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EMBO Conference

Autophagy: From molecular principles to human diseases

25 – 29 September 2017 | Cavtat-Dubrovnik, Croatia

The registration is closed because the max. number of participants has been reached

  • Early Registration
  • 15 May 2017
  • Travel Grant Submission
  • 01 May 2017
  • Abstract Submission for Short Talk
  • 01 June 2017
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 15 July 2017
  • Payment Deadline
  • 15 August 2017

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About the Conference

Autophagy has long been recognized as a central mechanism to maintain quality control in cells, to adapt to stress, and to recycle building blocks for the synthesis of new cellular components under conditions of energy restrictions. As such autophagy and its regulation is of crucial importance for health and disease in a highly contextual manner.

This EMBO Conference will concentrate on recent findings on molecular mechanisms, their impact on human diseases as well as their potential as therapeutic targets.

Co-organizing institution

About EMBO Courses and Workshops

EMBO Courses and Workshops are selected for their excellent scientific quality and timelines, provision of good networking activities for all participants and speaker gender diversity (at least 40% of speakers must be from the underrepresented gender).

Organisers are encouraged to implement measures to make the meeting environmentally more sustainable.







The registration is closed because the max. number of participants has been reached

  • Early Registration
  • 15 May 2017
  • Travel Grant Submission
  • 01 May 2017
  • Abstract Submission for Short Talk
  • 01 June 2017
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 15 July 2017
  • Payment Deadline
  • 15 August 2017



    EUR 450

    EUR 600

Registration includes:

  • access to all sessions
  • all conference material
  • welcome buffet
  • tea breaks, lunches and finger food during poster session
  • excursion (dinner not included)
  • farewell dinner
  • organized transport from and to the airport on 25th and 29th (if registered on time)
  • accommodation is NOT included in the registration fee


Payment will be completed by bank transfer. Details will be provided upon acceptance for participation. Please make sure that all bank fees are paid by the applicants’ institution. Payment by cash or credit card at the conference is not possible.

Selection criteria

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

Abstract guidelines

You can edit your abstract and other submission details at any time before the deadline. Selection of participants will be based on abstracts. Max length: 5000 characters


Dimensions of the poster boards are 0.95 m (width) by 1.35 m (height).

Short talks

Several participants will be selected for short talks from abstracts submitted within the registration deadline.

Terms and conditions of registration

Notification of cancellation should be made in writing and sent to the conference organizers:
Cancellation before 15th July 2017: the registration fee will be refunded excluding €50 administration fee.
Cancellation after 15th July 2017: a refund of the registration fee will not be possible.
Payment will be completed by bank transfer. Payment by credit card or cash at the conference is not possible.

Travel grants

A limited number of travel grants are available for scientists coming from labs located in countries in need of scientific strengthening. Priority is given to selected participants from: Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Malta, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Taiwan and Turkey.
Travel grants may also be provided to participants working in labs in: Africa, Asia (excluding Japan, Singapore, and Korea), South and Central America, Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia and Ukraine.
If you wish to apply for a travel grant, please contact the organizer directly by e-mailing:
Travel grants will be awarded to cover economy travel to the conference. Visa costs, accommodation and subsistence will not be covered by these funds.


Please note that 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.






This EMBO Conference is being held at the beautiful five-star Hotel Croatia Cavtat, which is situated across the bay from the historic walls of Dubrovnik on a peninsula overlooking the Adriatic Sea.

Hotel Croatia Cavtat
Frankopanska 10
20210 Cavtat-Dubrovnik

Tel: +385 20 475 555 or 478 055
Fax: +385 20 478213
Reservation form (PDF)



Accommodation is not included in the registration fee and has to be organized by the participant.

Participants are offered special rates at the Hotel Croatia Cavtat for the duration of the meeting. Please make your reservation directly with the hotel indicating participation at the conference. Each reservation must be guaranteed by credit card. Room contingent is limited and provided on a first-come-first-serve basis.

A wide choice of other accommodations reachable by foot from the conference venue can be found on if ‘Cavtat’ is searched.
Please note that the hotels/agencies named are just a selection of many which can be found in the Cavtat region and the organizers cannot be held responsible for availability and/or level of service. If you are planning to stay in Cavtat directly, it is recommended to reserve accommodation as soon as possible as this is also a popular holiday region.


Hotel Croatia Cavtat is only 8 km from Dubrovnik International Airport. A shuttle bus with specified departure times will be available for transport on 25th and 29th of September. Detailed information will be sent to participants after the registration deadline. Non-scheduled transportation will be at your own expense.

Dubrovnik can be reached by air: Dubrovnik Airport /DBV, by sea (e.g. from Bari or Split) and by car. All hotel guests have complimentary access to the hotel’s private parking (no need to reserve).

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