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EMBO Conference

Bacterial networks (BacNet17)

09 – 14 September 2017 | Sant Feliu de Guixols, Spain

  • Registration Deadline
  • 01 June 2017
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 01 June 2017
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 12 June 2017
  • Payment Deadline
  • 19 June 2017

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About the Conference

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The BacNet conference series has become a key international meeting to present and discuss new developments in the field of bacterial networks. The EMBO Conference BacNet17 will cover the most recent advances in the areas of bacterial network research, including information processing and signal transduction, uni- and multicellular behavior, stress responses, small molecule signaling, cell biology, systems biology and bioengineering.

Although it is commonly recognized that a majority of cellular functions are executed by complex networks of genes, proteins and small molecules, our understanding of how these networks operate within the cell is still very limited. This EMBO Conference will bring together scientists from various disciplines to present and discuss progress in the field using novel combinations of interdisciplinary approaches, combining the tools of molecular biology, biochemistry and biophysics with novel high-throughput techniques, bioinformatics and computational analysis.

Major Sponsor

Journal of Molecular Biology

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.







  • Registration Deadline
  • 01 June 2017
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 01 June 2017
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 12 June 2017
  • Payment Deadline
  • 19 June 2017



Registration includes:

  • Registration and meeting costs
  • Accommodation (5 nights)
  • Meals
  • Gala Dinner
  • Group Excursion
  • Bus Transfers


Payment details will be provided by e-mail to successful applicants. Your place will only be confirmed after payment of the registration fee.

Selection criteria

Previous BacNet meetings have been over-subscribed and early application is therefore encouraged. Please submit an abstract describing the work to be presented. In total, 19 abstracts will be selected for oral presentations.

Applicants will be selected according to research interests, affinity to the field and recent exciting work. Additionally, a fair gender balance will be considered and significant regional bias will be avoided.

Abstract guidelines

Please provide a title, list of authors and the affiliation.

The abstract should not exceed 2000 characters.

Poster specifications

Please bring one printed copy of your poster; A0 size, portrait format.

Travel grants

A limited number of travel grants are available. Selection of awardees is handled directly by the organizers. Please specify whether you like to be considered for a travel grant upon application.



Markus Schlumberger

Tel: +41 44 632 44 88





Hotel Eden Roc

Punta Port Salvi s/n

Sant Feliu de Guixols, 17220



All participants will be accommodated at Hotel Eden Roc. All rooms have private bathrooms, TV and direct-dial telephones. Non-smoking rooms are available.

Please note that single rooms can only be guaranteed to invited speakers. All other participants will have to share a twin room. In case single rooms become available they will be attributed on a “first come, first served” basis. To be put on the waiting list for a single room, please send an email to the conference contact.

The hotel is a holiday resort directly at the Mediterranean Sea 129 km from Barcelona airport and 30 km from Girona airport. The conference hall has excellent projection and audio facilities. The conference hall will be used for posters in the evening. The coffee break area is nearby, facing the sea and there are sitting areas, both indoor and outdoor to be used for informal discussions. Internet access is available throughout the resort. All the accommodation is on site, within walking distance of the main building and the lecture hall, through a beautiful garden.

Participants will be accommodated in shared twin rooms with bathroom, direct dial telephone, Sat-TV and safety deposit box.


Group Transportation

Group transportation by bus will be arranged on arrival and departure day between Barcelona airport and the hotel. The journey takes approximately 2 hours, depending on traffic. The provisional time of departure is 13:00 and 15:00 and 17:00. This information will be confirmed at a later stage.

How to reach the Venue

Travel by plane

The hotel is located 129 km from Barcelona airport (BCN), the nearest major airport, and 30 km from Girona Airport (GRO). Sarbus offer bus services between Bacelona BCN airport or Girona GRO airport, and Sant Feliu de Guixols.

Travel by train

Girona is the nearest train station (30 km). Teisa offer bus services between Girona city and Sant Feliu de Guixols. A taxi from the train station of St. Feliu costs around EUR 50.

Travel by car

Motorway A-7, exit No 9.

About the Area

Sant Feliu is a small picturesque town situated on the northern Mediterranean coast of Spain, 129 km from Barcelona and 30 km from Girona. The hotel overlooks the sea and is located 1 km from the center of Sant Feliu de Guixols.

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