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XVII Plant Molecular Biology Meeting

Jornada FUE-UJI

XVII Meeting Molecular Biology of Plants
3 July to 5 July 2024

It is an immense pleasure to invite you to the XVII Meeting of Plant Molecular Biology that will be held in Castelló de la Plana 3-5 th of July 2024.

The Meeting of Plant Molecular Biology (RBMP) is an important biennial plant research event, open to scientists working in the academia and the industry. It constitutes an excellent opportunity for knowledge exchange, presentation of novelties at the conceptual and methodology levels, thus expanding visibility and promoting collective scientific enrichment and the establishment of new and potentially fruitful collaborations.

Nowadays, one of the aims of the plant molecular biology research is to fulfill the increasing demands of agriculture and the challenges of climate change is posing on food production. Therefore, this meeting will focus on fundamental and applied research considering the needs of agriculture and presenting new advances in plant biotechnology. To attain these objectives, the meeting has the support of the biotechnological platform BIOVEGEN.

As in past editions, the active participation of young researchers in both the scientific committee and the oral presentation of their work is strongly encouraged. To this respect, as a gold standard to ensure an excellent scientific level, we have invited senior researchers of international prestige for plenary sessions. The meeting is fully committed to gender equality, as seen in the composition of the scientific and organizing committees.

The XVII RBMP will be held in Castelló de la Plana, a small city by the Mediterranean Sea, with a unique architecture and gastronomy and an important historical background. The historical and artistic heritage of Castelló is reflected in its numerous monuments, which can be admired in a walk through its old town. Some of the most outstanding are the cathedral of Santa María, of Gothic style; the town hall, of neoclassical style; the Fadrí, the independent bell tower of the cathedral; the central market, of modernist style; the municipal palace, of Renaissance style; or the Real Casino Antiguo, of eclectic style. The museums of Castelló offer a wide variety of themes, such as the Museum of Fine Arts, the Ethnological Museum, the Ceramic Museum, the Orange Museum or the City Museum, at walking distance from the city center. The gastronomy is based on fresh products from the orchard, the sea, or the mountain being rice dishes the most popular. The beaches of Castelló are another of its great attractions, as they have an extension of 8.6 kilometers of fine and golden sand, bathed by the Mediterranean Sea.

We are looking forward to having you here in our University Jaume I, in Castelló de la Plana, and enjoy your presence in a relaxing and friendly environment.


Libro de Abstracts RBMP 2024


Libro de Abstracts RBMP 2024







ORGANIsing Committee

  • Vicent Arbona Mengual Universitat Jaume I
  • Miguel González Guzmán Universitat Jaume I
  • Paloma Sánchez Bel Universitat Jaume I
  • Gemma Camañes Querol Universitat Jaume I
  • Rosa Caridad Porcel Roldán Universitat Politècncia De València



  • Mar Castellano. Centro de Biotecnología y Genómica de Plantas
  • Catharina Merchante. Instituto de Hortofruticultura Subtropical y Mediterránea "La Mayora"(CSIC)
  • Jose Tomás Matus. Instituto de Biología Integrativa de Sistemas (I²SysBio, UV-CSIC)
  • Luis Valledor. Universidad de Oviedo
  • Paz Merelo. Instituto de Biología Molecular y Celular de Plantas (UPV-CSIC)
  • José Manuel Pérez Pérez. Universidad Miguel Hernández
  • Rafael Catalá. Centro de Investigaciones Biológicas (CIB, CSIC)
  • María Romero Puertas Estación Experimental del Zaidín (EEZ, CSIC)
  • Purificación Lisón. Instituto de Biología Molecular y Celular de Plantas (UPV-CSIC)
  • Juan Antonio López Ráez. Estación Experimental del Zaidín (EEZ, CSIC)
  • Irene García.  Instituto de Bioquímica Vegetal y Fotosíntesis (IBVF, CSIC)
  • Sonia Osorio. Universidad de Málaga
  • Armando Albert. Instituto de Química-Física Rocasolano (IQFR, CSIC)
  • José Antonio Darós. Instituto de Biología Molecular y Celular de Plantas (UPV-CSIC)





Abstract and poster format

  • In the system for the abstract submission you have to include 5 fields:
  1. Title 1000 characters
  2. Authors 1000 characters
  3. Body text 3000 characters
  4. References 1000 characters
  5. Acknowledgements/Funding 1000 characters

Abstracts must be written entirely in English.

