ICIBM 2016

Travel Information

Conference Location

Bioscience Research Collaborative Building (BRC)BRC
6500 Main Street, Houston, Texas, 77030

The Bioscience Research Collaborative is an innovative space where scientists and educators from Rice University and other Texas Medical Center institutions work together to perform leading research that benefits human medicine and health. Thoughtfully designed to facilitate and encourage interdisciplinary interactions among interinstitutional researchers, the BRC is equipped for cutting-edge laboratory, theoretical and computational investigations. Research encompasses a wide range of disciplines from chemistry to bioengineering and focuses largely on improving human wellness through science. More than just a building, the BRC is a catalyst for new and better ways for researchers to collaborate, explore, learn and lead.

Google Map

Parking Garage located on Dryden Street. $11 daily per entrance ($ 1 per every 12min)

Airport Information

George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) - located 25 miles from Hotel, 40-50 minute drive time. Approximate one-way taxi fare: $70-$80.

William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) - for Southwest airline and others. Located 14 miles from Hotel, 15 minute drive time. Approximate one-way taxi fare: $45-$55

Transportation for students - make reservation here or Call 1-800-258-3826
From IAH: $ 30 for Shared-Ride Van ( 60min riding time) From HOU: $ 21 ( 20-30min riding time)

Hotel InformationHilton

Hilton Houston Plaza/Medical Center
6633 Travis STreet, Houston Texas, 77030 1-713-313-4000
Situated in the heart of Texas Medical Center, Just one block from the conference site.

Map and Directions

Room Rate: $ 145 Double or King
Parking at Hotel Daily rate: $ 12 (with In & Out privilege)

Please make reservations by clicking on the link below or calling our 24 Hour Central Reservations Department at 1-800-HILTONS (1-800-445-8667) asking for the Group Code: ICIBM or ask for the group by name International Conference on Intelligent Biology and Medicine when making your reservation. The cutoff date for guests to make reservations is 11/17/2016.

Click here to make your reservation online

Reservations received after November 17, 2016, or after ICIBM block is filled (whichever comes first) are subject to availability and prevailing rates.

ICIBM 2016 Travel Award

Travel awards for students and postdocs are being made available for ICIBM 2016 through a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant. All students (both graduate and undergraduate) and postdocs who are submitting a paper and/or abstract on which they are the first author are highly encouraged to apply for this travel award. Applications for the ICIBM 2016 Travel Award must be received by October 20, 2016 to be considered. There will be up to 20 of these travel awards available, made possible through the awarded NSF grant. Please see the details below regarding the specific criteria and how to apply.


The goal of the ICIBM 2016 Travel Award is to encourage the participation of young scientists in training, including both graduate/undergraduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

To be considered for an award the candidate must:
Submit a paper/abstract for the conference.
Be the first author on the paper/abstract.
Must be a student or postdoctoral fellow.
Complete and submit the award application form by the deadline.

The award application form can be downloaded from here. Please send the completed form to Dr. Anupama E. Gururaj Anupama.E.Gururaj@uth.tmc.edu by Oct. 20, 2016.

Review Criteria

All applications will be reviewed and evaluated based on the submitted paper/abstract by the following criteria: (1) relevance to the topics of the conference, (2) significance of the work, (3) clarity of the presentation, and (4) soundness of the data.

Winners will be notified via email prior to the meeting and publicly announced during the closing ceremony.

For more information on the Travel Awards, please contact Dr. Anupama E. Gururaj (Anupama.E.Gururaj@uth.tmc.edu).