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EMBO Workshop

Developmental circuits in aging

29 May – 01 June 2020 | Heraklion, Greece

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  • Registration Deadline
  • 5 April 2020
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 5 April 2020
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 15 April 2020
  • Payment Deadline
  • 20 April 2020

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About the Workshop

Development and aging are seemingly opposing processes that define how cells, tissues and organs assemble and maintain their optimal functions over the entire lifespan of an organism. Recent advances support the notion that a wide range of fundamental biological processes early in life also affects organismal survival at old age. The proposed workshop aims to deepen our understanding on how developmental mechanisms are functionally linked to longevity assurance pathways promoting health-span or to age-related diseases. To tackle this, we put forward a well-structured program that builds upon the following research topics:

  1. Stem Cells in Development and Aging
  2. Cellular Senescence in Development and Aging
  3. Cellular metabolism in Development and Aging
  4. Genome maintenance in Development and Aging

This EMBO workshop takes place in a peaceful, idyllic environment on the island of Crete. As developmental biologists and scientists working on the aging field often follow distinct research trajectories, it is the Program’s main priority to bring in junior and experienced participants and speakers from both disciplines to connect and exchange ideas on the functional interplay between development and the process of ageing.

 

Speakers

 

Programme

 

Registration

  • Registration Deadline
  • 5 April 2020
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 5 April 2020
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 15 April 2020
  • Payment Deadline
  • 20 April 2020

 

  • STUDENT/POSTDOC EUR 250
  • ACADEMIC EUR 350
  • INDUSTRY EUR 750

Registration includes:

  • Admission to all lectures
  • Coffee breaks
  • Admission to poster sessions and refreshments
  • Workshop material
  • Admission to the farewell dinner on the evening of 31 May 2020.

Accommodation is not included in the registration fee You will be able to book your accommodation at the venue hotel, Fodele Beach, via the main online registration form at discounted rates.

If you do not want to stay at the venue hotel, please note that there are a few lodgings available at the Fodele Village - mainly apartment style. The next village, called Agia Pelagia, is 8km away and has a lot of hotels and apartments but there is no connection by public transportation or taxi service to Fodele so you will need to rent a car. Finally, Heraklion City also has a lot of options for accommodation but you will have to check public bus schedules and consider the ticket cost for the daily commute when making your reservation.

Payment

Registration is not complete until payment has been received.

Payment options:

By bank transfer to the following bank account:

Bank Name: EUROBANK
Bank Address: 1, 62 Martyron Ave, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Account Holder: Cretan Conference & Business Service LP
Account Number: 0026.0134.00.0200765110
Account IBAN: GR9602601340000000200765110
SWIFT Code: ERBKGRAA
Currency: EURO

Please include in your payment the name of the participant and the Reference ID.

All bank transfers must be made without any charges to the recipient.

By online payment via credit card (Visa / Mastercard only) by using this link.

For any questions regarding payments please contact:

CCBS Greece L.P.
Conference Dept
6, Pediados str, Heraklion
PC71201, Crete
Tel: +30 210 9244499
Email: embo_dca2020@ccbsgreece.gr
Attn: Mrs. Katerina Koronaiou

Please note any changes or cancellations MUST BE RECEIVED by email embo_dca2020@ccbsgreece.gr
or fax at +30 2810 330606

Registration Cancellation Policy

Until 15 May 2020: Full refund minus 50€ administrative fee

From 16 May 2020 onwards: No refund of Registration fees

Selection criteria

The criteria that will be used for selecting the participants are the relevance of participants' research topic to the main thematic areas of the workshop, the originality of research projects as judged by the abstracts and an assessment of the extent to which the applicant will benefit from the workshop and the gender balance of applicants.

Please indicate whether you would like to be considered for oral presentation or if you prefer to present a poster.

It is expected that participants submit an abstract. If no poster or short talk is to be presented, please briefly explain your motivation for attending the meeting.

Abstract guidelines

Abstracts should be submitted online. Please note that abstract submission & registration link are separate; thus you will have to complete both forms.

The abstract should be 250 words max. Short talks will be selected by the organisers from the abstracts.

