BIOMATH 2023YoMB 2018

Scientific Program

Scientific Programme for download (final)

18 June 2023: Arrival day, no sessions. First meeting of the School (18:00)
19 June 2023: Official opening.
19-21 June 2023: Four sessions per day of keynote and contributed presentations
22 June 2023: One session and excursion
23 June 2023: Two session, closure

Social Program

Welcome cocktail: Monday, 19 June 2023, 19:30 - 20:30
Official dinner: Wednesday, 21 June 2023, 18:30 - 23:00
Excursion: Thursday, 22 June 2023, 8:30 - 14:30 (in case of stormy sea: 10:30 - 19:00)
Depending on their arrival and departure times, participants may consider visiting the historical town of Nesebar, e.g. on 18 June 2023 (for participants who arrive early) and on 23 June 2023 (for participants who depart late).

Official Dinner on 21 June 2023

Venue: Restaurant Planinska Kashta (Mountain House) in the village Bata
Transport: Busses leave from the hotel at 18:30. The restaurant is about 30 min drive from the hotel. Return expected at 23:00. Included with the dinner: National programme, dance in fire, live music.

Excursion on 22 June 2023

Excursion: Meeting place: In front of the conference centre. We leave as a group at 8:20. Please be on time.

For the adventurous, who would like to go to the ship by themselves, the ship is at the big/old harbour. Look at the map. I am told it is docked on the short segment of the L shaped quay. It is an wooden ship. It would be difficult to miss it, I guess.

Location of the ship "Nija"

The excursion is to the island of St. Anastasia with the following schedulle:
9:00 Departure from the Pomorie harbour abord the boat "Nija". The harbour is about 20min pleasant walk from Grand Hotel Pomorie. Any other hotel is likely to be nearer. The Old Town of Pomorie is a small peninsula. We expect that by Thursday the conference participants will know their way around. Please plan to be at the harbour 10-15 min before the time. The boat leaves at 9:00.
10:15 Arrival on the Island. About 2 hours siteseeing the island. English speaking guide will be available. The more leasurly inclined may include beach and sea in their programme.
12:30 Departure from the island. Lunch on the boat: grilled mackerel, sides, fruits. Unlimitted drinks: beer, wine, rakiya (if you do not know what is this, this would be a good time to find out), soft drinks.
13:30 - 13:45 Arrival at the harbour of Pomorie.

Note: Coffee/Tea break will be served at the hotel at 15:30 - 16:00 followed by the late afternoon session 16:00 - 18:05.

Second option for the excursion
This is not an option of choice, but rather an option that may be imposed by the weather. In the second half of June the sea is usually calm. Yet, it may happen that on the 22 June 2023 it is not. Sailing to the island involves going partially into the open sea. If the sea is choppy, we will not be able to do the planned excursion. Nevertheless, our Plan B is not less exciting. We will have a morning session (8:30 - 10:00), coffee break (10:00 - 10:30). The excursion has two activities:
1. Pirate party in the Pomorie bay. It involves various activities with the "pirates" and includes lunch (as in the original version of the excursion). Bring a bathing suit as one wold not like to miss the opportunity of jumping from the ship into the sea. Return at 14:30 - 15:00.
2. Trip to Nesebar - historical town on he next peninsula to the North, a UNESCO heritage site. There is a lot to see in a relatively small place bound by the see in nearly every direction (video link).
16:00 Bus leaves from Grand Hotel Pomorie
16:30 Arrival at Nesebar
18:30 Departure from Nesebar
19:00 Arrival at Grand Hotel Pomorie