Applied Synthetic Biology in Europe

“7th Applied Synthetic Biology in Europe” will be held in Brno Observatory and Planetarium (

The Brno Observatory and Planetarium is a centre for the popularisation of various sciences, especially in the field of inanimate nature. First and foremost, of course, it is astronomy, but the venue does not shy away from biology, geology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, geography and many other fields. All this is presented in a comprehensible, entertaining and interactive way. The Brno Observatory and Planetarium is not a scientific workplace, but you can encounter science at every step. The Brno Observatory and Planetarium also supports Brno universities and major scientific projects in the Brno region.

The modern premises of the Brno Observatory and Planetarium are an ideal place for medium-sized congress and incentive tourism events, special events for sponsors and advertising or barter partners, and cultural activities (theatre and musical performances). More information at:

How to get there:
The planetarium is located almost in the centre of Brno, in a park on the Kraví hora hill. By public transport you can get to the Brno Observatory and Planetarium by tram no. 4, tram stop Náměstí Míru/Masarykova čtvrť. Parking (also for buses) is available in the square Náměstí Míru or by the swimming pool on the hill Kraví hora.


There is a wide range of hotel and B&B accommodation options in Brno City. Be aware, however, that some rooms 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.


By plane
Brno–Tuřany Airport is the international airport of Brno, Czech Republic. It is about 7.5 km (5 minutes) from Brno's city center, on the edge of the historical Austerlitz battlefield. The airport is about 120 km (75 minutes) from other international airports, such as Vienna Airport and Bratislava Airport and smaller international airports in Ostrava and Pardubice.

By train

Brno main railway station is the principal railway station in Brno. The railway station is situated in the city centre on the site of the former city walls. Brno main station is an important station on the pan-international corridor passing through the country (Děčín – Prague – Pardubice – Brno – Břeclav), with international trains serving the station to and from Germany, Slovakia, Hungary and Austria.

By bus
Brno offers intercity bus connections to more than 51 cities in Czech Republic like Prague, Ostrava, Pilsen and many others. Brno also has international connections to various countries such as Netherlands (Hague, Rotterdam, Amsterdam), United Kingdom (London), Latvia (Riga) and 19 more countries.

Brno is a city in the South Moravian Region of the Czech Republic. Located at the confluence of the Svitava and Svratka rivers. It has a population of approximately 380,000, making it the second largest city in the Czech Republic after the capital, Prague.

One of the unique features of Brno is its accessibility, as it is located 2 hours drive from 4 capitals - Prague, Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest.

The second reason that makes this city a very suitable place to host ASBE VII is the fact that Brno has developed into a major R&D hub in the Czech Republic joining six public universities, numerous institutes of the Czech Academy of Sciences and several centres of scientific excellence (CEITEC, FNUSA-ICRC, RECETOX) with a very strong scientific background and infrastructure. Brno is also home to a large number of industrial and technological companies involved in research and development. In fact, Brno resonates with science and technology! For instance, did you know that 1/3 of all electron microscopes produced in the world every year come from this single city?

Brno also has a rich history, a beautiful old-town centre, hundreds of historical monuments and other places worth seeing and visiting. Life in Brno resonates with young spirit thanks to numerous restaurants, bars, pubs and excellent cafes.

For more information about Brno, please visit the following links:

Tips for trips:

  • Špilberk Castle.
  • It is a hilltop castle in Brno, South Moravia, built in the first half of the 13th century.
  • Cathedral of St Peter and Paul, a national cultural monument and one of the most significant examples of Baroque and Gothic architecture in South Moravia. It is possible to climb the tower, which offers a beautiful view.
  • Tugendhat Villa (on the UNESCO list), villa of Greta and Fritz Tugendhat, designed by the architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and built in 1929-1930. Online ticket:

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