Practical information

Conference center

The conference will be held at the Université de Nice, at the Valrose campus, in the city center of Nice (South of France, Mediterranean Coast). Presentations will take place in a beautiful old and renovated theater. It is organized under the supervision of Institut Sophia Agrobiotech (ISA), hence this year’s emphasis on biological control and chemical ecology. The INRA (National Institute for Research in Agronomy) Environment and Agronomy division is particularly implicated.

Research at ISA focuses on the study of plant-interactions, pathogens and symbionts and their dynamics in time and space. It aims to understand plant responses to biotic stresses, pathogenicity linked with pest specificity, or determinants of sucesses/failures of invasive populations, with the ultimate goal of crop protection and sustainable agriculture.

Researchers are also implicated in education and teaching at the Université Nice Sophia Antipolis, and the Institut Sophia Agrobiotech hosts the new International MSc BOOST (Biocontrol Solution for Plant Health).

Registration fee

Registration is free of charge and is limited to 60 participants.

Registration includes :

  • Conference entrance
  • Conference materials
  • Coffee breaks and lunches
  • Tuesday’s « Apéritif dînatoire »

Accommodation is at the participant’s charge (see below)

Suggested Accomodation

Rooms have been pre-booked (30 beds) in the city center at the youth hostel « Nice Les Camélias« 

3, rue Spitaliéri, 06000 Nice
Tél. +33 (0)4 93 62 15 54

Shared room fees: ~45 € per night + 6 € for sheet location

How to come ? (mettre plan accès)

The Campus address is
20 Avenue Valrose
06000 Nice

On GoogleMap

Car – see map on the Valrose Campus website below

Train – From the « TGV Nice Ville » Train Station, the Tram 1 links the train station to the campus. The station is here

Bus – OuiBus and Flexbus arrive at the TGV Nice Ville Train Station or at the airport

Plane – From the « Nice Côte d’Azur Airport », the Tram 2 links the airport to the city center. The airport is here