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EMBO Conference

RNA localisation and local translation

23 – 27 July 2017 | Barga, Italy

The project is supported by The Novo Nordisk Foundation

  • Registration Deadline
  • 18 April 2017
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • Please contact Maryann Heck to inquire about late abstract submissions
  • Payment Deadline
  • 18 April 2017

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About the Conference

RNA localization and local translation are essential for the functional polarization of cells, impacting on numerous physiological processes. They lie at the heart of cellular, developmental and neurobiology and are of principal importance in the execution of polarised cell functions, in health and disease.

This third EMBO Conference will be the latest in a series that has taken place biennially for over twenty years, initially in the US and, thanks to EMBO, in recent years alternating between the US and Europe. The meeting brings together leading scientists studying RNA transport, translation, stability and decay, and how cells harness RNA regulation to achieve tight spatial and temporal control of protein expression. The participants will include established investigators, junior faculty, postdocs and students employing diverse model systems and the entire range of modern biological approaches, including genetics, in vivo imaging, high throughput transcriptomics and proteomics, biochemistry and structural biology. This EMBO Conference is a forum where the latest technologies in RNA and protein detection and imaging, quantification, structure mapping, and computational modelling are presented and discussed. The stimulating mix of investigators has inspired novel approaches and collaborative studies leading to significant discoveries and establishing this as the leading conference in the field.







The project is supported by The Novo Nordisk Foundation

  • Registration Deadline
  • 18 April 2017
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • Please contact Maryann Heck to inquire about late abstract submissions
  • Payment Deadline
  • 18 April 2017



Registration includes:

  • Accommodation + resort fee
  • Coffee Breaks
  • 4 x lunch
  • 3 x dinner
  • 1 x welcome reception


Please note registration without payment will not be possible. Payment will be processed via Worldpay during the registration process. Only Visa, MasterCard and American Express are accepted.

Selection criteria

Attendance is limited to 150 participants. In case of overbooking, the organizers will select participants based on the submitted material.

In addition, a number of abstracts will be selected for short oral presentation or flash poster presentation.

Abstract guidelines

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Poster specifications

Maximum height 1.20 m and maximum width 1.00 m.

Travel grants

A limited number of travel grants are available for participants. Applicants do not need to apply separately for travel grants for this event but should indicate as part of the abstract submission process if they wish to be considered for a travel grant. Selection of awardees is handled directly by the organizer who will notify all eligible participants. More information is available at EMBO Travel Grants' page.

Other Registration Information

The registration fee includes accommodation for 5 nights in a shared twin room with another conference participant. Any additional nights need to be booked and paid personally at the hotel. A limited number of single rooms are available.



Maryann Heck





Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco Resort & Spa

Via Giovanni Pascoli l Castelvecchio Pascoli

Barga (Lucca)

55051, Italy



Renaissance Tuscany Il Ciocco Resort & Spa is a building of great charm located amongst the the Serchio Valley, the corner of the most fascinating and mysterious Tuscany. Resting between the Apuan Alps and the Tuscan Emiliano Apennine it is unique for the particularly rich vegetation that offers the traveller a true natural sight, embellished by the enchanting cornice of the mountains. In these places, custodians of ancient memories, where nature and art, legends and traditions admirably merge, you can see amongst chestnuts and thick rays of sunshine, small villages where time seems to stand still.

The Resort is located within a park of 600 hectares, where the modern design by “Renaissance Hotels” meets the colors, the perfumes and shapes of the greenest and uncontaminated Tuscan nature. The hotel is only one hour distance from the beautiful touristic cities of Lucca, Pisa and Florence and affords 180 rooms including: Classic, Superior, Executive, Deluxe, Balcony Deluxe, Junior Suite, Suite, Presidential and Penthouse, some with a wonderful view of the valley.

The rooms have been designed in every detail, shape, material and color, to offer the guests comfortable locations. All rooms are equipped with large and comfortable beds, HD LCD televisions, Wi-Fi, minibar and for the lovers of landscapes, a wonderful view of the mountains overlooking the Serchio Valley.

Single Rooms

Please note that only a limited number of single rooms are available. Participants will share a double use room.



Airport G. Galilei - Pisa

Airport Phone: +39 050 849111
Hotel direction: 43.6 miles N
Estimated taxi fare: 130 EUR (one way)

Peretola - Amerigo Vespucci Airport - Florence

Airport Phone: +39 055 30315
Hotel direction: 65.2 miles N
Estimated taxi fare: 170 EUR (one way)

There will be shuttles from Pisa Airport to the hotel on the days of arrival and departure

23 July: 11 am, 3 pm and 7 pm.

Registration will be available from June.


Barga-Gallicano railway station (the closest to the Resort) - 5 km
Lucca railway station - 40 km

Florence, Pisa railway station (with almost hourly, EuroStar, inter-city trains arriving from the south (Naples-Rome) and from northern Europe (via Turin-Milan)).

Line: Pisa Centrale – Lucca Aulla; Train stop: Barga-Gallicano (approx. 5km to Il Ciocco).


From Rome or Bologna: A1 motorway until Florence, then A11 motorway until exit for Lucca.

From Genoa: A12 motorway to Viareggio then A11 motorway until exit for Lucca.

From Milan: A15 "Cisa" motorway to Viareggio then A11 motorway until exit for Lucca.

From Lucca: follow signs to "Abetone". When signs for Castelnuovo di Garfagnana appear, follow them.

At 31.6 km, you will reach Galiciano, and at 36.6 km you will reach Ponte di Campia.

At 36.9 km, turn right and cross a bridge over the river. Immediately turn left, up the hill. At 38.4 km, turn left into Il Ciocco.

How to get there:

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