Venue & Hospitality
Welcome to the Official Attendee Housing Site for the Biomarkers-2014 which will be held in the beautiful and exciting city of Oxford. The conference will take place in the following dates and location.
Conference Dates: April 15-17, 2014
Hotel Services & Amenities
- Audio/Visual Equipment Rental.
- Business Center.
- Business Phone Service.
- Complimentary Printing Service.
- Express Mail.
- Meeting Rooms.
- Office Rental.
- Photo Copying Service.
- Secretarial Service.
- Video Conference.
- Video Messaging.
- Video Phone.
- Baggage Storage.
Driving Directions to Heathrow Airport
Area Airport: Heathrow AirportDriving Directions from Heathrow Airport to St Hilda's College, Cowley Place, Oxford
Head south on Tunnel Rd E
Keep left to stay on Tunnel Rd E
At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Nene Rd
Turn left onto Bath Rd/A4
Take the 1st left onto Newport Rd
Turn left to stay on Newport Rd
Take the slip road to M4/M25/Central London/The West
Merge onto Tunnel Rd W
Slight left onto M4 (signs for Central London/The West/M25/Gatwick Airport)
Take the exit to stay on M4 towards M25/Gatwick Airport
At junction 4B, take the M25 S exit to M3/M23/Heathrow Airport/Gatwick Airport
Keep right at the fork, follow signs for M25 N/M40/M1/Oxford/Watford
Slight left onto M25
At junction 16, take the M40(W) exit to B'ham/Oxford
Merge onto M40
At junction 8, exit onto A40 towards Oxford/Cheltenham
At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto London Rd/A420
Continue to follow A420
At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Cowley Pl
Turn right to stay on Cowley Pl
Destination will be on the right
Oxford is a city in central southern England. It is the county town of Oxfordshire, and forms a district within the county. It has a population of 150,200, and lies within the Oxford metropolitan area with a population of 244,000. Oxford is one of the UK's fastest growing cities, in terms of population. Oxford is 24 miles (39 km) north-west of Reading, 26 miles (42 km) north-east of Swindon, 36 miles (58 km) east of Cheltenham and 43 miles (69 km) east of Gloucester, 30 miles (48 km) south-west of Milton Keynes, 38 miles (61 km) south-east of Evesham, 43 miles (69 km) south of Rugby and 50 miles (80 km) north-west of London. The rivers Cherwell and Thames (also sometimes known as the Isis locally from the Latinised name Thamesis) run through Oxford and meet south of the city centre.
Oxford has a diverse economic base. Its industries include motor manufacturing, education, publishing and a large number of information technology and science-based businesses.
Oxford has been an important centre of motor manufacturing since Morris Motors was established in the city in 1910. The principal production site for Mini cars, now owned by BMW, is in the Oxford suburb of Cowley.
The city is known worldwide as a university town and home of the University of Oxford, the oldest university in the country and the English-speaking world.
The presence of the university has given rise to many science and technology based businesses, including Oxford Instruments, Research Machines and Sophos. The university established Isis Innovation in 1987 to promote technology transfer. The Oxford Science Park was established in 1990, and the Begbroke Science Park, owned by the university, lies north of the city.
Buildings in Oxford demonstrate an example of every English architectural period since the arrival of the Saxons, including the iconic, mid-18th-century Radcliffe Camera. Oxford is known as the "city of dreaming spires", a term coined by poet Matthew Arnold in reference to the harmonious architecture of Oxford's university buildings.