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20th European Bioenergetics Conference
    Budapest, August 25-30, 2018


Our meeting will be held at Semmelweis University in the Nagyvárad Square Basic Sciences Building.


Semmelweis University - NET
Nagyvárad tér 4.
H-1094 Budapest, Hungary


Location of the Semmelweis University NET Building       

On the map and the photo below the Semmelweis University, Nagyvárad Square Basic Sciences Building is shown. (In Hungarian: Semmelweis Egyetem Nagyvárad téri Elméleti Tömb, or NET for short.) The best way to access the venue is by Underground (locally called Metro) taking the outbound train on line 3 getting off at Nagyvárad tér (Nagyvárad Square) Station. The NET Building is a high-towered building in the immediate vicinity of the Nagyvárad tér Station. Just before the meeting, detailed access routes from the hotels offered to participants will be made available here.

View of the Semmelweis University NET Building       

Highlights on Semmelweis University

  • Founded in 1769 as the Medical Faculty of the University of Nagyszombat
  • The oldest medical school in Hungary
  • Named in honour of Ignác Semmelweis, the 19th century obstetrician known as “the saviour of mothers” owing to his groundbreaking discovery of the cause of childbed fever
  • Programs are offered in four languages: Hungarian, English, German and Italian
  • Motto: Servamus vitam atque servimus (“Protecting and serving life”)
  • The University’s name is abbreviated as: SE

Link to Hungary on wikipedia.org

This — now small — country is one of the oldest European countries, situated in the middle of Europe in the Carpathian Basin.

Hungarians speak a language and form a culture unlike any other in the region: this distinctiveness has been a source of pride for more than 1100 years.


This is the country,

  • which boasts one of the world's most beautiful cities: Budapest, the "Pearl of the Danube"
  • where 2000 year old Roman ruins and 400 year old Turkish monuments can be found side by side
  • where Central Europe's largest fresh water lake - Balaton - is located, providing natural paradise for its visitors
  • where hundreds of therapeutic mineral springs gush up from the depths

And there is something else that keeps bringing visitors back to us - the legendary Hungarian hospitality.

Historical dates (en.wikipedia.org):

  • 895 Principality of Hungary
  • 4–6 July 907 Battle of Pressburg
  • 25 December 1000 Christian Kingdom
  • 24 April 1222 Golden Bull of 1222
  • 29 August 1526 Battle of Mohács
  • 2 September 1686 Liberation of Buda
  • 15 March 1848 Revolution of 1848
  • 20 March 1867 Austro-Hungarian Empire
  • 4 June 1920 Treaty of Trianon
  • 23 October 1989 Third Republic
  • 1 May 2004 Joined the European Union

Hungarian Nobel laureates (en.wikipedia.org):

1905    Philipp Lenard    Physics    "for his work on cathode rays"
1914    Robert Bárány    Medicine    "for his work on the physiology and pathology of the vestibular apparatus"
1925    Richard Adolf Zsigmondy    Chemistry    "for his demonstration of the heterogeneous nature of colloid solutions and for the methods he used, which have since become fundamental in modern colloid chemistry"
1937    Albert Szent-Györgyi    Medicine    "for his discoveries in connection with the biological combustion processes, with special reference to vitamin C and the catalysis of fumaric acid"
1943    George de Hevesy    Chemistry    "for his work on the use of isotopes as tracers in the study of chemical processes"
1961    Georg von Békésy    Medicine    "for his discoveries of the physical mechanism of stimulation within the cochlea"
1963    Eugene Wigner    Physics    "for his contributions to the theory of the atomic nucleus and the elementary particles, particularly through the discovery and application of fundamental symmetry principles"
1971    Dennis Gabor    Physics    "for his invention and development of the holographic method"
1986    John Polanyi    Chemistry    "for their contributions concerning the dynamics of chemical elementary processes"
1994    George Olah    Chemistry    "for his contribution to carbocation chemistry"
1994    John Harsanyi    Economics    "pioneering analysis of equilibria in the theory of non-cooperative games"
2002    Imre Kertész    Literature    "for writing that upholds the fragile experience of the individual against the barbaric arbitrariness of history"
2004    Avram Hershko    Chemistry    "for the discovery of ubiquitin-mediated protein degradation"

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Link to Budapest on wikipedia.orgSome fall in love with Budapest at first sight, others will only become a devoted fan of it after a longer stay, but no one denies that it is one of the most beautifully situated and most exciting cities in the world. 

Budapest, the capital of Hungary, locates in the centre of Middle Europe, on both sides of the river Danube. The city with full of surprises and wonder, with its lively centre, pretty parks, majestic river, tall church spires and lavish spas. The Gellért Hill with the Citadel and the Royal Castle with its Castle District define the view of Buda. In this district you will find the extremely rich collection of the Hungarian National Gallery and the National Széchenyi Library. On the Pest side the neo-Gothic building of Parliament raises. The view of Pest is dominated by the dynamic economic and social marks of the development of large middle class housing units throughout the 19th century.

Budapest is full of secrets to uncover, hidden spots to explore and old favourites to revisit. This is the city where being bored is not an option. It has a lot to offer. Museums and galleries, churches and synagogues, palaces and historic buildings, baths and pools are presented together with the influence of Secession in the city. There is an unmistakable feeling that something out of the ordinary is just around the corner, but what it will be is up to you to discover...

Budapest is the venue of numerous congresses, international meetings, sport competitions and cultural events, with its developed infrastructure, elegant lines of shops and modern hotels, it is justifiably described as one of the most beautiful capitals of the world.

For further reading visit the web page on Budapest and view our Gallery.

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Published on 07/09/2017, 20:21:54.
Last updated on 08/26/2017, 14:35:25.