ISMB2001 - The 9th International Conference on Intelligent Systems for Molecular Biology, Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen, Denmark, July 22 - 25, 2001
Industry Night
Banquet Night
Job Fair
Satellite Meetings

Tivoli Gardens by night

ISMB2001 will be held in the old concert hall in Tivoli Gardens. Tivoli Gardens is one of the worlds oldest amusement parks, situated in the very heart of Copenhagen - a location easily accessible from Copenhagen airport.

Tivoli Gardens has rides and games, but also concerts and performances by some of the world's finest artists. It has dozens of restaurants serving everything from fast food to international haute cuisine. The Gardens are decorated with flowers, shrubs and trees, which at night are illuminated with festive coloured lights - an enchanted world within a big city.

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Registration and Information Desk

Opening hours:

Saturday, July 21 7:00 -- 21:00
Sunday, July 22 7:00 -- 21:00
Monday, July 23 8:00 -- 19:00
Tuesday, July 24 8:00 -- 19:00
Wednesday, July 25 8:00 -- 18:00

Tutorial notes and additional copies of the conference proceedings can be purchased at the registration desk.

Satellite Meeting Registration:

The Registration for all satellite meetings on the 19th and 20th of July will be on the ground floor of Restaurant Nimb, from 8:00 -- 17:00. Please enter via the entrance across from the Main Copenhagen train station as per your registration map. If you are also attending ISMB, you will be registered for ISMB at the same time.

If you are attending ISMB and also a satellite meeting on the 26th of July, you will be registered for the satellite meeting along with your ISMB registration. Please remember to wear your satellite meeting badge for the 26th.

If you are attending a satellite meeting on the 26th July only, you can also register on this day at Restaurant NIMB, from 8:00.

Conference Badge

The badge must be worn to all ISMB2001 conference events. The badge is also valid as an entrance card for Tivoli Gardens.

Sun Microsystems Message Center

Internet access is available through the SUN MICROSYSTEMS message center located on the first floor of Dansetten, just above the registration area.

Opening hours:

Saturday, July 21 8:00 -- 22:00
Sunday, July 22 8:00 -- 22:00
Monday, July 23 8:00 -- 22:00
Tuesday, July 24 8:00 -- 22:00
Wednesday, July 25 8:00 -- 17:00

Press Relations

The ISMB2001 press room is located at the concert hall. Phones, fax and computers with internet access are available in the press room, which will be open during conference hours. Staff and volunteers will be there to assist with press requests.


One copy of the ISMB2001 Proceedings, Bioinformatics Special issue, is provided to all ISMB2001 participants. Extra copies of the proceedings can be purchased at the registration desk.

Online access to this years proceedings is available to subscribers of "Bioinformatics" at, from July 25.

Social Events

Saturday, July 21

19:00 Opening reception at restaurant NIMB

Sunday, July 22

Industry night
18:00 - 21:00 Industry Night Reception at Restaurant NIMB
18:00 - 21:00 Software Demonstrations by Platinum Sponsors in Concert Hall

Monday, July 23

Banquet night
Boat trip and banquet dinner at Restaurant Basecamp on Holmen. Concert: Marilyn Mazur and friends. Buses depart from Tietgensgade just outside Tivoli Gardens at 18:00.

Tuesday, July 24

17:00 - 19:00 IP workshop: Putting Informatics to Work: Intellectual Property and Business Promises.
Presented by Heller Ehrman White & McAuliffe LLP

Tivoli Gardens

Tivoli Gardens is one of the worlds oldest amusement parks, situated in the very heart of Copenhagen. Tivoli Gardens has rides and games, but also concerts and performances by some of the world's finest artists. It has dozens of restaurants serving everything from fast food to international haute cuisine.

Ride Tickets

One ride ticket costs DKK 10, and the rides cost 1-5 tickets. Ride tickets can be bought in the ticket booths and ticket machines. The Multi-Ride ticket allows unlimited use of all of Tivoli's 25 rides, and costs DKK 180, but is only valid on the day of sale.

Tivoli Events

Sunday, July 22

The Harmony Pavilion
18:00 The Tivoli Big Band
20:00 The Tivoli Big Band
The Open Air Stage
17:00 Acrobatics Galore
19:00 Acrobatics Galore
The Pantomime Theatre
16:15 Love in the Dustbin
18:15 Love in the Dustbin
The Promenade Pavilion
17:30 -21 Tivoli's Promenade Orchestra
The Gardens
23:30 Fireworks on the Tivoli Lake

Monday, July 23

The Harmony Pavilion
20:00 The Tivoli Big Band
22:15 Requests by the Tivoli Bigband
The Open Air Stage
19:00 Acrobatics Galore
21:30 Acrobatics Galore
The Pantomime Theatre
18:00 Promenade concert with song
20:00 Promenade concert with song
The Promenade Pavilion
16:30 -21 Tivoli's Promenade Orchestra

Tuesday, July 24

The Harmony Pavilion
17:30 The Tivoli Big Band
18:50 The Tivoli Big Band
20:00 The Tivoli Big Band
The Pantomime Theatre
18:15 Harlequin Mechanical Statue
20:15 Pierrot's Calamities
The Promenade Pavilion
16:30 -21 Tivoli's Promenade Orchestra
The Open-Air Stage
21:30 Beach Boys concert. Bring your own surf board

Wednesday, July 25

The Harmony Pavilion
20:00 The Tivoli Big Band
22:15 Requests by the Tivoli Bigband
The Open Air Stage
19:00 Acrobatics Galore
21:30 Acrobatics Galore
The Pantomime Theatre
18:15 Pierrot's Calamities
20:15 Harlequin Mechanical Statue
The Promenade Pavilion
16:30 - 21 Tivoli's Promenade Orchestra
The Gardens
23:45 Fireworks

Sights and Attractions

If the amusements and rides of the Tivoli Gardens are not sufficient, Copenhagen offers a variety of sights. A few are mentioned here. For more information, and for other things to see and do around Copenhagen, visit the Wonderful Copenhagen Tourist Information, Bernstorffsgade 1, 1610 (near Tivoli main entrance).


