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EMBO Workshop

Frontiers in cytoskeleton research

29 October – 01 November 2017 | Pune, India

  • Registration Deadline
  • 30 June 2017
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 30 June 2017
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 31 July 2017
  • Payment Deadline
  • 15 August 2017

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About the Workshop

The cytoskeleton is a complex and dynamic assembly of different fibre networks and a multitude of associated regulatory activities. This complex assembly is involved in virtually every aspect of cell biology. In the past decades, much insight has been gained into the assembly and function of the cytoskeleton components. However, less is known about the emergent properties of these networks and their fine-tuning, both in isolation and in coordination with other macromolecular assemblies.

The current workshop brings together leading experts with different perspectives on cytoskeletal function, including theory, in vitro reconstitution to cellular and tissue level approaches. The focus will be to collectively advance the current limits of understanding using complementary expertise and diversity of techniques already available in the community.

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
  • 30 June 2017
  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 30 June 2017
  • Chosen Participants Will Be Notified By
  • 31 July 2017
  • Payment Deadline
  • 15 August 2017



Registration includes:

  • Admission to scientific sessions and Abstract book
  • Lunch, dinner and coffee breaks during the conference dates
  • Conference dinner

Accommodation is NOT included in the registration fee.


Payment will be via credit card and bank transfer. Payment details will be provided to applicants following selection.

Selection criteria

Every applicant is expected to present a poster or a short talk. Applicants should indicate their choice at abstract submission.

All abstracts will be reviewed by the organizers. The selection will be based on the quality of the abstract submitted at the time of application. Only abstracts of appropriate scientific quality and relevant to the themes of the conference will be selected.

Participants will be notified if their application was successful via email by 31 July 2017.

Abstract guidelines

The maximum length of the abstract is 200 words (not including title, author names and affiliations). The abstract should be written in English and clearly indicate the motivation of the study, results and conclusions.

Poster specifications

Posters should be printed in Portrait orientation, maximum size A0 (1189 x 841 mm).

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.



Carsten Janke





Indian Institute Of Science Education And Research (IISER) Pune

Dr. Homi Bhabha Road, Pune 411008, INDIA


A limited number of rooms are available in the on-site IISER guesthouse on single- and double occupancy basis (1500 INR/night for single, 750 INR/night for double occupancy. This rate includes breakfast). Please indicate in your application if you would like to be in a single of double occupancy. For double occupancies, please indicate if you would like to share the room with somebody you know. Rooms are equipped with attached bath, Wi-fi access and cable television. Complimentary breakfast will be available to all guests. Note that guesthouse availability is on first come, first serve basis.

Alternatively, special hotel rates for nearby hotels will be available, please indicate if you wish to stay in a hotel.


Detailed travel instructions including assitance with travel to the venue will be communicated to all selected participants.

How to Reach Pune:

Pune is well connected by air, rail and road to other major cities in India. The airport is located in Lohegaon. When arriving by train or bus, you can alight at either Pune Junction (main railway station and bus stand) or at Shivajinagar station / bus stand. Another option, particularly for international visitors, is to travel to Mumbai and then take a taxi, bus or train to Pune.

How to reach IISER:

IISER is located in Pashan, in the north-western part of Pune city. IISER is about 2.5 km from Pune University circle. National Chemical Laboratory (NCL) is a known landmark very close to IISER. Going from University of Pune towards Pashan, the IISER Pune main gate is located about 100-200 metres from NCL gate, on the same side of the road.

Pune Municipal Transport buses halt at the Panchavati bus stop, which is just opposite to the main gate.

We would advise that if you are coming by autorickshaw or taxi, please get the vehicle inside the campus as it can be a fairly long walk from the gate with luggage.

Note: Autorickshaws charge a higher rate at night.

From the Airport:

By taxi / autorickshaw, IISER is about 18 km from the airport. An autorickshaw will cost around Rs. 200/ to 250/- while a taxi will be around Rs. 350/- .

From the Railway Station:

IISER Pune is about 10 km from Pune main railway station and an autorickshaw will cost between Rs. 100/- to 150/-.

From Shivajinagar, the distance to IISER Pune is about 6 km and an autorickshaw will cost about Rs. 75/-.

If you are coming by PMT bus, please alight at the Panchavati bus stop.

Pune from Mumbai:

From the Mumbai airport, take a taxi to Pune (Coolcabs for example). One can also go to the Mumbai CST station and take a train to Pune. Tickets may be booked in advance - please visit the Indian Railways site.

One can also travel from Dadar or Borivali by a Volvo bus to Pune. This can cost between Rs. 350/- to 500/-.

About the Area

Pune the eighth largest metropolis in India, the second largest in the state of Maharashtra after Mumbai, and the largest city in the Western Ghats. Once the centre of power of the Maratha Empire, it is situated 560 metres above sea level on the Deccan plateau at the confluence of the Mula and Mutha rivers. Pune city is the administrative capital of Pune district.
Pune is the cultural capital of Maharashtra and known for its educational facilities. Pune has well-established manufacturing, glass, sugar and forging industries since the 1950-60s. It has a growing industrial hinterland, with many information technology and automotive companies setting up factories in Pune district. The city is known for various cultural activities like classical music & dance, theater, sports, and literature. These characters and opportunities attract students to Pune from all over India and abroad, which makes for a city of many communities and cultures.

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