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PSDI 2018 "26th Protein Structure Determination in Industry Meeting"

Du 11 au 13 novembre 2018 Versailles

Bienvenue à PSDI 2018

Au nom des organisateurs de PSDI et de son Comité exécutif, nous avons le plaisir de vous accueillir à la 26ème édition de la conférence “Protein Structure Determination in Industry” qui aura lieu à Versailles, en France, du Dimanche 11 au Mardi 13 novembre 2018.
La conférence aura lieu à l’Hotel Le Louis Versailles Chateau à Versailles. 
Ce rendez-vous incontournable pour la communauté industrielle des biologistes structuraux sera cette année l'occasion de poursuivre l’échange sur les différentes techniques de biologie structurale intégrée.
Une visite du Synchrotron SOLEIL, le lundi après-midi, donnera l’occasion de mieux connaître les différentes techniques utilisant le rayonnement synchrotron à SOLEIL.

La conférence PSDI 2018 est organisée conjointement par le Synchrotron SOLEIL et SANOFI.


Dates importantes

Dates de la conférence : Dimanche 11 - Mardi 13 novembre, 2018
Inscription en ligne : à partir du 2 mai, 2018
Le cocktail de bienvenue : Dimanche 11 novembre, 2018 (à l’hôtel Le Louis Versailles Château)
Le dîner de la conférence : Lundi 12 novembre, 2018 (lieu à confirmer).

Dates limites




Programme préliminaire

Février 2018


Inscriptions des sponsors

Février 2018

Juin 2018

Inscription avancée

2 Mai 2018

31Juillet 2018

Soumission des résumés

2 Mai 2018

15 Septembre 2018

Inscription tardive

1er Août 2018



PSDI 1 - 1993 - Zeneca, United Kingdom PSDI 14 - 2006 - Novartis, Le Bischenberg, France
PSDI 2 - 1994 - SmithKline Beecham, United Kingdom PSDI 15 - 2007 - ESRF, France
PSDI 3 - 1995 - GlaxoWellcome, United Kingdom PSDI 16 - 2008 - GlaxoSmithKline, United Kingdom
PSDI 4 - 1996 - Pfizer Sandwich, United Kingdom PSDI 17 - 2009 - Roche, Basel, Switzerland
PSDI 5 - 1997 - Zeneca, United Kingdom PSDI 18 - 2010 - Diamond light Source, Randolph Hotel, UK
PSDI 6 - 1998 - Roche Welwyn, United Kingdom PSDI 19 - 2011 - AstraZeneca, Mölndal, Sweden
PSDI 7 - 1999 - SmithKline Beecham, United Kingdom PSDI 20 - 2012 - Sanofi, Chateau de Montvillargenne, France
PSDI 8 - 2000 - Aventis, France PSDI 21 - 2013 - PSI, Expose, Hotel Astoria Lucerne, Switzerland
PSDI 9 - 2001 - GlaxoSmithKline, United Kingdom PSDI 22 - 2014 - Merck Serono, Hotel Miragem, Cascais, Portugal
PSDI 10 - 2002 - AstraZeneca, United Kingdom PSDI 23 - 2015 - Proteros Biostructures, Munich/Tegernsee, Germany
PSDI 11 - 2003 - Medivir, Sweden PSDI 24 – 2016 – Malmo, Sweden
PSDI 12 - 2004 - Pfizer, United Kingdom PSDI 25 – 2017 – Cambridge, United Kingdom
PSDI 13 - 2005 - Astex, United Kingdom  


Preliminary programme

11th November, 2018 - Welcome Reception
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Registration
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Welcome reception at the Hotel Le Louis Versailles Château
12th November, 2018 - Scientific Meeting & Meeting Dinner
Morning Scientific session
Afternoon Visit of Synchrotron SOLEIL
Evening Meeting Dinner
13th November, 2018 - Scientific Meeting
Morning Scientific session



Scientific Committee

Tatiana Isabet, Synchrotron SOLEIL (France)

Magali Mathieu, SANOFI (France)

Alexei Rak, SANOFI (France)

