of the Zurich tourism is here.

Meeting Programme

The plenary meeting includes 30 min presentations by Work Package, the Poster Session, and General Discussion Sessions. Prior to the plenary, Breakout Sessions by Work Package will take place, to foster collaborations among the project participants .

Programme at a glance:

  • Breakout Sessions: 9 June 2010.
  • Start Plenary: 18:00 on 9 June 2010, Opening Reception.
  • End Plenary: 12:30 on 11 June 2010.

The GA is followed by:

  • 3rd SSEC Meeting: 13:30-15:00 on 11 June 2010 (by invitation only)
  • 2nd GB Meeting: 15:00-16:00 on 11 June 2010 (by invitation only)

Contributed scientific presentations

Submission for contributed scientific poster presentations is called for. A dedicated poster session (not in parallel with any oral session, see the meeting Agenda) will take place between lunch and coffee, on 10 June 2010, in order to facilitate the viewing and discussion on all contributed presentations.The posters will also be on display for the whole duration of the GA.

Please prepare your posters in A0 format (portrait).

To submit a presentation:

(1) mark the POSTER box (on the registration page)

(2) send an email with title, author(s) and abstract to combine@we dont want

Meeting registration

Register to the GA 2010 HERE and follow the instruction. Please specify also the WP meeting(s) you plan to attend on 9 June and if you plan to present a poster.

GA 2010 registration deadline: 10 May 2010

GA 2010 Registration fee (to be payed in cash in Zurich): 60 CHF. The registration fee includes: Opening Reception on 9 June, starting at 18:00; Lunches (10-11 June); and Coffee breaks (10-11 June).

Social event, Dinner, 10 June 2010, registration

The COMBINE GA 2010 dinner will take place at the Restaurant Gmüetliberg on the Uetliberg. The Uetliberg is Zurich's house mountain from where there is a panoramic view over Lake Zurich and the city. It can be reached by a local train.

Register to the social event HERE and follow instruction. Please specify also if you wish a vegetarian meal.

Dinner registration deadline: 15 May 2010

Dinner registration fee (to be payed in cash in Zurich): 80 CHF. The registration fee includes: Apero, Dinner, and Transportation to the Uetliberg.


Please find here information on hotels where we have made block reservations.

Zurich is a very popular destination in June: Make your reservations as soon as possible, at the latest by 30 April 2010, the block booking deadline. After the block booking deadline, hotel rooms will not be kept for us. Make your own reservation directly with the hotel of your choice. Please use the keyword COMBINE when making your room reservation. Most of the block booked hotels are within walking distance to ETH.

Local Organization

Ulrike Lohmann and Eva Choffat (ETH)


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