Poster specifications

Poster board internal surface has dimensions 95cm x 180cm. All posters should be formatted vertically, of standard A0 size.

The Workshop Secretariat will supply materials for the mounting of posters: Blu tack & Scotch tape. Kindly note that screws, glue, pins etc are not allowed.

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.

 

Contact

Ms. Katerina Koronaiou

CCBS Greece L.P.

Email: embo_dca2020@ccbsgreece.gr

Tel.: +30 2810 331010

 

 

Venue

Fodele Beach Hotel

P.O. BOX 1354
Heraklion 71500 Crete, Greece
Tel: +30.2810.522.000
Fax: +30.2810.522.009

The Workshop venue is the Fodele Beach Hotel, and it is located 25km west of Heraklion city on the cliffside overlooking the sea by the Homonymous Beach in Fodele village. Heraklion Airport (HER) is the closest airport, approximately 28 km to/from the Fodele Beach Hotel.

Accommodation

In order to help with your planning, CCBS GREECE, which is our official accommodation supplier, has blocked a number of rooms at the venue, Fodele Beach hotel, at special rates for the EMBO Workshop on Developmental Circuits in Aging participants

Single Room All inclusive: 155€ (for 1 person)

Double Room All inclusive: 165€ (for 2 persons)

The rates are quoted in EURO and are per room per night and are valid for minimum 2 nights of accommodation. A supplement of 10% in addition to the original rate will be charged to participants who wish to stay for less than 2 nights

The rates include breakfast, lunch, dinner and all services within the “All Inclusive“ facilities of the hotel.

NOT Included in the rate is the Stayover Tax, which is 4€ per room per night and is paid by the hotel guest upon check in.

It is strongly recommended that you book your accommodation at the workshop venue hotel, as other lodgings are a distance away from the venue.

To book your accommodation click here

(the link for accommodation reservations will be provided soon)

For extension of stay before/after the dates of the conference at the same rate or for accompanying persons etc. please contact Ms Katerina Koronaiou at embo_dca2020@ccbsgreece.gr

Hotel Accommodation Cancellation Policy

Please note any changes or cancellations MUST BE RECEIVED by email embo_dca2019@ccbsgreece.gr
or fax +30 2810 330606

Until 31 March 2020: Full refund minus 20€ administrative fee

From 1 April until 30 April 2020: Full refund minus 1 night accommodation fee

From 1 May 2020 onwards: No refund of accommodation fees

Payment options:

By bank transfer to the following bank account:

Bank Name: EUROBANK
Bank Address: 1, 62 Martyron Ave, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Account Holder: Cretan Conference & Business Service LP
Account Number: 0026.0134.00.0200765110
Account IBAN: GR9602601340000000200765110
SWIFT Code: ERBKGRAA
Currency: EURO

Please include in your payment the name of the participant and the Reference ID.

All bank transfers must be made without any charges to the recipient.

By online payment via credit card (Visa / Mastercard only) by using this link.

For any question regarding payments please contact:

CCBS Greece L.P.
Conference Dept
6, Pediados str, Heraklion
PC71201, Crete
Tel: +30 210 9244499
Email: embo_dca2020@ccbsgreece.gr
Att: Mrs. Katerina Koronaiou

Important message:

We have received messages about fraudulent websites and companies, claiming to be official organizers and offering via email and telephone calls registration, hotel bookings and other arrangements for upcoming events in Greece in an attempt to extract confidential information such as credit card information.

The EMBO Workshop organizers would like to strongly emphasize that, for registration purposes and accommodation offers, only the official website, as well as the links and contacts advised herein, should be used.

Transport

Getting to Heraklion [HER]

By Air: The principal airport in Crete is Heraklion International Airport, “Nikos Kazantzakis” (airport code: HER). It is located about 5 km east of the city center of Heraklion and is directly connected to Athens International Airport (airport code: ATH) with several daily domestic flights run by Olympic Air and Aegean Airlines. The flight duration from/to Athens is about 45min. There are also other direct scheduled airline connections from major European cities as well as many charter flights from most European countries.

