IMAP 2016 was to be held in the Centre for Biotechnology and Biomedicine (BBZ). However, planned refurbishment work has not been completed on time and so we have had to relocate to the Fraunhofer Institute, located next door to the BBZ..

The Fraunhofer Institute offers excellent conference facilities. For IMAP 2015 the talks, poster sessions, refreshment breaks and trade exhibition will all be located in the same area to maximise the opportunties for informal discussion and networking.

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Address & Directions


The address of the Fraunhofer Institute is:

Fraunhofer-Institut für Zelltherapie und Immunologie (IZI)

Perlickstrasse 1

04103 Leipzig



Arriving from Leipzig Hauptbahnhof (main station) 

  • Take tram line 16 towards Lößnig to stop 'An den Tierkliniken'.
  • Look back the way you came and you will see the Fraunhofer on the right.

Arriving from Leipzig/Halle Airport

  • Take  regional train to Leipzig Hauptbahnhof (main station).
  • Follow directions from Hauptbahnhof (left).

Visit the Fraunhofer IZI website for more information about getting to the Fraunhofer Institute.

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There is no accommodation provided by the conference, but Leipzig has a wide range of good quality accommodation at affordable prices. The City of Leipzig website has more information about hotels and pensions (B&Bs).

We recommend you reserve a hotel close to the centre of Leipzig. The Fraunhofer Institute can be reached within 10 minutes by tram 16 or S-Bahn from the Leipzig Hauptbahnhof (Central Station.

Download Centre

Visit the Leipzig Region Download Centre for a range of tourist information material indlucing city map, brochures, restaurant guides and much more.

Getting to Leipzig

The Leipzig Travel website has more information about getting to Leipzig.

Transportation in Leipzig

For more information, visit the bus and rail page of the City of Leipzig website (English version) or you can get more information on the Leipziger Verkehrsbetriebe website (German only). 

You can download a map of the Leipzig transport network.

City of Leipzig


With a history dating back almost 1,000 years, the City of Leipzig has many claims to fame. It has a long association with music. Leipzig was home to J.S. Bach for 27 years and Richard Wagner was born there in 1813. Felix Mendelssohn established Germany's first musical conservatoire in Leipzig and Gustav Mahler was conductor at theLeipzig Theatre.


Leipzig has been a centre of commerce since the time of the Holy Roman Empire, sitting on the intersection of two important Medieval trade routes.


The city also played a significant role in the fall of communism, with the Monday Demonstrations taking place in St. Nicholas' Church in 1989-90.


During the 21st Century, Leipzig has become a significant economic centre in eastern Germany and a centre for biotechnology and biomedicine.