Andrew Thompson, Synchrotron SOLEIL (France)

Local Committee

Clémentine Esnard, Synchrotron SOLEIL (France)

Frédérique Fraissard, Synchrotron SOLEIL (France)

Tatiana Isabet, Synchrotron SOLEIL (France)

Sylvie Koguc, Synchrotron SOLEIL (France)

Jean-Marc Lucacchioni, Synchrotron SOLEIL (France)

Andrew Thompson, Synchrotron SOLEIL (France)


Versailles is a French commune located in the department of Yvelines, in the region Ile-de-France, known worldwide for its famous castle as well as for its gardens, sites classified under the aegis of UNESCO in the list of world heritage of humanity.

A new city, created by the will of King Louis XIV, it was the seat of French political power for a century, from 1682 to 1789, before becoming the cradle of the French Revolution. Versailles is also historically known to have been the site of many treaties, such as the Treaty of Paris (1783), which ended the American War of Independence and the Treaty of Versailles signed after the end of the First World War.

The city of Versailles is located in the western suburbs of the French capital, 17.1 km from the center of Paris. Deputies and Senators meet there in congress at the castle, to ratify any modification of the constitution. Headquarters of Versailles-Saint-Quentin University (UVSQ) and welcoming many companies, the city is part of the Paris-Saclay technological cluster project.

Please visit the website of the tourist office of Versailles website for more information on what to do during your stay in the city.


Hotel Le Louis Versailles
2 avenue de Paris

Tél. +33139074646


The Louis Versailles Chateau - MGallery by Sofitel is a 4-star establishment of the Sofitel chain, completely renovated in 2017. It is ideally located to get to the residence of the Sun King, with only 500 meters separate the Palace of Versailles from the hotel (5 minutes by foot).
We find then rooms in a purely Versailles style and high-end services. 
The property is a 2-minute walk from Versailles-Château-Rive-Gauche RER Station, providing direct access to central Paris, the Eiffel Tower and Avenue Champs Elysées.

ACCOMMODATION - Hotel Le Louis Versailles

Venue information

The meeting will take place Sunday 11th to Tuesday 13th November, 2018, at Le Louis Versailles Château.

The Louis Versailles is in the heart of Versailles and provides easy access to the city. It is a short walk from the Palace of Versailles and close to the Coach Museum, the Versailles Conservatory and the Cathedral Saint-Louis of Versailles.
The hotel is an ideal base for exploring the city.

It is 240 m from the Versailles Chantier - Rives Gauches (RER C) station which serves Paris in 26 minutes. The hotel is a 26 minutes drive from Orly Airport and a 48 minutes drive from Roissy Charles de Gaulle Airport.


By car

  • From Paris, take the A13 motorway, exit Versailles Château.
  • From Orly, take the N186 then the A86 towards Versailles.
  • From Roissy Charles de Gaulle, take the A1 (E15, E19), then the west ring road then the A13 and exit at Versailles Château.


By taxi - Airport to Versailles

Versailles is located  :

  • From Paris - Orly airport,24km
  • From Paris - Roissy Charles de Gaulle, 45km


The price of a journey by taxi is:

  • Between 35€ and 52€ from / to Orly airport, depending on traffic. The journey generally takes around 40 minutes;
  • Between 68€ and 101€ from / to Roissy Charles de Gaulle airport, depending on the traffic. The journey generally takes around 1 hour.

Paris Airport website


By public transport

Versailles has good public transport links to Paris.

RER local train

  • From central Paris: RER C towards Versailles-Rive-Gauche-Château (5 mins walk from the Palace).
  • From Paris Montparnasse, SNCF trains stop at Versailles-Chantiers station (20 mins walk from the Palace).
  • From Paris Saint-Lazare, SNCF train to Versailles-Rive-Droite (15 mins walk from the Palace).


NB: métro tickets are not valid for these journeys! You must purchase Ile-de-France tickets for Versailles-Rive-Gauche-Château, Versailles-Rive-Droite or Versailles-Chantiers. It is better to buy return tickets – that way you avoid queuing to buy your ticket on the way back!

Timetables: TransilienMétro



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