A check box must appear on the form to indicate whether the author would be willing to give an oral presentation if his/her abstract is selected (Yes, checked; no, unchecked).
Each registered person will be allowed to submit ONE communication, either in poster format or, if selected, in oral presentation format.

Selected oral presentations will be 12 min + 3 min for questions, and will be entirely in English.

Due to space limitations, the posters will be 85 cm wide and 110 cm high. The panels available are 95 x 234 cm, which is enough to place two posters on each side.

To submit the communication you have to click on the "registration" tab and access the web portal with your username and password. Once you have logged in, click on "Mis comunicaciones" and then on "Nueva comunicación". 




Wednesday 3 July 2024


09:30 - 12:30 h. Meeting of the Integration of Plant Metabolism group (Auditorium of the School for Doctoral Studies and the Social Council) - face-to-face/online.

13:15 - 15:00 h. Registration of participants, accreditation, and delivery of documentation at the Congress venue.




15:00 - 15:30 h.  Welcome. Opening session

15:30 - 16:30 h. Plenary lecture 1.  Daniel J. Gibbs (University of Birmingham, Birmingham, UK)

16:30 - 17:30 h. Coffee break.

17:30 - 19:20 h. Session 1. CELLULAR SIGNALING

Chairs: Mar Castellano (CBGP) & Catharina Merchante (IHSM)

17:35-17:50 h. Monte, E. (CRAG) PIF transcriptional regulators are required for rhythmic stomatal movements.

17:55-18:10 h. Buezo Bravo, J. (U. Navarra) In vivo imaging of oxidative NO production in plants

18:15-18:30 h. Liang, W. (CNB) Naturally occurring conjugation of dn-OPDA to different amino acids regulates the bioactivity of dn-OPDA

18:35-18:50 h. Mateo Bonmatí, E. (CBGP) A CPF-like phosphatase module links transcription termination to chromatin silencing.

19:05-19:20 h. Gutierrez Beltran, E. (IBVF) Stress granules, a central signalling hub regulating plant stress response

19:20 - 21:00 h. Session 2. SYSTEMS BIOLOGY

Chairs: José T. Matus (I2SysBio) & Luis Valledor (Univ. Oviedo)

19:25-19:40 h. Catarino, B. (IBMCP) Multisensory integration of light and temperature at the dawn of land plant colonisation

19:45-20:00 h. Garcia Molina, A. (CRAG) Reconfiguration of central metabolites during abiotic stress periods modulate defence to pathogens in Arabidopsis

20:05-20:20 h. Bullones Pendón, A. (IHSM) Bioinformatic analysis of olive pollen tube growth and allergens

20:25-20:40 h. Arvanitidou, C. (IBVF) Role of the genome-wide distribution of the epigenetic marks H3K27ME3 and H3K4ME3 in the microalgae Ostreococcus tauri

20:45-21:00 h. Diaz Triviño, S. (Wageningen U.) Pepper chromosomal-scale assembly and pangenome analysis potential for analyzing key pepper traits

21:00 - 22:00 h. Welcome reception cocktail

Thursday 4 July 2024



09:00 - 10:00 h. Plenary Conference 2. Antonio Molina (Centro de Biotecnología y Genómica de Plantas, Madrid, Spain)

10:00 - 11:40 h. Session 3. DEVELOPMENT

Chairs: Paz Merelo (IBMCP) & José Manuel Pérez-Pérez (UMH)

10:05-10:20 h. Michavila Puente-Villegas, S. (CNB) The phytohormones dn-OPDA and SA regulate antagonistically gemma cups development in 'Marchantia polymorpha'

10:25-10:40 h. Iglesias Fernández, R. (CBGP) The Autophagy-related genes AtATG5 and AtATG7 influence reserve mobilization and ABA seed response in Arabidopsis thaliana

10:45-11:00 h. Lozano Enguita, A. (CBGP) Digging Deeper: Beneficial Fungus H2 Enhances Root Development Under Phosphate Deficiency Conditions.

