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EMBO Workshop

The molecular life of diatoms

14 – 18 July 2019 | Norwich, United Kingdom

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  • Registration Deadline
  • 15 March 2019
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 1 May 2019
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 3 June 2019
  • Payment Deadline
  • 1 May 2019

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About the Workshop

Diatoms are the most species rich group of algae, and they contribute about 20% of annual global carbon fixation. They play major roles in ocean food webs and global biogeochemical cycles. They are also a target of the biotechnology industry because of their nano-patterned silica cell wall and high lipid content. Diatoms have received increasing attention as more genomes became available and because of the development of genome editing tools. CRISPR/Cas9 technology has made diatoms as genetically tractable as well established biological model species. At this EMBO workshop, we will bring together the international molecular diatom community for the 5th time to present and to discuss the latest data and developments in the field of molecular diatom research from genes to ecosystems. As our community currently is experiencing a step change in understanding diatoms, it will be critical to allow synergistic discussions and networking between scientists working on diverse aspects of diatom biology and evolution. The aim will be to develop new scientific concepts and experimental approaches based on the application of the latest molecular tools and genomic information to explore the fascinating lifestyle of diatoms.

 

Speakers

 

Programme

 

Registration

  • Registration Deadline
  • 15 March 2019
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 1 May 2019
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 3 June 2019
  • Payment Deadline
  • 1 May 2019

 

  • STUDENT/POSTDOCS GBP 250
  • ACADEMIC GBP 350
  • INDUSTRY GBP 700

Registration includes:

  • Arrival drinks reception
  • Daytime refreshments and meals
  • Gala dinner

Accommodation or the optional excursion is not included within the registration fee.

Does not include travel to and from the venue.

Payment

Payment via credit or debit card and by Bank transfer. Online payment via WorldPay.

Selection criteria

The main criterion that will be used to select participants is that their work focuses on diatoms and that they use molecular methods to study them. Work can range from molecular ecology to the latest genome editing tools for diatoms. We also consider large-scale metatranscriptomics, metagenomics and bioinformatics work related to study the molecular life of diatoms.

Abstract guidelines

Length: 250 words

Poster specifications

Please bring one printed copy of your poster, A0 size, portrait format.

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.

Child care grant

EMBO Courses and Workshops offers grants to offset additional child care costs incurred by participants or speakers when participating at any EMBO Courses and Workshop funded meeting. Eligible costs include fees for a caregiver or child-care facility, travel costs for a caregiver, or travel costs for taking the child to the meeting etc. Please indicate on the registration form whether you would like to be considered for the grant. Please also describe how you intend to use the child care grant and specify the sum that you will need.

Additional Information

Accommodation on campus in student residences is available. All bedrooms are single occupancy with en-suite bathroom. There are 8-12 bedrooms per flat with a shared communal/kitchen space. All EMBO delegates will be housed together. Please note there are no lifts in the student residences.

There are no electrical sockets in The Enterprise Centre building. All electrical appliances including all mobile devices should be charged elsewhere daily prior to the meeting.

 

Contact

For queries relating to the online payment system, please contact Anna-Marie Moody via conferences@uea.ac.uk

For general queries, please contact Rachel Snow and April Dyer via embo2019.env@uea.ac.uk

If you require a VISA to attend this conference, please contact embo2019.env@uea.ac.uk to request a supporting letter.

 

 

Venue

The Enterprise Centre

University of East Anglia, Norwich Research Park

Norwich, NR4 7TJ, United Kingdom

Accommodation

Bed and breakfast accommodation is available on UEA campus for 40GBP per night. All bedrooms are single occupancy with an en-suite bathroom.

There are 8-12 bedrooms per flat with a shared communal/kitchen space. All EMBO delegates will be housed together. Please note there are no lifts in the student residences.

Accommodation check-in is available at The Lodge from 14.00-20.00hrs. Late arrivals are managed by UEA Security and offer a key collection service only.

Alterative accommodation can be found via Visit Norfolk.

Transport

Plane via Amsterdam: Norwich Airport

Bus: National Express

Train: The Trainline

UEA is easily accessible from Norwich City Centre by bus

Car parking is extremely limited at UEA so we recommend public transport is used where possible.

About the Area

It is the University’s graduation week during the dates of the conference. The campus and Norwich will be very busy. We suggest making your travel and accommodation arrangements as early as possible.

More info at Visit Norfolk.

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