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EMBO Workshop

Awakening of the genome: The maternal-to-zygotic transition

15 – 18 May 2019 | Prague, Czech Republic

  • Registration Deadline
  • 28 February 2019
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 28 February 2019
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 7 March 2019
  • Payment Deadline
  • 30 April 2019

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About the Workshop

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Early embryonic development is programmed by maternal gene products loaded into the female gamete during oogenesis. After elimination of a subset of these products, transcription is initiated and developmental control passes to the zygotic genome. This handover is referred to as the maternal to zygotic transition (MZT). The MZT has intrigued developmental biologists for decades, as the temporal regulation of this transition is remarkably precise and involves the coordination of many cellular processes, including remodeling of the cell cycle and dramatic changes in chromatin architecture and DNA replication control. By uniquely combining expertise in these various disciplines, we aim to generate synergistic insights into how all these different processes combine to ensure faithful development at this EMBO Workshop. We also aim to bring together scientists studying MZT in different animal model systems in order to reveal shared vs. derived traits as well converging & diverging concepts of animal MZT.

 

Speakers

 

Programme

 

Registration

  • Registration Deadline
  • 28 February 2019
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 28 February 2019
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 7 March 2019
  • Payment Deadline
  • 30 April 2019

 

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

Registration includes:

  • admission
  • conference materials
  • meals
  • coffee breaks
  • social program.

Participants are expected to book and pay their own accommodation and travel expenses.

Payment

Upon acceptance, participants will receive payment details by e-mail. Payment will be possible with a credit card or through a wire transfer.

Selection criteria

The organizers will accept participants based on the content of their abstract. We will strive to create a group of people working on important and diverse topics. 23 participants will be selected for presenting their research in short talks.

Abstract guidelines

Abstracts should contain information on the topic that will be discussed at the meeting. Abstracts should be no longer than 250 words. Applicants need to indicate whether they submit their abstract for oral/poster presentation, poster presentation, or just attendance of the workshop.

Poster specifications

Poster boards are 90x120cm (portrait) and thus fit vertical A0 posters.

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

Workshop participants will receive additional information about accommodation options by e-mail.

 

Contact

Petr Svoboda

Email: petr.svoboda@img.cas.cz

 

 

Venue

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Institute of Molecular Genetics ASCR

Krc ASCR Campus, building F

Vídeňská 1083

142 20 Praha 4

Česká republika

Accommodation

Participants are expected to book and pay their own accommodation and travel expenses. Rooms are available at the following hotels

Rezidence EMMY - located within a walking distance of the conference hall (5-10 mins). Prices from ~60 Euro/night. Please, contact the hotel by e-mail (reception@emmy.cz) early to ensure availability, use code EMBOMZT in the e-mail header. If EMMY would run of the rooms, the following two hotels could be used instead:

Hotel Occidental - located near Budejovicka Metro station (15 minutes with bus no. 193 ride to the Krc campus). Prices from ~50 Euro/night.

Hotel ILF - located at Budejovicka Metro station (15 minutes with bus no. 193 ride to the Krc campus). Prices from ~60 Euro/night).

Transport

Travel Directions to IMG (the meeting venue)

When arriving by air:

The Vaclav Havel Prague Airport is located 17 km from IMG, the driving distance using the city circle is 34 km and the drive takes just under half an hour door-to-door. A trip with a taxi costs ~ 40 Euros. Public transportation from the airport to IMG takes about an hour and costs 36 CZK (~1.35 Euro for a 90 min ticket). 3-day public transportation tickets are available at the airport and cost 310 CZK (~11.70 Euro). From the airport, take bus no. 119 to “Nadrazi Veleslavin”. Follow the crowd to Metro (underground transport system) and take line A to “Muzeum”. Change there to the red line (line C) and continue to the station “Kačerov” (line C), then by bus No. 138 in the direction “Ústavy Akademie věd” to the final stop. Cross the gate to reach the meeting venue, campus security will have the participant list.

When arriving by train:

From the main train station (“Hlavni nadrazi”), use the underground red line (line C) and go to the station “Kačerov” (line C), then by bus No. 138 in the direction “Ústavy Akademie věd” to the final stop. Cross the gate to reach the meeting venue.

When coming by car:

IMG is at the southern edge of Prague. When coming from West (D5, 6, 7), South (D4) or South East (D1), get on the outer circle (E50) and take Exit 3 (“Vestec, Praha Kunratice“). On the first runabout, take the second exit (direction north) and continue straight through two more runabouts on “Videnska“ street until you will see a large field with institutes at your left, then turn left to the institutes after a villa with three large windows. When coming from North (D8) or East (D10, D11), get on the inner circle (E65) and continue to exit (“Jesenice“), then get onto “Videnska“ street (south) and continue on “Videnska“ until you will drive between two green ramparts, at the end of them turn right to the institutes. Cross the gate to reach the meeting venue, there is a parking lot next to the meeting venue.

About the Area

CURRENCY

Czech Republic is using CZK - Czech “Koruna” (Crown) currency. When buying CZK, 1 Euro = ~25 CZK, 1 USD = ~22 CZK. Conversion rates vary, the Central bank exchange rates are here.

Exchange rate of banks and exchange points may vary considerably. It is not recommended to use exchange points (including their ATM machines) without carefully reading their conditions. These include Interchange at the airport and Chequepoint downtown. The simplest way to get CZK is withdrawals from bank ATMs. Large banks with abundant ATMs include (alphabetically), CS (Ceska Sporitelna), CSOB, GE Money Bank, KB, or Reiffeisen Bank. At the airport, some of these ATMs are not far from customs exit. ATMs are also frequently around exits from underground stations. Some shops accept Euro banknotes and return CZK according to the exchange rate posted somewhere nearby the cash register.

VISA

Participants who will need visa for attending the workshop (the list of the countries is here) should contact their local Czech Embassy to clarify, which documents they will need and start the visa process as soon as they are accepted as participants (first week of March). For the letter confirming the workshop attendance (purpose of the travel), please, contact Petr Svoboda.

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