YEAST 2017

28th International Conference on Yeast Genetics and Molecular Biology (ICYGMB)

August 27 – September 1, 2017
Prague, Czech Republic

Conference Venue

Prague Congress Centre (PCC)

Prague Congress Centre

Prague Congress Centre (PCC)
5. května 65
140 21 Prague 4
Czech Republic
+420 261 171 111
GPS: 50°03'43.6"N 14°25'44.0"E
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The 28th ICYGMB will be held at the Prague Congress Centre (PCC) which is one of the modern archi­tectural landmarks of Prague and the largest convention and culture centre in the Czech Republic.

Its location is very practical, being easily accessible from the city centre by underground or motor­way. The Prague Congress Centre is situated in a unique location with a beautiful panoramic view of Prague with its large parks, the Vltava River and Prague Castle. A project for the third millennium, the Prague Congress Centre is fitted with high-quality equipment in terms of audiovisual technology, air-conditioning, energy connections and communi­ca­tions, ISDN data links, GSM and modern hall technologies. The quality of these amenities ensures that the Prague Congress Centre complies with required international standards.

PCC is ideally located near the city centre with a panoramic view of Prague Castle. It is easily accessible by both public and private transport. It has its own metro station and extensive parking facilities.

Main entrance (No. 5)

Prague Congress Centre entrances

To reach the conference, use the Entrance No. 5. Registration, exhibition, poster sessions, and all the meeting rooms will be situated on the 2nd floor.

How to get to the Prague Congress Centre

The Prague Congress Centre is adjacent to the Vysehrad station on the Line C of the Prague underground railway (Metro) network, providing a convenient access by the public transport from the city’s airport and all major rail and bus stations.

Prague Metro Map

Maps, timetables, fares, and route planning are available in English on the Prague Public Transport (PIT) website

Arriving by air

Please check the Official carrier page for the information how to get a discount airline ticket.

The Vaclav Havel Airport Prague handles flights of most European carriers and many overseas flights. The airport is located approximately 20 km northwest of the city centre. The airport is served either by public buses or taxi. You ca also rent a car there.

From Airport to PCC by public transport

Travelling by the public transport in Prague requires a prior purchase of a ticket which you must validate (see info on the Transportation in Prague page). For the journey from the Airport to the PCC a single transfer ticket (value of 32 CZK) is required. The ticket is valid for 90 minutes after stamping it. Tickets can be purchased in public transport counters in the Arrival Halls of Terminals 1 & 2 (from 7 am to 10 pm). Automatic distributors are placed at bus stops (cash required). By bus and Metro the journey takes approximately 45 minutes. For more information about the public transport in Prague (PIT) visit

Please, note that all Yeast2017 delegates will receive a free public transport ticket at registration, however for your travel from the airport you need to purchase a ticket.

Bus stops at the Vaclav Havel Airport are situated in front of the Terminals 1 & 2.

  • Bus 119: Prague Airport – Nadrazi Veleslavin (Metro line A) – 17 min
    Then take the Metro Line A (direction Skalka) to the Muzeum; change to the Line C (direction Haje). Get off at the stop Vysehrad (the second stop from the Muzeum). The Prague Congress Centre is next to the Metro station Vysehrad.

  • Bus 100: Prague Airport – Zlicin (Metro line B) – 18 min
    Then take the Metro Line B (direction Cerny most). Get off at the station Florenc and change for the Metro Line C. Take the direction Haje and get off at the station Vysehrad (the fourth stop from Florenc). The Prague Congress Centre is next to the Metro station.

  • Airport Express Bus: Prague Airport – Prague Main Train Station (Hlavni nadrazi, Metro line C) – 35 min
    Then take the Line C (direction Haje). Get off at the station Vysehrad (the third stop from the Main Train Station – Hlavni nadrazi). The Prague Congress Centre is next to the Metro station Vysehrad.

    Airport Express Bus is a special airport bus providing a direct interconnection of air, rail, and public transport from 5:30 to 22:30 (timetable).
    Interval: 15 – 30 minutes
    Travel time: 33 minutes
    Fare: the regular PIT tariff is not valid, tickets are non-transferrable and single-trip, valid only on this particular line purchase tickets from the driver (adults 60 CZK, luggage free of charge). Appropriate Czech Railways travel documents as well as international travel documents issued abroad are also valid on this line.

Route itinerary from the Prague centre to the Airport

Hlavni nadrazi (C, train), Masarykovo nadrazi, Namesti Republiky –> Airport
- Terminal 1 (flights to the countries beside the Schengen space: in Europe for example Great Britain, Ireland, Cyprus, Romania and Bulgaria, intercontinental flights), exit only
– Terminal 2 (flights to the countries in the Schengen space: Belgium, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Italy, Lithuania, Latvia, Luxemburg, Hungary, Malta, Germany, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Austria, Greece, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Iceland, Norway, Switzerland).

From Airport to PCC by Taxi

The Prague Congress Centre is 30 minutes away from the Airport. Effective January 2017, taxi services at Václav Havel Airport Prague will be provided by Taxi Praha and FIX Airports Cars only. However, an airport shuttle service can also be ordered via the website e.g. or by phone on 800 870  888. The price for a taxi from the Airport to the city centre should not be higher than approximately 700-800 CZK (25-30 EUR). Please see the recommendations in the section Transportation in Prague when taking a taxi on the street in Prague.

From Airport to PCC by Car

From the Airport take the route R7 in the direction to Prague centre.
At the first crossing join the outer ring road Prazsky okruh (D0) – transit.
Take the Exit No. 16 direction Praha-Branik and follow the main road.
Cross the bridge and continue straight on the Jizni spojka.
After a while follow the signs showing towards Praha–Sporilov and at the end of the exit make a 270° turn to the opposite direction on the street Hlavni leading to the street 5. kvetna.
After a drive through the street 5. kvetna take the turn with signs directing towards Corinthia Towers Hotel and Kongresove centrum Praha.
Once driving through the roundabout, turn right towards the OMV petrol station to enter the parking lot of the PCC.

Prague Congress Centre - car access and parking places

Conference Floorplan

All Congress activities will take place in adjoining halls – Forum hall, Terraces 1 and 2, and the North hall.
The Exhibition will be located at the Forum Hall foyer 2 next to Registration; coffee breaks will be served also there.

Prague Congress Center - Floorplan

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YEAST 2017
28th International Conference on Yeast Genetics and Molecular Biology (ICYGMB)

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