Important dates

27-31 May 2024, Roscoff, France

  • Deadline for abstract submission 1st February 2024 extended to 15th February 2024
  • Deadline for standard registration  1st February 2024 extended to 15th February 2024
  • Notification to authors 1st March 2024
  • Late registration (additional fees will be applied and accommodation may not be available), 15th February 2024

Local Information
The Second Marine Flavobacteria conference will take place at the Roscoff Marine Station on the coast of Brittany, France.

Cancellation Policy

No refunds will be issued for cancellations except in case of "force majeur"!


This page provides information about France and Brittany and about your travel to Brittany and your transfer to the conference center.

About France and Brittany


Visas are not required for citizens of most European countries, permanent residents of a Schengen state, as well as for a series of other countries. If you need a visa, a personal invitation letter may be necessary (see annex documents right below), which you may request from the Organizing Committee. Conditions such as the remaining validity of your passeport may also apply. Here are some documents to assist you. We leave it under your responsibility that you check that these conditions still hold at the time of your departure.

Full legal information about entering France from the French embassy.
Do you need a visa?: details from the French Embassy. Please check carefully that the dates for the visa include the full range of the workshop!

Waiting times for appointments and for processing applications will vary depending on your nationality and the time of year. Users are therefore asked to submit their visa applications well in advance of their departure date.

Practical information

  • Euro is the only currency in use.
  • Power plugs and sockets are on the Europlug compatible standard (e.g. as in France or Germany), voltage 220V.
  • EHIC: European Health Insurance Card. This card is free and allows attendees coming from European member states to receive medical treatment for free or at a reduced cost. Probably to be requested from your provider of health insurance.

Tourist information

Travel information

  • The airport closest to the conference site is Aéroport Brest Bretagne (BES), 50 km of Roscoff. At the time of the worlshop you may fly with direct and mostly daily flights from several airports in France (Paris Orly or Charles de Gaulle in Paris, Lyon, Marseille). While Paris may be a suitable hub for those connecting with other flights, notice that Paris Orly and Paris CDG airports are far from each other.
  • Train: you may also decide to reach Roscoff by train (about 4h from Paris).
  • Participants will be picked-up at the airport or train station upon arrival on Monday, May 27th and driven back after the workshop on Friday, May 31st. Transportation from and to Aéroport Brest Bretagne and train station will be organised ahead of the workshop.

Local information

Roscoff is a medium-sized city along the north coast of Brittany. It is directly on the sea

Conference venue

  • The conference venue is called Station Biologique de Roscoff. It is ruled jointly by the CNRS and Sorbonne University.
  • Accommodation is covered by the registration fees.
  • Breakfasts, lunches and diners are covered by the registration fees.
  • A gala diner, covered by the registration fees, is planed Thursday, May 30th 
  • Bars, restaurants and shops are available in the city.


  • Climate: the daily average (night & day) temperature at the time of the workshop should range from 9 to 16°C, with possibilities of rain. Weather permitting, a visit of Île-de-Batz has been scheduled. Please bring suitable warm and waterproof clothes.
  • The venue is located along the beach. The water temperature in May is usually about 12°C.