11:05-11:20 h. Madueño Albi, F. (IBMCP) RAX-type MYB transcription factors control diversity in the number of flowers in the compound inflorescence of legumes

11:25-11:40 h. Saiz Pérez, J. (UCM) Old and new Friends: Widening the thermomorphogenesis network in stomatal development

11:40 - 12:40 h. Coffee break – POSTER SESSION

12:40 - 14:20 h. Session 4. ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATION

Chairs: Rafael Catalá (CIB) & María Romero Puertas (EEZ)

12:40 - 14:20 h. Session 4. ENVIRONMENTAL REGULATION

Chairs: Rafael Catalá (CIB) & María Romero Puertas (EEZ)

12:45-13:00 h. Urdin Bravo, M. (IBMCP) Volatiles released by plants exposed to proximity shade repress growth of non-shaded neighbors

13:05-13:20 h. Fonseca, S. (CNB) An active light signalling pathway is necessary for ABA inhibition of hypocotyl elongation

13:25-13:40 h. Gomez Alvarez, E. (PlantLab) Does barley tolerate flooding events during germination? A genetics, microbiome, and landscape genetics approach.

13:45-14:00 h. Balfagón Sanmartín, D. (UJI) WRKY48 negatively regulates plant acclimation to a combination of high light and heat stress

14:05-14:20 h. Pardo Hernández, M. (CEBAS) Deciphering ABA role in decoding the molecular language of plant abiotic stress response through a multi-omic analysis


14:20 - 15:20 h. Lunch


15:30 - 17:10 h. Session 5. PLANT BIOTIC INTERACTIONS

Chairs: Purificación Lisón (IBMCP) & Juan Antonio López-Ráez (EEZ)

15:35-15:50 h. Méndez López, FE. (CEBAS) Redox status of Pepino Mosaic Virus Coat Protein: A switch modulating protein function

15:55-16:10 h. Perez perez, J. (IBMCP) Role and mode of action of hydroxylated monoterpenoids in tomato defence against bacteria

16:15-16:30 h. Rubio Somoza, I. (CRAG) Evolutionary tuning of plant antiviral immunity

16:35-16:50 h. Flors, V. (UJI) The peptidic hormone Systemin triggers strong proteomic rearrangements whereas primes metabolomic responses and trasncription of specific defence genes against necrotrophic fungi.

16:55-17:10 h. Pérez Alonso, MM. (CBGP) Understanding plant translational reprograming in response to a Tetranychus urticae infestation within the global warming context

17:10 - 17:30 h. Coffee break – POSTER SESSION

Chairs: Gonzaga Ruiz de Gauna (Biovegen)

17:30 h. Welcome and session introduction

17:40 h. Section 1. Driving Companies demanding Biotechnology.

o AVASA: el sistema de certificación e innovación varietal en cítricos. José Cuenca. Director.

o ANECOOP: agrifood production and marketing. Victoria Ibáñez. Director of ANC-biotech biotechnology.

o GCM CITRUS BIOTEC: citrus breeding. Magda Cervera. Head of the laboratory.

o NAWTER DISCOVERY: del labo al campo y más allá. Soluciones para agricultura sostenible. Juan Carlos del Pozo. Asesor científico

18:25 h. Section 2. Funding of Research, Development & Innovation in public-private partnerships.

o IVACE+I: “Grants for plant biology innovation” Victoria Gómez Galdón. Head of the Innovation Unit (Agencia Valenciana d’Innovació).

o SWANLAAB: Investment fund in Agrobiotechnology. Nora Alonso, partner and director of investment in Agri-Food Tech Fund - online

18:55 h. Q&A

19:00 h. Conclusions and Session closure.

17:30 - 19:00 h. Sessions 6. INSPIRING GIRLS - GIRLS AND WOMEN IN MOLECULAR PLANT SCIENCE RESEARCH (Auditorium of the School for Doctoral Studies and the Social Council)

Chairs: Irene García (IBVF, CSIC) & Marta Pérez (Inspiring Girls)

19:15-20'30 h – General Assembly of the Spanish Society for Plant Biology

21:00 - 00:30 h. Gala dinner. Hotel Luz, Castellòn.


