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7th WG meetings (Dubrovnik, Croatia - 2018)

7th WG meetings of COST Action FA1403

Dubrovnik, Croatia - March 6-7th, 201

Pictures from the meeting



The 7th WG meeting will be hosted byhosted by Valamar Lacroma Dubrovnik Hotel 

Contact Persons:

Dr Suzana Rimac Brncic, University of Zagreb (

Dr Nada Knezevic, Director of Regulatory Affairs Department 


Welcome to Dubrovnik !


Important message from the Local Organisers

Topic: booking accomodation

Dear Colleagues,

Please give this your urgent attention.

We strongly advise you to book your room at the Valamar Lacroma hotel in Dubrovnik (VENUE) over the OFFICIAL ROUTE (Link bellow) as soon as possible.

  • The hotel is providing us with conference rooms and meals for popular prices on the basis that participants book through this booking process.
  • The room rate through this process is within the amount that will be compensated by COST, so there is no benefit from finding a different room with a different rate especially when the prices for both LUNCHES* AND DINNERS ARE LOWER THEN IF COVERED DIRECTLY IN THE HOTEL. 
  • The early booking will enable us to go ahead with arrangements with the hotel to provide its facilities to us as agreed.

Thank you for your kind attention.

For any request, please contact us directly :,


The Organizing Team

 * Note : lunches during the meeting will be paid by attendees




Meetings will start on 6th at 9:00 and end on 7th at 17:00. 

1.5days for activities of WG1, WG2 and FG and 0.5days for roadmap discussion (SC and additional partners) and TTG meeting.


6th March

7th March

8:30 – 9:00                 Welcome / signature attendance list

9:00 – 9:15                 Update of the Action by the Chair

9:30 – 10:15               Working progress by WG leaders

  • Working Group 1
  • Working Group 2
  • Think-Tank Group

08:30 – 9:30               SC meeting


10:15 – 11:00             STSM presentations

  • Eirini Deliglianou (University of Thrace, Greece), WG1, hosted by Dr. Viktor Jurkowsk, UK. « Data integration to study flavonoid metabolism »
  • Paul Young Tie Yang (King’s College London, IK) WG2, hosted by Dr. Paula Pinto, Portugal. « Inter-individual variability on the effects flavanols on the cardiovascular system»
  • Banu Bayram (University of Health, Turkey), WG1, hosted by Dr. Kieran Tuohy, Italy. « Measuring diet:microbiota interactions in the human gut using culture independent molecular methods and metabolite profiling »
  • Ville Kostinen (University of Eastern Finland), WG1,  hosted by Dr. Maria Bronze, Portugal. « Integration of the results from the multiplatform analysis of the plant food bioactives »


09:30 – 10:30             Parallel WG1/WG2 meetings

10:30 - 12:30       

Meeting for elaboration of the Roadmap (SC members + all partners from WG1, 2, 3 interested to participate)

11:15 Coffee break

11:15 – 12:30             Parallel WG1/WG2 meetings

12:30 – 13:45             Lunch

12:30 Lunch

13:45 – 16:00             Parallel WG1/WG2 meetings

16:00 - 17:15              Joint meeting WG1+WG2 including a talk from Prof Anne Marie Minihane (University of East Anglia, UK) on « Impact of genotype on the metabolism and bio-efficacy of plant polyphenols »

14:00 – 16:30       Resumption of WG meetings (Subgroups)

17:15 Coffee break

17:30 -18:30               Parallel FG and TTG meetings

Gala Dinner


A guided walking city tour is organised for all Positive participants on Tuesday 6th.
This tour is free of charge. Meeting point will be in front of Valamar Lacroma Hotel at 17:30.


Practical Information

Booking Accomodation:



Please visit:


Technical organizer:

Danijela Curcic

PENTA PCO | Travel agency

A: Izidora Krsnjavoga 25, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia E: danijela.curcic@penta‐

W: www.penta‐

T: +385 1 4628 607 | +385 1 4553 290 M: +385 91 4553 290

F: +385 1 4553 284 VAT: 31375495391


Penta has obtained certain number of rooms at special rate for this event. Rooms are provided and booked on „first come‐first served“ basis.


Valamar Lacroma Dubrovnik Hotel
The Hotel

Valamar Lacroma Hotel, category: 4 stars superior

Address: Iva Dulcica 34, 20000 Dubrovnik, Croatia


Check-in: 14:00 h       Check-out: 10:00 h


Dubrovnik's flagship business and premium hotel

Valamar Lacroma Dubrovnik Hotel, the proud recipient of the prestigious 2013, 2015 and 2016 World Travel Award as "Croatia's Leading Hotel" and the 2014, 2015 and the 2016 World Travel Award as "Croatia's Leading Business Hotel", is located on the tranquil Babin Kuk peninsula, surrounded by pine tree forests and soothing white pebble beaches. Renowned for its fusion of nature and state of the art facilities, the hotel offers ultra modern rooms and suites, the largest MICE facilities in the area, memorable gastronomic experiences in its gourmet restaurant, a wine bar terrace with panoramic views of the Elaphiti Islands and an abundance of activities to let you create a perfectly balanced holiday in Croatia.


Distance from the city 6 km 

Distance from sea 250 m

Additional services:

parking (extra charge) ; Internet corner (free of charge) ; *WiFi Internet access ; room service (07:00 – 24:00)  ; "Hospitality Desk" (book tickets and purchase excursions in Dubrovnik and the region, find rent-a-car and boat charter options, organise airport transfers, and acquire information on hotel facilities as well as the complete cultural, gastronomic and other offers in Dubrovnik and the region)  ; pre-order service (extra charge): flowers, food platter with smoked ham and cheese, champagne, wine, trips… ; shops

Spa and wellness facilities will be offer to COST attendees using the official route for booking.

Rules of reimbursement (Remind)

Please read carefully eligibility rules for being refunded after the meeting on COST funds:

How to reach destination and venue:

If you are arriving to Dubrovnik by plane, you will land at Dubrovnik Airport
Cilipi, which is at cca 25 km distance to Dubrovnik.


The cheapest way to get to the city is by bus. As you exit arrivals terminal the white bus (usually Atlas Company or its partners) is waiting for the passengers and then leaving when full or after the baggage from the latest flight has been picked up.

The price is 40 kunas per person per way (around 5 Euros; Euros are accepted). The ride takes around 30‐35 min. and takes you to:

  • Pile stop ‐ situated just in front of the entrance to the Old Town. – Get off the ATLAS bus.
  • At the news‐stand or at the bus buy the ticket for the Local bus No 6 (to Babin kuk): The ticket is 12/15 kn per person (around 2 Euros; only Croatian Kuna accepted).
  • Get on the bus No 6.
  • The ride takes 15-20 min. Get off the bus on the bus stop DULČIĆA 3.
  • Valamar Lacroma Hotel is cca 1 min. on foot (50 meters) from bus stop.


from Cilipi airport to the Valamar Lacroma Hotel:
  • You can use taxi from Cilipi Airport  to Valamar Lacroma Hotel; depending on traffic, charge varies from 250 to 350 kunas (around 35 to 45 Euros).
 from PILE STATION to Valamar Lacroma Hotel:
  • You can use taxi from Pile stop to the hotel, depending on traffic, charge varies from 100 to 150 kn (around 13 to 20 Euros).

Reminder for reimbursement ou Please read carefully informations about how to be refunded and what is eligible to be refunded on COST fu