Heraklion Airport

By Boat: It is also possible to arrive by boat from Piraeus (major port of Greece) to Heraklion. Ferry services are operated daily on the Athens-Heraklion line. Minoan lines and ANEK lines provide daily service from and to Crete. At least two ferry boats sail daily to Heraklion from Piraeus. The boats sail in the evening (usually around 9–10 pm) and reach their destinations early in the morning (around 5:30–6:00 am) after an 8–9 hour journey.

Heraklion Port

From Heraklion to Venue

Participants will have to use a taxi or public bus service from/to the airport and venue.

Private Transfer Offer:

You can order a private taxi/minivan for your transfer to the venue. The driver will be waiting for you at the arrivals hall holding a sign with your name, so you can meet him.

Taxi: A taxi can take up to 4 passengers depending on their luggage.

The special rate for the workshop participants from Heraklion Airport to the venue is 45€ per taxi each way.

Minivan: A minivan can take up to 8 passengers and has a lot of space for luggage. The special rate for the workshop participants from Heraklion Airport to the venue is 70€ per minivan each way.

The private transfer service will be available and confirmed for bookings received by email at embo_dca2020@ccbsgreece.gr until Sunday, 24 May 2020.

Pay with credit card (Visa or Mastercard) online via Livepay by following this link: https://www.livepay.gr/ccbs-1.aspx

Please note that the private transfer service is non refundable.

Once the payment of the transfer service is received, we will email you with a final confirmation of the transfer as well as the contact number of your driver.

Book your transfer here

(the link for transfer reservations will be provided soon)

Please note that Crete has two major airports.

Heraklion airport (HER) is 28 km from and is the closest one to the venue.

Chania airport (CHQ) is 134 km from the venue.

About the Area

Fodele village, 3km away from the venue, is an idyllic village located in a verdant oasis full of orange and lemon groves, colourful flowers and running waters. The fertile valley of Fodele is crossed by the river Pantomantris and is surrounded by mountains with high wild trees and caves. Historians suggest that Fodele Bay was the original site of the ancient town of Astali, which was the port of ancient Axos. Here, too, the famous Greek painter, Dominicus Theotokopoulos (better known as El Greco) was born in 1545.

Heraklion: Heraklion, located 25km from the Venue, is the capital of Crete, the largest urban centre in Crete and the economic centre of the island with approximately 200,000 people. The town of Heraklion is a vibrant small metropolis and combines urban scenery, archaeological and cultural heritage with natural beauty.

The first European civilization, the Minoan civilization, flourished on this land 5000 years ago and can still be experienced today by visiting the ancient palace of Knossos Archaeological Site and the Archeological Museum of Heraklion.

During the last 20 years the city has also made remarkable advances in the academic and technological fields as it hosts the University of Crete and the Foundation of Research and Technology Hellas.

The island of Crete

Crete is the most southern region of Greece and Europe, separating the Aegean Sea from the Libyan Sea and marking a physical boundary between Europe and Africa. It is the largest Greek island and one of the largest in the Mediterranean basin, with a total surface of 8,336 km², 1,100 km of coastline and approximately 623,000 inhabitants.

The island of Crete boasts a long and turbulent history and a fascinating culture. Cultural influences from other civilizations of the West and the East, as well as the remains of the glorious Minoan civilization (c. 2700–1420 BC), are found across the island. This mix of civilizations has marked contemporary Cretan culture, which is still vibrant and distinctive as it has always been.

The Cretan land encompasses an amazing variety of landscapes and landforms. Crete is renowned for its breathtaking mountain ranges, fertile valleys, plethora of caves, gorges and plateaus of exceptional beauty as well as for its long sandy beaches and clear blue seas. Historic and cultural attractions, Cretan traditions, traditional settlements, monuments, archaeological sites, social mores, the local proceedings, the Cretan cuisine, the natural environment, the folkloric richness, remarkable ecosystems and unique landscapes are waiting to be discovered.

The climate of Crete is characterized as mild and Mediterranean with four distinct seasons. It is mild Mediterranean – dry and warm, which means high sunshine all year round, very small seasonal changes in temperatures and no extreme weather phenomena. Average year temperature is 19°C. During October, expect the temperature to range between 15°C (at night) to 25°C, with occasional rain.

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