Dinner and Ceilidh - sponsored by Oxford Nanopore

The conference dinner will be held at the historical Ghillie Dhu, in the centre of Edinburgh

A Ceilidh is a traditional Scottish dance with gaelic music - there will be a series of dances and you will be shown the correct moves! It is very tradtional in Scotland and a lot of fun!

Ghillie Dhu

We are excited to announce that Oxford Nanopore will be doing a LIVE DEMO of their MinION sequencing platform as part of the dinner celebrations.

Dinner includes:

  • 3 course dinner
  • Arrival glass of prosecco
  • Half a bottle of wine with the meal
  • Live ceilidh band and dancing


Genome Science 2019 will take place in the John McIntyre Conference Centre, situated within Pollock Halls, a University Campus in the South of Edinburgh.

Overlooked by the Salisbury Crags, Pollock Halls is 2 minutes walk away from Holyrood park, home to Holyrood Palace and the world famous Arthur’s seat.

The historic city centre of Edinburgh is a mere 20 minute walk or 10 minute bus ride away, with hundreds of restaurants and bars, historic buildings and streets, award-winning whisky and traditional live Scottish music.

Campus accomodation is available through Edinburgh First at a discount rate, and a number of hotels are within walking distance