Passing through the heart of the city center from Rådhuspladsen, to Kongens Nytorv you will find one of the longest pedestrian streets in the world - Strøget. Strøget was one of the first streets in the world to be turned into a pedestrian street, in 1962. It is lined with brand name shops, small speciality shops, and department stores such as Illum, Magasin and Illums Bolighus. Fanning out from Strøget are more pedestrian streets, all in all 3.2km, surrounded by the streets of mediaeval Copenhagen.

Amalienborg Palace

The four buildings of the royal palace were built by noblemen during the 18th century. Residence of the royal family since the former residence Christiansborg Palace burned to the ground in 1794.

Rosenborg palace and gardens (Kongens Have)

At Rosenborg Palace you will find the Crown Jewels and the treasures of the royal family through 400 years (1500-1900). The palace was built by Christian IV in 1606. The Palace is situated next to Nørreport Station.

In connection with Rosenborg Palace lies the public park Kongens Have.

The round tower

The Round Tower was built as an observatory in 1642 under Christian IV, together with the Church of the Trinity. A 209-metre-long winding passage leads to the viewing platform and Observatory. Address: Købmagergade 52.

Danish National Gallery

Denmark's national gallery displays paintings, drawings, graphic, sculptures and installation art from the 14th century to the present. Address: Sølvgade 48, near Nørreport Station.

Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek

Glyptoteket is located just next to Tivoli Gardens. It contains large collections of Egyptian, Greek, Roman and Etruscan art, fine examples of French painting and sculpture of the 19th century (e.g. Gauguin, Degas and Rodin), as well as Danish Golden Age paintings. The Glyptotek is also famous for its large winter garden with modern sculpture. Free admission on Wednesdays and Sundays. Address: Dantes Plads 7.

Louisiana, Museum of Modern Art

Louisiana is situated north of Copenhagen, in the small town of Humlebæk, at the coast of Øresund. Good combination of nice views and art. Address: Gammel Strandvej 13, Humlebæk.


Christiania was founded in 1971 by hippies as part of the Danish counter-culture movement. The area (formerly home to military barracks) had at the time recently been vacated by the Danish army. A motley crew of hippies, artists, political activists and society's misfits moved in and settled down. The area is now "a city within a city", with an alternative market, and many pubs, restaurants and venues for live music. Bådsmandsstræde 43.


Pronounced "New-Hown" - Nyhavn is the harbour area next to Kongens Nytorv--right across the square from the end of the main pedestrian street Strøget. It is a charming, cobbled street lined with restaurants and pubs on one side, a narrow canal with old style ships in the middle, and traditional Copenhagen housing on the other. Weather permitting, it is a nice place to meet for a meal or a drink, while "people-watching", as there are numerous places to eat and drink outdoors.

Copenhagen Nightlife

Central Copenhagen near Tivoli Gardens is full of pubs and restaurants, but you can also head further afield. The areas around Nyhavn (see above), Vesterbrogade, and Sankt Hans Torv are good starting points. Below are a few pointers to clubs and cafes, many more can be found at the following URL, look under "Nightlife": .

Enghavevej 40, Phone: 33 25 70 11,
Live music: a broad mixture of leading national and international names from the rock, pop and electronic scenes, although genres such as heavy metal, jazz, folk and avantgarde can also be heard every once in a while.
Night club: Mostly electronic, Fridays and Saturdays 23:00-5:00, free admission 23:00-1:00, after 1:00 admission is 50 DKr.

Guldbergsgade 8, Phone: 35 24 52 00,
Night club: Mostly electronic, Tue open 21:00-2:00, Wed-Sat open 21:00-5:00. Free admission 21:00-23:00, after 23:00 admission is 30 DKr (Wed and Thu), or 50 Dkr (Fri and Sat).

The Tube
Axeltorv 3, in the basement, Phone: 33 32 10 36
Night club: house, trance, techno. Open Thu-Sat 0:00-6:00, Thursdays admission is 40 DKr, Fri and Sat 60 DKr.

Niels Hemmingsens Gade 10, phone: 33 93 26 16
Live music: not just jazz!
Night club: funk, soul, pop. Thursday-Friday 0:00-5:00.

Pan Cafe & Disco
Knabrostræde 3, in the backyard, Phone: 33 11 37 84,
Copenhagens best gay disco. House, trance, and techno on one floor--80's and 90's pop on the other floor. Club open Thu 23:00-5:00, Fri-Sat 23:00-6:00 Thursdays admission is free. Sat and Fri admission is 50 DKr.

Mojo Bluesbar
Løngangsstræde 21 C, Phone: 33 11 64 53,
Live blues every night. Open 20:00-5:00, admission depends on band (sometimes free, sometimes 50 DKr, sometimes more).

La Fontaine
Kompagnistræde 11, Phone: 33 11 60 98.
Live jazz--if you're lucky you'll run into an all-night jam session. Open Mon-Sun 22:00-5:00, admission depends on band.

Drop Inn
Kompagnistræde 34, Phone: 33 11 24 04.
Live rock and blues. Mon-Fri 11:00-5:00, Sat 12:00-5:00, Sun 14:00-5:00, free admission.

Pussy Galore's Flying Circus
Sankt Hans Torv 30, Phone: 35 24 53 00
Cafe/restaurant. Open Mon-Fri 8:00-2:00, Sat-Sun 9:00-2:00.

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