Friday 5 July 2024



09:00 - 10:40 h. Session 8. METABOLISM

Chairs: Irene García (IBVF) & Sonia Osorio (Univ. Málaga)

9:05-9:20 h. Hernández Jiménez, ML. (IBVF) 2-Cys peroxiredoxins contribute to thylakoid lipid unsaturation in Arabidopsis chloroplasts

9:25-9:40 h. Pérez Martín, JE. (IHSM) Genomic Insights into Metabolite Variation in Fragaria vesca Across European Climates

9:45-10:00 h. Ros Palau, R. (UV) Metabolic engineering of the Serine/Glycine network to improve the nitrogen content of crops

10:05-10:20 h. Urmeneta Garín, L. (UPV/EHU) Unraveling nitrogen-iron-sulfur interaction to improve ammonium use efficiency in monocots

10:25-10:40 h. DENG, C. (CRAG) Deciphering the role of glycosylated sterols in the tomato response to cold stress

10:45 - 11:45 h. Plenary Conference 3. Raffaella M. Balestrini (CNR, Italy)

11:45 - 12:45 h. Coffee break – POSTER SESSION

12:50 - 13:35 h. Session 9. PLANT BIOTECHNOLOGY

Chairs: Armando Albert (IQFR) & José Antonio Darós (IBMCP)

12:55-13:10 h. Rodriguez Egea, PL. (IBMCP) Structure-based scaffold merging generates an ABA receptor agonist that shows broader activation and illuminates selectivity-determining residues of ABA receptor subfamilies

13:15-13:30 h. Mélida Martínez, H. (UL) Macroalgal cell wall-derived glycans as potential new agrobiologicals

13:35-13:50 h. Cisneros, AE. (IBMCP) Syn-tasiR-VIGS: a novel small RNA-based biotechnological tool for effective gene silencing in plants.

13:55-14:10 h. Roldán Guerra, FJ. (IFAPA) Identification of genes affecting ester content in strawberry fruit

14:15-14:30 h. Jiménez Estévez, E. (CEBAS) The tomato K+ transporter SlHAK5 plays an important role in tomato fertility

14:35 - 15:00 h. Farewell and Closing of the Congress



Plenary Speakers

Daniel J. Gibbs

School of Biosciences
University of Birmingham

Our group investigates how plants use protein degradation as a mechanism for regulating cellular processes and sensing their environment. We are especially interested in transcriptional and epigenetic mechanisms controlling flooding stress and hypoxia signalling – in particular, how proteolytic control of chromatin modifying enzymes connects long term gene expression changes to stress perception.

We also have interests in protein acetylation and co-translational protein quality control. The general aim of our work is to increase our understanding of how plants develop and survive in dynamic environments, with the hope that our fundamental discoveries in Arabidopsis can be translated to agriculturally important crops to improve growth, productivity, and stress tolerance.

Antonio Molina

Centro de Biotecnología y Genómica de Plantas
Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM)

Our group focuses on the characterization of the molecular and genetic bases of plant resistance to necrotrophic fungi, using the interaction between Arabidopsis thaliana and the ascomycete fungus Plectosphaerella cucumerina as a patosystem model. The main objective of our group is the understanding of how plants detect these types of pathogens and activate the immune response to confer improved resistance to diseases, which involves the activation of several defensive signaling pathways.

Moreover, we are interested in the molecular mechanisms of virulence and pathogenicity of P. cucumerina, using comparative and evolutionary genomics studies. Another line of research focuses on the mechanisms by which plants determine the endophytic fungal microbiota constitution in natural habitats and how it positively regulates plant physiology and plant well-being

José Cuenca

AVASA-Agrupación de Viveristas de Agrios; Director Técnico





Victoria Ibáñez

ANECOOP: agrifood production and marketing.

Director of ANC-biotech biotechnology

She is an agronomical engineer with a Ph.D. in biotechnology and a diploma in Specialization in Research Management and Knowledge Transfer.

After obtaining here Ph.D., she worked as a Senior Research Technician at the Genomics Center of IVIA, focusing on citrus genome studies and developing genomic protocols for obtaining molecular markers and phylogenetic studies. In 2020, she joined ANECOOP (ANC-Biotech) as head of the biotechnology laboratory, where they develop and employ biotechnological tools applied to varietal improvement and provide services related to in vitro cultivation and varietal identification of citrus fruits.

Moreover, since 2016 she is involved in the Bachelor's Degree in Engineering and Business Management at EDEM (School of Entrepreneurs).


Magda Cervera

GCM CITRUS BIOTEC: citrus breeding.

Head of the laboratory.

She obtained her Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Valencia, after completing her doctoral thesis at the Valencian Institute of Agricultural Research (IVIA).

Her professional career has always been linked to research and innovation projects in the areas of in vitro cultivation, genetics, and genetic modification of plants.

Currently, she leads the new R&D laboratory GCM Citrus Biotec at GCM Citrus SL, focused on developing citrus varieties through biotechnology. Company: GCM Citrus is a Valencian company, founded in 2006 in Castellón, dedicated to the research and development of new citrus varieties, as well as the acquisition and management of licenses for varieties worldwide.

At present, the company is pursuing two citrus variety genetic improvement programs: one based on classical genetic improvement techniques, which began in 2008, and a more recent one focused on biotechnological improvement, initiated in 2019.


Victoria Gómez Galdón

IVACE+I: “Grants for plant biology innovation”

Head of the Innovation Unit (Agencia Valenciana d’Innovació).

Ph.D. in Law from the University of Valencia, she holds, among other postgraduate titles, a Master's degree in Science Management from the UPV and the INGENIO CSIC Institute.

Her extensive professional trajectory is linked to education, innovation project management, and technical assistance in R&D&I initiatives, both public and private.

Since 2021, she has been the head of the innovation unit at the Valencian Agency of Innovation where, among other duties, she coordinates the innovation agents' network, a role initiated by AVI to connect the needs of the business sector with the research conducted by universities and research centers.


Nora Alonso

SWANLAAB: Investment fund in Agrobiotechnology.

partner, and director of investment in Agri-Food Tech Fund

Nora Alonso is a General Partner and member of the Investment Committee at Swanlaab Agri-food Tech Fund I. With over 17 years of experience in business management and development in the agri-food and biotechnology sectors, she's an experienced entrepreneur and growth-oriented executive.

After completing her Ph.D. in 2005, she co-founded a biotechnology company focused on developing biological products with bio-stimulant and bio-pesticidal activity.

As CEO and co-founder, she managed strategic implementation and financing across various growth stages, handled daily operations, and led multifunctional teams. Nora demonstrated remarkable leadership throughout her career, serving on the company's board for over 15 years, including 10 years as president.

She represented the company in various meetings, congresses, and even before the European Commission and academic institutions, sharing her entrepreneurial experience from a female perspective. Nora also represented the company in business associations like ASEBIO, BIOVEGEN, or the Agri-food Cluster of Navarra. Since joining DnA Advisory Services in 2020 as a strategic advisor for the biotechnology, food, and agriculture sectors, she has helped companies of all sizes and maturity levels, from startups to Fortune 500 companies, tackle their business challenges and implement successful strategies to maintain a competitive market position


Raffaella M. Balestrini

Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (CNR)

Biologist, PhD in Fungal Biology and Biotechnology. With CNR since 1998, Raffaella is currently Research Director at CNR-IPSP.

Her research has focused on studies aimed to highlight the cellular and molecular bases of mycorrhizal interactions, mainly focusing on cell wall changes, nutritional exchanges, and cell-specificity in mycorrhizal roots applying laser microdissection (LMD). Current research interests mainly address crop responses to environmental stresses and the role of root-associated microorganisms (e.g., arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi) in improving tolerance as well as the relevance of roots traits.

This is achieved by integrating cellular and molecular analyses, including transcriptomics and metabolomics to investigate the molecular levels that mycorrhizal fungi pull within plant cells.





