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EMBO Workshop

Target of rapamycin (TOR) signaling in photosynthetic organisms

15 – 19 May 2018 | Bischoffsheim, France

  • Extended Registration Deadline
  • 07 March 2018
  • Extended Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 07 March 2018
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 05 March 2018
  • Payment Deadline
  • 15 March 2018

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About the Workshop

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The target of rapamycin (TOR) kinase is a master regulator of cell growth throughout eukaryotes. In photosynthetic organisms, TOR integrates signals originating from nutritional, biotic and abiotic stresses to drive and adjust plant growth, metabolism and development, contributing to anabolic and catabolic cellular processes such as protein biosynthesis, transcription, ribosomal biogenesis and autophagy. Recent data indicate that hormones play more significant role in upstream regulation of TOR pathway in plants rather than in mammals. TOR impacts both short- and long-term reprogramming of translational landscape. At this EMBO Workshop, a growing awareness that TOR signaling and TOR complex composition in plants is more diverse and critical than previously appreciated will allow synergistic discussions and networking between scientists working on plant growth, development, metabolism and defense signaling with the aim to develop new scientific concepts and experimental approaches to explore the various roles of TOR and its integration with the particular metabolism and lifestyle of autotrophic organisms.







  • Extended Registration Deadline
  • 07 March 2018
  • Extended Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 07 March 2018
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 05 March 2018
  • Payment Deadline
  • 15 March 2018


  • STUDENT/POSTDOCS (Double room) EUR 900
    (Single room)
    EUR 1150
    (Double room)
    EUR 1000
    (Single room)
    EUR 1350
    (Double room)
    EUR 1200

Registration fee includes:

  • Open access to all conferences
  • Poster sessions and breaks
  • Book of abstracts and bag
  • Welcome reception and excursions
  • Accommodation from May 15 to May 19 (4 nights)
  • Catering

Students will be exclusively accommodated in double-rooms


Payment will be processed after registration via this link.

An email with instructions for payment will be sent to the participants once registration is processed. Payment must be completed by following the instructions sent in a personalised e-mail.

Selection criteria

Participants will be selected on the basis of the abstract submission. A number of short talks will be selected for oral presentation from the abstracts.

Abstract guidelines

The abstract should display all authors and their full affiliation, a title and a short text describing your research (350 words maximum, including references). The abstract should ideally describe unpublished material. Please indicate if you wish to present a short talk or a poster.

Poster specifications

Please bring a printed copy of your poster. The poster should not be larger than 1,00 x 1,80 m (A0 size, portrait format is the best choice).

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.



Isabelle Angrand, CNRS, France,


Phone: +33 3 67 15 53 88




Le Bischenberg

17 Rue Raiffeisen

67870 Bischoffsheim, France


The participants are expected to stay for the whole duration of the meeting. Students will be accommodated in double-rooms. For further accomodation details click here.


By plane

Strasbourg-Entzheim Airport is close to the venue (25 km) and provides national and international connections, often via Paris and can best reached by Air France. The Airport is connected to the French rail system with direct connections to Bischoffsheim (15-20 minutes).

Frankfurt Airport is a major hub in Europe that provides connections to all major airlines. This airport 240 km away form the venue) is connected to the German express train system. Each hour there are connections stopping in Offenburg (Germany, 1.5 hrs), which provides a regional train to Strasbourg main station (30 minutes) with connections to Bischoffsheim (20 minutes).

Airport Baden-Baden (80 km) and the EuroAirport Basel/Mulhouse/Freiburg (112 km) are hubs for connections with Ryan Air and EasyJet, respectively.

By train

BIschoffsheim is linked to the French railway system with direct connections to Strasbourg main station.

By car

Bischoffsheim is located near the A35 highway that connects Strasbourg and Basel.

About the Area

"Le Bischenberg” is a recently renovated conference centre in Bischoffsheim near Strasbourg (France). The center is located on a hill at the foothills of the Vosges Mountains overseeing the river Rhine valley with views up to Strasbourg, the Black Forest, and the Alps. It is surrounded by several international airports (Airport Strasbourg‐Entzheim (25 km), Airport Baden‐Baden (80 km), EuroAirport Basel/Mulhouse/Freiburg (112 km), Airport Frankfurt (240 km)), highways (5 km), and a train station (2.5 km) that is linked to the international TGV and ICE high-speed train network via Strasbourg.

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