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EMBO Workshop

Telomere function and evolution in health and disease

04 – 09 May 2020 | Troia, Portugal

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  • Registration Deadline
  • 28 February 2020
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 28 February 2020
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 6 March 2020
  • Payment Deadline
  • 20 March 2020

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About the Workshop

Telomeres are specialized structures that protect the ends of linear chromosomes in eukaryotes. Research in this area has revealed that telomere maintenance is critical for stem cell function and normal tissue homeostasis but is also hijacked in cancers as a means to cellular immortality. This EMBO Workshop will explore the latest advances in telomere basic biology, its involvement in organism homeostasis and disease and its impact on ecology and evolution. By providing an ideal forum for open discussions, this Workshop will foster new and exciting collaborations between discovery scientists and clinicians, and provide a welcoming environment for new and young researchers to engage in this highly dynamic area of science.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Structural organization of telomeres
  • Telomeric chromatin and transcription
  • Telomere and telomerase regulation
  • Mechanisms counteracting replication stress and damage at telomeres
  • Consequences of telomere dysfunction
  • Pathogenesis and therapeutic perspectives of telomeropathies
  • Telomere ecology and evolution

 

Speakers

 

Programme

 

Registration

  • Registration Deadline
  • 28 February 2020
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 28 February 2020
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 6 March 2020
  • Payment Deadline
  • 20 March 2020

 

  • STUDENT/POSTDOC EUR 950
  • ACADEMIC EUR 1250
  • INDUSTRY EUR 2250

Registration includes:

  • Accommodation in single/twin bedrooms (5 nights)
  • All meals (includes supper on Tuesday May 4; Breakfast on Sunday May 9).
  • Coffee breaks
  • Afternoon activities on May 7
  • Conference bag, abstract book (pdf)
  • WI-FI access throughout

Shuttle Service to and from Lisbon Airport will be provided on arrival day (May 4) and departure day (May 9).

Does not include travel to and from Lisbon Airport or extra nights of accommodation before or after the Conference.

Payment

Payment may be done by bank transfer, credit card or PayPal. Successful applicants will be sent payment details by email.

Selection criteria

If we need to select, applicants will be chosen based on the quality of the science in the abstract and allowing for access to a maximum of labs (i.e. if need be, we will try to diminish applicants from same labs). An additional series of talks will also be selected from abstracts and applicants will be notified at least three weeks before the Conference.

Abstract guidelines

Abstracts should include title, authors, affiliations and summary and be limited to 250 words.

Poster specifications

The poster board is double-sided. Your assigned number will be in the upper left hand corner of the poster board. The poster boards are in portrait format, and authors can make use of the full dimensions of 90 cm width × 140 cm height. All the material necessary for attaching the poster to the poster board will be available at the poster area.

Each author is responsible for assembly and removal of his/her own poster. The poster sessions have a designated time. Poster presenters are requested to be available at their poster to discuss their research with the meeting attendees.

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

Ana Margarida Figueira

Instituto de Medicina Molecular

imm-telo2020organisers@medicina.ulisboa.pt

 

 

Venue

Aqualuz Suite Hotel & Apartamentos

Alameda do Zambujeiro,

Tróia, 7570-789, Portugal

Accommodation

Aqualuz is located among white sandy beaches protruding in the Atlantic Ocean on the Troia Peninsula, 3 minutes away from the beach on the Troia resort. Set in a modern high-rise, it features tennis courts, nearby golfing facilities, two swimming pools, hot tub, sauna and Turkish bath.

Rooms open out onto private balconies and are all equipped with flat-screen cable TVs. The majority of the meals will be served at the hotel restaurant where guests can enjoy specialties from the Setúbal Region. Renowned Portuguese wines and local spirits are served at the lobby bar until late in the evenings.

Students will be accommodated in twin rooms and are welcome to provide names for roommates. Post-docs will be mostly accommodated in single rooms but due to availability we may have to ask them to share. Here too, we welcome names of roommates.

Transport

The nearest airport is Portela Airport (Lisbon), which is approximately 60 km from Aqualuz Suite Hotel Apartamentos. Buses from and to airport will be provided on arrival and departure days.

The Troia resort can be reached in approximately one hour by car from Lisbon or Lisbon Airport. Use the highways A2 and A12 and one of the vessels of Atlantic Ferries – ferry or catamaran – with departures in Setubal every 35 minutes. Setubal can also be reached by public transportation (subway and train) from Lisbon or Lisbon Airport. The Aqualuz Suite Hotel Apartamentos is a 5 min walk away from the catamaran port and can be easily found by following the signs ‘Hotels’.

For more information, visit here.

About the Area

For more information on the surrounding area see:

Troia-Lisbonlux

Visit Sétubal

Arrábida Nature Park

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