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EMBO Workshop

Protein quality control: From mechanisms to disease

28 April – 03 May 2019 | Costa de la Calma (Mallorca), Spain

  • Registration Deadline
  • 03 February 2019
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 03 February 2019
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 13 February 2019
  • Payment Deadline
  • 03 February 2019
  • Travel grant application by
  • 03 February 2019

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About the Workshop

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The cellular protein quality control machinery with its central constituents of chaperones and proteases is vital for maintaining protein homeostasis (proteostasis) under physiological and stress conditions. It is increasingly recognized that an imbalance of cellular proteostasis, and hence a failure of the quality control machinery, is centrally implicated in aging and a plethora of genetic and acquired diseases such as neurodegeneration, cystic fibrosis, diabetes and cancer. This provides high medical relevance and momentum to this ever-growing field.

This EMBO Workshop covers all major aspects of cellular protein quality control, including the mechanisms of individual machinery, the regulation of quality control networks in systemic cell responses, the connection between proteostasis control, protein translation, RNA biology and gene regulation, and the medical implications and innovative approaches to combat protein conformational diseases. The workshop will present cutting-edge research in the field, embracing a large range of disciplines including biochemistry/structural biology and chemistry, molecular and cell biology, and medicine. It is continuing the highly successful bi-annual EMBO conference series on this topic, which has been the central European conference with worldwide participation in this field. Its particular strength is to connect researchers from different disciplines, providing the basis for accelerated exchange of ideas, fostering collaborations and fundamental understanding of the protein quality control machinery at the molecular, cellular and organismal level, thus facilitating discovery as well as medical translation.

The workshop will promote active scientific discourse among the participants through invited and keynote lectures, short talks selected from abstracts as well as flash talks, poster presentations, Round Table Lunches with prominent scientists, and by providing ample time for informal discussions in relaxed atmosphere. We will especially encourage young researchers early in their careers (PhD students, postdocs and young group leaders) to participate, to present their work and to establish connections with other scientists. The workshop takes place in a beautiful setting at the Mediterranean coast near the UNESCO-protected Serra de Tramuntana and the city of Palma de Mallorca.

 

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Programme

 

Registration

  • Registration Deadline
  • 03 February 2019
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 03 February 2019
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 13 February 2019
  • Payment Deadline
  • 03 February 2019
  • Travel grant application by
  • 03 February 2019

 

  • STUDENT EUR 870
  • POSTDOC/ACADEMIC EUR 970
  • INDUSTRY EUR 1200

Registration includes:

  • Registration
  • Accommodation in double room (single room on special request as long as available, with an additional €310, automatic refunding in case no single room is available)
  • Meals, incl. Farewell Dinner & Party
  • Excursion
  • Bus transfer
  • Access to all sessions
  • Workshop material

Payment

Secure payment through Heidelberg’s University Congress and Conference Management (UniKT); all major credit cards accepted. A payment link is provided here by UNIKT-LINK.

Selection criteria

Please submit an abstract and indicate if you

  • want to give a short talk
  • want to present a poster


Participants will be selected based on their scientific impact on the workshop. It is therefore expected that all participants submit an abstract or, if no poster or short talk is to be presented, a CV/affiliation (principal investigators) and a motivation letter (students/post-docs).

Abstract guidelines

Abstracts must not exceed 500 words. Selection of participants will be based on abstracts.

Poster specifications

Please bring one printed copy of your poster in portrait format, maximum size DIN A0 (height: 118.9cm, width: 84.1cm).

Travel grants

A limited number of travel grants are available for participants, especially PhD students and early career postdocs located in countries in need of scientific strengthening. The deadline for a travel grant application is January 15, 2019. Applications should include an abstract and motivation letter addressed to embo2019proteinqc@zmbh.uni-heidelberg.de.


Notification of financial support will be provided before the official registration deadline.

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 registration information

Notification of cancellation should be made in writing and sent to the conference organizers: embo2019proteinqc@zmbh.uni-heidelberg.de Cancellation after 03/02/2019: A refund of the registration fee will not be possible. Please note that EMBO and the organizers shall not be responsible for, and shall be exempt from any and all liability in respect of any damage, injury or accident of any person or for loss or damage to his or her luggage or any other property.

Cancellation before 03/02/2019: The registration fee will be refunded excluding €50 administration fee.

Cancellation after 03/02/2019: A refund of the registration fee will not be possible.

Please note that EMBO and the organizers shall not be responsible for, and shall be exempt from any and all liability in respect of any damage, injury or accident of any person or for loss or damage to his or her luggage or any other property.

Discussion leaders

Ursula Jakob
Ursula JakobUniversity of Michigan, US
Ellen Nollen
Ellen NollenUniversity Medical Center Groningen, NL
Pierre Goloubinoff
Pierre GoloubinoffUniversity of Lausanne, CH
Roland Beckmann
Roland BeckmannLMU München, DE
Sabine Rospert
Sabine RospertUniversity of Freiburg, DE
Sebastian Schuck
Sebastian SchuckUniversity of Heidelberg, DE
Joost Schymkowitz
Joost SchymkowitzVIB-KU Leuven, BE
 

Contact

 

 

Venue

Marítim Galatzó Hotel

Carretera de Andratx, km20 07160, Costa de la Calma, España
Telephone: (0034) 971 689 600
Fax: (0034) 971 689 603
mail: info@hotelgalatzo.com

Accommodation

The Maritim Hotel Galatzo**** is a fully equipped conference resort within a 20 min. walking distance to the beach. Catering (Mediterranean buffet) is offered close to the rooms and lecture/poster halls. Internet access is available throughout the resort. Gym, subtropical garden, poolside bar, restaurant or spa area—the hotel offers plenty of opportunities to socialize after the sessions.

Due to the expected high number of participants, there is only a limited number of single rooms available (automatic refunding in case no single room is available). The majority of the participants will be accommodated in double rooms with the most comfortable amenities.

Transport

The Marítim Galatzó Hotel is at 36 km (30 min.) driving distance from the Palma de Mallorca International Airport. Palma is connected to all major European cities by inexpensive daily flights. A shuttle bus will be organized to bring the participants to and from the airport.

If you want to arrive independently, you can take a cab or a bus to Costa de la Calma. The estimated cab fare is around €50 one way. A public bus (AEROTIB – A11) commutes on a regular basis between the airport and Peguera. Please check the bus company’s website for the current schedule. All hotel guests have complimentary access to the hotel’s private parking (no need to reserve).

About the Area

The Marítim Galatzó Hotel is located in Costa de la Calma, about 2 km from Peguera beach and close to the village of Santa Ponsa with its beautiful bay and the best sunsets Mallorca has to offer. It is the perfect base for exploring the UNESCO protected Serra de Tramuntana or heading off to the Balearic capital and quaint villages nearby.

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