From Proteome to Phenotype



Onsite accommodation is available within the Salisbury Green Hotel or Masson House at Pollock Halls campus at Edinburgh First.

Accommodation can be booked online at and delegates will need to quote the promotional code, CONF17, to receive 15% off accommodation. Payment will be taken at time of booking and all bookings are subject to availability.

If you require further information regarding accommodation, please visit


John McIntyre Conference Centre
Edinburgh First 
Pollock Halls
18 Holyrood Park Road 
EH16 5AY
Edinburgh First location map


By Air

Edinburgh First (Pollock Halls) is about 8 miles from Edinburgh International Airport. A taxi from the airport will cost around £25 or you can take an airlink bus service to Waverley Bridge (main train station). The cost for an adult open return is £9 and a single journey is £4.50. Waverley train station is 10 minutes drive or 30 minute walk from Edinburgh First (Pollock Halls).

By Rail

Edinburgh First (Pollock Halls) is 2 miles from Edinburgh Waverley station. A taxi or bus will take around 10 minutes. 

By Tram

There are regular trams from Edinburgh Airport to St Andrew's Square, main tram terminal, in the City Centre and will take around 30 minutes. 

Edinburgh First (Pollock Halls) is about 2 miles from St Andrew's Square. When you arrive in the City Centre, you can either take a short taxi journey which will cost you around £7 or walk to Edinburgh Waverley train station to take a bus.

By Bus

From the North Bridge bus stop located at Edinburgh Waverley, take a bus (numbers 14, 30, 33) to the Royal Commonwealth Pool on Dalkeith Road and Pollock Halls is a short walk down Holyrood Park Road from the stop. The standard adult one-trip fare is £1.60 and you can buy tickets online or with exact change on the buses. 

By Road

If you are driving to Edinburgh from the South, take the A720; City of Edinburgh Bypass, then take the A7 Old Dalkeith Road exit at the Sheriffhall Roundabout going towards the City Centre. Continue straight for approximately 3 miles. Just past the Royal Commonwealth Pool at the lights, turn right onto Holyrood Park Road. Pollock Halls is the second turning on the right.

There is limited on-site parking on a first-come first-served basis.

Further travel information can be found on the following websites: