15th MIRAGE Meeting

July 17 - 18, 2024

Dom Hotel Limburg
Limburg, Germany



This 15th MIRAGE meeting

will take place at

Dom Hotel Limburg
Grabenstr. 57
65549 Limburg, Germany

Wednesday, July 17, to
Thursday, July 18,
from 9 am to 5 pm CEST.

Travel days will be Tuesday, July 16 and Friday, July 19.

For the participation and the reimbursement of travel expenses both the registration for the MIRAGE meeting and the application for travel expenses are required.

Registration forms should be returned by 31 May, 2024.

Application forms for travel expenses should be returned by 31 May, 2024.

Accommodation and Travel

A number of rooms is already reserved for you at the Dom Hotel Limburg from Tuesday to Friday (3 nights).

The meeting, lunches and dinners will take place here. In the evening of Tuesday, July 16, we will have dinner in a restaurant in the old city of Limburg.

You will also find these details in the 'First Information' which will be sent out in a due course.

Agenda (preliminary)

This meeting will be a mixture of status reports from the various sub-groups, discussions on general (important) topics and hands-on activities which save us homework.

Wednesday, July 17


Welcome and Opening
Carsten Kettner

Overview of past activities and progresses
Carsten Kettner

Status reports

Lectin Array Guidelines - Hiroaki Tateno
Glycopeptide Guidelines - Frédérique Lisacek
Glycan Array Guidelines - Rene Ranzinger
MS guidelines - Kiyoko Aoki Kinoshita, Daniel Kolarich

Coffee break

Collaboration with PSI
Carsten Kettner

Template LC Guidelines
Kiyoko Aoki-Kinoshita


Integration of the MIRAGE info into talks
René Ranzinger and C. Kettner

Break-out groups
drafting the slide
Presentation and discussion of drafts

Coffee break

Discussion: What is minimum information?
C. Kettner and R. Ranziner

Representation of glycan functions
Presentation and discussion
Michael Tiemeyer

Closing remarks




Thursday, July 18


Opening and reconciliation
C. Kettner

Revision: MIRAGE recommendations
C. Kettner

Revision: landscape image
Organization of break-out groups

Coffee break

Drafting the landscape image
(break-out groups)

Presentation and discussion of drafts
R. Ranzinger

MIRAGE and journals
C. Kettner


Break-out meetings
1. finalization of the MS manuscript
2. revision of the MIRAGE flyer

Presentation of the results
K. Aoki-Kinoshita and R. Ranzinger

Outreach - social media activities
R. Ranzinger

Coffee break

Outreach - logging of activities and publications?
C. Kettner

Open discussion

Closing remarks





Location of the hotel

The Dom Hotel Limburg is located in the heart of the historic town of Limburg that dates back to its earliest reference in 910 AC. Limburg is almost on the half way between Cologne (100 km) and Frankfurt (70 km) and can be easily reached by car, train and plane.


By plane

Limburg is located ca. 70 km north of Frankfurt airport which can be reached by almost all airlines from Europe and Overseas. Other airports close to Limburg are Cologne (100 km) and Dusseldorf (160 km).

From these airports, it is possible to travel by train to Limburg.


By car

Limburg is located at one of the main north-south motorways, i.e. A3. Either whether you are coming from the north or from the south, leave A3 at exit "Limburg Süd" and turn into direction "Limburg". Follow the street down into the city. After you have passed the petrol station on the right ('ARAL') turn right into the next street (direction 'Eschhofen') and, again, at the trafflic lights turn right into Eisenbahnstraße. Follow this street which crosses under the railway bridge and makes a left-hander. Turn right at the traffic lights into Frankfurter Straße which soon becomes the Grabenstraße. After about 70 m the hotel is on the right side. The entrance is round the corner (Bahnhofstraße).

If you come from the east, e.g. Gießen, Kassel, Hannover, or Berlin, leave the A5 at the motorway junction 8 'Reiskirchener Dreieck', change to A480 and follow the signs to Limburg. You will be guided via B429 to B49 (later becomes B54) which brings you directly to Limburg.

In order to avoid navigating through the city and get lost in the many one-way streets, it is recommended  to change to the motorway A3 into the direction Frankfurt before entering the city. Leave the A3 at the exit "Limburg Süd" and follow the instructions above.

By train

Limburg has two train stations; "Limburg (Lahn)" for regional trains and "Limburg-Süd" for high-speed trains.

High-speed trains between Cologne and Limburg (Süd) and Frankfurt (Central Station and Airport) Limburg (Süd) won’t be available due to construction work from July 16 to August 12. ←

Coming from the north (via Cologne)
most appropriate trains run through the Rhine valley via Bonn and Koblenz. Change in Koblenz to Lahnstein and take the train from Lahnstein to Limburg. It’s a beautiful trip but takes some time. As a kind of a replacement there are some Express buses between Cologne and Limburg.

Coming from Frankfurt airport, take a regional train at the Frankfurt airport "Frankfurt(M) Flughafen Regionalbahnhof" to Frankfurt central station and change to the regional trains (RB22 or RE20) to "Limburg (Lahn)". This train takes about 1 hr from Frankfurt central station to Limburg. From "Limburg (Lahn)" station it is a 10 min walk to the Dom Hotel. The entire trip takes about 1h 15min. (https://tinyurl.com/yfek8xcv)

Alternatively (which is also given by the Deutsche Bahn Travel planner), take the Bus X58 from Terminal 1 to Frankfurt-Höchst and change here to the regional train RB22 or RE20 to Limburg (Lahn).(https://tinyurl.com/4583et7a )

Coming from the south via Frankfurt central station, take the regional train to Limburg (Lahn) (RB22 or RE20). This train takes about 1 hr from Frankfurt central station to Limburg. From "Limburg (Lahn)" station it is a 10 min walk to the Dom Hotel. The entire trip takes about 1h 15min.

Exit the station, cross the bus terminal and enter into "Bahnhofstraße". Follow this street (which crosses a market place) and cross Grabenstraße. Then the hotel will be on the right hand side.