Modality Early registration (until 15 26/03/2024) General registration (16 27/03/2024 to from  to 15/05/2024) Early registration PREMIUM *(until 15 26/03/2024) General registration PREMIUM *(from 16 27/03/2024 to 15/05/2024)
Students / Intern (on-site)











Registration to the Congress includes:
- Access to the Congress sessions
- Lunches and Meals
- Congress documentation
*For the student and reduced registration options, you have to attach the corresponding certificate through the registration platform in the section my documents (Mis documentos).

* The PREMIUM fee includes the gala dinner 



La SEBP financia 15 becas para cubrir la inscripción* de estudiantes de doctorado al XVII Plant Molecular Biology Meeting (Castelló de la Plana, 3-5 julio 2024).


Los/las solicitantes deben ser estudiantes de doctorado y socios adheridos u ordinarios de la SEBP.

Sus directores de tesis deben ser socios ordinarios de la SEBP.

Procedimiento de solicitud

• Completar el formulario de solicitud de beca.
• Obtener un documento acreditativo de ser estudiante de doctorado (copia de matrícula).

Enviar ambos documentos como adjuntos a sebp@cragenomica.es indicando “SOLICITUD BECA SEBP” en el asunto del correo.

Fecha límite: 11 de marzo de 2024

*La inscripción no incluye la cena del congreso.




Is a symbiosis between Art and Science possible? How can artistic freedom and scientific rigor be united? What could an artist do in a Plant Molecular Biology laboratory?

These are key questions for AR(t)RBMP 2024, a participatory Art and Science initiative within the XVII Plant Molecular Biology Meeting. We invite attendees to explore these questions by participating in one of two ways:

Category A: Create and Submit Your Artwork

  • Unleash your creativity! We welcome any artwork that combines artistic and scientific elements, including photographs, drawings, data visualizations, texts, sound pieces, videos, or anything else you can imagine.
  • All submissions must be digital files (jpg, png, pdf, mp3, wav, mp4, or avi) and will be displayed at the meeting.
  • The Organizing Committee reserves the right to exclude offensive or illegal content.
  • Submit your artwork(s) with your name (pseudonyms can be displayed at the exhibition), research affiliation, art piece title, and a brief (150-word) explanation (optional) to art.rbmp@ibmcp.upv.es.

Category B: Propose Collaboration Projects

  • Do you envision an artistic project within your Plant Molecular Biology lab? Propose your ideas here!
  • Projects should relate to research conducted in your Plant Molecular Biology lab.
  • Submit a proposal with the project title, a description of your lab's research, the type of artist collaboration you envision, and supporting images (optional) to art.rbmp@ibmcp.upv.es.
  • All proposals will be included in a digital book of abstracts.

Why Collaborate?

There is a growing global interest in fostering dialogue between Art and Science. Collaboration initiatives, like AR(t)RBMP, bring artists and researchers together to explore new ways of seeing and representing reality. This can lead to innovative solutions to complex challenges.

Artist-in-Residence Programs

One successful collaboration model is the "artist-in-residence." Artists work alongside scientists in research centers, learning about their work and creating art inspired by the experience. This artwork is then exhibited and published, increasing public awareness and engagement with science.

Explore Existing Collaborations

For inspiration, visit the following Art and Science projects:

CERN (https://arts.cern),

Fermilab (https://events.fnal.gov/art-gallery/artist-in-residence),

CNIO (https://www.cnio.es/en/cnio-and-society/cnio-arte/),

IRB Barcelona (https://www.irbbarcelona.org/en/outreach/public-engagement/art-and-science/artist-residence-programme), and

IBMCP (https://valenciaplaza.com/arte-e-inteligencia-artificial-contra-el-cambio-climatico).

For in-depth exploration, download this ArtSciencePapers.zip file, which details past collaborations and resulting artworks.

Voting and Awards

An online voting system will be available during the meeting for all submissions in each of the two categories. The submissions receiving the most votes in each category will receive a prize diploma. Additionally, projects in Category B will be considered for hosting an artist residency in the corresponding laboratory.

