Conference venue information
The Royal Institution of Great Britain
21 Albemarle Street
The RI is located in the heart of London and can be easily accessed by public transport.
The closest tube stations (subway) are Green Park (served by Jubilee, Victoria and Piccadilly lines) and Piccadilly Circus (Bakerloo and Piccadilly lines).
The RI is a 10 mins walk from the Radisson Blu Edwardian Berkshire hotel (see map below).
The conference venue
The Royal Institution (RI) was founded in 1799 as a place where new technologies could be introduced and science could be taught to the public. Over the following years, research itself became a key focus of the RI, as it became home to famous scientists such as Humphry Davy and Michael Faraday (the building now houses the Faraday Museum). More recently, the RI also hosted life scientists, in particular structural biologists. In the 1950s and 60s, for instance, Sir Lawrence Bragg conducted work in X-ray crystallography at the RI which led to the determination of the structure of lysozyme.
Built in 1756 and converted in 1799, 21 Albemarle street has been the home of the RI since its inception. The ProBio conference will take place in the library room on the first floor of the building.