Green Biopharmaceuticals: Molecular Farming in Plants, Moss, and Algae

The “Green Green Biopharmaceuticals” will take place at the Casa de la Convalescencia, one of the buildings located within the Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau grounds and constitutes one of the later works of Catalonian Modernism.

The Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau is one of the oldest institutions in Barcelona, dating from 1401 when six hospitals in the city merged to form a charity devoted to the care of people and health, still existing today. In 1901, a new hospital was started and completed in 1930, with the donation of the Catalan banker Pau Gil and operated until 2009, when the current modern hospital was built.

The historical building of Hospital de Sant Pau is a jewel of modernist architecture, commissioned to the architect Lluís Domènech i Muntaner, with a religious inspiration and proposing disruptive approaches at the time to healthcare and to the patients. It was named as a part of UNESCO's Cultural Heritage for Humanity. Today, the modernistic building has been completely renovated and it is impressive to visit.

Casa Convalescència is part of the modernist complex of Hospital de Sant Pau and it is operated as a meeting venue by Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, that had its first venue there. It is a unique building, cosmopolitan and welcoming, combining both tradition and modernity, offering advanced high-technology in a space with real personality, ideal to host scientific workshops in a unique atmosphere.

Casa Convalescencia - Hospital de Sant Pau
Casa Convalescencia - Hospital de Sant Pau
Casa Convalescencia - Hospital de Sant Pau

The nearest metro stops are Sant Pau – Dos de Maig on the blue line (L5), and Guinardó – Hospital de Sant Pau on the yellow line (L4).

There are two bus stops right next to Casa Convalescència, called Sant Antoni Maria Claret – Independència (lines 191 and 192) and Sant Quintí – Sant Antoni Maria Claret (lines 19, 47, 117, 191, 192, D50, H8 and V23).


  • Metro: Take the L9 Sud to Collblanc station. Once there take the metro’s blue line (L5) till Sant Pau – Dos de Maig station.
  • Train (only Terminal 2) + Metro: At the RENFE station, take the train to Sants-Estació. Once there take the metros’s blue line (L5) till Sant Pau – Dos de Maig station.
  • Bus + Metro: Outside the airport terminal, take the AEROBUS to Plaça Catalunya. Walk one corner till Plaça Urquinaona and take the metro’s yellow line (L4) to Guinardó – Hospital de Sant Pau station.

    There is a wide range of hotel and B&B accommodation options in Barcelona City. However some venues may book out so early booking is advised.
    Please, take note that attendees are responsible for making their own lodging and travel arrangements. The conference does not work with any agency to arrange travel or accommodation.
    We recommend the following hotels located near the conference venue:

    Lepant, 406, 08025 Barcelona
    Reservations: +34 902 42 42 42
    Rosselló, 390, 08025 Barcelona
    Reservations: +34 900 93 80 38
    Discount code: GREENBIO