Complementary Activities

IBMCP researchers will present a talk discussing their experiences with the AR(t)IBMCP biennial artistic residency program (https://art.ibmcp.upv.es) and other Art and Science projects at IBMCP, including "Sonification of Genetic Sequences" and the "Plant Ultrasound Atlas Project" (in collaboration with VRAIN (https://vrain.upv.es) and Colectivo Estampa (https://tallerestampa.com)).


AR(t)RBMP is organized by the IBMCP with the support of the Organizing Committee of the XVII Plant Molecular Biology Meeting.







Key dates

  • Early registration: 07/01/2024 - 15/03/2024
  • General registration: 16/03/2024 - 15/06/2024
  • Envío de Abstracts: 17/01/2024 - 15/5/2024




The Congress will be held from 3, 4 and 5  to July, 2024 at the Pranimf of the Universitat Jaume I, Campus Riu Sec, s/n 12071 Castellón de la Plana Spain. 







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Tel: +34 964 201 010 - Fax: +34 964 201011

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The Hotel Jaime I is a modern and comfortable hotel in Castellón located 5 minutes' walk from the centre of the town. The establishment is well connected by road and is 60 km from Manises Airport. It has 89 rooms and its facilities are covered with free WiFi Internet connection.

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The Hotel Doña Lola was completely refurbished in 2008. It is located next to Ribalta Park, the green lung of the city, opposite the EL CORTE INGLES shopping centre, just 300 metres from the Castellón train and bus station and less than 1200m from the UJI, UNIVERSIDAD JAUME I DE CASTELLON. This excellent location makes it easy to get to all the city's points of interest, museums, shops, bars, cafés, the old town and monuments. Perfectly communicated with the public transport network of Castellón.

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Castellón de la Plana

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The NH Castellón Mindoro hotel was the first hotel to open in Castellón and is still one of the best, thanks to its recent renovation in 2015. It is just a 2-minute walk from the city's most popular attractions, such as the El Fadrí tower, the town hall and the cathedral. There are also numerous tapas bars and shops in the immediate vicinity. The beach is just a short bus ride away.

Modern, centrally located hotel close to Castellón's best tourist attractions.
Shops and restaurants within walking distance
Next to the bus stop leading to the beach.

Contact information:

Tel: +34 916 008 146 - Fax: +34 964 222 300

Email: nhmindoro@nh-hotels.com - https://nh-hoteles.es


Pintor Oliet, 9
Castellón de la Plana
(Enfrente estación RENFE)

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Located right next to Castellón Train and Bus Station, Eurohotel Castellón offers a gym, sauna, 24-hour reception and bright rooms with free Wi-Fi. It is 400 metres from Ribalta Park.

The spacious, soundproofed rooms are decorated in light colours. They all have air conditioning, satellite TV, a minibar with free bottled water, opaque windows and a modern bathroom with hairdryer.

Contact information:

Tel: +34 964 34 25 59  

Email: reservas@eurohotelcastello.com - https://eurohotelcastello.com/





The closest international airports to Castellón are València-Manises and Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport. You can also arrive from Madrid-Barajas.

Recommended routes.

From Valencia-Manises Airport:

Aeroport metro stop to Xàtiva stop. This metro stop is located 2 minutes from Estació del Nord.

From Estació del Nord train station direction Castellón.

From Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport:

Aeroport train stop to Estació Barcelona Sants. 

From Estació Barcelona Sants train direction Castellón.

From Madrid-Barajas Airport

Airport train stop to Puerta de Atocha Station.

From Estación Puerta de Atocha AVE Castellón Station

To travel from the hotels to the UJI it is recommended to use the Tram.
The timetables can be consulted at: https://www.tramcastellon.com/wp-content/uploads/UJI-GRAO.pdf


RENFE discount

Attendees can obtain a 5% discount on their train tickets. The discount authorisation can be downloaded, once registration has been completed, in the Documentation section.

The steps to follow in order to formalise the discount on the purchase of tickets through www.renfe.com are as follows:

1.- Select the train of your choice by clicking on any of the available options (Basic, Choose, Choose Comfort and Premium).

2.- Select the Congress/Events fare from the drop-down menu.

3.- Enter the authorisation number in the box indicating authorisation number (not valid for discount code box).




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