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Modern Biology and Visions of Humanity

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 How to take part

  • Registration
    The encounter Modern biology and visions of humanity organised by the European Commission’s Research Directorate-General, will bring together, on 22-23 March 2004, philosophers, scholars in the arts humanists, writers and scientists in modern biology. They will reflect on the impact life sciences are having on our perceptions of the human being and to what extent they are influencing the direction of our cultures and societies

    Invited guests from across society, including political and lobby groups, young people, religious organisations and artists, will broaden the debate to take in multiple perspectives.
  • Translation
    Simultaneous interpretation will be provided from and to German, English, Spanish, French and Italian.

 Getting to the Palazzo Ducale

The conference will be held in Genoa, Palazzo Ducale on 22 and 23 March 2004.

Address: Palazzo Ducale
Piazza Matteotti 9
16123 Genova (Italy)
Tel. +39-0105574000
Fax +39-0105574001
Email: palazzoducale@palazzoducale.genova.it

View the city map and a map of the Palazzo Ducale area.

To get to Genoa, there are direct flights from Milano, Napoli, Paris, London and Munich.

  • From Genoa airport
    An express bus (Volabus), which runs on line 100, connects the airport to the city centre. From the airport, the first bus leaves at 6:15 and the last one at 23:45.

    For the Palazzo Ducale and the Bristol Hotel (Via XX Settembre, 35-16121 Genova) get off at Piazza Ferrari.

Otherwise, there are two stations in Genoa; which are both at equal distance to the Palazzo Ducale.

  • From Piazza Principe station
    Take bus n° 29 or 35 and get off at Piazza De Ferrari. Althernatively, you can take a taxi.

To know more about the bus lines and timetables, look at the AMT website.

  • By car
    Travelling from the North and the West, exit at Genova Ovest tollgate, take the Sopraelevata flyover, exit at Piazza Corvetto.
    Travelling from the East, exit at Genova Est tollgate, direction Brignole railway
    station, Via D'Aste and Piazza Dante (Via D'Annunzio). View the map.

Accomodation in Genoa

The European Commission has built a list of Genoa hotels at various rates. See the list

Preparing for your stay in Genoa

Here are some websites which can help you prepare for your visit to Genoa:

For more information about the conference

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