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EMBO Workshop

In situ Methods in Cell Biology and Cellular Biophysics

26 – 28 July 2018 | Berlin, Germany

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  • Registration Deadline
  • 25 June 2018
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 11 June 2018
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 15 June 2018
  • Payment Deadline
  • 16 July 2018

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About the Workshop

Recent advances in biophysical methods led to stunning new insights into the complex inner workings of cells and the interplay between their macromolecular components. Spurred by technological breakthroughs in light and electron microscopy, tomography, mass spectrometry, single and ensemble molecule spectroscopies such as FRET, NMR and EPR, cellular in situ studies can now be performed at unprecedented levels of spatial and temporal resolution.

The goal of this EMBO Workshop is to showcase technological advances and their innovative biological applications, ranging from quantitative approaches in cellular systems biology to structural in-cell studies at near atomic resolution. Specifically, we aim to highlight complementary aspects of different in situ methods and discuss their synergistic potential for future applications.

Research areas covered in the workshop include

  • Cellular Systems Biology
  • Cellular Proteomics & Biochemistry
  • Single Molecule Cell Biology
  • Cellular Imaging
  • Cellular Structural Biology
  • Visualization & Communication

We strongly encourage participation of scientists with diverse backgrounds to foster exchange between various disciplines on a broad scale.







  • Registration Deadline
  • 25 June 2018
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 11 June 2018
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 15 June 2018
  • Payment Deadline
  • 16 July 2018



Registration includes:

  • Access to all scientific events and poster sessions
  • Organized networking sessions with speakers
  • On-site catered lunch, dinners and coffee breaks
  • BBQ party
  • Conference dinner at the Natural History Museum
  • Bus shuttle to conference dinner
  • Free Wi-Fi at conference site
  • Conference material

Registration fee does not include accommodation


Accepted participants will be informed by email and sent payment details in due course. Final registration will be confirmed once payment is received. Payment can only be made via wire transfer. A limited number of travel grants are available. See below for details on how to apply.

Selection criteria

A scientific committee will select abstracts based on relevance, scientific excellence, diversity of approaches, and timeliness (with preference for results that are not yet published). For selected short talks, priority will be given to young investigators and senior post-doctoral fellows.

Abstract guidelines

Abstracts are limited to 250 words and should provide a concise overview of the scientific aims and methods. The main conclusion(s) of the presented work should be summarized in the last sentence of the abstract.

Poster specifications

  • Please bring one printed copy of your poster, A0 size (841 x 1189 mm or 33.1 x 46.8 in), in portrait format (on-site printing service is not provided or available).
  • A number of sponsored poster prizes will be awarded for outstanding contributions.
  • Award posters will be selected by a speakers’ committee

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 on the registration form 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.



Dr. Justin Yeoman





Max Delbrück Communications Center (MDC.C)

Campus Berlin-Buch

Robert-Rössle-Straße 10, 13125 Berlin


Accommodation is not included in the registration fee. Participants are advised to organize their accommodation well in advance. Berlin offers a large number of private and commercial options at all price ranges. The MDC.C conference site in Buch can be reached from any location in central Berlin easily by public transport.


The MDC.C conference center on the Berlin-Buch Campus is located in the Northeast of Berlin and is easily accessible by public transport. The campus is connected by S-Bahn (stop Buch; line S2) and shuttle bus (Campus Buch; #353).

About the Area

The conference venue is located in a residential suburb of Berlin. For a true Berlin experience, participants should seek accommodation in one of the central districts to better explore the city and its many interesting neighborhoods.


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